Chale Parish Council
Chale, situated on the south coast of the Isle of Wight, is a small community. The parish stretches from the Military Road and the crumbling chalk and clay cliffs between Blackgang and Whale chines inland along a sheltered central valley to Chale Green in the north. The long boundary with the sea offers stunning views across West Wight.
Sandstone and chalk ridges in the east give way to the edge of the Atherfield plain in the west. The unspoilt rural character is a gem of the Isle of Wight landscape. It is classified as an area of outstanding natural beauty, heritage coast and site of special scientific interest.
The Clarendon Hotel, now the Wight Mouse Inn, was a haunt of European royalty. In 1870 quiet Chale Green had a wheelwright, carpenter, sweep and grocer. Today Chale Green Stores offers fresh local produce, homemade food and speciality groceries.