Ventnor Beach is a well sheltered sand and shingle beach and the cliffs make it a perfect sun trap for bathers.
The walk to this beach is really pretty as you amble through the town and down past the Cascade Gardens to the sea and really clean sand. It’s a great family venue 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 a strong tide so beware that child on a lilo!
- Disabled access
- Botanical Gardens
We have no dog information for Ventnor beach.