Sandown, a Classic Seaside Town

Sandown is a classic seaside town, with a long, safe, sandy beach, and plenty of accommodation.

Situated at the eastern end of Sandown Bay, it is near to the chalk cliffs of Culver Down. Located at the other end of Sandown Bay, is the resort of Shanklin. Sandwiched between Shanklin, and Sandown, is Lake. Physically there is not much open land between all three towns. But, they are quite different in their appearance.

Sandown has two good tourist attractions, the Zoo and Dinosaur Museum, and it still retains its pier.

Sandown was a very busy seaside town up until the 1970's. Despite the downturn in holidaying in the UK, Sandown hasn't fared too bad. It still retains most of it original Hotels, and there's a wide choice of places to eat.

Things to Do

Sandown Zoo

Home of ITV's Tiger Island, it's obviously famous for its Tigers. There's plenty of other animals to see though. Situated at Yaverland at the northern end of the town, it's open most of the year. Check out the Website for further details

Dinosaur Isle

In case you didn't know already, the Isle of Wight is famous for its Dinosaurs. The museum houses most of the Isle of Wight's finds. Situated close to the Zoo, at the northern end of the town. It's well worth a visit. Kids love it. Check out the Website for further details.


Sandown Facts

Population: 11,868 (2011 Census)

Train Station: Sandown


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Parking: see here  Facilities Map

Tariffs click Long Term- 2017
  • Up to 1 hour - £1.00
  • 1 to 2 hours - £2.00
  • 2 – 4 hours £3.40
  • 4 – 6 hours £4.50
  • 6 – 24 hours £6.60
Tariffs Short Term - 2017
  • Up to 30 mins - 30p
  • 30 mins to 1 hour - £1.30
  • 1 – 2 hours £2.40
  • 2 – 3 hours £2.90
  • Up to 3 hours £3.40