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“coastal walk”

Ranked #3 of 20 things to do in Shanklin
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“coastal walk”
Reviewed October 28, 2013

Fairly easy but very scenic coastal walk from one delightful place to another. Couldn't resist going into the Spyglass Inn on the sea front at Ventnor, my kind of pub full of history with good food and an excellent variety of ales.

Visited October 2013
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“Attractive coastal walk”
Reviewed October 26, 2013

Attractive coastal walk from Shanklin on the Isle of Wight with panoramic sea views and visiting beauty spots along the coast. This walk also has a choice of places to stop and eat along the way. Shanklin town a few minutes walk from the coastal walk has a lot to offer from Boutique shops nail and beauty bars, for relaxing treatments after long walk visit Wight beauty salon and nail bar the Beauty salon in Shanklin wightbeauty.com

Visited October 2013
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Eccleshall, United Kingdom
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“One of the nicest walks on the island.”
Reviewed October 13, 2013

We walked from Ventnor to Shanklin and eventually on to Sandown before returning by the excellent Southern Vectis bus service. The walk to Bonchurch was along the concrete esplanade, so easy going. We left the path at Bonchurch to find the main part of the village and a cafe by the pond (recommended, sorry cannot recall the cafe name). Back on the esplande, there are ( clean) loos at the end of the beach side houses. The coast walk then heads upwards into a densly wooded area. I suspect parts will be muddy especially in wet weather. Technically not difficult walking, but steep in places so take your time. Down into Shanklin, past old villas and newer appartments. Certainly a walk of contrasts. For added grandeaur, pick a day when the sea is rough, and play chicken along the esplanade!!!

Visited October 2013
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“Not too far and good mix of scenery”
Reviewed October 1, 2013 via mobile

Parked at smugglers haven and headed for shanklin. First part through trees due to landslip at lullmore, peaceful and bought pot of marmalade from stall by path. Arrived shanklin and enjoyed tge flat out towards Sandown. Took steps up to Winchester house bus stop and caught bus across to ventnor (15 and 45 past hour, £3.50 single). Walk along ventnor front and hot chocolate before route back. Took the tip to see old church at Boniface - very sweet hideaway, then on to devils chimney...be warned this is the long steep climb so save some energy. Lovely way to spend best part of a day outdoors and not much expense.

Thank Simon R
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed September 29, 2013

caught a bus to a little tea room just before the devils chimmney and had a wonderful cream tea with a excellant veiw of the sea below. walk not to tiring, the chimmney is narrow but the rest of the walk is fine.lovely when the sun is out

Visited September 2013
Thank ian d
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