Compton Bay Beach

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Campsite, Disability, Toilets


Surfing, Swimming, Canoeing, Canoeing, Walking

Nature and Wildlife

There are a range of lovely coastal walks to the nearby downland owned by the National Trust. The coastal footpath is closed from Hanover Point to Freshwater Bay.


Paid Parking Zones /

Water Quality


Lifeguard information


Cleaning and Litter

The beach is cleaned daily during July. August and September and weekly between Easter and October. There are no litter bins or dog bins.

Dog Information

but dogs are banned from 1st June to 30th September.

Beach Awards and Information

Marine Conservation Society Recommended

Isle of Wight Tourism. The Quay. Yarmouth. Isle of Wight. Tel: +44 (0)1983 760015 . OR: South Street. Newport. Isle of Wight. Tel: +44 (0)1983 525450.

How to find Compton Bay Beach

Isle of Wight / Totland

Follow the coastal footpath from the A3055 Freshwater - Ventnor road. This road is closed from February to at least August 2003. However. access to the beach is still open by road from the Brook (east) end. The two car parks (Hanover Point and Compto

Trains run from Ryde to Shanklin. The No. 7 Bus from Ventnor. the 7A Bus from Freshwater and the No. 12 usually pass the beach regularly. This summer. due to the closure of the Military Road between February and August. these buses will turn off the

We use a simple colour coded key to display the amount of cottages nearby, the below shows the three different colours and the number range for each one from green through to red.

  • 1-10 1-10
  • 11-99 11-99
  • 100+ 100 +
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