The village of Bembridge, sitting at the easternmost point on the Isle of Wight has a busy little harbour full of fishing and pleasure boats and a varied selection of lovely coastal and country walks.
As Bembridge is a coastal village, many of the attractions and things to do here are sea-related; there are a number of beaches in the vicinity including St Helens Dulver, Bembridge Point and Whitecliff Bay, each providing marvellous, panoramic views out to sea and some have rock pools for children to explore. However caution will be required as at high tide the waters often completely cover some of the beaches.
A short distance from the village is Culver Down and the Yarborough Monument (A memorial to the Earl of Yarborough) and Bembridge Fort and Bembridge Battery which was built in the 1800's in expectation of imminent French invasion.
The village itself offers an eclectic mix of independently-owned restaurants, cafes and shops, giving it a very individual feel. Most of the restaurants and cafes in Bembridge serve locally caught fish and have well-deserved reputations for high-quality food.
Apart from the spectacular cliff top walks and wonderful views of the white cliffs that can be seen from Shanklin all the way along to Sandown Bay, there is a good selection of watersports available, horse riding and gliding. Places to visit include Bembridge Windmill which was built in the 18th century and now managed by the National Trust and the Bembridge BNLI station boathouse at the end of the pier which is open to visitors.
Bembridge offers a great base from which to explore the Isle of Wight, so search today for cottages in Bembridge and start planning your island getaway.