5 irresistible Isle of Wight beaches to visit from our Club Sites

The Isle of Wight boasts an impressive 57 miles of irresistible coastline. Characterised by clear waters, colossal cliffs, hidden coves and outstanding beaches, the island ignites the imagination. We invite you to experience a classic coastal camping getaway, Isle of Wight style.

You’re never far away from a beach on the Isle of Wight, which makes it ideal for a coastal camping holiday for you and the family. Bursting with a bounty of different beaches, get a taste of the true British seaside experience - there’s something for everyone in this incredible part of the world.

Enjoy all the hustle and bustle of a traditional UK beach holiday, where pleasure piers and amusements form part of the seaside experience. Alternatively, set off on an adventure to one of many secluded rocky coves and forage for fossils.

The Isle of Wight has it all and you can discover its exquisite beaches from our Adgestone Club Site. Set in the southeast corner of the Isle of Wight, this rural spot is the perfect place to establish basecamp and explore these fabulous beaches.

Beaches near our Adgestone Campsite, Isle of Wight

#1 Sandown Beach: Stretching along the Isle of Wight’s southeast coastline, Sandown Beach is a glorious ribbon of soft, golden sand that gently slopes towards the sea. Backed by a promenade lined with palm trees, Sandown gives the Isle of Wight an exotic feel.

To the north, gaze upon the colossal chalk white cliffs of Culver arching out to sea, while to the south, catch a glimpse of Shanklin Beach at the southernmost tip of Sandown Bay. The pleasure pier adds to the allure of the beach - it’s the perfect place to walk out over the waters and marvel at the majestic scenery.

Activity wise, Sandown Beach is a bucket and spade bonanza – hours of fun can be had building sand castles and sculptures. It’s a hotspot for jet-skiing, surfing, swimming and windsurfing too – especially in the summer and with the esplanade home to seaside cafés and shops, you’re all set for a superb day out at the beach.

Whitecliff Bay, Isle of Wight

#2 Shanklin Beach: Boasting gorgeous golden sands backing onto a traditional, English seafront promenade, Shanklin Beach forms part of Sandown Bay. This beautiful stretch of coastline is characterised by crisp, clear waters, attracting surfers and swimmers from far and wide.

It’s a hotspot for parents and children too, with an abundance of family-friendly activities to enjoy including:

  • Paddle boarding
  • Canoeing
  • Sailing

The esplanade is packed with seafront shops and restaurants, making Shanklin Beach the perfect spot to pitch up for the day. Bask in the beauty of your surroundings as you enjoy sun, sea, sand and plenty of fun.

#3 Whitecliff Bay: An 18-minute drive from our Adgestone Club Site, this sweeping stretch of sand and shingle is surrounded by towering cliffs. The 200-metre long Whitecliff Bay Beach is a remarkable, relaxing beauty spot, with sands that gently slope toward the sea. It’s perfect for a seaside stroll, swimming or paddling in the surf.

When the tide retreats, a multitude of rock pools emerge among a series of craggy outcrops that are just waiting to be explored. The distinctive presence of the Culver Cliffs provides a beautiful backdrop, while creating a secluded and sheltered cove that’s truly tranquil.

High above the beach, atop the cliffs, enjoy spectacular sights of the sprawling Culver Downs plus a bird’s eye view of the bay below. Whitecliff Bay Beach is the place to be to enjoy sensational sunsets, and the sound of the sea in complete serenity.

#4 Yaverland Beach: Our Adgestone Club Site is a 9-minute drive away from Yaverland Beach, which boasts soft sands that stretch for miles. With tantalising, turquoise coloured waters, the beach is a hotspot for swimming. It’s a great place for families to gather to enjoy a host of activities including:

  • Dingy sailing
  • Kite flying
  • Fossil hunting

Yaverland is one of the Isle of Wight’s ‘Dinosaur beaches’, with sands that are fertile with fossils. It’s the perfect place to explore and discover a piece of the island’s pre-historic past to keep as a memento. With several rocky outcrops to investigate too, Yaverland Beach is packed with plenty to do.

#5 Ventnor Beach: A 20-minute drive from our Club Site, the vibrant Ventnor Beach is the southernmost stretch of coastline on the Isle of Wight. Sitting below the tumbling tiers of the Victorian town of Ventnor, the beach is one of the most iconic on the island.

A blend of red shingle and golden sands slope towards the sea, while a series of quirky, vintage beach huts give this stretch of coastline added character. It’s a family-friendly destination, offering safe swimming and rock pools aplenty to explore at low tide.

Nestled neatly in a bay, Ventnor Beach is a tranquil retreat, where the beauty of the Isle of Wight can be fully appreciated. With an abundance of amenities nearby, you have everything you need to enjoy an uninterrupted day by the sea.

Coastal Camping Isle of Wight Style

Inspired to visit the Isle of Wight? We invite you to enjoy the beauty of this illustrious island and its irresistible beaches – our coastal camping sites on the Isle of Wight are perfectly placed for days out at the beach.