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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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  • Were recommended to go to this beach and it didn't disappoint. Not too busy so you aren't sitting right on top of other people. The sea comes in quite a way so not far to run to the sea plus there are...  more »
  • Lovely beach for families to spend the day, lots of sand and amenities to hand. Beautiful coast line and close to Dino Isle attraction and the Isle of Wight Zoo.  more »
  • Another year, another bucket and spade holiday and what better place to spend some of it than on the beach. Long stretches of sand just great for sand castles and fossil hunting but unfortunately no r...  more »

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