So there is a huge variety of beaches on the Island ranging from sandy and shallow to rockpools and gravel.
Here are a few of my favourites!
Pop over to Ventnor beach which is your typical seaside town and walk along to Wheelers bay to go to The Seapot café that serves everything from a lovely seafood platter to homemade cakes and a pot of tea. Plus they have an alcohol licence for a chilled glass of wine. They are weather dependent though so check ahead at https://www.facebook.com/seapotcafe
For my children to be able to run free and be safe I like to visit Compton beach which is on the south west side of the Island and is very rural. No toilets or facilities, just an ice cream van in summer. But there is miles of sand during low tide and its safe for them to go off on an adventure alone.
Apply beach in Ryde is also the same although here there are more coffee shops and a lovely restaurant called The Dell that does great seafood.
Then there are the rock pools at Bembridge which you will find at low tide on what we call the ledge. It’s a rocky outcrop that goes out all the way to the slipway ramp.
We also like to go to Colwell bay that has a famous restaurant there called the Hut. For bookings https://thehutcolwell.co.uk/
This beach is your typical seaside place with a shop selling beach toys and another restaurant and bar selling typical beach food like fish and chips and pizza. Just make sure you go at low tide or else there is no beach!
Whatever your beach day the Island is surrounded by them and you’ll have a great day!