Shanklin Beach, on the south east coast of the Isle of Wight, is part of Sandown Bay, renowned for its sandy beaches. The clear waters here are zoned, with safe bathing areas and other areas for water sports such as surfing, sea canoeing, sailing and jet skiing. The area is also good for fishing and pedaloes are available for hire. The beach is backed by a traditional sea front promenade with all the amusements you'd expect of a popular family beach. Access is via sometimes steep paths, but there is a lift down to the beach, which has won a recent Seaside Award.