Sandown and Shanklin
Sandown and Shanklin are seaside towns on the southeast coast of the Isle of Wight.
Southern VectisTwo routes run from Newport Bus Station via Godshill, Shanklin, Sandown and Brading to the Ryde Terminus. In summer, an Island Coaster bus covers the entire south shore of the island, while a local double-decker Shanklin Breezer runs half-hourly for most of the day within the town, seaside and Old Village.
By trainBoth Sandown station and are on the Island Line to Ryde.
Shanklin BreezerHop-on, hop-off bus provides "land train" service between Sandown and Shanklin in summer.
Shanklin SteamerTourist orientated half-hourly bus service connecting Shanklin train and bus stations with the beach and Old Village. Summer only.
phone: +44 1983 404344address: Culver Parade, SandownDinosaur museum
address: SandownPlop-up Poo Museum (Brown’s Golf Course, Sandown) open sporadically, featuring Poo Spheres and other interesting exhibits with staff on hand to chat and answer questions. A permanent facility is planned for 2018.
- Sandown Castle was a device fort built at Sandown by Henry VIII in April-September 1545. A French attack (during construction in July 1545) stalled, but by 1627 coastal erosion had undermined the castle's walls. The ruins were dismantled in 1631 and a new Sandown Fort built further inland. Possible remains of the foundations of the original castle remain visible along the shore at low tide.
phone: +44 1983 403883address: Yaverland Seafront, Sandown, PO36 8QBA privately-owned sanctuary inside a fort on the coastline of Sandown. Shop, café, play area. No pets, no service dogs.
phone: +44 1983 868000address: Prospect Road, Shanklin, PO37 6AJIsle of Wight Dance Festival, Christmas Pantomime, a professional summer season and local amateur dramatics.
phone: +44 1983 867122address: Watery Lane, Nr Arreton, PO36 0LX
phone: +44 1983 863528address: 105 High Street, Shanklin
phone: +44 1983 868727address: 85 High St, Shanklin
phone: +44 1983 863119address: 6 Church Road, Old Village, ShanklinA thatched pub built in 1854 with a pair of Tudor bars, function rooms and Bed & Breakfast accommodation. Live rock-and-roll on Friday nights.
phone: +44 1983 402266address: Yaverland Road, Sandown16-room bed and breakfast, bath or shower en-suite, outdoor pool, Wi-Fi in common areas.