About Shanklin, Isle of Wight
The Isle of Wight has something for everyone, whether you are looking for a peaceful and relaxing holiday, walking, sailing or a family holiday whether its adventure you crave or lazy days on the beach, the Isle of Wight has it all.
Shanklin is most famed for its good weather, and the Old Village with its picturesque thatched cottages, quaint shops and old fashioned tea rooms. Shanklin old village is not just about the daytime, at night it comes alive with entertainment. There are several taverns which provide good food in great venues with live music.
Upper Chine Cottages is located just 5 minutes walk from the 'Old Village', 10 minutes walk to Appley Beach, 10 minutes walk to Shanklin town. Upper Chine stands in 3 acres of sheltered secluded gardens, this is one of the rare homes of the lovely Red Squirrel. Picnic under the apple trees and listen to the gentle sounds of the Chine cascading through the grounds.
Shanklin Chine is a natural gorge carved out by a stream which is beautiful in the daytime or evening, evening time the waterfalls and woodlands are illuminated, giving a totally different aspect and atmosphere, a must when visiting Shanklin.
Shanklin has long been a location for family holidays, with a safe sandy beach and clear waters. The bay is sheltered from the prevailing wind by Dunnose Point, which is a stunning backdrop, with the tall cliffs of Luccombe and St. Boniface Downs beyond. Looking out to The English Channel across The Bay, views extend around to the white cliffs of Culver and Bembridge Downs.
The coastal resort of Shanklin is located at the south east corner of the Island at the southern most tip of Sandown Bay. The town is well served by the railway, which connects to the high speed ferry terminal in Ryde, allowing easy access to the mainland and London. There are also regular services to the Islands principal towns via the buses.