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Destination guide

The beachside setting of Sandown is ready to explore

Enjoy the art galleries and other features of Sandown. Travelers to this welcoming city praise the beaches, island views and golfing. Spinnaker Tower and Gunwharf Quays are just a couple of the must-sees in the area. A vacation rental can help make your stay complete—many rentals come with a full kitchen and laundry facilities.

Activities

Activities and attractions in and around Sandown

Are you hoping to find top things to see and do while you're in the area? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable vacation rental, you'll want to experience everything that makes Sandown a fun place to get away. Here are some of the top attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Sandown Pier (0.2 mi / 0.3 km)
  • Browns Golf Course (0.6 mi / 0.9 km)
  • Isle of Wight Zoo (0.8 mi / 1.2 km)
  • Shanklin and Sandown Golf Club (0.8 mi / 1.3 km)
  • Brading Roman Villa (1.2 mi / 2 km)
  • Pirates Cove Adventure Golf (1.7 mi / 2.7 km)
Weather

Seasonal weather averages in Sandown

If you're planning a vacation around the weather, August, July, June and September are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 70°F.

Natural features

Exploring the beaches and other natural features in Sandown

Travelers enjoy Sandown for its island views and seaside. Whether you're an adventurous traveler or just want to appreciate the scenery, Sandown is a great place to get outside. These are a few of the area's most stunning natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Sandown Beach (0.1 mi / 0.2 km)
  • Yaverland Beach (0.3 mi / 0.4 km)
  • Small Hope Beach (1.6 mi / 2.5 km)
  • Shanklin Beach (1.9 mi / 3.1 km)
  • Shanklin Chine (2.3 mi / 3.7 km)
  • Rylstone Gardens (2.4 mi / 3.8 km)
How to get there

How to get to and around Sandown

The nearest airport is in Southampton (SOU), located 22.4 mi (36 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you could book a flight to Bournemouth (BOH-Bournemouth Intl.), which is 30.9 mi (49.8 km) away.

If you prefer to travel by train, Sandown Station, Sandown Lake Station and Sandown Brading Station are the main stations in the area.

How many vacation rentals are available around Sandown?

Our 2020 vacation rental listings offer a large selection of 1,181 house rentals around Sandown. From 388 Cottages to 240 Condos/Apartments, find unique vacation rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay around Sandown is on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Sandown?

Whether you're travelling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Sandown:

  • Southsea: 120 vacation rentals
  • Freshwater Bay: 30 vacation rentals
  • Gunwharf Quays: 58 vacation rentals
  • Southampton City Centre: 72 vacation rentals
  • Portsmouth City Centre: 94 vacation rentals

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when travelling to Sandown?

HomeAway offers a large selection of lodging choices near lovely places in Sandown. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Kaleidoscope: 1,788 home rentals
  • Sandown Brading Station: 1,874 home rentals
  • Brading Roman Villa: 1,859 home rentals
  • Amazon World Zoo Park: 1,813 home rentals
  • Lilliputput Museum of Antique Dolls & Toys: 1,943 home rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Sandown listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Cottages in Sandown?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 388 Cottages in Sandown. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Sandown include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 240 lodging choices
  • Houses: 416 lodging choices
  • Bungalows: 388 lodging choices

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation homes including Villas and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Sandown?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 62 vacation homes with pool available in Sandown.