Compton Bay and Downs

About twenty people scour the beach at Compton for fossils fallen from the cliffs

One of the island's favourite beaches and biggest expanses of open downland

Walk our trails

Compton Bay and Downs

History

Compton Bay and Downs

Places to stay

Compton Bay and Downs

Our work

A view from Dunsbury westwards to Tennyson with a setting sun

Dunsbury Farm – protecting a butterfly paradise 

Securing the future of one of the UK’s rarest butterflies: Dunsbury Farm on the Isle of Wight – our largest English coastal acquisition in over 20 years – will help protect the Glanville fritillary butterfly, and champion wildlife-friendly farming.

Compton Bay and Downs

Get involved

Aerial viewof the Needles Headland, Isle of Wight

Isle of Wight Association 

Find out more about how you can join the Isle of Wight Association, and support the work of the National Trust.