Welcome to Sandown
Isle of Wight
Sandown is a seaside town within Sandown Bay nestling on the south coast of the Isle of Wight. Sandown is famous for its golden sandy beach and has been delighting holiday makers for over 150 years. Sandown seafront is just yards from the town’s shops,café’s, pubs and restaurants and is within easy level walking along the towns broad promenades and sea wall.
The beach is safe to bath in. Sandown Bay was used by the Natwest Island Games 2011 to hold the sailing and windsurfing events. With Sandown having a mild climate it constantly has a high placing in the UK’s sunshine records just what is needed for a summer holiday.
Along Culver Parade you will find Bowls, Crazy Golf, a Pitch and Put Course as well as a Skate Park, Adizone, and Children’s Play Areas. Further along is Sandown Zoo with a Tiger Sanctuary and also Dinosaur Isle Museum.
Sandown can also offer an indoor Swimming Pool, an 18 hole Golf Course as well as the ability for people to fly their own planes into Sandown Airport. Sandown holds regular events such as Sandown Carnival which is held in July and Sandown Regatta and Illuminated Carnival are held in August.
Sandown is a typical Victorian town surrounded by a wealth of natural features. To the North is Culver Downs which is mostly owned and managed by the National Trust. Nearby inland are Sandown levels, one of the few freshwater wetlands on the Isle of Wight where you can bird watch. At extremely low tides a petrified forest is partially revealed in the northern part of Sandown Bay.
Population estimated 2012: 5253 Precept 2013: £128,500