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Car Car advised

Activities near Shanklin

Great for Beach or lakeside relaxation

How to get there

Cowes on the Isle of Wight is just a short sea crossing from Southampton, Portsmouth and Lymington.

Wightlink operates car ferries between Lymington to Yarmouth and Portsmouth to Fishbourne. Portsmouth also has a fast catamaran service for foot passengers to Ryde. From Ryde you can catch a train to the town of Shankiln. Go to their website for more details: www.wightlink.co.uk/ferry-travel-info

Red Funnel runs a car ferry between Southampton and East Cowes, and a fast "red jet" service for foot passengers between Southampton and Cowes. Go to www.redfunnel.co.uk/ferry-travel

Hovertravel operates a fast, foot passenger only hovercraft crossing from Southsea (near Portsmouth) to Ryde. Go to www.hovertravel.co.uk

London Waterloo Station has fast train links to Southampton and Portsmouth.