Sandown (Isle of Wight) Reviews
Description:Superbly situated beside the sparkling waters of Sandown Bay, the twin resorts of Sandown and Shanklin have delighted ... more
Sandown (Isle of Wight) ... generations of holiday-makers for over 150 years. Early Victorian visitors were so captivated by the magnificent bay and sheltered golden sands that within a few decades the sparsely populated community of Sandown saw an explosion of investment and development, culminating in the opening of the railway line from Ryde in 1864. The Victorians laid out the broad seafront promenades and beautiful parks and gardens. They built fine town and country villas, many of which have been converted into hotels and apartments. The cliff-top path offers a wonderful walk, with panoramic views of the bay and continues all the way to Shanklin, passing Lake, which has its own railway station, hotels, guest houses, shops and water sports centre.
Newest Review: ... sand and sea and enough room for everyone. However it's 'Sandown' itself that lets the side down. I have been to many seaside towns on the mainland and understand that Holidaymakers need other things to do, other than just sit on the beach. Places like Eastbourne, Margate and Brighton have a variety of traditional English feel to their seaside beaches. Sandown unfortunately looks tired and ... more
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by - written on 29/08/08 (Very useful, 96 readings)
Sandown is situated on the south of the Isle of Wight and boasts many 'attractions' that visitors to the Isle of Wight might enjoy. I have lived on the Isle fo Wight for the majority of my life and when its sunny it can be one of the best places to be in the UK. Sandown's best feature is it's beach and seafront. Lots of sand and sea and enough room for everyone. However it's 'Sandown' itself that lets the side down. I have been to many seaside towns on the mainland and understand that Holidaymakers need other things to do, other than just sit on the beach. Places like Eastbourne, Margate and Brighton have a variety of traditional English feel to ... Read the complete review
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