St Helens Beach

St Helens beach, Bembridge, Isle of Wight

Place Category: Beaches

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  • St Helens Beach is great for swimmers with safe, sandy beaches.

    St Helens lies between Bembridge and Seaview and is a lovely, traditional English beach with rocks to sit against and rock pools for the kids to go crabbing in.

    There are good walks from this beach to Priory Bay and Seaview as well as a good marina and boat mooring. To the back of the beach are the sand dunes which are great for picnics and games with the kids.

    Bird and wildlife are prolific in the area and the local farmers use the seaweed that washes up as compost ensuring a well maintained and natural beach spot.

    The cafe sells ice creams and beach paraphernalia like lilos, hats, buckets and spades. St Helens is a lovely little spot and the village green hosts cricket matches and football with views right over the harbour and it is a short walk to St Helens fort if you get a bit bored on the beach.

    Facilities include parking, toilets (incl disabled), cafe, slipway and campsite.

    We have no current information on dog restrictions for St Helens Beach.

    Why not check other beaches nearby as we have 4 beaches around Bembridge, 28 beaches in Isle of Wight, or check our Dog Friendly Beaches.

  • St Helens Beach Weather Forecast

    Light rain on Saturday through Wednesday, with temperatures falling to 16°C on Wednesday.

    Today's Forecast
     Partly cloudy throughout the day.
       0%  36%   2 mph
      5:05 am    8:59 pm
    Thursday, May 25th
     Partly cloudy in the morning.
       0%  17%   8 mph
      5:04 am    9:00 pm

    Friday, May 26th
     Clear throughout the day.
       0%  0%   15 mph
      5:03 am    9:02 pm
    Saturday, May 27th
     Light rain until afternoon.
       69%  37%   7 mph
      5:02 am    9:03 pm

    Sunday, May 28th
     Light rain starting in the evening.
       65%  65%   5 mph
      5:01 am    9:04 pm
    Monday, May 29th
     Light rain until afternoon.
       71%  88%   4 mph
      5:00 am    9:05 pm

    Tuesday, May 30th
     Mostly cloudy until evening.
       5%  52%   14 mph
      4:59 am    9:06 pm
    Wednesday, May 31st
     Drizzle overnight.
       25%  33%   8 mph
      4:59 am    9:08 pm

  • St Helens Beach Tide Times


  • St Helens Beach Water quality

    Samples are taken at regular intervals during the bathing season and at the end of the season the water quality is classified as:

    • Excellent: the highest classification meaning the water is cleanest
    • Good: generally good water quality
    • Sufficient: meets minimum standards
    • Poor: You are advised not to swim. The beach will stay open and an action plan should be in place to improve the water quality.
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