Steephill Cove

Arguably the prettiest place on the Island, situated just south of Ventnor, Steephill Cove is a traditional, unspoilt fishing cove with a safe, sandy beach, nestled between rocky cliffs and smugglers’ coves. This little bay has no road access, making it a unique noise and pollution-free beach. Parking is 5 minutes away in the award-winning Botanic Gardens, or the private car park above the Cove on the main road.
Activities available at Steephill Cove include a cafe, as well as kayak hire.
Tucked away at the foot of the Ventnor Undercliff area, and only accessible by foot is one of the Isle of Wight’s true hidden gems; Steephill Cove. A great place to relax and escape from the world, Steephill Cove offers a great mixture of beautiful scenery, clear swimming waters and rock pools to explore.
The buildings in the cove make up a large part of its charm with brightly coloured beach huts and old fisherman’s cottages, with traditional deck chairs, lobster pots and fishing tackle dotted around the area.
There is a beach café to the rear of Steephill Cove which serves hot and cold refreshments and food, and there are also restaurants serving locally caught seafood during the season
31 January 2022
Last Updated
25 April 2022