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Amazing sun sets in the summer

Although it can be busy it is a great place later in the afternoon and evening for a swim and bar b... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Simon B
Isle of Wight, United Kingdom

Lovely walk along the beach with views of The Needles Headland. Casts of Iguanadon footprints... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Dam B
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“lovely beach”(12 reviews)
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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Military Road | Compton Bay, Newport, England
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed December 28, 2017 via mobile

We were so lucky as we met a palaeontologist on beach, distinguishable by his hammer and waterproof trousers and intent gaze on the sand. He pointed out a stoneage hearth (a black square at the top of the cliff face); a inter diluvian 7000 year...More

3  Thank the_finchley_lees
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed March 31, 2016 via mobile

What a shame! No steps and just general litter and rubbish. I really wish I hadn't put parking money In! Won't make that mistake again!

1  Thank Jandaoz
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Although it can be busy it is a great place later in the afternoon and evening for a swim and bar b que watching the sun go down. Can be great for surfers as well.

Thank Simon B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely walk along the beach with views of The Needles Headland. Casts of Iguanadon footprints litter the beach and the beautiful colours of the rocks of the fossil forest.

Thank Dam B
Reviewed October 14, 2018

This beach has always been a favourite with locals and surfers but more visitors have discovered it and it now gets very busy during peak season. It is rugged with a small stretch of sand. Access to the beach is not easy and the amenities...More

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Reviewed October 12, 2018

If you are looking for a different beach this is great A bit of a trek down loads of steps but because this puts some people off you get loads more space .

Thank david b
Reviewed October 7, 2018 via mobile

As an Island resident I have been to Compton beach on innumerable occasions. Situated on the south west coastline,the area is subject to coastal erosion so access can change from year to year. There are currently two main access points at either end of the...More

1  Thank David B
Reviewed October 3, 2018

Nice beach short walk from car park, very busy in summer on hot days. Have seen an ice cream van there on occasion.

Thank Michael T
Reviewed October 3, 2018

Compton Bay Beach is the best beach on the Isle of Wight, un-spoiled not commercialised just the traditional ice cream van in the car park.

Thank Andy C
Reviewed September 23, 2018 via mobile

Visited here on a windy but sunny day in August. It was absolutely amazing and the whole day was spent paddling, fossil hunting and building sandcastles. Miles of sandy beaches, surfers, and free family fun! Will definitely visit again on future trips to the Isle...More

Thank CLee1985
Reviewed September 16, 2018 via mobile

Great place to watch surfers and to surf. Lovely beach for the kids to play on. Ice cream van at the top 🍦.

Thank Julie L
Reviewed September 9, 2018

This is just childhood nostalgia at its finest! So a beauty spot, great for all ages. Come rain or shine I love it here.

Thank sammylou2018
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Response from Claire U | Reviewed this property |
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Response from Rover099 | Reviewed this property |
Compton Beach has some pools and in parts there are rocky areas and others with fossils even. Watch our for incoming tide if they get too intent on just looking into pools as some rocky areas get surrounded by water quick as... More
Claire C
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Response from 81MichaelW81 | Reviewed this property |
You can park on the grass, along Military Road, as long as you don't obstruct the traffic or park dangerously. However the spaces available on the grass verge tend to get snapped up quickly, during the holiday periods... More