The pretty seaside village, Bembridge is home to quaint shops and cafés, an excellent delicatessen, sandy beaches and a beautiful harbour. The popular Bembridge Sailing Club and Brading Haven Yacht Club are situated here, providing year round sailing and a diverse range of social events. Just west of Bembridge Harbour is St Helen’s, situated around a picturesque village green, it has great local restaurants and the popular beachside café on The Duver.
Further along the East coast is the charming village of Seaview, a hugely popular seaside resort with a long sandy beach. Seaview Sailing Club, period properties and boutique shops add to the allure of this village with the Seaview Hotel and its restaurant a firm favourite among locals and visitors.
Gateway to the Island Ryde
The Island’s largest town Ryde has several miles of sandy beaches making it a magnet for families. Excellent links to the mainland with fast passenger ferry links to Southsea and Portsmouth with onward train connections to London and beyond, the town is very accessible. Ryde Pier built in 1813, is the oldest pier in England and one of the longest in the UK. A great selection of shops, bars, cafés and restaurants plus the well-regarded Ryde School offer great choices for families. Ryde marina also caters for a thriving sailing community.
Wootton Creek is a picturesque tidal estuary that flows into the Solent. On the west bank is Wootton village, and on the East, Fishbourne. The Royal Victoria Sailing Club is a popular family club adjacent to the ferry terminal with easy access to Portsmouth. Beyond are scenic vistas and rolling AONB countryside, downland and wooded countryside with attractions such as The Garlic Farm, vineyards and numerous picturesque villages.