About Shanklin…

Shanklin is a charming coastal town on the Isle of Wight, known for its natural beauty, historic character and welcoming atmosphere, Shanklin is a popular destination for visitors looking to enjoy the seaside and explore the Islands unique charm. The stunning coastal landscape and picturesque bay are a highlight to any trip to the Isle of Wight.

The historic town of Shanklin has so much to offer, the Old Village is a postcard perfect collection of thatched roof cottages, tea rooms and boutique shops providing a glimpse into the history of the town. Further along you will find a host of attractions, including the Shanklin Chine and the Cliff Lift which will transport you down to the bustling seafront.


The Beach

Shanklin beach boasts a stunning coastline with golden sandy beaches and dramatic cliffs that provide a scenic backdrop for relaxation and exploration. It’s a Blue Flag sandy beach renowned for its safe bathing areas and it is patrolled by lifeguards in the summer. There are zoned recreation areas for swimming and water sports.


Getting here

Local Bus Service:

Shanklin is served by two bus routes, the number 2 runs from Newport Bus Sta/on to the Ryde Terminus via Godshill, Shanklin, Sandown and Brading; the number 3 route overlaps much of the number 2 route, but between Godshill and Shanklin it diverts via Wroxall and Ventnor. Check out Southern Vec/s website for timetables.

Island Line Train:

The Island Line train service operates a direct route from Ryde to Shanklin in just under 30 minutes. The train connects with ferry and hover services from the mainland. Services operate every hour with half hourly services in peak months. Tickets can be purchased on the train from the guard or at Shanklin station.


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