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Shanklin Chine, Shanklin

Categories: Wildlife Areas, Nature & Parks
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The wooded coastal ravine of Shanklin Chine sits as the Isle of Wight's mini-Shangri La. Start your visit at the heritage center, where you can learn about the site's natural history. Embark on one of the trails and amble past waterfalls, lush vegetation, and towering trees. The chine drops 32 m (102 ft) to the sea over the course of 0.4 km (0.25 mi). Keep your camera ready, because you might spot gray chipmunks, parrots, Asian blue quails, and Chinese golden pheasants. With entrances and exits at both ends, you can walk either up or down. A fisherman's cottage sits at the bottom, though, and a home-cooked meal with a locally brewed ale on the sundeck makes a fine way to top off your visit. To visit Shanklin Chine on your holiday in Shanklin, and find out what else Shanklin has to offer, use our Shanklin vacation route planner.
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  • A nice walk down the cliff . interesting displays and exhibitions. Something to do on a nice day. Birds and chipmunks. 
  • We ate in the Spyglass Inn in Ventnor. Sate outside, lovely and sunny. Lilliput Doll and Toy Museum in Brading well worth a visit. Spent the day at Osborne House. Do not miss. 
  • I love a stroll through this beautiful place the water tumbling along down the chine its a really wonderful place to admire nature it's also got a tearoom and visitor centre, lookout over the channel....  read more »
  • Interesting place, when we visited we entered from the top and faced 2 flights of steep steps down to the waterfall viewing area thereafter it was a nice walk on level pathways down to the bottom where we found that to access the beach/Fisherman's Cottage you would have to exit with no return via a one way turnstile. Our car was parked at the top end so we didn't exit but it would cause the same problem if we had parked on the Esplanade end. There is a toll booth at the bottom but it wasn't manned when we visited. Surely for the price charged one should be able to exit at either end and get back in again so you can retrace your steps back to your original entry point. It shouldn't be that difficult to set up an automatic turnstile system operated with a printed barcode ticket that could be sold anywhere on the island.
  • Possibly the Isle of Wight’s most idyllic seaside resort, Shanklin has an archetypically pretty Old Village with thatched pubs, sweet shops and traditional tearooms. At the bottom of the steep cliffs is a pretty beach, where you can hire kayaks and the like in front of a row of whitewashed guesthouses and cafés. Don’t miss Shanklin Chine, a mossy gorge with fascinating World War II military connections.
  • Super place to go exploring! Take you choice of before or after a cream tea 😁 Cheap entry goes towards looking after the place. Kids'll love it, and adults will too (albeit at a slower place).
  • Beautiful woodland path, with a few rescued birds and lots of wildlife. Definitely worth the entrance fee. Has a lovely tea shop as well if you start feeling a bit peckish
  • Interesting enough for a half hour diversion, but not worth going out of the way for. I felt the entry price was a little steep for the experience. Went during the day but can see that a nighttime illuminated visit may be more atmospheric. Was a bit disappointed to note that the waterfall has been artificially built up higher to create a greater fall rather than it being naturally impressive.
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