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Amazing sun sets in the summer

Although it can be busy it is a great place later in the afternoon and evening for a swim and bar b... read more

Reviewed 11 November 2018
Simon B
Isle of Wight, United Kingdom

Lovely walk along the beach with views of The Needles Headland. Casts of Iguanadon footprints... read more

Reviewed 29 October 2018
Dam B
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Military Road | Compton Bay, Newport, England
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Reviewed 11 November 2018

Although it can be busy it is a great place later in the afternoon and evening for a swim and bar b que watching the sun go down. Can be great for surfers as well.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Simon B
Reviewed 29 October 2018

Lovely walk along the beach with views of The Needles Headland. Casts of Iguanadon footprints litter the beach and the beautiful colours of the rocks of the fossil forest.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Dam B
Reviewed 15 October 2018

This beach has always been a favourite with locals and surfers but more visitors have discovered it and it now gets very busy during peak season. It is rugged with a small stretch of sand. Access to the beach is not easy and the amenities...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 12 October 2018

If you are looking for a different beach this is great A bit of a trek down loads of steps but because this puts some people off you get loads more space .

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank david b
Reviewed 7 October 2018 via mobile

As an Island resident I have been to Compton beach on innumerable occasions. Situated on the south west coastline,the area is subject to coastal erosion so access can change from year to year. There are currently two main access points at either end of the...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 4 October 2018

Nice beach short walk from car park, very busy in summer on hot days. Have seen an ice cream van there on occasion.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Michael T
Reviewed 3 October 2018

Compton Bay Beach is the best beach on the Isle of Wight, un-spoiled not commercialised just the traditional ice cream van in the car park.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Andy C
Reviewed 23 September 2018 via mobile

Visited here on a windy but sunny day in August. It was absolutely amazing and the whole day was spent paddling, fossil hunting and building sandcastles. Miles of sandy beaches, surfers, and free family fun! Will definitely visit again on future trips to the Isle...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank CLee1985
Reviewed 17 September 2018 via mobile

Great place to watch surfers and to surf. Lovely beach for the kids to play on. Ice cream van at the top 🍦.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Julie L
Reviewed 9 September 2018

This is just childhood nostalgia at its finest! So a beauty spot, great for all ages. Come rain or shine I love it here.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank sammylou2018
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Compton Beach has some pools and in parts there are rocky areas and others with fossils even. Watch our for incoming tide if they get too intent on just looking into pools as some rocky areas get surrounded by water quick as... More
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You can park on the grass, along Military Road, as long as you don't obstruct the traffic or park dangerously. However the spaces available on the grass verge tend to get snapped up quickly, during the holiday periods... More