Whether it’s the family-friendly sandy beaches of Sandown and Shanklin, or the more rugged beaches of West Wight, the Isle of Wight has a great selection of beaches. Steephill Cove is a small traditional fishing bay near Ventnor with a very relaxed ambience. Whitecliff Bay is a more unspoilt beach near Bembridge with shallow water and a long sandy beach stretching round the bay. Or try the beach at St Helen’s for lots of activities. rock pooling and a great cafe.