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Beach cleaning and slipways

We have the beaches cleaned throughout the summer season until the end of September either mechanically or manually.

The cleaning service is undertaken at:

  • Gurnard
  • East Cowes
  • Cowes
  • Ryde
  • Springvale
  • Seaview
  • Seagrove Bay
  • St. Helens
  • Yaverland
  • Sandown
  • Lake
  • Shanklin
  • Ventnor
  • Bonchurch
  • St. Lawrence
  • Freshwater
  • Colwell.


There are many slipways that the public may use around the Isle of Wight.

We have provided a downloadable document containing a list of the public and Isle of Wight Council slipways (PDF, 3 pages, 109KB). The document provides information on the location, type of slipway, type of access and general comments about the slipways.

Some of the information on this page links back to our council website (