Our guide to Sandown holidays

Did you know...Sandown has been a holiday resort since the Victorian era?

If you’re looking for that element of days gone by in an Isle of Wight holiday then it’s got to be Sandown. Shanklin’s sister town has held on to all those traditional seaside features that we secretly want from a beach holiday in the UK, so guests can enjoy all the fun of the fair, amusements and gently sloping beaches with plenty of room. Sandown Bay is surrounded by miles of sand, and its beaches are some of the island’s safest for bathing, so search properties nearby if you’ve got younger children who love a splash about in shallow waters.

Sandown Carnival

Sandown has something of a reputation for its carnivals throughout the Wight, so if you’re going to be on the island for 7 th November then make sure you grab your sparklers and get a great spot to watch the evening’s spooky entertainment. If you’re going to be on the Isle of Wight over the weekend and you want to...

Culver Down

Culver Down is one of the Isle of Wight’s most dramatic spots, and much of the area is owned by the National Trust. Make your way up to this jutting headland and you’ll be rewarded with sweeping views across Sandown Bay below and the Solent glittering beyond. The cliffs you’ll see belong to the same chalk ridge as the iconic...
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