Rediscover the Great British Seaside

One of the Island’s most popular seaside beach resorts, Shanklin is home to a brilliant golden sandy beaches that stretch for miles right through to the neighbouring resort of Sandown.

Shanklin Seafront has something for everyone, making it the perfect spot for a day out with the family. Whether you’re visiting the Isle of Wight on a day trip and looking for a few hours of entertainment or on a summer holiday and looking for a whole week of activities, Shanklin Seafront has it all!


The beach itself provides a safe playground for the kids and is ideal for paddling and swimming in the summer months. Just across the promenade sits our great range of amusements including the 2 crazy golf courses of Pirates Cove and Jurassic Bay Adventure Golf. The outdoor fun park next to the crazy golf course offers a wide range of activities from bouncy castles, trampolines, water zorbs, mini go-carts and let’s not forget “Captain Jack’s Runaway Train”.

Shanklin is packed full of great places to eat and drink, whether you’re looking for some traditional pub grub or some Italian style, there’s an establishment for everyone in this bustling town. When hunger strikes you have plenty to choose from here at Shanklin Seafront. Whether it is traditional Fish & Chips from the Bayside, hot and cold snacks, cream teas and cakes from The Clubhouse Cafe or sweet treats from Toppings Ice Cream Parlour, there is something for everyone.


Getting here

Local Bus Service:

Shanklin is served by two bus routes, the number 2 runs from Newport Bus Station 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 Vectis 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.


Come and join the fun!

Opening times

  • Summer Arcade 09:00 – 22:00
  • Toppings Ice Cream Parlour 09:00 – 20:00
  • Bayside Fish & Chips 10:00 – 20:00
  • Gift Shop 09:00 – 17:30
  • Pirates Cove & Jurassic Bay 09:00 – 20:00 (last game)
  • Pirates Cove & Fun Park 10:00 – 17:00
  • Clubhouse Cafe 10:00-17:30

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