Bus: Routes 3, Island Coaster & Shanklin Shuttle Shanklin Chine is one of the oldest attractions on the island. Located in the old village, the chine runs down to the seafront, offering some spectaular views of the Sandown Bay. The chine was formed by the water fall, eroding the cliff behind. The area in the chine is full of spectaular flora and history. The chine was used in WW2 for the PLUTO pipeline which sent fuel to the army on mainland Europe. At the beach end of the chine is a gift shop and cafe. There is also a exhibit of the history of the chine and the miliary roles it was used for The summer months is the perfect opportunity to see the chine floodlit!