Shanklin is one of the oldest towns on the Isle of Wight and is a very popular holiday destination. It is more laid-back than its close neighbour, Sandown and is the perfect place to chill-out. The Old Village with its gorgeous thatched cottages is a major attraction for tourists from all over the world and includes the Island’s first tourist attraction, Shanklin Chine - a deep ravine containing diverse flora and fauna.
The busy High Street in Shanklin is full of great shops, pubs, cafés and restaurants. There are also plenty of places to eat and drink along the seafront, with fantastic views across the sandy beach and out to sea, as well as amusement arcades, crazy golf and the excellent Summer Arcade family entertainment centre. There are plenty of excellent places to stay in Shanklin, including great hotels, B&Bs, guesthouses and a good variety of self catering accommodation.