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.