Ventnor Beach

Ventnor Beach is well-sheltered sand and shingle beach and the cliffs make it a perfect sun trap for beachgoers.

The walk to this beach is really pretty as you amble through the town and past the Cascade Gardens to the sea.  It’s a great family beach for paddling, swimming, sunbathing and picnics.

Plenty of cafes, pubs and restaurants offer a wide variety of food and drink on the seafront and Bonchurch, a secluded beach, is within walking distance.  Fresh crab and lobster can be purchased at Blake’s at the start of the esplanade if you fancy too.

If you want to explore further afield then head West and visit Steephill cove or hike along the cliff paths to St Lawrence with its rocky beach.

The locals will tell you that it’s not great for water sports as there are hidden rocks and strong tides.

Facilities include parking, toilets, disabled access, cafes, restaurants, pubs, botanical gardens and shops.

Dog Friendly Beach?

Ventnor Beach has dog restrictions.
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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Ventnor Beach Photos

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Ventnor 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.

7 Day Weather Forecast

Expect a temp in the range 4.6℃ to 6.2℃ with wind speed 10.6 m/sec (NNE)
Friday, Jan 27cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 4.6℃ to 6℃ with wind speed 10.8 m/sec (N)
Saturday, Jan 28partlycloudy_night
Expect a temp in the range 4.5℃ to 4.8℃ with wind speed 6 m/sec (NNE)
Sunday, Jan 29cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 5℃ to 6.8℃ with wind speed 4.6 m/sec (WNW)
Monday, Jan 30cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 8.3℃ to 9℃ with wind speed 10.1 m/sec (WSW)
Tuesday, Jan 31clearsky_night
Expect a temp in the range 5.5℃ to 7.7℃ with wind speed 5.2 m/sec (WNW)
Wednesday, Feb 01cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 6.8℃ to 9.5℃ with wind speed 12 m/sec (W)

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

Ventnor Beach Tide Times

Tide times are available at around 600 locations and the closest location to Ventnor Beach is at Ventnor 0.99 km (0.62 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.

Thu 26 Jan
   High Tide at 02:22 (Height 3.96m)
   Low Tide at 07:14 (Height 1.08m)
   High Tide at 14:18 (Height 3.79m)
   Low Tide at 19:36 (Height 1.00m)
Fri 27 Jan
   High Tide at 03:13 (Height 3.88m)
   Low Tide at 08:02 (Height 1.23m)
   High Tide at 15:14 (Height 3.66m)
   Low Tide at 20:24 (Height 1.19m)
Sat 28 Jan
   High Tide at 03:58 (Height 3.75m)
   Low Tide at 08:54 (Height 1.40m)
   High Tide at 16:07 (Height 3.50m)
   Low Tide at 21:19 (Height 1.39m)
Sun 29 Jan
   High Tide at 04:43 (Height 3.58m)
   Low Tide at 09:56 (Height 1.55m)
   High Tide at 17:01 (Height 3.33m)
   Low Tide at 22:25 (Height 1.57m)
Mon 30 Jan
   High Tide at 05:35 (Height 3.41m)
   Low Tide at 11:08 (Height 1.66m)
   High Tide at 18:03 (Height 3.19m)
   Low Tide at 23:35 (Height 1.69m)
Tue 31 Jan
   High Tide at 06:38 (Height 3.29m)
   Low Tide at 12:19 (Height 1.69m)
   High Tide at 19:15 (Height 3.13m)
Wed 01 Feb
   Low Tide at 00:43 (Height 1.73m)
   High Tide at 07:45 (Height 3.27m)
   Low Tide at 13:24 (Height 1.64m)
   High Tide at 20:27 (Height 3.19m)

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