Shanklin, located on the Isle of Wight, is certainly a picturesque location that is well worth visiting. It is situated about six miles off the English coast. Like many towns and villages on the Isle of Wight, Shanklin has become well known as a holiday resort getaway. It is possible to reach Shanklin and the Isle of Wight by taking a hovercraft or a fast car from the mainland. The beaches in the immediate area are excellent and visitors will find plenty of accommodations, dining and entertainment venues in Shanklin as well as surrounding towns.
Shanklin is a popular seaside resort on the east coast of the Isle of Wight. It is popular for its sandy beach as well as the Old Village and the esplanade faces out onto the ocean.
Shanklin's two beaches are Small Hope Beach and Hope Beach. These feature beach huts as well as more traditional seaside amusement arcades and a crazy golf course. Unfortunately, Shanklin's pier was destroyed by storms in 1987 and has not been rebuilt.
Shanklin Chine is a wooded coastal ravine close to the town. It features a series of footpaths and walkways so that you can take a close look at the waterfalls and abundant vegetation that make up the area. Chine is the local word for a stream that has cut back into the cliffs and it is thought to have been formed over the last ten thousand years or so. It was used as an assault course during the second World War to train commandos.
The Old Village is located to the south of the town and features lots of thatched cottages as well as small shops and of course tea rooms offering local cream teas. There is also a shopping district in the town, mainly on Regent Street and the High Street and as well as the usual stores, you will also find shops offering local arts and crafts.