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Norma McKellar

Shanklin Beach Isle of Wight

Shanklin beach is east coast, superb sunrises and even though at foot of cliff the sunset light suffuses the bay in flamingo pinks. Accessed by road or steps. So many groynes, fences and measure posts, small piers, enough for a for a few friends not to bump each other shooting. Rows of beach huts which glisten in low sunrise light. Seabirds perform sat on the posts against a huge sun. wonderful sand ripples, plenty of pebbles. white cliffs at top of the the bay as you run past Sandown (which has a holiday pier too). Small hotels at beach side mean 4am up for dawn is a breeze. Summer the rise is north bay peeking over the water just by the white cliffs. Winter full in mid bay so the groynes and posts lead directly in. Not a crowded place at all. Fishermen along the edge at dawn too. daytime/eve lots of white sailboats in summer. A little oasis of wonderful light.

Shanklin Beach Isle of Wight
Norma McKellar, Aug 12, 2014