Esplanade, Shanklin, PO37 6BS
Beach activities cater for all tastes with the Town’s amenities close by. The beach is well served by Longshoreman providing traditional and modern leisure pursuits. Shanklin town centre is only a short walk away from the seafront via the lift.
There is Water Safety Zoning to ensure that bathers and recreational users are separated.
During the summer season Shanklin beach is machine cleaned and litter picked on a daily basis and large amounts of seaweed are removed and taken to local farmers for use as compost. Emergency equipment such as Lifebelts are strategically located along the Esplanade in order to ensure safety at any time of the year. The Inshore Rescue is also close at hand
and are always on call by the Coastguard.
Shanklin is a very popular site for water sports of all kinds and you can be sure of either taking part or just watching the local enthusiasts having safe fun. Since 1996 Shanklin has not only been able to fly the Blue Flag but has also been successful in displaying its Water Quality and Quality Coast Award.
With its golden sands, safe bathing areas and excellent facilities, Shanklin Beach & Esplanade forms part of the beautiful Sandown bay. A particular favorite for families with its many activities. One of the island's most popular resorts, Shanklin offers a wide range of facilities for children, such as crazy golf
, trampolines and an adventure play area. The beach is well served by long-shoremen providing traditional and modern leisure pursuits including sailing, motorboat and canoe hire. Shanklin Theatre
is just a short walk away from the seafront where a public lift helps visitors reach the top of the cliff.
Public Cliff Lift
The nearest Railway Station
is approximately 30 minutes leisurely walk to the beach but can be made simple by hopping on the bus which will drop you onto the esplanade. The transport service is also complimented with the land train service (Shanklin Steamer
) which runs between Sandown and Shanklin for the summer season. Ample parking is available with on street parking as well as 3 car parks which can accommodate up to 266 vehicles. Parking charges are displayed at each car park as well as on the ticket machines.
There are numerous access points to the beach along Shanklin Esplanade. These consist of concrete slipways which allow wheel chair and push chair users to enter onto the sand. In addition to this both concrete and wooden steps are provided all of which hold the necessary handrails to make access safe. W/C facilities are clearly signed and can be found at 3 locations along the Esplanade. The first can be found adjacent to the putting green which is opposite Hope Beach
. The second is located behind the Spa car park which is opposite the Pier Apron and the third is at the southern end behind Lazy Waves Cafe.