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The Beach Shack

Western Esplanade, Sandown PO36 8JS, England
+44 1983 401392
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good28%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“crab cakes” (37 reviews)
“salad” (20 reviews)
“samphire” (5 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Cafe, Seafood, British, Bar, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
Western Esplanade, Sandown PO36 8JS, England
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Best gin and tonic on the isle of wight. Best burger on the isle of Wight. In the summer I'll be back on the pims, and by a country mile, is the best on the isle of Wight. Staff are incredible, perfect location. Perfect venue....More

Thank Dan S
Reviewed 9 October 2017

We decided to stay in the isle of white for two days and on our first day decided to have lunch here recommended from a local shop that we visited. We had a special which was the lamb stew and on recommendation from the very...More

Thank Emma C
Reviewed 7 October 2017

The food was ok, servuice to table they were not very nice. Please do not order a Milkshake, they give you milk that tastes like something, not real shake.

Thank Elisabete A
Reviewed 24 September 2017 via mobile

A favourite stop on bike ride for coffee and snacks by the beach. Good coffee and service in relaxing spot listening to the waves!

Thank John G
Reviewed 18 September 2017 via mobile

I tried to order at the ice cream window. I had my baby in the buggy and could not easily get inside alone as there is a step. I stood at the ice cream window and caught the eye of the lady inside. I waited...More

Thank Carolion1
gregtheegg, Owner at The Beach Shack, responded to this reviewResponded 20 September 2017

I'm really sorry that you feel snubbed, I would never have intentionally ignored you. I was serving at the bar on my own, it was very busy. You did indeed catch my eye, I assumed that you were waiting for somebody to come out of...More

Reviewed 17 September 2017

So we had pedalled our way around the Island and came across this little eating hole. We ordered fish n chips, expecting the usual... but it was in a different league. These were probably one of the best. The salad was peppered with samphire and...More

Thank ljay198
gregtheegg, Owner at The Beach Shack, responded to this reviewResponded 20 September 2017

Thank you for your review, glad you enjoyed your lunch so much and that the staff were good!!

Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

My husband & I visited here on Tuesday of this week. We usually eat here at least once on our annual trip to IOW. The food, setting & atmosphere was as lovely as always. We ordered & thoroughly enjoyed the crab soup, the mushroom soup...More

1  Thank helenhlancashire21
gregtheegg, Owner at The Beach Shack, responded to this reviewResponded 15 September 2017

Wrong location I'm afraid, unfortunately the place in Steephill decided to call themselves the Beach Shack. We are in Sandown and have been called the Beach Shack for years. This does give rise to confusion I'm afraid.

Reviewed 2 September 2017 via mobile

A lovely little beach cafe, well thought out and in a prime location on the seafront. Lovely place to people watch and enjoy a beverage. We stopped for a bite to eat and food was lovely. They are open later at the weekend and sometimes...More

Thank LoveEgyptLove
gregtheegg, Owner at The Beach Shack, responded to this reviewResponded 20 September 2017

Thank you for your review, glad you like the cafe as much as we do! See you soon ...

Reviewed 30 August 2017 via mobile

Came the first day and loved it, although didn't eat food. Came back a second day as was really looking forward to eating lots of food over a leisurely afternoon playing cards with my kids. Felt a little like I wasn't welcome straight away, had...More

Thank George S
gregtheegg, Owner at The Beach Shack, responded to this reviewResponded 31 August 2017

First things first, that notice has been on the toilet door for 3 years, we've had a terrific summer and are not miserable at all! It is headed "Polite Notice", which everyone can see from the picture you have kindly posted. I (Amanda) have the...More

Reviewed 28 August 2017 via mobile

Absolutely fantastic! Beautiful food,extremely friendly and helpful staff will heading back during our stay on the island

Thank Donna M
gregtheegg, Owner at The Beach Shack, responded to this reviewResponded 31 August 2017

Thank you very much! So glad you enjoyed it and that our staff treated you well.

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Questions & Answers
17 October 2016|
Response from gregtheegg | Property representative |
Hi, we close at 4, no need to book
Maria K
19 June 2015|
Response from gregtheegg | Property representative |
Yes we do from this Friday night
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$3 - US$56
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Takeout, Reservations, Waitstaff, Free Wifi
Good for
View, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Western Esplanade, Sandown PO36 8JS, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Isle of Wight  >  Sandown
  • Phone Number: +44 1983 401392
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