About Sandown

Sandown is a seaside resort town and we are situated on the seafront walk which runs from Shanklin to Yaverland, taking you along the esplanade past many pubs, cafe’s and attractions. You will be able to stroll to Shanklin and then either come back along the cliff tops, taking in the stunning views. Find out more about Sandown


Places around the MARINA BAY Hotel

Dinosaur Isle (15min walk from hotel)

Dinosaur Isle is Britain's first purpose built dinosaur museum and visitor attraction; based in Sandown on the Isle of Wight. The Island's diverse geology contains a wealth of fossils that tell us much about the past and gives clues to the effects of possible future environmental changes.
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Isle of Wight Zoo

The Isle of Wight Zoo is a family-run zoo with a special interest in tigers and lemurs. The zoo was built within the ruins of a Victorian Fort built to guard Sandown's coast, which means we face one of the Isle of Wight's nicest beaches. Once upon a time the zoo owners used to walk tiger cubs on the beach, and we're still famous locally for it. Nowadays we focus on looking after older tigers and giving them a happy retirement.
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