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Compton Bay

Compton Bay & Downs

Part of the IW Coastal Trail

Compton Bay is the best place on the Isle of Wight to see actual dinosaur footprints at low tide.

Compton is a sandy bay running from the stunning white cliffs of Freshwater along to soft red and orange cretaceous rocks at Blackgang which are rapidly eroding.

Best Suited To

Compton Bay & Downs is best suited for children 7 years and up as well as adults


Compton Bay & Downs is great for all ages, but perhaps a little overwhelming for the very youngest visitors

Educational Resources for Compton Bay & Downs

The following Compton Bay & Downs educational resources are FREE to use when you book your trip with Education Destination. Some include pre or post-visit classroom work, others are on-site activities. All are accompanied by detailed Teacher Notes and some even have sample lesson plans!

Prepared by our expert team of teachers with local Island knowledge, each resource addresses a specific National Curriculum topic. Click on any image for full details.

Compton Bay & Downs is proud to be part of the Island Classroom

Include Compton Bay & Downs in your next Isle of Wight school trip!

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