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 13℃ to 15.8℃ with wind speed 4.7 m/sec (E)
Wednesday, Jun 07clearsky_night
Expect a temp in the range 11.3℃ to 12.3℃ with wind speed 9.9 m/sec (NE)
Thursday, Jun 08clearsky_night
Expect a temp in the range 12℃ to 12.9℃ with wind speed 10 m/sec (NE)
Friday, Jun 09partlycloudy_night
Expect a temp in the range 13.6℃ to 13.9℃ with wind speed 9.4 m/sec (NE)
Saturday, Jun 10rain
Expect a temp in the range 15.5℃ to 16.6℃ with wind speed 7.3 m/sec (NE)
Sunday, Jun 11cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 14.8℃ to 15℃ with wind speed 5.3 m/sec (W)
Monday, Jun 12fair_night
Expect a temp in the range 15.5℃ to 16.1℃ with wind speed 1.6 m/sec (WNW)

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, helping you to plan the best time to visit Shanklin Beach. These times are not adjusted for BST.

Tue 06 Jun
   High Tide at 00:17 (Height 4.10m)
   Low Tide at 05:58 (Height 0.75m)
   High Tide at 12:51 (Height 4.05m)
   Low Tide at 18:21 (Height 0.94m)
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)

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