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Bembridge & St Helens Guide

First of all there are some wonderful beaches in the area, so for the simple pleasures of swimming, building sandcastles, sunbathing, exploring rock pools & crabbing, Bembridge and St Helens are ideal choices. There are also many walks, along the shoreline, the cliff path, or inland, the choice is up to you. A visit to Bembridge Windmill or the RNLI station are popular choices for the visitor. For the more adventurous horse riding and gliding are available.

Horse Riding

Sally's Riding School is a well established riding establishment situated at the eastern tip of the Isle of Wight. In the summer months we operate from Nodes Point Holiday park, St. Helens PO33 IYA.

Bembridge RNLI Station

Bembridge has had a RNLI station for nearly 150 years, the present boathouse being completed in 2010. The boathouse at the end of the pier houses a Tamar class lifeboat, which is 16metres long, and capable of speeds of 25 knots. Housed at the building on shore is the smaller D-class, which is more suited to inshore working.

The shop & offshore station is open to visitors every day, please see their web site for opening times

For group (& school) visits please contact Deborah Meadows on 01983 874408. Alternatively email her with your details and they will be forwarded to Deborah.

Bembridge Windmill

Bembridge WindmillBuilt in the early 1700's the windmill is now owned and operated by the National Trust. Visitors can climb inside and view much of the original machinery.

Open daily 15 March - 29 October 2017 10:30am to 5:00pm (last entry 4:30pm)

Bembridge Heritage Center

Displays cover a wide range of historical interest and new displays are introduced each year to commemorate special events or topics. Scale models, for example Bembridge Railway Station (closed in 1953), are a special feature of the Centre, and a fully-restored PLUTO pump (Pipe Line Under the Ocean) is on display with the story of the PLUTO project.

The Heritage Center is located behind the library. Opening times are April to October, Monday, Wednesday and Friday 10am - 4 pm and Saturdays 10am -12 noon.

Entry £1.00, children and members free.

Explore Culver Down

Culver Down, and its most prominent landmark the Yarborough Monument, is visible from most of the area. You can either access it by road from the main Bembridge to Sandown road, or by foot from Whitecliff Bay or Sandown.

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