01983 863 449 | info@waterfront-inn.co.uk |   19 Esplanade, Shanklin, Isle of Wight, PO37 6BN

About Us


Our homely Guest House, Brasserie and Bar is situated in a superb location right on the seafront on Shanklin’s Esplanade, with panoramic sea views and just a stone’s throw from the sandy, Blue Flag 2012 and Quality Coast Award 2012 beach. This is a perfect place for a family beach holiday with the children or a peaceful city break away from the hustle and bustle of the mainland.

We are a free house and offer a wide selection of Isle of Wight ales, lagers, wines & spirits, together with a straightforward, homely menu that features steaks and local seafood in addition to the usual seaside favourites. We offer live music most Sundays during the summer season. There is free Wi-Fi available throughout.

Why not come and unwind with us – enjoy a leisurely meal or just a long cool drink in our bar or outside on our sun terrace – all giving panoramic sea views from Shanklin across Sandown bay towards the white cliffs of Culver Down.

The Waterfront Inn is family-run Guest House with 7 bedrooms, all en-suite, 4 of which have sea views. We appreciate that our guests’ enjoyment is the key to our success and we endeavour to offer high standards in customer service together with a personal touch. We welcome dogs throughout the hotel except the Darwin Room.