THE BEACH SHACK WILL BE CLOSED FROM MONDAY 23 MAY TO FRIDAY 27 MAY INCLUSIVE. SORRY FOR ANY INCONVENIENCE.
We are now open seven days a week weather permitting. We do not open in the evenings.
The Skybar has had a makeover and offers a sheltered, relaxed seating area with spectacular views over The Bay.
We are currently offering a slightly reduced menu but, in addition to a number of new dishes we have brought back some of the old favourites, including our Full English and the ever popular Beach Shackshukka! Samples of dishes on our menu include Biscoff Waffle, Sunshine Miso Soup and a New York style brioche baguette.
We are licensed to sell alcohol for consumption both on and off the premises. Please note that we do not take reservations but operate on a walk in basis and offer relaxed beachside food and drinks. We look forward to welcoming you!
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.
Spring opening times
7 days a week weather permitting