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Shanklin Town Information




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Shanklin Old Village - Photo: Isle of Wight Tourism
Shanklin Old Village
Photo: Isle of Wight Tourism

Located south of Sandown Bay, the picturesque town of Shanklin sits on cliffs high above the beach.

A deep ravine in the cliffs, known as a ‘chine’, leads steeply down to the sea and, on summer evenings, is festooned with fairy lights.

In the Second World War it was briefly used by Royal Marine commandos as a practice ground.

Nearby Knock Cliff is a popular destination for members of the fossil hunting fraternity.