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Beautiful spot

Walked from Ventnor. Beautiful bay and lovely walk. Sadly, on glorious sunny September Wednesday... read more

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Harry4Sammy
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Eastbourne
Beautiful place.

A peaceful beautiful cafe by the sea, literally by the sea,very nice friendly staff,polite and... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
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Steephill cove is a beautiful Hidden gem. With its ever changing beach of sand, shingle and fantastic rock pools it is no wonder that families return here year after year. Over the years Steephill has become a hot spot to eat as well. With The...more
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Reviewed yesterday

Walked from Ventnor. Beautiful bay and lovely walk. Sadly, on glorious sunny September Wednesday, everything shut (except deckchair hire). Cafe closed on Wednesdays.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Harry4Sammy
Reviewed 4 days ago

A peaceful beautiful cafe by the sea, literally by the sea,very nice friendly staff,polite and considerate,

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Alisonpottspotter
Reviewed 4 days ago

I was advised to visit Steephill Cove while on the island and it didn't disappoint. It's a bit of a hike to get there but when you do, the views/beach/cafes are well worth it. Don't go on a Wednesday if you want refreshment as the...More

Date of experience: September 2019
1  Thank WoodyWood219
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Superb cove where we swam in the glorious sea and followed this up with crab sandwiches at the crab shack. You may have to wait ages for the sandwich as they seem to make them in slow motion (I waited for 30 mins ) but...More

Date of experience: September 2019
1  Thank jon p
Reviewed 6 days ago

We walked the cliff tops to the bay on a dry but cool and windy day. Everything was shut (Wednesday). It was great to see the pounding waves but we were hoping for a drink before we made our way back to Ventnor.

Date of experience: September 2019
1  Thank TantasticSunseeker
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely place to visit. Good selection of cafes and a little shop. The best beach on the island for rock pools and crabbing. You need to park at the Botanical gardens and walk down a steep slope or steps but it's worth it when you...More

Date of experience: August 2019
1  Thank Maxine W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It’s a lovely walk and a beautiful cove! Would recommend if you’re looking for a pretty place for a pint or tea and lunch :)

Date of experience: September 2019
1  Thank Robo1998
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A bit disappointing really as it is a relatively small beach which was ‘packed’ on the day visited so we could not use beach. As it was a hot day the walk there was not worth it as we had to leave to return to...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank VivendaLuiza
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great place to visit ,especially out of season when you have more time to seat back and appreciate the scenery

Date of experience: August 2019
1  Thank Lewis K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Venture down Zig Zag Road and Love Lane and you'll get to Steep hill Cove. Car parking is available 5 mins away in the Ventnor Botanical Gardens car park. It costs £5 for the day which is steep, if you're only popping through like we...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Pauline B
May 18, 2019|
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Response from Alisonpottspotter | Reviewed this property |
It's not advisable,because it's so steep,but where there's a will,there's a way,but,on the path,I took,I think not, choose another cafe,but wait Dawn C,might have he answer!!good luck,if not,there are plenty of little places... More
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shelford
January 9, 2019|
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There is a coastal path and I’d be surprised if you take thirty minutes, though it is quite hilly (up and down). That said the delicious homemade ice cream parlour in town will help scoot them along!
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megana938
July 16, 2018|
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Response from Rickyysanne | Reviewed this property |
Yes it is. There were lots of owners taking their pets along there.
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