On the sunny south coast of the Isle of Wight, Ventnor Beach is sheltered by high cliffs on which the town is built and is therefore a suntrap. The beach is mainly golden sand with some patches of fine, red shingle. There are rock pools at either end for exploration. It's most suitable for families and swimmers (at safe times - watch out for the red flag, when swimming is not safe). Water sports are not undertaken here because of the numerous rocks, visible only at low tide, and strong currents in the water.
A pedestrian-only promenade runs the length of the beach, which is Marine Conservation Society Recommended and has also won Quality Coast and Blue Flag Awards.