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A stunning location for your Isle of Wight holiday

The Carlton Hotel enjoys a commanding cliff top position with uninterrupted views of Shanklin Beach and Sandown Bay.

There is a cliff lift which connects cliff top with the Esplanade and beach below.

Local attractions include two theatres and scenic walks over the Downs and along the cliff path. The wooded Chine leads down to the sea and a safe sandy Blue Flag beach, ideal for sunbathing, swimming and watersports.

The town centre is just a short walk offering a range of cafes, restaurants and individually owned shops while the thatched cottages of Shanklin Old Village offer the visitor a range of unique gift shops. To the south of the Chine are the picturesque Rylstone Gardens. From the tranquillity of the gardens you can enjoy sea and woodland views. There is also a bandstand, a café and a zigzag flight of steps leading down to the beach below.

With its wonderful rolling countryside, rugged cliffs and sandy beaches along with historic villages and attractive resorts, the Isle of Wight appeals to an ever increasing number of visitors. Over 500 miles of footpaths and bridleways afford amazing views of the Island's tranquil estuaries, undulating coastline and picturesque villages. Take a look at our Isle of Wight links page for some activity holiday ideas.

If you are looking for a location for your Isle of Wight holiday the Carlton Hotel in Shanklin is an ideal choice