Compton Bay amongst UK's top beaches

Penned on the 31st October 2014

Compton Bay amongst UK's top beaches

Compton Bay on the Isle of Wight has recently been listed as one of the best beaches in the UK according to the travel experts at Rough Guides.

The national trust beach is a favourite for surfers, paragliders and families and is also known as a great place for fossil hunting. Compton offers a two-mile stretch of contrasting golden and dark sands, with rolling seas, tumbling multi-coloured sandstone cliffs, and the white chalk cliffs at Freshwater in the distance.

It is one 15 of UK’s beaches listed in “The UK’s Best Beaches” category, which includes Porthcurno in Cornwall, Bamburgh Beach in Northumberland, Rhossili Beach in Wales and Blackpool Pleasure Beach in Lancashire.

There are currently 17 award-winning beaches on the Isle of Wight, including the four Blue Flag beaches at Sandown, Ventnor, Yaverland and Colwell.

Compton was recommended by the Marine Conservation Society for the quality of its waters and has now been named as one of the top beaches by travel experts Rough Guides.

Wight locations have a number of properties within easy reach of Compton Bay, and full list of West Wight properties can be found here.

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