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Compton Bay has a sandy beach with rock pools and safe bathing, there are few facilities but it is one of the most popular and unspoilt beaches on the island. The bay is popular with windsurfers and kite surfers.

Local info: the crumbling cliffs constantly reveal fossils; dinosaur footprints can be seen at low tide.

The toilets are in the car park at Hanover Point on the eastern side of the beach.

Normally there is an ice-cream van parked at Hanover Point in the summe.

Parking: The main car park is on the eastern side of the beach at Hanover Point on the A3055, there is also parking on the western side at Compton Farm.

Ferry: The Lymington to Yarmouth passenger and car ferry, Wightlink, takes about 30 minutes to make the crossing to Yarmouth, Isle of Wight.

Bus: The number 7 Southern Vectis bus from Yarmouth stops near the beach.

Owned by the National Trust
Longstone Farmhouse
Strawberry Lane
Mottistone, IW PO30 4EA
Tel: 01983 741020

Yarmouth Tourist Information Centre The Quay, Yarmouth (open from April)

For more Information:
Isle of Wight Tourism
County Hall
High Street
Isle of Wight PO30 1UD
Tel: 01983 813813



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