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Place Category: Beaches
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.
St Helens Beach Weather Forecast
Light rain on Saturday through Wednesday, with temperatures falling to 16°C on Wednesday.Partly cloudy throughout the day.Today's Forecast
13->220% 36% 2 mph
5:05 am 8:59 pmPartly cloudy in the morning.Thursday, May 25th
13->200% 17% 8 mph
5:04 am 9:00 pmClear throughout the day.Friday, May 26th
14->210% 0% 15 mph
5:03 am 9:02 pmLight rain until afternoon.Saturday, May 27th
15->2169% 37% 7 mph
5:02 am 9:03 pmLight rain starting in the evening.Sunday, May 28th
13->2165% 65% 5 mph
5:01 am 9:04 pmLight rain until afternoon.Monday, May 29th
12->1771% 88% 4 mph
5:00 am 9:05 pmMostly cloudy until evening.Tuesday, May 30th
12->165% 52% 14 mph
4:59 am 9:06 pmDrizzle overnight.Wednesday, May 31st
12->1625% 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.
Photos from around the surrounding area