Sensational Shanklin

Sensational Shanklin - our guide to places to stay and things to do

Shanklin is one of the premier resorts on the Island and offers everything from golden sandy beaches and picturesque coastline to pretty thatched cottages and clotted cream teas.

Situated in the lee of St Boniface Down from the prevailing south-westerly winds, Shanklin has welcomed visitors for generations.  To the south of the main town is the pretty and World Famous Old Village, steeped in smuggling history, delightful cottages and the amazing Chine, which was a commando training ground and an exit point for the PLUTO pipeline that supplied allied troops with fuel during The War.  Now it is the most beautiful, natural feature that attracts thousands of visitors a year.

The town itself offers a good cross section of shops and eateries as well as a spectrum of accommodation for all tastes, pockets and needs.

Take a look at what we can offer you on the Isle of Wight and remember that this is just a selection.   To see everything that we have to offer, please go to our website

We look forward to seeing you soon on the stunningly beautiful Isle of Wight.

Luccombe Hall Hotel

Luccombe Hall Hotel is stunningly located on the cliff top in Shanklin. As one of the best-located Isle of Wight hotels, you will be spoilt for just the best sea views. The hotel is just a couple of minutes away from the main Shanklin to Ventnor Road and occupies a very peaceful location yet is only a few minutes walk to the Shanklin Old Village.

Luccombe Hall Hotel is proud to be able to offer the best range of facilities of any hotel on the Isle of Wight. There’s plenty to do for all the family, whatever the weather. Relax in the hot tub or sauna. Allow the kids to let off some steam with a swim in the pool and a round of table tennis. Keep active and burn off some calories on the squash court.

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The Appley

The Appley is a friendly  Bed and Breakfast in one of the finest positions in Shanklin on the Isle of Wight. Offering a warm welcome and relaxing atmosphere this 4-star guest accommodation is family run and prides itself on providing its guest with personal attention and a high standard of service.

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Shanklin Chine

Enjoy the unique tranquillity of Shanklin Chine, the Isle of Wight’s oldest tourist attraction, which first opened in 1817. This famous leafy gorge is much loved by poets, artists and writers. The winding woodland, with its steep sides is a magical place for rare plants, wildlife and enchanting waterfalls.

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Luccombe Manor Hotel

If your idea of a perfect break involves looking out upon spectacular views of the sea then spend an evening, before and after dinner, in our wonderful lounge. You will experience delicious fine dining and stunning sea views in The Appley Restaurant. You can also enjoy refreshments in the Grand View Tea Gardens which also boast panoramic views of Shanklin and Sandown beaches.

Luccombe Manor is perfect for you and your family. You can sit in the lounge and watch the yachts and cross-channel ferries pass by. You may want to relax in the outdoor hot tub, take a swim in the heated pool, cool off in the games room or take a wander through the magnificent gardens.

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Palmerstone Grange

This property is 3 minutes walk from cliff top promenade and the lift which allows easy access to the beach and esplanade.  The Palmerston offers free parking suitable for cars and coaches, free WiFi, and a seasonal vintage bar and tea room functioning from March until September. The garden area also has a Victorian boat swing and play area for children.

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Ocean View Hotel

This property is close to the beach. Located in Shanklin, on the Isle of Wight, Ocean View is set on the south-east coast of the Island. There is free Wi-Fi in public areas, including the bar and restaurant. Many of the rooms at Ocean View boast balconies with extensive sea views. Every room offers an en suite bathroom, a TV and tea/coffee making facilities.

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Discover Shanklin Beach

Shanklin Beach is a one of the Isle of Wight’s best-known beaches with long stretches of golden sand and a gently sloping shore it is ideal for sunbathing or swimming.

Shanklin Beach is over a mile long in total so there is plenty of space even in the height of the summer season, it has a traditional ‘bucket & spade’ atmosphere and currently holds a Seaside award.

The Esplanade is separated from the beach by a high sea wall and here you will find a range of shops selling all you need for a day by the sea. There are a number of cafes around for those wanting to eat out and if you tire of sunbathing and swimming you can try your hand at crazy golf, bowling, arcades, go-carting and for the little ones there are some great indoor play areas.

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Shanklin Seafront

Our traditional ‘Arnold Palmer’ style crazy golf course is great fun for all the family, letting you test your skills against a moving windmill, watermills, hidden dips, bumps and a whole host of other obstacles.

The 18-hole Crazy Golf course is open from 9 am daily and providing the weather holds out, the last game will be at 9 pm in the summer season and 6 pm in the winter. If you’re looking to bring a large group to play, be it a school trip, children’s party, birthday celebration or even stag or hen do, please contact us to book.

Both the exciting 18-hole adventure golf course and outdoor fun park with brand new rollercoaster makes Pirates Cove great fun for the kids…and the big kids too!  All of this is just across the road from the beach.

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The Clifton

Our conservatory and South facing award winning garden offer an ideal location to appreciate the view across the water. The Clifton is the place to re-engage with the simpler pleasures in life. Come and visit and you’ll find we don’t fuss, we just do the simple things really well. And with staff who are always ready to add that little extra to ensure your stay is perfect, the Clifton is one seafront hideaway that you might just want to keep all to yourself. Parking is free in our own car park.

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Rylestone Manor

Rylstone Manor Hotel located in Rylstone Gardens and is a stunning manor house dating back to 1863. A fantastic base from which to explore the Isle or just relax and enjoy its unique surroundings.  

The Manor is of Victorian proportion and incorporates a blend of Gothic, Tudor and Georgian influences which reflects its unique charms both externally and within. Choose to stay either on a bed and breakfast basis or with evening meals included.

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The Shanklin Hotel

The light and modern Shanklin Hotel boasts its own swimming pool and sauna, along with panoramic views over Sandown Bay. Guests can enjoy rooms with satellite TV and regular live entertainment. With crisp, white linen, each room includes a modern private bathroom with free toiletries. A hospitality tray with tea and coffee is also provided for guests.

In the mornings, guests can enjoy a waiter-served breakfast. The Starlite Restaurant serves daily changing table d’hote menu cooked by an award-winning chef, and made with fresh, locally sourced ingredients. Guests can dine with beautiful views over the bay.

Guests can relax in the hotel’s spa pool, or enjoy a game of bowls.

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A choice of 41 unique and comfortable bedrooms, varying in style and size from singles through to family suites, superior rooms and a four poster and honeymoon suite, we are certain you will find a room suited to your requirements at the Wight. Each room is en-suite with colour TV (flat screen with Freeview and radio), hospitality tray, hairdryer, digital safe and a tower fan. All rooms have been redecorated and fitted with blackout curtains and new carpets to ensure your comfort. Free WiFi is available in all public areas and the vast majority of bedrooms to complement your leisure time.

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