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?!