Queen Victoria's private beach is set to open from the 27 July, however a lucky few have had a sneak preview of what they can expect over the summer, at Osborne House.
A group of children from Queensgate Primary School were the first to step onto the sands this morning (Tuesday). They enjoyed a Punch and Judy show, ate ice cream and went for a paddle.
Visitors will be able to walk along the sands, and sit in the Queen's Alcove, where Victoria once sat and sketched the coastal views.
Roy Porter, Properties Curator for English Heritage, said the beach was a favourite spot for the royals.
'It was one of the things that attracted her and Prince Albert to the estate when they purchased it in the 1840s.
'It was the fact that there was a beautiful beach with trees descending down to the sea as she described it.'
English Heritage has also returned to the beach the original wooden bathing machine which was lowered into the sea to allow the Queen - her modesty preserved - to emerge in her swimming costume.
Isle of Wight Radio's Chris Browning visited the beach. You can hear his report by clicking above