Travel west from Ventnor and the coast gets much more rugged with fantastic distant views towards The Needles and lots of unspoilt beaches along the way. The best one is probably Compton Beach which has a long stretch of sand and is great for surfers and kite-surfers. Not so easy to get to, there are lots of smaller beaches along the way, such as Watershoot Bay and Whale Chine. Nearer Ventnor, and more popular, is Steephill Cove, a small traditional fishing bay which can only be reached on foot or by boat.
Watershoot Bay, Isle of Wight