Brook and Compton Bays: Beaches You Must Visit!

Sunday, 13 August 2017

When on holiday, we like to visit the well known attractions, but we also like to walk off the beaten track and do as the locals do.

While in the Isle of Wight, we've visited a few attractions and beaches and loved them all, but we stumbled across a couple of beaches that aren't really visited by tourists.

Brook Bay is located in the South West of the Isle, between Brook and Freshwater Bay. We were actually driving towards Freshwater Bay when we saw the gorgeous scenery and spotted a small car park near a coastal path. Being the curious type, we decided to get out and explore.

I'm so glad we did! We took the short path down to the beach and took in the sights before heading back to walk along the coastal path on the cliffs.

At the end of the coastal path, we arrived at Compton Bay and found the steps down to the beach. The beach is so lovely. Although the car park was half full, we had the beach pretty much to ourselves.

It was different to a lot of the beaches I've seen before. Although it was sandy, it was much darker than normal. I read that, with a lot of patience (which Dot does not have!) you could find fossils on the beach and at low tide, you can also see fossilised remains of a forest, so we're definitely going back to have a look!

We paid £3 for parking as it was a National Trust car park, but that was the only cost and for that, we've seen some beautiful views and made some amazing memories!

Keep Calm and Carry On Linking Sunday


  1. I'm reading so many great things about the Isle of Wight this summer think we should definitely add it to our 'to visit ' list!!

    1. You really should! It's such a lovely place! :)

  2. Everyone has gone to IoW this year and I am so jealous, I really want to go!!

  3. Beautiful places, I love the beach xx

  4. I need to go to Isle of White, clearly!

  5. We've just got home from the Isle of Wight. We did all the tourist things as we were trying to see and do as much as possible!

  6. Nothing beats a quiet beach x x x x

  7. Looks delightful. I hated Isle of Wight when younger but now want to return for a break

  8. That sand is dark! Would love to see those fossils. Sounds fascinating. Thanks so much for linking up at #KCACOLS. Hope you come back again next time

  9. Gorgeous beach! I've always wanted to visit the isle of Wight #kcacols

  10. I totally love that first photo, it's so symetrical! Great to read about these beaches, I'll pin this for later when we visit! Thanks for linking up, hope to see you back here again next time Alex - My Life Long Holiday #KCACOLS