The Waterfront Inn
When Charles Darwin stayed here in 1858, when it was known as Norfolk House, he commented that it was the nicest seaside place he had ever seen and indeed, Shanklin is referred to as the ‘jewel’ of the island.
The Waterfront Inn is a family run hotel, restaurant and bar situated on the seafront in Shanklin. With eight en suite bedrooms, five of which boast sea views, this hotel is the perfect place for a family beach holiday, or a peaceful weekend retreat.
The brassiere here offers lunch, afternoon tea and dinner, which are complemented by the panoramic sea views that sweep around The Waterfront Inn. Local produce is a big part of the menu with local steaks and Isle of Wight ales being served. Live music, a lovely climate and good customer service make The Waterfront Inn a popular destination of Shanklin.