Compton Bay and Downs

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

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Compton Bay and Downs

History

Compton Bay and Downs

What's on 

Upcoming events

Guided Walk: Discover a Changing Landscape

Sun 14 Jul 2019
10:00-12:30
Compton Bay is a naturally changing landscape. On this three mile walk, we’ll help you discover the opportunities and challenges there are in working on a changing coast.

Compton Sandcastle Competition

Tue 20 Aug 2019
10:00-14:00
Pit your wits and creative skills against the elements for the 'Last Castle Standing' competition or use your design skills to create a spectacular sand sculpture in our 'Design' competition.

Guided walk: Migrant Birds on Afton Down

Fri 20 Sep 2019
09:00-11:30
Our guided, three mile walk along the back of the downs will help you spy the autumn migrants and resident birds of the area.
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.

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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.