Discover a selection of 500 holiday rentals in Shanklin that are perfect for your trip. Whether you’re traveling with friends, family, or even pets, Vrbo holiday homes have the best amenities for hanging out with the people that matter most, including parking available and internet/WiFi. Prices start at £ 127 per night, and flats & apartments and villas are popular options for a stay in Shanklin. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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Destination guide

Life's a beach in Shanklin

Perched on the Isle of Wight's glittering south-east coast, Shanklin is an archetypal British seaside town. Throughout the sunny summer months, its expansive stretch of golden sand throngs with happy holidaymakers and laid-back locals making the most of their pastel-hued beach huts. Its picture-postcard promenade is lined with cosy cafes, trinket-filled gift shops and warmly-welcoming restaurants serving perennial favourites like freshly-battered cod and chips. Probe the town a little further, and you'll find picture-postcard thatched cottages and traditional pubs where you can sample locally-brewed craft beers. With a diverse array of Shanklin holiday rentals to pick from, you're sure to find your ideal home-away-from-home.

Things to do

Prehistoric pleasures and monkey business

You'll find a wealth of alluring attractions virtually on the doorstep of your Shanklin holiday rental. The Shanklin Theatre is a stunningly preserved Victorian playhouse, and one of the Isle of Wight's best-loved entertainment venues. It plays host to an enthralling year-round programme of toe-tapping musicals, pop concerts and side-splitting stand-up comedy. For a magical family day trip, take the troop to Dinosaur Isle, the UK's first purpose-built dinosaur museum. Here, you can peruse a collection of captivating fossils and life-size replicas, and even take control of a robotic dinosaur. For a spot of animal magic, head to Monkey Haven to get up close and personal with a host of playful primates, plus adorable owls and kookaburras.


Aquatic adventures and old-school amusements

Whatever the weather, you'll find fun in abundance in Shanklin. The Isle of Wight is one of the UK's premier destinations for water sports, from relaxing pursuits like sailing and kayaking, to adrenaline-pumping activities like kite surfing and wakeboarding. The town boasts an array of colourful diversions for kids of all ages, from retro amusement arcades to quirky mini-golf courses. If you're in the market for a little self-indulgence, treat yourself to a traditional afternoon tea, complete with dainty finger sandwiches, freshly-baked scones and lashings of clotted cream.


Sultry summer days in Shanklin

Shanklin holiday rentals are in particularly high demand throughout the peak summer season of June to August. At this time of year, days are typically long and blissfully warm, with plenty of sunshine and clear blue skies. May and September are also lovely times to visit, with agreeably mild temperatures and fewer out-of-towners competing for a prime spot on the beach. Early spring and late autumn tend to be fresh, while winters can be downright cold, although the Isle of Wight's climate is generally milder than much of the UK. Rain is a possibility at any time of year, so pack your umbrella.

Natural features

Shanklin's ancient natural wonders

Some of Shanklin's most spectacular sights were crafted by Mother Nature. The Shanklin Chine is a breathtaking tree-lined gorge, replete with cascading waterfalls. This lush ravine is home to a host of birds, such as blue tits and grey wagtails, as well as cuddly critters like chipmunks and red squirrels. The Isle of Wight is also a haven for amateur archaeologists, as it's famously the richest place in the UK for dinosaur remains. Join a guided fossil walk, and let a local expert lead you towards prehistoric treasures like dinosaur bones and teeth.

How to get there

How to get to and around Shanklin

The nearest airport is in Southampton (SOU), located 23.7 mi (38.1 km) from the city centre. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you could also fly into Bournemouth (BOH-Bournemouth Intl.), which is 30.4 mi (48.9 km) away.

If you'd prefer to travel by train, you can make your way to Shanklin Station.

Can I find a vacation rental around Shanklin?

Yes, our 2021 property listings offer a large selection of 676 vacation rentals near Shanklin. From 136 flats & apartments to 3 villas, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Shanklin for a holiday or a weekend are on Vrbo.