"The Creeping tide came up along the sand." Sandown is a delightful seaside resort in the centre of Sandown Bay on the south-west side of the Isle of Wight. It is par excellence the bathing-place of the Island, its level, sloping and sandy beach rendering this both safe and pleasurable. There is a good esplanade three quarters of a mile long, and a fine pier which juts out into the sea for nearly a thousand yards. The Kursaal, opened in 1905, has one of the most charmingly situated and arranged concert rooms on the south coast.