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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:

shanklin attractions

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:

shanklin attractions

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:


To book online simply enter the dates you would like to stay and click the 'search' button.

MARCH 2017

9th March
Number One Island Music

18th March
Isle of Wight Symphony Orchestra

23rd March
Death by Chocolate

APRIL 2017

16th April
Robin Hills Mad Easter Egg Dash

28th April
Murder Mystery Weekend

29th April
Isle of Wight Challenge

29th April
Isle of Wight Walk

MAY 2017

6th May
Island 66 Cycling

14th May
Walk the Wight

20th May
Ride the Bus Running Weekend

27th May
Cowboy Showdown Weekend

JUNE 2017

2nd-4th June
Old Gaffers Festival

8th-11th June
Isle of Wight Music Festival

25th June
Royal Isle of Wight County Show

JULY 2017

1st July
Round the Island Race

1st July
Isle of Wight Mardi Gras

8th-9th July
Classic Isle

14th-16th July
Island Motor Show

17th-21st July
Cowes Classic Week

28th-31st July
Newport Jazz Festival

29th July - 5th August
Cowes Week


5th August
Cowes Week Fireworks

5th August
Chale Show

8th-13th August
Ventnor Fringe Festival

19th-20th August
Garlic Festival

25th-27th August
Isle of Wight Scooter Rally


15th-18th September
IOW Classic Car Extravaganza

23rd September - 1st October
IOW Cycling Festival

23rd-25th September
Bembridge Harbour Food Festival

30th September - 4th November
Robin Hills Electric Woods


5th-6th October
Black Gang Chine Illuminations

12th-15th October
Isle of Wight Literary Festival

14th-15th October
Classic Beer Bus and Walks

20th-24th October
Harp on Wight

Tel: 01983 862588      Mob: 07803596133


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

things to do in Shanklin, Isle of Wight