Compton Bay and Downs

Important notice -

Our car park is now open. You don’t need to book but parking space is limited. If the car park is full please come back another time. Toilets at Compton Bay will remain closed until further notice.

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

Path down to the beach at Brook Bay, Compton Bay and Downs, Isle of Wight.

Closure of footpath to Brook Beach

Due to continuing cliff movement making the footpath unsafe, the Isle of Wight Council has taken the decision to temporarily close the public footpath to Brook Beach. We're working with them to find a way of constructing access to the beach but will have to wait until the cliff movement slows down. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Walk our trails

Compton Bay and Downs


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.