The Isle of Wight’s beaches have retained their impressive haul of 17 awards from last year, giving the Island the highest total number of beach awards in England for the second year in a row!

Once again the beaches at Sandown, Yaverland, Colwell and Ventnor have won the prestigious Blue Flag award, which are designed to guarantee visitors that a beach is amongst the best in the world! Along with the Blue Flag awards Isle of Wight beaches scooped a further 13 seaside awards with Cowes, East Cowes, Springvale, Seagrove, Gurnard, Ryde East, St Helens, Totland and Shanklin all winners along with the previously mentioned Blue Flag beaches.

This is all good news for visitors at the start of the summer, as one of the Isle of Wight’s most popular features has always been its fantastic beaches!

For a comprehensive list of beaches, including directions and access information, check out the Isle of Wight beaches page.