So how will it look at The Beach Shack this year? Not how it usually does, that's for sure but we are doing our best to provide the best visit we can for you while keeping you and our staff safe! Please bear with us, it's new to us all. Some of the additional measures we have put in place (such as cleaning and then sanitising tables after each use and taking track and trace details for NHS purposes, as well as having to social distance in the kitchen) mean that service may be slower during busy periods. For the same reasons, we also have a substantially reduced menu this summer.
In addition to our takeaway service, The Beach Shack also has a limited number of tables outside. No bookings are being taken this year, so these are on a first come first served basis. Track & trace applies if you sit at our tables and the details will be kept for 21 days. We regret that without these details, we will not be able to serve you. Thank you for your understanding. Our food is being served in enclosed takeaway containers for your safety and hygiene purposes.
The inside of the café will remain strictly closed to the public this summer, unfortunately this includes our one toilet. This is for the safety of our staff and for social distancing & ventilation reasons.
We will not be able to offer seating in the event of bad weather as all tables are outside. However, on a good day you will have the choice of a table or being able to take your order onto the vast beach to enjoy the stunning views!
On arrival at the café, you will see social distancing markings and notices and a one way queuing system. We have carried out a risk assessment and extra hygiene measures are in place in addition to our usual procedures.
Thank you for your custom. It is much appreciated! Have a good summer!
The Beach Shack café, Sandown, Isle of Wight
The Beach Shack is the first café on the Sandown to Shanklin revetment, a pedestrianised path which runs under the cliffs and along the beach between the two towns. This location is the perfect venue for families with children or for those who simply want to get away from the traffic! The added bonus of being under the cliffs, is that the Beach Shack seems to have its own little micro climate and enjoys temperatures far higher than in surrounding, unsheltered spots.
The Beach Shack has tables along the sea wall, perfect for keeping an eye on little ones while you relax at the tables, and a sheltered terrace to the side of the café, where you can sit and soak up the rays while looking out over this beautiful, sandy bay towards the downs at Ventnor. Stunning!
The Beach Shack now has a roof top terrace, The Sky Bar
, boasting stunning views, sheltered seating and shade.
In addition to the holidaymakers who return year after year, it has a strong local trade. The mood is relaxed and informal and the staff friendly and helpful. Many have been with us for a number of years!
Sandown Bay is known for its golden, sandy beaches and for safe swimming and has the best beach in the UK according to BBC Countryfile.
Opening times Summer 2020
|Friday ||10am -6pm
Hours are a guidance only and will vary