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My favourite

This beach has always been a favourite with locals and surfers but more visitors have discovered it... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Newport, United Kingdom
a delight

If you are looking for a different beach this is great A bit of a trek down loads of steps but... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
david b
Ryde, United Kingdom
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Military Road | Compton Bay, Newport, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 .

Thank david b
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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

Thank David B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank Michael T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

Thank Andy C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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

Thank CLee1985
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

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

Thank Julie L
Reviewed 10 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.

Thank sammylou2018
Reviewed 2 September 2018

Miles of soft sand with gently shelving sandy beach that creates regular waves suitable for bodyboarding on most days. Seems to catch the sunshine even when clouds all over the surrounding downs. Popular with families but no life guard. Several National Trust car parks along...More

Thank Harry S
Reviewed 2 September 2018

The beach is what we expected, clean and cold :) water, some pools in low tide and very quiet and pleasant morning sunbathing and watching the kids playing

Thank donaldmclaughling
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Response from Claire U | Reviewed this property |
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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
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