Tucked away at the foot of the Ventnor Undercliff area, and only accessible by foot is one of the Isle of Wight’s true hidden gems; Steephill Cove. A great place to relax and escape from the world, Steephill Cove offers a great mixture of beautiful scenery, clear swimming waters and rock pools to explore.
The buildings in the cove make up a large part of its charm with brightly coloured beach huts and old fisherman’s cottages, with traditional deck chairs, lobster pots and fishing tackle dotted around the area.
There is a beach café to the rear of Steephill Cove which serves hot and cold refreshments and food, and there are also restaurants serving locally caught seafood during the season.
Steephill Cove is a beautiful place to visit whatever the time of year, however out of season many of the cafes and restaurants are closed so be sure to pack your own lunch and refreshments if you are looking to explore the area during the Winter months.
Access to the cove is made via a short walk from Ventnor Esplanade and Beach along the coast path, or a steeper descent down Love Lane which runs past Ventnor cricket club. It is also possible to get to Steephill Cove by walking from the back of the Ventnor Botanic Gardens, where the path joins the end of Love Lane.
Map & Directions
|Opening (1 Jan 2020 - 31 Dec 2020)|