AboutLake Beach is located between the popular resort beaches of Sandown and Shanklin, and shares the same gently sloping golden sands and clear swimming waters. To the rear of Lake Beach (also known as Dunroamin Beach) the cliff rises steeply creating a dramatic looking natural screen and shelter for the beach, at the foot of which runs the sea wall and path / cycleway.
The beach can be accessed from either Shanklin or Sandown Esplanades via a short walk in either direction along the sea wall, or alternatively there is a set of steps from the top of the cliff path at Lake. Because this beach is tucked away and not as straightforward to reach as its resort neighbours it is very often quieter during the busier months, making it a peaceful alternative for a day on the beach. As the waters are quieter this is a great beach for surfing and watersports, and the Wight Waters instructional school which is located at the back of the beach offers a whole range of activities for all ages and abilities – they also have a café and barbeque area which is always popular during the season.
There are beach huts at the back of Lake Beach, and also a number of benches to sit on along the sea wall path when the tide is further in. The walk from Shanklin to Sandown along the back of the beach is highly recommended, and the sea wall offers a wide, flat path which is ideal for both walkers and cyclists.
If you have kids this is the ideal place for them to learn watersports, the sea is shallow and clear and if required they can get a high standard of instruction from the watersports school Wight Waters.
By foot from Sandown or Shanklin Esplanades or via steps from the top of the cliff at Lake (two places) where there is an Island-line train station.
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|Open (1 Jan 2020 - 31 Dec 2020)|