Seaview, Bembridge & St Helen's
Seaview is a delightful, unspoilt Victorian Sailing village tucked away on north east coast of the Isle of Wight. It has a strong yachting and boating history and holds a place in the heart of many a visitor over several generations.
The village is a highly sought after holiday destination for sailors and families who love the old fashioned pace of life and laid back atmosphere. They come year after year, generation after generation to enjoy the simple pleasures of the sun, sea and fresh outdoors.
With a vibrant Sailing Club, Seaview also has beaches which are ideal for windsurfing, swimming, and paddling. The children can while away the hours rock pooling and crabbing and you can explore many coastal walks or enjoy places of interest, such as the Seaview Wildlife Park, Puckpool Park and nearby Tree Climbing at Appley beach at various times of the year.
For great places to eat try the family friendly Old Fort Bar for great pub food right on the seafront, or The Boat House along the Duver for quality dining by the sea. The Seaview Hotel in the high street has recently taken on a new chef and adopted their very own pet Parakeet called Terry and I am reliably informed is very soon about to be joined by a partner called Brenda. Visit the fantastic Khrua Thai Orchid Restaurant for a fine meal or get a take away delivered to your self catering holiday home.
Wight Locations office is located in Seaview, so whilst visiting, if you havent already, pop in and say hello to the team. We have plenty of Island knowledge between us and the office has a stock of information leaflets if you are stuck for ideas on what to do or where to go.
Just along from Seaview is the village of Bembridge, considered to be one of the more upmarket areas on the Island, it is home to a surprisingly busy little harbour full of fishing boats and pleasure craft. Take an informal tour of the RNLI lifeboat station.
There is a good range of quality shops in Bembridge from The Bembridge Deli to delightful gift and craft shops, as well as excellent pubs and restaurants such as the award winning Crab and Lobster Inn and China China.
Visit Bembridge Windmill which is the only surviving windmill on the Isle of Wight dating back to 1700, and take the Culver Trail for a bracing walk along the clifftop and downs. As with Seaview and Cowes, Bembridge is popular with many celebrities who either live here or have holiday homes in the area.
In between Seaview and Bembridge is St Helens where the village green provides the focus of village life, with football and cricket and childrens play area, and even Sunday car boot sales. A short walk to the beach at the Duver, you can visit the famous Baywatch on the Beach, enjoy a tasty snack or fine meal, look out to sea and watch the world go by... For an evening treat visit Dans Kitchen for some of the finest cuisine on the Island.