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Highlight of our holiday

Our first time to IoW - and this was the most memorable - thank you to all who reviewed it, we may... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Becky T
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
My most favourite hidden gem

This is my favourite place ever. I discovered it years ago by accident & have been coming back... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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“steephill cove”(70 reviews)
“rock pools”(17 reviews)
Steephill cove is a beautiful Hidden gem. With its ever changing beach of sand, shingle and fantastic rock pools it is no wonder that families return here year after year. Over the years Steephill has become a hot spot to eat as well. With The...more
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Our first time to IoW - and this was the most memorable - thank you to all who reviewed it, we may never have found it. We parked on the road, the parking is not obvious - we think it looked like someones bit of...More

Thank Becky T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is my favourite place ever. I discovered it years ago by accident & have been coming back every year on our hols ever since. I have not shared it on here before as I didn’t want it to be spoilt by too many visitors....More

Thank 225zoel
Reviewed 1 week ago

Well worth climbing the 100 steps to explore this spectacular little cove. The beach shack serves delicious sandwiches, cakes and brews. Looking forward to coming back during Spring/Summer to try out The Boat house restaurant.

Thank Ange W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A beautiful place to walk to from ventnor and unwind, the Thai crab soup is just brilliant, I buy some too see me through those winter months that’s how good it is, the staff are friendly and the owner is a gem, all in all...More

Thank Z129MMjasonl
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went on a late October day which was sunny and glorious. It’s a little pocket of unspoilt coastline with a refreshment shack. The food is fairly pricey but worth it for the view and atmosphere. It’s a place where memories are made. Well worth...More

Thank Tovfonsea
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a pretty and peaceful cove - the southern English coast at its best. And you can eat and drink in style as well, at a variety of small cafes and eating places.

Thank Rosalie K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Steephill Cove Beach is the classic picture postcard beach on the IOW, traditional cream teas and crab sandwiches, deckchairs with sunshades and multi coloured beach huts...perfect...!

Thank Andy C
Reviewed 10 October 2018

Friendly locals - tend to be no tourists - and cute small places to eat but not much beach space and the sea is a bit rough. Steep paths to the beach as the name suggests and a bit over crowded as it is very...More

1  Thank Glenn A
Reviewed 9 October 2018

We walked down to Steephil cove from the Botanical Gardens and were a bit disappointed as the tide was in and there was no beach. We were doubly disappointed to find that the Crab Shack was closed and would not open until Saturday[we would be...More

1  Thank Darryl P
Reviewed 3 October 2018

Luckily we walked on a beautiful day. The walk is exhilarating and could be challenging if unfit. A welcome cafe on the beach for a coffee then a return to Ventnor. Incredible views, a must visit.

Thank Neil William F
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Megan A
17 July 2018|
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Response from Rickyysanne | Reviewed this property |
Yes it is. There were lots of owners taking their pets along there.
13 August 2017|
Response from Covesteephill | Property representative |
Hello Rachel The car park is three pound a day, no weekly ticket you just put the money in the box every day. Each holiday let in Steephill cove has one parking space each. Also you can park on the road for free. Hope that... More
Sue G
17 July 2017|
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Response from MarciaBrown | Reviewed this property |
I don't know, sorry! I am a tourist too!