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Shanklin Attractions

Shanklin is a great holiday destination for couples, families, groups and single travellers.

things to do in shanklin

shanklin beach

Shanklin's Award Winning Beach*

Only a short walking distance from the Marlborough Hotel you will find a long stretch of golden sandy beach where you can relax and soak up the sun, build sand castles, and go for a dip in the lovely clean waters. You might even be lucky enough to find a prehistoric fossil on the beach (The Isle of Wight is often referred to as "Dinosaur Island")!

things to do in shanklin

shanklin esplanade attractions

Shanklin Esplanade

Shanklin Esplanade has numerous pubs, tea rooms, cafes and ice cream parlours. Deck chairs, dinghies and paddle boards are available to hire, and children will love the amusements, crazy golf, go carts and other seaside activities and attractions.

things to do in shanklin

Shanklin village

Shanklin Old Village

Take a wander into the charming old village of Shanklin with it's picturesque thatched cottages, quirky craft and souvenirs shops, tea rooms, pubs and restaurants. Enjoy an indulgent cream tea, or catch an open air concert at the bandstand in Rylestone Gardens. There is always so much to see and do!

things to do in shanklin

shanklin chine

Shanklin Chine

Shanklin Chine is the oldest tourist attraction on the Isle of Wight (first opened in 1817). Explore the rare plants and wildlife in this magical leafy gorge, which is beautifully illuminated with lights in the summer evenings. Don't miss the spectacular 45 ft waterfall, the history of PLUTO (Pipeline under the Ocean), as well as other music and exhibitions throughout the summer. visit:

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Shanklin Theatre Isle of Wight

Shanklin Theatre

Shanklin Theatre, formerly known as The Institute, first opened its doors in 1879 and is still providing entertainment today! The Theatre is open all year round hosting a full programme of professional and amateur productions. Check out what's on when you visit:

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Shanklin walks

Shanklin Walks & Cycle Routes

There are many walking and cycling routes to explore in and around Shanklin. The Shanklin to Ventnor coastal walk is particularly highly rated for its fresh sea air, spectacular views, and good watering holes at either end. Bicycle hire is available from the Marlborough Hotel reception. There are horse riding stables a short journey out of Shanklin town. This can also be arranged from our activity desk.

shanklin attractions

Shanklin offers you everything you could wish for from a traditional English seaside resort. Whether you want to kick back and relax, or get involved with the vast array of activities on offer, Shanklin is the ideal base to explore the Isle of Wight..

For an all inclusive hotel and low cost ferry crossing booking please call us: 01983 862588, mob: 07803596133, e-mail:


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14th - 22nd February
Spirit of the Orient, Newport

21st-22nd February
IOW Story Festival

22nd February
Jack Up The 70s, Shanklin

MARCH 2020

7th March
Out of The Hat
, Quay Arts


APRIL 2020

4th - 19th April
Easter Adventure Quest, Osbourne

4th - 18th April
Farm Fest, Robin Hill

5th April
Classic Buses, Bus & Coach Museum

10th - 14th April
Easter Fun @ IOW Steam Railway

MAY 2020

2-17th May
Isle of Wight Walking Festival

2-3rd May
Isle of Wight Challenge

4-6th May
Steam Railway Real Ale Festival

10th May
Walk the Wight

16th May
Wolverton Folk & Blues Fair

16-17th May
Hullabaloo, Sandown Bay

24 - 31st May
IOW Running Festival

30th May
Round the Island Race

JUNE 2020

11-14th June
Isle of Wight Festival

21st June
Fathers Day, Tapnell Farm

27th June
Mardigras in Ryde

28th June
Royal IOW County Show

JULY 2020

7th July
Steam Railway 1940's Experience

10-12th July
Rhythmtree World Music Festival

25th July
Newport Carnival

25th - 31st July
British Classic Week, Cowes

28th July - 2nd August
Ventnor Fringe Festival


4th August
Shanklin Carnival

3-4th August
Chale Show

8-15th August
Cowes Week

15-16th August
Isle of Wight Garlic Festival

28-31st August
Isle of Wight Scooter Festival


11-12th September
Little Britain Challenge Cup

13th September
International Classic Car Show

19th September
Isle of Wight Day

Tel: 01983 862588      Mob: 07803596133


Visit: Marlborough Hotel, Queens Road, Shanklin, Isle of Wight. PO37 6AN

things to do in Shanklin, Isle of Wight