The Isle of wight has a rich & diverse variety of distinctive landscapes which is often described as lowland England in miniature.
The Shanklin & Sandown Bay landscape and coastline offers fantastic experiences of dramatic cliffs, long and hidden beaches, quiet estuaries which are a haven for wildlife, a gently rolling patchwork of fields with secretive woodlands, open chalk downs with views across the Islands countryside and coast.
In 1963 half the Isle of Wight was designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). This was undertaken to ensure that one of England’s finest landscapes are conserved and enhanced for future generations to enjoy.
Here are a selection of images taken of the Shanklin & Sandown Bay area along with other local images of Shanklin itself.