Only a few minutes from Tapnell Farm, this bay has it all — cliffs, a long beach, shelter from the wind and a great swimming depth. Please be wary taking children to this beach as there can be a sudden dip followed by strong tides. Keep an eye out for the Wightwood pizza van where you can buy delicious, hand made pizzas to regain energy after a paddle, every nice Friday 5.30 – 7.30 throughout the summer!
Again, you can reach Colwell and Totland Bays in a matter of minutes from Tapnell Farm and once there you will find a charming seafront that merges with a shallow expanse of water stretching far out into the ocean. It’s possible to paddle out hundreds of meters and still be able to stand in the shallow waters. Head to The Hut afterwards for a glass of rosé, burger or sea food platter!
One of the island’s best kept secrets, Compton Bay is a two mile stretch of golden and dark sands framed by multi-coloured sandstone cliffs. If sand is not your thing, then you can relax on the grassy knolls overlooking the beach or climb on a board and surf some waves. Only a short drive from Tapnell.