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Sandown, Isle of Wight

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Sandown, Isle of Wight

Sandown is a seaside resort town and civil parish on the southeast coast of the Isle of Wight, England, which neighbors the town of Shanklin to the south. Sandown Bay is the name of the bay off the English Channel which both towns share, and it is notable for its long stretch of easily accessible golden sandy beach. It is the site of the lost Sandown Castle.
Post townSANDOWN
Administrative CountyIsle of Wight
Traditional CountyHampshire
OS GridSZ5984
OS Settlement ClassificationTown
RegionSouth East
Police AuthorityHampshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityIsle of Wight
Fire and Rescue AuthorityIsle of Wight
Ambulance AuthorityIsle of Wight
Dialling code01983
Population5,299 (1991 Census)

Other names by which Sandown, Isle of Wight has been known in the past


Sandown, Isle of Wight in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Sandown, town and eccl. dist. with ry. sta., Brading par., Isle of Wight, on Sandown Bay, 6 miles S. of Ryde - dist., pop. 3859; town, pop. 3120; P.O., T.O., 1 Bank, 1 newspaper. Sandown is a favourite and rapidly increasing watering-place, occupying a picturesque situation, and with excellent facilities for bathing. A pier was constructed in 1879. Sandown Bay extends from Culver Cliff to Dunmose; is 5½ miles wide, and has a splendid sandy beach. Near the town is Sandown Cottage, seat; and Sandown Lake.

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