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Nearly caught a 10lb Mullett but not great 4 swimming

Friendly locals - tend to be no tourists - and cute small places to eat but not much beach space... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Glenn A
On the way to Ventnor

We walked down to Steephil cove from the Botanical Gardens and were a bit disappointed as the tide... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Darryl P
Bordon, Hampshire. UK
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Steephill cove is a beautiful Hidden gem. With its ever changing beach of sand, shingle and fantastic rock pools it is no wonder that families return here year after year. Over the years Steephill has become a hot spot to eat as well. With The...more
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Friendly locals - tend to be no tourists - and cute small places to eat but not much beach space and the sea is a bit rough. Steep paths to the beach as the name suggests and a bit over crowded as it is very...More

Thank Glenn A
Reviewed 1 week ago

We walked down to Steephil cove from the Botanical Gardens and were a bit disappointed as the tide was in and there was no beach. We were doubly disappointed to find that the Crab Shack was closed and would not open until Saturday[we would be...More

Thank Darryl P
Reviewed 1 week ago

Luckily we walked on a beautiful day. The walk is exhilarating and could be challenging if unfit. A welcome cafe on the beach for a coffee then a return to Ventnor. Incredible views, a must visit.

Thank Neil William F
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We wandered from Ventnor along the cliff top and dropped down onto Sterphill Cove. What a wonderfully charming setting this is. It’s as if time has stood still with charming beach side residences that had obviously stood the test of time: a haven for artists,...More

Thank jobsstewart
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited Steephill Cove whilst in Ventnor for the day, we had been told of this place whilst looking for a spot to take the grandchildren ‘crabbing’ and decided to park up in the ‘La Falaise’ car park and walk. Fortunately, it was a sunny...More

Thank Stewart C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A really beautiful and photogenic hidden gem, very photogenic and worth the effort to get to it. Crammed full of quirky eateries and little cottages and shacks, perfect for pottering about. You can park at the Botanic Gardens up on the main road (free if...More

Thank brianandpat2016
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Characterful cove with good places to eat, very picturesque but lovely when you get under the sea- lots of rocks seaweed and fish.

Thank Wobblyturkey
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a little gem during the season but now it is shutting down. Great for a look and a lovely view

Thank 123linny
Reviewed 9 September 2018

Walked from ventnor along coast path. Beautiful cove which is only accessible on foot. Sel3ction of places to eat or drink and safe beach for children.

Thank Jayne M
Reviewed 5 September 2018 via mobile

A beautiful little oasis. We walked from Ventnor to steephill. It’s not suitable for wheelchairs or buggies, but if you don’t need/have them a fabulous walk and rewarded with an amazing cafe... just wished I hadn’t eaten so I could have tried their food. Cafe/restaurants...More

Thank JennyC3640
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Megan A
16 July 2018|
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Response from Rickyysanne | Reviewed this property |
Yes it is. There were lots of owners taking their pets along there.
13 August 2017|
Response from Covesteephill | Property representative |
Hello Rachel The car park is three pound a day, no weekly ticket you just put the money in the box every day. Each holiday let in Steephill cove has one parking space each. Also you can park on the road for free. Hope that... More
Sue G
17 July 2017|
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Response from MarciaBrown | Reviewed this property |
I don't know, sorry! I am a tourist too!