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Isle of Wight Beaches

Generally the beaches on the Isle of Wight are healthy beaches. The west wight beaches are surrounded by only very small towns and villages, and there was a very large project a few years ago by the water authority to put new sewage piping around the island to collect and process sewage to modern hygiene standards. Nearest Beach is Brighstone Bay but there is minimal out of season roadside parking. Brook beach (not quite as famous as Compton but quieter and adjoins Compton);  both Compton and Brook have National Trust Car Parks - Compton has an Ice Cream Van that sells some food. Both these beaches have plenty of space even in high summer, Compton has an overflow car park, but avoid parking on verge just off road as this is a clearway and police sometimes ticket cars.