Sandown

Isle of Wight

Sandown
© Geograph

Water Quality

Annual classification

2017 Excellent

Today's forecast

Forecasts are not available for this location.

Data provided by the Environment Agency

One of the most popular beaches on the Isle of Wight, an attractive long sandy beach with amenities and the town close by. There are beach activities to suit everyone and the beach is well served by refreshment kiosks along the seafront.

Activities

You can swim and surf here, or even try a spot of jet skiing. There are also pedalos available for hire from the beach and a children’s area. There is a carnival and a windsurfing competition at the beach in August.

Wildlife and Walks

There is a walk along the seawall from Sandown to Shanklin. Several species of seabird may be seen at the beach.

What's tested here?

Water samples are taken at this designated bathing water by the Environment Agency, during the bathing season, 15th May to 30th September.
Find out more about designated bathing waters.

High levels of bacteria in the water can indicate pollution from sewage treatment works or polluted rain water draining from the land.
Where does pollution comes from and how can you help?

Water quality can be reduced for up to 72 hours after heavy rain. Look out for temporary signs at the beach and on our website.

Annual classification

2017 Excellent

What does this mean?

At the end of every bathing season the water quality is classified as either:

Excellent — the highest classification meaning the water is cleanest

Good — generally good water quality

Sufficient — meets minimum standards

Poor — You are advised not to swim. The beach will stay open and an action plan should be in place to improve the water quality.

Today's forecast

Forecasts are not available for this location.

Data provided by the Environment Agency
More information about potential pollution sources and improvement plans.

Weather

This Weather Widget is provided by the Met Office

Tide times

Potential hazards at this beach

Tidal cut-off Tidal cut-off
Deep shelving beach Deep shelving beach
Strong winds Strong winds

Lifeguarded locations - top five safety tips

Non-lifeguarded locations For those who can’t make it to a lifeguarded beach

For more information visit rnli.org.uk.

Facilities at Sandown

Food Food Toilets Toilets Shops Shops Bins Bins

Parking

 

There is parking by the beach. There is a charge for using the car park.

Dog restrictions

 

Dogs not allowed March 1st to September 30th.

Beach cleaning

Beach cleaned regularly.

Lifeguards

Yes.

Dates and times

Service provided by RLNI

Daily: 8th July - 3rd September 2017

Please ensure you read beach notice boards for any changes to lifeguard service. Please see safety tab for more information on beach safety.