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Compton Bay

Compton Bay

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Part of the IW Coastal Trail

Visit Actual Dinosaur Footprints

Compton Bay is the best place on the Isle of Wight to see actual dinosaur footprints in the rocks at low tide.

Compton is a stunning sandy beach running from the white cliffs of Freshwater along to soft red and orange cretaceous rocks at Blackgang which are rapidly eroding, spilling their fossil treasures onto the beaches as they retreat.



School Trip Information Sheet for Compton Bay
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Fun Factor 50%
Educational 70%


Average rating from past clients: 3.5 out of 5

Best Suited To

Compton Bay is best suited for children 7 years and up as well as adults


Compton Bay is great for all ages, but perhaps a little overwhelming for the very youngest visitors

Educational Resources for Compton Bay

The following Compton Bay educational resources are FREE to use when you book your trip with Education Destination. Some include pre or post-visit classroom work, others are on-site activities. All are accompanied by detailed Teacher Notes and some even have sample lesson plans!

Prepared by our expert team of teachers with local Island knowledge, each resource addresses a specific National Curriculum topic. Click on any image for full details.

Compton Bay is proud to be part of the Island Classroom

Include Compton Bay in your next Isle of Wight school trip!

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