Sandowns main attraction is its lovely long sandy beaches. You can stroll along the promenade to neighbouring Shanklin in about half an hour or take in the stunning views along the Cliff Path. There are a number of watersports available in the high season from windsurfing to canoeing aswell as the Heights swimming pool.
If it is family attractions you are looking for Sandown has a whole host that will keep little ones entertained. The Isle of Wight Zoo in Yaverland is famous for its care of big cats and Madagascan animals and was the home of ITV'S Tiger Island. Just next door to the Zoo is Dinosaur Isle, Britains first purpose built dinosaur museum. Moving along the seafront you come to Sandowns main attraction, Sandown Pier. With ten pin bowling, crazy golf Magic Kingdom, dodgems and much more it really is a whole days fun in one.