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Heaven on Earth

Steephill Cove has one of the most stunning beaches, you literally could while away the hours here... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Sue T

what a magically place, stunning atmosphere and quirky building that make this small cove a... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Warwickshire, United Kingdom
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Steephill cove is a beautiful Hidden gem. With its ever changing beach of sand, shingle and fantastic rock pools it is no wonder that families return here year after year. Over the years Steephill has become a hot spot to eat as well. With The...more
Love Lane, Ventnor PO38 1UG, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Steephill Cove has one of the most stunning beaches, you literally could while away the hours here. With the Beach Shack cafe open from very early in the season until late autumn, you can be assured of a warm welcome and delicious food.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Sue T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

what a magically place, stunning atmosphere and quirky building that make this small cove a MUST. its well worth the walk down and back up the hill.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank BTB96
Reviewed 26 November 2018

the path down to steephill cove is very steep. Not for the faint hearted. Excellent small sandy beach. faces South, full sunshine.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank b0brita
Reviewed 25 November 2018 via mobile

This place was such a fantastic little find. If you like a drink with a view you have to go. Lovely cuppa and cake whilst taking in the sea air after a cliff walk

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Emma W
Reviewed 13 November 2018

Our first time to IoW - and this was the most memorable - thank you to all who reviewed it, we may never have found it. We parked on the road, the parking is not obvious - we think it looked like someones bit of...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 4 November 2018 via mobile

This is my favourite place ever. I discovered it years ago by accident & have been coming back every year on our hols ever since. I have not shared it on here before as I didn’t want it to be spoilt by too many visitors....More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank 225zoel
Reviewed 4 November 2018

Well worth climbing the 100 steps to explore this spectacular little cove. The beach shack serves delicious sandwiches, cakes and brews. Looking forward to coming back during Spring/Summer to try out The Boat house restaurant.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Ange W
Reviewed 31 October 2018 via mobile

A beautiful place to walk to from ventnor and unwind, the Thai crab soup is just brilliant, I buy some too see me through those winter months that’s how good it is, the staff are friendly and the owner is a gem, all in all...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Z129MMjasonl
Reviewed 29 October 2018 via mobile

We went on a late October day which was sunny and glorious. It’s a little pocket of unspoilt coastline with a refreshment shack. The food is fairly pricey but worth it for the view and atmosphere. It’s a place where memories are made. Well worth...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Tovfonsea
Reviewed 24 October 2018

What a pretty and peaceful cove - the southern English coast at its best. And you can eat and drink in style as well, at a variety of small cafes and eating places.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Rosalie K
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10 January 2019|
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Response from Stewart C | Reviewed this property |
According to Google maps, its about a 1.4 mile walk to Ventnor town (Pier Street). I would allow the best part of 45 minutes with children as well allowing for them getting 'tired' and fed up!.
Megan A
17 July 2018|
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Response from Rickyysanne | Reviewed this property |
Yes it is. There were lots of owners taking their pets along there.
13 August 2017|
Response from Covesteephill | Property representative |
Hello Rachel The car park is three pound a day, no weekly ticket you just put the money in the box every day. Each holiday let in Steephill cove has one parking space each. Also you can park on the road for free. Hope that... More