Compton Bay and Downs

Looking down the valley to Compton Farm and Tennyson Down in late autumn sunlight

Important notice -

Our car park and toilets are now open. You don’t need to book but parking space is limited. If the car park is full please come back another time.

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

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.