Sandown Seafront

Sandown is possibly the best place on the Isle of Wight to have some family fun beside the sea safely on the Isle of Wight with its gently sloping beaches and lovely golden sands. There are great toilet facilities available and the Esplanade is packed full of cafes, restaurants, bars, hotels and traditional seaside gift shops. The large beaches are perfect for paddling in the cool waters and building fantastic sandcastles. There are deck chairs and sun loungers for hire and even pedalos and kayaks if you’re looking for a little more adventure on the water.

Stretching from Yaverland, through Lake and on to sister resort, Shanklin, the beach is one of the most popular on the Island. There’s Browns Golf Course, White City, a newly built skate park, Sandown Lawn Bowls Club, Crazy Gold and an excellent children’s play area.

Sandown Pier dates back to 1879. Today the pier provides all-weather amusements from traditional penny slot machines to modern day virtual games.

There are fairground rides at the end of the pier, a helter skelter, spinning teacups and bumper cars; all ensured to keep the children entertained for a few hours. Inside you can find the Lost World Crazy Golf course with a rainforest theme that’s great fun, 10-pin bowling and Magic Island huge indoor children’s play area. There’s also the chance to stop and enjoy some traditional donuts, candy floss and toffee apples at the two cafes! The opportunity to walk out above the sea is as exciting to children now as it once was to the many Victorian visitors, and the views from the pier are superb.

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