Small Hope Beach

Easy access from Shanklin – promenade runs 5.16km from Yaverland by the sailing club (PO36 8QB) south to Fisherman’s Cottage (PO37 6BN) past Shanklin. 

Salix Café – NY Day swim takes place annually. Small Hope Beach, Esplanade, Shanklin, PO37 6BG www.thesalixcafe.co.uk 07772 056204 (seasonal) There is a loo here BUT it is definitely for customers only. 

Alternative – public far side of Esplanade road – ‘Esplanade Gardens’ 

Sells food and a range of local artists ware.  

Beach huts can be rented / bought 01983 864992 

Generally sandy beach – can change with seasons.  

View – sweeping to Culver Down.  

Parking – pay and display all along seafront / esplanade plus a little higher up free parking – at the moment! Steep walk up / down. 

Ideal in summer as not quite as busy as some other beaches.  

Can walk to many eateries from here.