Shanklin Beach

Shanklin Beach lies within Sandown Bay. It is sandy and safe making it a sure thing for families.

The beach is clean and welcoming with clear water, first aid, lifebelts, inshore rescue, water sports of all kinds and flies the Seaside Award flag! The bay is sheltered from the wind and has the cliffs of Luccombe and St Boniface downs behind it.

You will want to visit the deep gorge just past The Crab Inn. It is called Shanklin Chine and carved out by a stream. In the evening the waterfalls and woodland are illuminated giving the gardens around it a totally different aspect and atmosphere. Really worth a visit.

The views embrace the English Channel across the bay and extend around the White Cliffs of Culver.

Facilities include car parking, restaurants, pubs, cafes, shops, pitch and putt, amusements, lift to the top of cliffs.

Dog Friendly Beach?

Shanklin Beach has dog restrictions.
Shanklin beach has dog restrictions in the summer season, check local signage.

Why not check other beaches nearby as we have 29 beaches in Isle of Wight, or check our list of Isle of Wight Dog Friendly Beaches.

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Place Category: Beaches

Shanklin Beach Water Quality

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.

Shanklin Beach 7 Day Weather Forecast

Expect a temp in the range 15.5℃ to 16.8℃ with wind speed 5.5 m/sec (ENE)
Monday, May 29fair_night
Expect a temp in the range 10.7℃ to 12.4℃ with wind speed 11.3 m/sec (NE)
Tuesday, May 30partlycloudy_night
Expect a temp in the range 11℃ to 11.6℃ with wind speed 11.2 m/sec (NE)
Wednesday, May 31cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 11.9℃ to 12.4℃ with wind speed 10.7 m/sec (NE)
Thursday, Jun 01clearsky_night
Expect a temp in the range 11℃ to 13.4℃ with wind speed 9.1 m/sec (NE)
Friday, Jun 02fair_night
Expect a temp in the range 11.4℃ to 12.6℃ with wind speed 11 m/sec (NE)
Saturday, Jun 03fair_night
Expect a temp in the range 9.9℃ to 11.7℃ with wind speed 9 m/sec (ENE)

Shanklin weather forecast from Yr, delivered by the Norwegian Meteorological Institute and NRK

Shanklin Beach Tide Times

Tide times are available at around 600 locations and the closest location to Shanklin Beach is at Sandown 3.01 km (1.87 miles) away. Tides are displayed beneath for up to 7 days and we list both high and low water times along with the height. These times are not adjusted for BST.

Sun 28 May
   High Tide at 05:09 (Height 3.15m)
   Low Tide at 11:28 (Height 1.72m)
   High Tide at 18:03 (Height 3.34m)
Mon 29 May
   Low Tide at 00:08 (Height 1.84m)
   High Tide at 06:27 (Height 3.13m)
   Low Tide at 12:29 (Height 1.67m)
   High Tide at 19:20 (Height 3.41m)
Tue 30 May
   Low Tide at 01:01 (Height 1.73m)
   High Tide at 07:44 (Height 3.24m)
   Low Tide at 13:18 (Height 1.55m)
   High Tide at 20:18 (Height 3.55m)
Wed 31 May
   Low Tide at 01:46 (Height 1.56m)
   High Tide at 08:36 (Height 3.40m)
   Low Tide at 14:03 (Height 1.40m)
   High Tide at 21:00 (Height 3.69m)
Thu 01 Jun
   Low Tide at 02:29 (Height 1.36m)
   High Tide at 09:17 (Height 3.57m)
   Low Tide at 14:45 (Height 1.24m)
   High Tide at 21:37 (Height 3.83m)
Fri 02 Jun
   Low Tide at 03:09 (Height 1.16m)
   High Tide at 09:56 (Height 3.72m)
   Low Tide at 15:26 (Height 1.09m)
   High Tide at 22:15 (Height 3.94m)
Sat 03 Jun
   Low Tide at 03:49 (Height 0.99m)
   High Tide at 10:36 (Height 3.85m)
   Low Tide at 16:07 (Height 0.98m)
   High Tide at 22:54 (Height 4.03m)

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