As Shanklin Chine is carved by mother nature some of the pathways are uneven and unsuitable for those with mobility issues. This means that wheelchair/motorised carriage users will have limited access around the Chine. The accessible entrance to Shanklin Chine is via the Esplanade (sea front). Due to the limited access we have reduced entry rates for those who cannot access the entire Chine. See our pricing page for more information on these.

For those arriving with pushchairs we would also recommend using the Esplanade entrance as if you arrive at the Old Village you will then need to go down 60 steps to access the Chine.

PLEASE NOTE: Cycling, skateboarding, roller blading and scootering are not permitted in the Chine. There is a place to park bicycles etc at the Esplanade end of the Chine and it is first come first served and owners leave items at their own risk.

Dogs & Guide Dogs

Of course guide dogs are welcomed and all dogs are allowed into the Chine but must be kept on a lead at all times. Owners must ensure they clean up after their dogs.

Weather and accessibility

Please note that the Chine may on occasions, when the weather is bad, we may have to close, sometimes at extremely short notice. We apologise in advance for the inconvenience but for the health and safety of staff and visitors and the real risk of landslides and falling debris we cannot always remain open during high winds and rain.

Please keep an eye on our social media for the most up to date information.


Please note there are toilets including disabled and baby change facilities within the Chine by the Tea Room. BUT for customer comfort if you are arriving at the Old Village Entrance it may be worth using the facilities in Rylstone or Tower Cottage Gardens before entering the Chine as our toilets are some distance away from the top entrance.