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Yaverland Beach, Sandown

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Yaverland is a village on the Isle of Wight, just north of Sandown. It has about 200 houses. About 1/3 of a mile away from the village is the Yaverland Manor and Church. Holotype fossils have been discovered here of Yaverlandia and a pterosaur, Caulkicephalus. The White Air extreme sports festival was held annually at Yaverland pay and display car park between 1997 and 2008, but moved to Brighton for 2009.The older part of the village is spread along the road to Bembridge by the Norman Church. The newer part is along the seafront, consisting entirely of a bungalow estate. The name appears to come from a local rendition of "over land" - being the land over the once-tidal causeway. An alternative derivation is from "Yar Island". In the fields below Yaverland the archaeological television programme Time Team discovered a Roman smithy.In 1545 a battle took place in Yaverland between French forces and local levies. The French were crossing Culver Down from their landing at Whitecliff Bay in order to attack Sandown Castle and link up with a force from Bonchurch. The French fought their way into Sandown but were defeated at Sandown Castle, then under construction in the sea.
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  • Unspoilt England at its best. Brilliantly presented and kept stretch of beaches all the way down this side of the island. Fantastic views out to sea. Great place to watch the massive ships sail past i...  more »
  • Spent today on the beach . The weather was Mediterranean with many family enjoying the in seasonal warmth . The tide was in meant no long walk for those wanting to swim .  more »
  • We took a walk up here from Sandown pier. The spot is very quiet as it is not as commercialised as other beaches. Nearby golf course and cafe.  more »