Shanklin sands

          Staying with the holiday spirit, and going back to September 2011, we stayed in Shanklin in the Isle of Wight, I’ve shown you some of the “Shaklin seaweed“, and the pretty chocolate box pictures of “Shanklin old village“, but we haven’t walked along the prom yet.

          You can keep an eye on the time, if you really want to, by the Shanklin clock,

22. Shanklin clock.

          and stop for refreshment or a quick game of crazy golf at the Esplanade Gardens cafe.

21. Shanklin Esplanade Cafe.

          The lift up and down between clifftop and beach might not be quite so picturesque, but it’s very welcome, and very well used, also very reasonably priced.

23. Shanklin lift.

          There’s plenty of space for everyone on the sands though, for a gentle stroll along next to the beach huts or a game of cricket on the sand,

19. Shanklin beachuts.

          Plenty of space for a dad to take his son into the shallow water, even if the little boy did run back to mummy when he fell into the water and got wet.

16. Where's Mommy.

          And plenty of space for little boys of all ages to enjoy the seaside.

17. Beach wall.

           More from before – Holidaying in the “Isle of Wight“, September 2011.


4 thoughts on “Shanklin sands

  1. I love the clock tower and it’s exactly that sort of thing that you wouldn’t build these days. I do fear for it, in the wind, as it looks a bit delicate at the top. Bury has a clock tower that had four minor copper-green turrets on the top and we lost one of those somehow, somewhere… They eventually replaced it and had to do the rest at the same time to match up. They’re now all copper coloured.

    • There’s nothing quite like an outing to the beach on a hot day is there ?
      … although I dont think we stopped for ice-cream … maybe next time. 🙂

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