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Compton Beach

Military Road | Compton Bay, Newport, England
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Kids loved this place

Perfect beach with good waves, ideal for bodyboarding. Kids have been here twice this week and are... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Tim H
,
Dronfield, United Kingdom
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Back to basics

We visited here as a family of four (children aged 11 & 15). The bay is down a set of wooden... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
M-sax25
,
Lincoln, United Kingdom
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good19%
  • Average5%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“lovely beach” (10 reviews)
“ice cream van” (15 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Military Road | Compton Bay, Newport, England
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"dinosaur footprints"
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"lovely beach"
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"ice cream van"
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"fossil hunting"
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"low tide"
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"car park"
in 30 reviews
"rock pools"
in 5 reviews
"body boarding"
in 5 reviews
"toilet block"
in 5 reviews
"national trust"
in 6 reviews
"best beach on the island"
in 4 reviews
"freshwater bay"
in 4 reviews
"wooden steps"
in 3 reviews
"natural beach"
in 3 reviews
"great surf"
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"nt members"
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"making sand castles"
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Perfect beach with good waves, ideal for bodyboarding. Kids have been here twice this week and are already talking about returning again before we head home. Amenities are very basic but there are toilets and a car park, which is free for National Trust members....More

Thank Tim H
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We visited here as a family of four (children aged 11 & 15). The bay is down a set of wooden steps. At the top is a car park, toilets and an icecream van (great icecream). At the bottom of the steps is the beach....More

1  Thank M-sax25
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This is a beautiful natural beach with stunning views, great for a day on the beach , sandy and the sea is perfect for surf some days, if it is a calm day which does sometimes happen great for a gentle swim too. There is...More

Thank DianeS279
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This beach was stumbled upon whilst taking a drive around the island on a two day trip to the island. We were 2 couples and a 6 year old. It was around sunset time and it was absolutely breath taking. We pulled up closer to...More

Thank Ryan D
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I know this beach is raved about and it has taken us a few visits to IOW to find it. Views across are amazing. The sea is good particularly if you like surfing or bodyboarding. However, what really put us off this beach was the...More

Thank michelle g
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wish we’d find this beach earlier in our stay. No shops, arcades, rides - just back to basics and nature -( and an ice cream van that sells boards!). We parked in the National Trust car park but people were parking for free on the...More

1  Thank Tanya C
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful spot to spend a few hours or whole day! We had. A brief visit here at the end of one of our days. Wish we could have stayed longer. Will be back. Amazing views from the top by the car park too.

1  Thank AngiBC
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Reviewed 11 July 2018

Hanover point and Compton Bay can be viewed along the costal road when heading along the A3055, from Niton to Freshwater Bay. There are safe stopping points and even a couple of NT car parks which enable you to take a walk and sample views...More

2  Thank 111TWIGAMINHAAFRIKA
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Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile

Beautiful small sandy bay- car park at the top on the cliff, steps going down. Stunning natural coastline with still waters. Nothing else there apart from the beach but beautiful and quiet nonetheless.

2  Thank 29Jetsetter
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Reviewed 24 June 2018 via mobile

Such a beautiful site and lovely beach. Not very busy either - and that was on a sunny Saturday morning. Free parking if you're a National Trust member. Amazing views across to Freshwater Bay.

Thank Rachael C
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Response from Rover099 | Reviewed this property |
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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Claire C
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Response from Michael W | Reviewed this property |
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
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