4.75 ha (11.74 acres)

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Compton Bay and Downs are at the heart of the much loved open landscape of the south west of the Isle of Wight.. The many coloured cliffs behind the beach and the coastal views provide a wonderful backdrop as well as a fascinating geological history going back to the time of the dinosaurs. Rising behind the coast there are great walking opportunities across acres of open downland with stunning views over West Wight. The Tennyson Trail traverses the top of the downland ridge and there are good links with the coast path and others. It is probably the best area of downland on the Isle of Wight for flowers and butterflies