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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:


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

MARCH 2018

4th March
Birdwatching Walk at Newtown

11th March
Charity Antiques & Collectors Fair

27th March - 2nd April
Woolly Week

APRIL 2018

1st April
Mottistone Easter Egg Hunt

12th April
Isle of Wight Children's Festival

28th April
Isle of Wight Walking Festival

MAY 2018

5-6th May
Isle of Wight Challenge

5-7th May
Steam Railway Real Ale Festival,

12th May
Wolverton Folk & Blues Fair

JUNE 2018

1st June
Isle of Wight Running Festival

2nd June
Ryde Rowing Club Annual Regatta

21st June
Isle of Wight Festival

30th June
Mardigras in Ryde

JULY 2018

7th July
steam Railway 1940's Experience

7th July
Round the Island Race

8th July
Royal Isle of Wight County Show

13-15th July
Rhythmtree World Music Festival 2018

14th-21st July
Panerai British Classic Week, Cowes

21st July
Newport Carnival

22nd July
Chaarles Stanley Direct, Cowes


4th August
Shanklin Carnival

4th-5th August
Chale Show

4-11th August
Cowes Week

7th August
Ventnor Fringe Festival

11-12th August
Jack up the 80's

18th August
Isle of Wight Garlic Festival

23rd August
Isle of Wight Scooter Rally

25th August
Isle of Wight Cycle Festival


14th September
Little Britain Challenge Cup

15th September
International Classic Car Show

22nd 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