The wide sandy beach at Sandown is one of finest in the UK, framed by the bright white cliffs of Culver down to the north and the red cliffs of Luccombe to the far south. The traditional seafront includes an amusement pier which is also popular with fishermen and was once busy with regular steamers arriving with visitors from all over the south coast. These days visitors arrive by car, bus or to the Islandline train station which connect the town to Ryde. The Esplanade is perfect for strolling and stretches as far as its sister resort of Shanklin. The long High Street has an array of gift shops, cafes, bars and restaurants.Windsurfers and sailors are a regular sight at the Yaverland end of the beach, before you find the Dinosaur Isle visitor attraction, Browns Golf Course and Sandham gardens and rides.