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.