AboutTotland Bay is a picturesque sandy beach, ideal for swimming, with clear turquoise waters and far reaching views to the mainland. The Bay is located on the West of the Isle of Wight, close to the village of Totland. The beach has a number of groynes along its sandy shores, backing onto a seawall where the sand turns to pebbles. The coastline here is rocky yet for the most part covered in a thick blanket of trees and greenery.
The Beach has a short pier, which is currently under redevelopment, opposite which are the public toilets and a row of pretty beach huts. A narrow road runs down to the seafront, which has some parking, but it is best to park at the top and walk down in the summer months as it as popular with the locals as it is visitors.
Walk along the seafront and there is a pub on the sea wall at the eastern end of the road. With large picture windows on the sun room side of this pub and restaurant, this is a great place to eat as you watch the sun sink below the horizon.
Walk further east at dusk and you will find rod and line fishers, or local youngsters having beach parties on the shore. Boats moor offshore during the day, with their occupants using the clear waters to bathe or come ashore to collect supplies and enjoy the restaurant.
Check the tides before making the trip to Totland as at high tide the beach all but disappears, although the sea wall makes a great place to sit and wait for it to recede.
Totland is serviced by the numbers 7 and 12 Southern Vectis buses and it is only a short walk from Totland (war memorial) via Madiera Road to the seafront.
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