Two seaside towns close to each other on the Isle of Wight gives the walker a clear and start and end point. The Grey Traveller stayed at the Haven Hall Boutique Hotel in Shanklin which was conveniently positioned right on the path so by default we had one return walk to the Chine and one later in the day to Sandown.
As luck would have it despite it being October the sun was shining and the Chine provided some welcome cool shade. Shanklin seafront has plenty of cafes and amusements and clear signage leading to the Chine.
There is a small entrance fee for the Chine, which also allows entry into an exhibition hall about the second world war and an art gallery which you can view before you start the walk off. There is a great outlook down to the beach, an opportunity to get close to the waterfall and an exit which neatly leads to Shanklin Old Village which allows you then to walk back through the town or rejoin the coastal path.
The path towards Sandown leads along side many beach huts with amusing names and a pier that suggest a day full of entertainment. Here are a few photos.