Sandown Beach is the longest beach on the Isle of Wight and serves the holiday resorts of Sandown and Shanklin.
This beach has all the facilities and is perfect for safe family fun in the sun with gently sloping sands, great facilities, a Pier and water sports galore.
The golden sands are endless with enough space for everyone to enjoy a good day out. Mom can relax as there are life guards patrolling and the Southern Water safety initiative tackles the issue of kids getting lost!
The Culver Cliffs serve as a dramatic backdrop to this perfect stretch of beach with its impressive collection of seaside attractions from the pier to the crazy golf for when you get tired of building sand castles!
Sandown Beach is a Blue Flag Beach and has been awarded a regional Seaside Award.
Dog Friendly Beach?
Sandown beach has dog restrictions in the summer season, check local signage.
Water samples are taken at regular intervals during the bathing season and at the end of the season the water quality is classified as: - Excellent: the highest classification meaning the water is cleanest - Good: generally good water quality - Sufficient: meets minimum standards - Poor: You are advised not to swim. The beach will stay open and an action plan should be in place to improve the water quality.
Sandown Beach 7 Day Weather Forecast
Today Expect a temp in the range 13.6℃ to 19.1℃ with wind speed 8 m/sec (NE)
Thursday, Jun 08 Expect a temp in the range 11.5℃ to 12.4℃ with wind speed 9.4 m/sec (ENE)
Friday, Jun 09 Expect a temp in the range 13.9℃ to 14.6℃ with wind speed 8.5 m/sec (NE)
Saturday, Jun 10 Expect a temp in the range 16.8℃ to 17.9℃ with wind speed 6.6 m/sec (NE)
Sunday, Jun 11 Expect a temp in the range 14.1℃ to 14.9℃ with wind speed 3.7 m/sec (W)
Monday, Jun 12 Expect a temp in the range 14.5℃ to 15.8℃ with wind speed 2.9 m/sec (W)
Tuesday, Jun 13 Expect a temp in the range 14.7℃ to 16.8℃ with wind speed 3.9 m/sec (NW)
Sandown weather forecast from Yr, delivered by the Norwegian Meteorological Institute and NRK
Sandown Beach Tide Times
Tide times are available at around 600 locations and the closest location to Sandown Beach is at Sandown 0.51 km (0.32 miles) away. Tides are displayed beneath for up to 7 days and we list both high and low water times along with the height, helping you to plan the best time to visit Sandown Beach. These times are not adjusted for BST.
Wed 07 Jun High Tide at 01:02 (Height 4.06m) Low Tide at 06:46 (Height 0.80m) High Tide at 13:46 (Height 4.03m) Low Tide at 19:11 (Height 1.04m)
Thu 08 Jun High Tide at 01:54 (Height 3.96m) Low Tide at 07:37 (Height 0.91m) High Tide at 14:50 (Height 3.97m) Low Tide at 20:07 (Height 1.19m)
Fri 09 Jun High Tide at 02:54 (Height 3.83m) Low Tide at 08:35 (Height 1.06m) High Tide at 15:55 (Height 3.91m) Low Tide at 21:10 (Height 1.34m)
Sat 10 Jun High Tide at 04:01 (Height 3.69m) Low Tide at 09:42 (Height 1.21m) High Tide at 16:58 (Height 3.84m) Low Tide at 22:23 (Height 1.46m)
Sun 11 Jun High Tide at 05:08 (Height 3.60m) Low Tide at 10:56 (Height 1.30m) High Tide at 18:00 (Height 3.81m) Low Tide at 23:36 (Height 1.49m)
Mon 12 Jun High Tide at 06:14 (Height 3.55m) Low Tide at 12:04 (Height 1.34m) High Tide at 19:01 (Height 3.81m)
Tue 13 Jun Low Tide at 00:39 (Height 1.46m) High Tide at 07:16 (Height 3.57m) Low Tide at 13:02 (Height 1.33m) High Tide at 19:58 (Height 3.84m)
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