Places to visit near St. Helens - ISLE OF WIGHT

St. Helens

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Located near to the eastern coast of the Isle of Wight is the large village of St. Helens, with a history that dates back to the 11th century. Looking over the harbour below onto the sea, St. Helens is set in lush green surroundings with several fields and hills that are used for recreational purposes. There are plenty of amenities in the village including two lovely restaurants and the village pub, The Vine Inn, which is a family-owned pub that serves tasty food as well as beverages and is over one hundred years old!

beach with sand dunesOne stunning area that has to be visited if you are staying in St. Helens is the St. Helens Duver. A duver is a term for sand dunes, and these incredible dunes are the largest surviving ones on the entire Isle of Wight. Protected by the National Trust, St. Helens Duver is stunning and today is used as a sandy beach during the warm summer months, and also features a café and a range of beach huts. These sand dunes form part of the Bembridge harbour sea wall and help protect an array of yachts and small pleasure craft. There is a good stretch of sandy beach extending northwards to Priory Woods and south east to Bembridge.

A couple of holiday parks are sited in St. Helens plus there is a good variety of holiday cottages - all indications of good beaches and amenities for holidaymakers.

Places to visit near St. Helens

The popular large seaside town of Ryde is only three miles from St. Helens, and there is much to do here if you fancy a busier atmosphere on the Isle of Wight. With 30,000 residents, golden sands, countless bars and pubs and shops galore, you can never be bored in the most highly populated area of the island. The oldest pier in the United Kingdom has to be walked down and kids will enjoy the arcade games and rides in this listed structure, which is also one of the longest piers in the UK as well.

Aside from beach activities, there are lots of great things to do if you are visiting the Isle of Wight with children. Appley Park is a great attraction, with a pirate ship, a 9-hole golf course and a splashing-fun water play area for big kids and little kids! An afternoon spent here will be an afternoon worthwhile as you watch the smiles grow on the faces of your children, and yourself, of course!

beautiful cottages to rent in st helensTwo miles away from St. Helen's is the fabulous sandy beach at Seaview, perfect for families wanting a day out playing with sand and paddling.

St. Helens is a gorgeous village with the essential amenities that one needs on a cottage break on the Isle of Wight. With the golden sand dunes, charming harbour and green fields at every turn you take, the village is perfect for nature lovers, anyone looking for a romantic cottage break and those wanting to feel and experience authentic township life on the Isle of Wight.

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