Our guide to Shanklin holiday cottages

There’s only one word that sums up Shanklin – charming. This Isle of Wight favourite is all about historic streets lined with thatched cottages that have graced postcards for decades, a cliff lift that ferries families up and down to the beach on sunny days and more tea rooms than you can shake a scone at.

The wide sandy beach may be perfect for those who are content to flop down on the sand with an ice cream but Shanklin’s also the island’s watersports hotspot. Now, don't be fooled by Shanklin's sleepy facade - it's one of the island's busiest resorts and has a reputation for its carnivals and annual regatta that lures visitors from all over the UK...always the quiet ones isn't it?!

Isle of Fright

It may seem all sandy and family friendly by day, but the Isle of Wight also has something of a reputation as being one of the spookiest spots in the UK after nightfall, and it’s even known as ‘Ghost Island’. So what better place to spend Halloween and join the fun of Isle of Fright, an event that sees all...

Sandown Pier

Sandown Pier has been welcoming families since 1879, and it’s every bit as charming as visitors found it way back when. This is what seaside breaks with the kids are all about – rides on the helter skelter, an indoor amusements arcade and traditional seaside cafes. The pier is home to all kinds of fairground rides to entertain children (and...
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