Top 5 Things to do in Shanklin, United Kingdom (UK)

December 25, 2017 Claudia Navarrete

Shanklin Beach is a beautiful, carefully tended stretch of sand on the Isle of Wight. Families appreciate the lifeguards, as well as the kids’ play area. And while there’s quite a hill separating the town from the beach, don’t worry—a lift makes it easy to tote all your beach paraphernalia down to the sand.
Restaurants in Shanklin

1. Shanklin Theatre

Shanklin Towers Prospect Road, Shanklin PO37 6AD, England +44 1983 868000
Excellent
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4.5 based on 562 reviews

Shanklin Theatre

Shanklin Theatre is an all year round 600 seat venue providing top entertainment for all tastes. There are regular shows with household names from Comedy and Music, and for 2017 there are professional touring plays featuring familiar TV faces. In the summer there is our legendary ' Best of the West End ' production and over the Christmas period there is a traditional Pantomime.

Reviewed By happynotPlayaBlanca - Playa Blanca

Our first trip to Shanklin Theatre was a brilliant experience, the staff are all friendly, the venue is clean and very well looked after. The show was fantastic all of the band were very professional, and there is no getting away from the fact the Garry Mullen is as close to Freddie Mercury as you could ever hope to get. His voice and mannerisms are amazing. Have already booked to go to the theatre for two comedian Performances, really looking forward to them both.

2. Shanklin to Ventnor Coastal Walk

Shanklin, England
Excellent
66%
Good
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4.5 based on 392 reviews

Shanklin to Ventnor Coastal Walk

Reviewed By GerbilQueen - Hertford, United Kingdom

Best done on a bracing day where the waves rise up and shower you if you're not careful! Easy flat surface and changes around the bends mean it's an enjoyable way to spend an afternoon or morning with something new to look at all along the way.

3. Rylstone Gardens

10 Popham Road | Shanklin, Shanklin PO37 6RG, England
Excellent
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4.5 based on 251 reviews

Rylstone Gardens

Beautiful English Country Tea Gardens which are a haven for bees,butterflies,birds and our Red Squirrels who visit everyday. Also enjoy our lovely old fashioned Crazy Golf fully accessible to wheelchair and impaired mobility people

Reviewed By JT_LDN - London

The Gardens are pleasant for a stroll or to sit and relax. At one side, there's the team room and crazy golf course. The people running that are lovely (as are their cakes!) and the golf is great fun for adults and kids alike. We visited twice in our week on Wight and enjoyed ourselves both times.

4. Shanklin Chine

Chine Hill, Shanklin PO37 6BW, England +44 1983 866432
Excellent
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Satisfactory
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Poor
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4 based on 2 reviews

Shanklin Chine

Shanklin Chine: Celebrating its Bicentenary year in 2017 Shanklin Chine marks a truly special milestone this year’s as it celebrates its 200th Anniversary as a visitor attraction. The gates to this historic gorge first opened back in 1817, making it the longest established attraction on Isle of Wight, enticing many millions of visitors to wander through and marvel at its natural beauty over a double century of seasonal openings. There are few locations on the Isle of Wight, let alone England, that can boast such a tranquil and picturesque location for visitors to enjoy. The stunning tree lined Chine cuts its way from Shanklin Old Village to the sandy beach and Esplanade far below and has always been a magnet for renowned artists, photographers and those seeking respite from the hustle and bustle of modern age. Shanklin Chine boasts many famous visitors who have stopped to paint, draw and write about the natural beauty it beholds. From author Jane Austen to romanticist landscape painter J.M.W Turner, all have been attracted by the timeless and magical beauty captured in this remarkable gorge, with its waterfall, shear chasm-like sides decked in lush vegetation and towering trees. A brand-new exhibition in 2017 will tell the fascinating story of the Chine’s two-hundred-year history and features sections on the flora and fauna of this officially classified site of important nature conservation. This is accompanied by a limited edition new book written especially for the Bicentenary. Visitors can enjoy the splendour of Shanklin Chine by day...then wonder at its mystical beauty on summer nights during the Chine Lumiere, when hundreds of lights illuminate the narrow paths, streams and Waterfalls held within. The Lumiere begins on 26th May, with an increased run of 10pm closings until the last day of September…the longest period of illuminated openings in its history. Then, following a short period of closure for maintenance, the Chine reopens between 21st and 29th October, again featuring the Lumiere evenings, with closing times at 8pm. During evening openings, the attraction offers a day and evening return ticket which allows for two visits within a seven-day period at very little extra cost to just one single visit. Shanklin Chine has a well-stocked gift shop and popular Victorian style tea room, with a newly extended tea garden for 2017. Taking a cream tea at the attraction is definitely one of the highlights to any visit, with a special 200th Birthday high afternoon tea available to pre-book this year (details to be found on the website). There is also a full menu of light lunches and meals prepared to order by the tea room team. The attraction also features a special monument to the crack 40 Royal Marine Commando who trained in the Chine in preparation for the Dieppe landings on D-Day in World War II. Visitors can also learn about the role of Shanklin Chine during this period- in particular the part played by the Marine Commandos' and the famous PLUTO (Pipeline Under The Ocean) which carried petrol to the Allied troops in France. Visitors of all ages can enjoy a leisurely stroll through Shanklin Chine...a wondrous secret discovered and loved by so many people during its historical reign as the Island’s most original of tourist attractions. With entrances at both the Old Village and Esplanade ends, it makes the perfect scenic cut through between Shanklin’s busiest locations that no visitor should miss. PLEASE NOTE THE ATTRACTION IS OPEN SEASONALLY BETWEEN APRIL AND OCTOBER. CHECK WEBSITE FOR OCTOBER CLOSURES FOR MAINTENANCE AND FOR EXTENDED EVENING SUMMER OPENINGS UNTIL 10PM FROM JUNE TO END OF SEPTEMBER.

Reviewed By Bruce_Denness - Isle of Wight, United Kingdom

Despite the frequent invasion of (no doubt welcome) visitors this chine still manages to convey a message of natural tranquillity, said to have been much loved by the poet Keats who often stayed nearby. Starting at the public car park at the upper end, the saunter down is an enjoyable walk through nature - and there is a lovely pub at the bottom (the Fisherman's Lodge?). The walk back can be a bit of a challenge for the less sober-minded though.

5. Shanklin Beach

Shanklin, England
Excellent
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Good
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Satisfactory
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4.5 based on 65 reviews

Shanklin Beach

Clock Tower Beach can be found next to the clock tower that was dedicated in 1897 to mark Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee. On this beautiful clean stretch of sandy beach you can hire clean modern sunbeds deckchairs windbreakers & parasols or try our water sports which include SUP kayaks pedalos. Toilets are close by and two of Shanklin’s fine pubs are situated across the road for food & drinks

Reviewed By Gormandise - Hemel

Have been to IOW many times and never made it to Shanklin beach, it was January so quiet and entertainment closed, but pubs open and these were busy and really good, walked to Sandown, high tide was amazing and exhilarating, prepare to get wet. This is now my favourite place.

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