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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Place Category: Beaches

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.

Ventnor Beach 7 Day Weather Forecast

Expect a temp in the range 11.9℃ to 14.9℃ with wind speed 9 m/sec (NE)
Wednesday, Jun 07clearsky_night
Expect a temp in the range 11.3℃ to 12.3℃ with wind speed 9.7 m/sec (NE)
Thursday, Jun 08clearsky_night
Expect a temp in the range 11.3℃ to 12.3℃ with wind speed 9.6 m/sec (NE)
Friday, Jun 09clearsky_night
Expect a temp in the range 13.4℃ to 13.5℃ with wind speed 9.3 m/sec (NE)
Saturday, Jun 10cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 15.8℃ to 16.1℃ with wind speed 9.3 m/sec (ENE)
Sunday, Jun 11cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 14.5℃ to 15.2℃ with wind speed 4.4 m/sec (WSW)
Monday, Jun 12clearsky_night
Expect a temp in the range 14.9℃ to 16.5℃ with wind speed 5.6 m/sec (NW)

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

Tue 06 Jun
   Low Tide at 05:21 (Height 0.96m)
   High Tide at 12:25 (Height 3.86m)
   Low Tide at 17:43 (Height 1.11m)
Wed 07 Jun
   High Tide at 00:36 (Height 3.86m)
   Low Tide at 06:06 (Height 1.00m)
   High Tide at 13:18 (Height 3.84m)
   Low Tide at 18:30 (Height 1.19m)
Thu 08 Jun
   High Tide at 01:26 (Height 3.78m)
   Low Tide at 06:55 (Height 1.08m)
   High Tide at 14:20 (Height 3.79m)
   Low Tide at 19:22 (Height 1.30m)
Fri 09 Jun
   High Tide at 02:24 (Height 3.66m)
   Low Tide at 07:49 (Height 1.20m)
   High Tide at 15:23 (Height 3.73m)
   Low Tide at 20:22 (Height 1.42m)
Sat 10 Jun
   High Tide at 03:29 (Height 3.55m)
   Low Tide at 08:53 (Height 1.32m)
   High Tide at 16:24 (Height 3.68m)
   Low Tide at 21:31 (Height 1.51m)
Sun 11 Jun
   High Tide at 04:34 (Height 3.46m)
   Low Tide at 10:03 (Height 1.39m)
   High Tide at 17:26 (Height 3.64m)
   Low Tide at 22:42 (Height 1.54m)
Mon 12 Jun
   High Tide at 05:40 (Height 3.42m)
   Low Tide at 11:11 (Height 1.42m)
   High Tide at 18:27 (Height 3.65m)
   Low Tide at 23:49 (Height 1.51m)

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