Sandown, situated on the South-East of the Island, shares the same stretch of beach with neighbouring Shanklin. It has been a popular seaside resort since Victorian times. Lewis Carroll, John Keats and Charles Darwin are some of the famous people who have visited over the years. Sandown is still a very popular family holiday resort and with its Victorian and Edwardian hotels overlooks the golden sands of the beach below.
Sandown is very much a family resort and has a huge variety of activities to keep everyone amused including sea fishing from the Pier, children's play areas, 18 hole golf course Isle of Wight Zoo and a big cat sanctuary to name but a few.
Further information on attractions to discover in the area and other interesting villages to visit is available. For information on public services for Isle of Wight please take a look at the Isle of Wight local pages.