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The Aqua ~overlooking the beach~

4 Star Guest Accommodation

Book your Bed and Breakfast at The Aqua situated directly opposite and only yards away from Shanklin Beach. We offer a choice of Daily Menus for Snacks, Lunches and Afternoon Teas all of which can be taken in the Bar or on the Decks and Patios overlooking the seafront. Then of course there is our Restaurant – The Brasserie where we serve a delicious choice of Evening Meals with table service in lovely comfortable surroundings. All these choices are yours to take as you wish.

We have owned and managed this seafront accommodation for nearly 40 years and are very proud of the high quality of Rooms, the professionalism of the Staff and their excellent Service. Seldom will you find accommodation where you can leave your room and within a couple of minutes be on the sandy beach which is directly opposite The Aqua.


There is a selection of Breakfast cereals Fresh Fruit, Juices and Yogurts from the Cold Buffet Table along with a full choice of cooked breakfasts ordered at your table and served by our waiting staff. Breakfast is available from 08.30 hrs to 09.30 hrs.

Our rooms are available for arriving guests from 13.00 hrs and should be vacated on departure by 10.00 hrs.


Guests can park their cars opposite The Aqua on the seafront. Pay and Display charges are only applicable from 10.00 hrs to 18.00 hrs daily. However, All Island Visitor Parking Permits can be purchased on arrival using your mobile and paying via credit or Debit card. Full assistance can be obtained at Reception. These permits can be pre-ordered from This is best done using their mobile App.

Car Ferry Bookings

Our reservations team are always ready to book your Car Ferry on any of the cross Solent routes, and we offer preferential rates to every customer that books accommodation at The Aqua directly through our reservations team on 01983 863024. We are unable to offer this service for bookings on-line or through On-Line travel agents.


The Aqua has a total of 20 bedrooms and offers a selection of Singles, Twins, Doubles, Trebles and Family Rooms. There are two floors, both approached via a central staircase that starts in Reception and leads to the first and second floor. All of our rooms have En-suite facilities, some with Shower rooms and others with Bathrooms. There are a selection of rooms in each category, with either Garden Views, Side Views, or Sea Views and a third of the rooms also have a Balcony overlooking the beach and seafront.

Facilities & Features

At the Aqua we have a lovely Bar Lounge with comfortable seating that overlooks the seafront. Here guests can relax and socialise in the evening or make use of the darts board, or the American pool table that is available on the centre of the dance floor. The Brasserie restaurant is used for Breakfast in the morning and in the Evening guests can book Dinner from the varied menu available or the special offers boards that change daily. It is always best to actually book a table since The Brasserie has become very popular with both holidaymakers and locals.

The Aqua now has free WiFi available throughout for guests who wish to use the internet on their mobiles.


At different times of the year we review our vacancies and make various offers available which can be presented in many different ways. Sometimes we make a further reduction to Car Ferry rates, we might offer a 3 days for 2 price or even a 4 days for 3 price. The actual deals are ever changing and we do not necessarily advertise every deal

beforehand. Therefore it is always best to discuss your booking with our reservations team on 01983 863024.

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Ferry Offers

Car Ferry offers at preferential rates will need to be booked with your accommodation via Reservations – NOT ON LINE………………Call reservations on 01983 863024.

Adults Only
Bar and/or Restaurant
Family Friendly
Ferry Arranged or Inclusive
Fitness Facilities and/or Spa
Free Wi-Fi
Ground Floor Room(s)
Half-Board Available
Linen Included (applies to self-catering)
Off Road Parking
Open All Year
Pets Accepted by Arrangement
Sea View (some rooms)
Swimming Pool
Wheelchair User Accessible
17, The Esplanade, Shanklin, Isle of Wight, PO37 6BN
01983 863024
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