Shanklin, Isle of Wight
Your Holiday Resort -Shanklin
The popular coastal resort of Shanklin is located on the south east side of the Isle of Wight and is an area full of natural charm and character. Shanklin has long been the ideal location for holidays with its stunning views and beautiful sandy beach. Famous poet John Keats holidayed in Shanklin in 1819 and Henry Longfellow in 1868.
The nearby Shanklin Hope Beach is accessible via the cliff steps at the bottom of the Hotel Garden . This clean sandy beach has a stunning backdrop with the cliffs of Luccombe and the beach provides an excellent view of the English Channel and views of Culver Cliffs. You can also walk along the beach to our neighbouring town of Sandown in about 45minutes. Parallel to the beach is Shanklin esplanade which offers pubs, cafes, parking, an amusement arcade, crazy golf course, children's adventure play area and a cliff lift during the summer months. Shanklin no longer has a pier; this was destroyed in the great storm of 1987.
Opposite the Hotel is the beautiful Rylstone Gardens offering the chance for you to see a Red Squirrel, or play a round of crazy golf. During the summer months the bandstand in the gardens shows local town bands during the evenings with some concerts held during the day.
A short walk from the hotel takes you to the entrance of nearby Shanklin Chine. The chine is a natural ravine formed by water and has a 45ft waterfall and lots of rare plants and woodland. The chine also houses part of P.L.U.T.O- the pipes under the ocean used to transport fuel to the beaches on D.Day.
Should you not want to enter the chine you can continue on your short walk onto the High Street, famed for its picturesque thatched villages the old village
as it is known has several pubs, restaurants, tourist shops and quaint tea rooms. The high street also leads onto Regent Street with more individual shops and the Shanklin train station at the end.
Famed for its good weather and mild climate, and with its convenient location Shanklin is a great base from which to explore the Island and for you to enjoy the perfect holiday.
Shanklin has excellent bus, train and road services, whether you wish to take an open bus tour to see the sights of the Island , or to simply travel from destination to destination. The railway station is based on Regent Street in Shanklin, and the main bus depot is by the co-op. The number 3 and number 2 bus' stop nearby to the hotel. Here at Luccombe Manor Hotel, we will always be happy to provide you with local knowledge and travel advice wherever possible.