Holiday Properties To Let In Sandown Isle of Wight
Superbly situated beside the sparkling waters of Sandown Bay, the twin resorts of Sandown and Shanklin have delighted generations of holiday-makers for over 150 years.
The Victorians laid out the broad seafront promenades and beautiful parks and gardens. They built fine town and country villas, many of which have been converted into hotels and apartments. The cliff-top path offers a wonderful walk, with panoramic views of the bay and continues all the way to Shanklin, passing Lake, which has its own railway station, hotels, guest houses, shops and water sports centre.
Sandown seafront is just yards from the town’s shops, cafes, pubs and restaurants, with easy level walking along the broad promenades and sea wall. Safe bathing and a mild climate with consistently high placing in the U.K’s sunshine records provide the essential ingredients for a summer holiday. You will find deckchairs, beach huts, water sports and the pier, which dates from 1879 and now provides all-weather amusements and the opportunity to walk out over the sea, which is just as exciting for today’s visitors as it was to the Victorians.
Along Culver Parade you’ll find tennis, bowls, crazy golf, a pitch and putt course, the Tiger Sanctuary and Dinosaur Isle Museum. At the southern end of town the Heights Health and Leisure Base has indoor swimming pools and further inland is a fine 18 hole golf course. Sandown Carnival in July is the Island’s first of the season, the Regatta and illuminated Carnival are in August.
You can enjoy a pleasure flight from Sandown Airport, or take the footpath to Borthwood Copse, which is especially beautiful in spring, when carpeted with bluebells. Continue along the Newport Road to visit Amazon World which is open throughout the year.