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5 things to do in Shanklin

Lap up the sea at the Fisherman's Cottage

Fisherman's Cottage, Shanklin beach, Isle of Wight

Fisherman’s Cottage, Shanklin beach

Fisherman’s Cottage is a unique place on the Isle of Wight.¬† It’s a thatched pub which sits down one end of Shanklin’s lovely sandy beach. Sit outside and enjoy the peaceful view of Sandown Bay, with the white cliffs in the distance. It’s the perfect spot to enjoy a relaxing drink or a traditional pub meal¬†whilst watching the tide come in and the colourful boats come and go.

Cream cakes and beer in Shanklin Old Village

Tea rooms and pubs, Shanklin Old Village, Isle of Wight

Tea rooms and pubs, Shanklin Old Village

Explore picturesque Shanklin Old Village, with its lovely thatched pubs, restaurants and tea rooms. In the day there’s quaint shops and tea rooms with a traditional feel. Many of the pubs have beer gardens where you can sit outside and soak up the unique atmosphere of Shanklin Old Village. Inside the pubs are cosy and traditional, many of them offer live music and a great atmosphere. There’s also lots of traditional dining options available, at the Village Inn, Vernon Cottage and The Crab.

Walks along Shanklin clifftop

Walk from Shanklin to Sandown on the Isle of Wight

Clifftop walk from Shanklin to Sandown

Shanklin and the Isle of Wight are great for walking. In Shanklin there’s a flat walk along the esplanade to Sandown, or for fantastic views, walk along the clifftop. You can also take the coastal path to Ventnor, and there are lovely walks around Shanklin Old Village, through Shanklin Chine down to the beach, and up to the Downs.

Family activities at Shanklin seafront

Go Karts on Shanklin Seafront in the Isle of Wight

Go Karts on Shanklin Seafront, Shanklin

There’s lots to do for children at Shanklin seafront. With a choice of 3 different mini golf courses, go karts, small fair rides and an amusement arcade, there’s plenty to keep them busy, even if the weather isn’t at it’s best. And when the sun comes out, of course there’s the beach.

An evening out at Shanklin Theatre

Shanklin Theatre, Shanklin, Isle of Wight

Shanklin Theatre, Shanklin, Isle of Wight

Shanklin’s Victorian Theatre is close to Shanklin Old Village and offers a wide range of shows throughout the year. From tribute bands, to the Best of the West End Shows to the Abridged Shakespeare Company, there’s something for most tastes. The programme is constantly changing so check online and book your tickets at Shanklin Theatre