{"LocationDetails":{"Id":533,"Name":"Bembridge","Description":"\u003ch1\u003eOur guide to Bembridge Holidays\u003c/h1\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eSituated at the most easterly point of the Isle of Wight is the village of Bembridge. From here you can enjoy the old fashioned childhood beaches by following Lane End down to the car park. During the summer months the RNLI gift shop is open and you will see the RNLI boat shed on its pier. The beach is a mix of sand and stones with some great rock pools for the little ones to investigate - but be aware that this beach is mostly covered at high tide.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eThere are benches beside the car park along with a small lawned area where you can have a picnic or just watch the world go by. Follow the romantically named Fishermans Walk and pick a spot to sit on the grass and just breath in the lovely clean air; the fact that the view is pretty good is a bonus. There is a pathway leading down to the beach at the far end as well where you can wheel a buggy down or even a mobility scooter will manage.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003ch2\u003ePlaces to visit in Bembridge\u003c/h2\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eGo to the very end of Forelands Field Road to the shingle car par and follow the stepped path down to the Beach Hut. To say this is a hidden gem is like saying the Sahara is a bit sandy! This is a tiny place, literally a kiosk almost with just a few seats available, mostly outside. But the food is amazing. Lots of seafood, most of which is sourced locally and they cater for gluten-free diets too and they are dog-friendly; can it get any better? Oh yes, they also provide sunscreen or a blanket if it\u0026rsquo;s a bit chilly!\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eFor the history buff, take time to visit Bembridge windmill. There is a hands-on demonstration so the children to have a go at milling. \u0026nbsp;Outside is a little shop and a few tables should you fancy a rest and an ice cream. The windmill is a national Trust property so the emphasis is on education and history. If the weather is not great you could take a tour of Bembridge Heritage Centre. Entry is free and there is a PLUTO (pipe line under the sea) pump that has been restored alongside various exhibits, maps and scale models pertaining to Bembridge. The Heritage Centre can be found at the back of the library.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eJust outside of the actual village is Bembridge and Culver Downs. Here is the place for the walker to spoil themselves! Just past the monument is the Culver Haven Inn and a car park. Walk from here on a circuit taking in the Culver Signal Station and Culver Battery. The road is back from the cliff edge but the views are spectacular. If you can\u0026rsquo;t manage the walk there is a car park just before the battery.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003ch2\u003eBembridge restaurants\u003c/h2\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eAlong Embankment Road you will be treated to the sight of an assorted mix of houseboats, and as parking in this spot is hard to come by it\u0026rsquo;s actually a good route for walkers. Take a flask with you as there are a few benches dotted along the way where you can sit and have a breather while enjoying the sights. Just past Bembridge harbour you will come to the Tollgate Cafe. This is a perfect place for a cuppa. Take it outside to one of the picnic tables and just sit and watch the boats come and go while enjoying the peace and sunshine. There are no climbing frames or other childrens amusements here \u0026ndash; just a basic uncluttered area that is always a peaceful place to unwind. There is a beach here but you must pay heed to the signs as there is plenty of boat traffic to be wary of.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003e\u0026nbsp;\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe Pilot Boat Inn is a very popular destination and, like an awful lot of pubs on the island, it\u0026rsquo;s also dog-friendly. And the fact that they do a superb crab sandwich here makes it one of our favourites! \u0026nbsp;Although situated on a main road, there is a small terrace outside plus they do have a few parking spaces available, and if you\u0026rsquo;re cycling, The Pilot Boat has a secure area for you to store your bike. The Pilot Boat hosts many live music nights and adding this to a plate of their great food will make a visit to Bembridge very worthwhile!\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","Alias":"bembridge","MainImageLocation":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/emily.judge/2018/11/Bembridge.jpg/carousel.jpg","PointOfInterests":[{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Sandown Beach","Body":"\u003cp\u003eSandown Beach is one of the Isle of Wight\u0026rsquo;s finest. This is the one with miles of golden sand, a Blue Flag and a traditional pleasure pier. Ever popular with beach lovers, visitors and surfers, Sandown Beach is the sandy jewel in the Isle of Wight\u0026rsquo;s crown and there\u0026rsquo;s plenty to see and do.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe pleasure pier is so traditionally English you\u0026rsquo;ll think you\u0026rsquo;ve stepped into a postcard, and it even has those kiss me quick style boards you can pop your head through for a funny holiday snap! It offers entertainment for all ages and it\u0026rsquo;s a nice place for a stroll while you take in the views \u0026ndash; and there\u0026rsquo;s even a crazy golf course on it.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThis is one of those beaches that you\u0026rsquo;ll easily spend a whole day on, so if you want to set up camp for the day you can hire deck chairs, sun loungers and other equipment to make a day of it. The esplanade is lined with souvenir shops, cafes and beach shops so it\u0026rsquo;ll only take minutes to pop and stock up on picnic food if you want to eat on the sand.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eYou\u0026rsquo;ll find plenty of parking just to the west of Sandown pier, and if you continue in this direction you\u0026rsquo;ll find trampolines and a beachside cafe that make the perfect places to end the day before heading back to your accommodation.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":true,"LocationLatitude":50.6529,"LocationLongitude":-1.15491,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/102/2014/01/Sandown Beach.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"shanklin/sandown/sandown-beach","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/102/2014/01/Sandown Beach.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Kitesurfing at Bembridge Beach","Body":"\u003cp\u003eWith calm waters and hundreds of metres of shallow shelving Bembridge is a popular spot for kitesurfing and windsurfing. Because the water is often flat it\u0026rsquo;s a nice place to hone your skills or get started in either water sport, and it\u0026rsquo;s rare to visit the beach without seeing dozens of kites on the horizon.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eBembridge is a real find during a stay on the island, as it\u0026rsquo;s one of the Wight\u0026rsquo;s most naturally beautiful spots \u0026ndash; and it has the perfect conditions for novice kitesurfers to boot. To experience the wind conditions at their best, head to Bembridge when there are Easterly and North Easterly winds as they create a gentle swell with a consistent wind speed. If you time your visit to Bembridge with a neap tide you\u0026rsquo;ll find an even bigger stretch of flat and shallow water to make things even easier.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eWatch out for the current that flows from the harbour on a falling tide as it can be very powerful, and kitesurfers are advised to avoid the channel of deep water indicated by the green and red buoys to the west of the beach. 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Waltzing Waters is an indoor show that combines water fountains, lights and music to create a spectacle for all ages. Water twists and twirls in all directions as it\u0026rsquo;s cleverly illuminated with coloured lights, and each show lasts for 40 dazzling minutes.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe indoor theatre means this is a great attraction for a rainy day, and there are shows on the hour throughout the day. Watch as thousands of different water patterns are formed to music from all kinds of genres and you\u0026rsquo;ll receive a free return ticket with entry. If you can access the website before you go you can download a discount coupon too, and the usual price is \u0026pound;4.80 per adult and \u0026pound;2.85 per child.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe show is aimed at all ages but it\u0026rsquo;s especially exciting for children, and many visitors return year after year to see the updated shows. The TripAdvisor reviewers have raved about Waltzing Waters in their dozens, and it\u0026rsquo;s a masterpiece that takes a simple concept and makes it visually stunning.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":50.7105,"LocationLongitude":-1.14083,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/102/2013/11/waltzing-waters.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"bembridge/sandown/waltzing-waters","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/102/2013/11/waltzing-waters.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Bembridge Beach","Body":"\u003cp\u003eBembridge Beach is one of the village\u0026rsquo;s finest vantage points if you\u0026rsquo;re looking for panoramic views across the Solent, and as it\u0026rsquo;s dog friendly all year round it makes a popular stretch of coastline for a walk. The beach starts at the spit beside the harbour, and although the beach is mostly pebble and shell it\u0026rsquo;s good fun to explore and easy to access. The views over the Solent stretch all the way to Portsmouth, and you can even see St Helen\u0026rsquo;s Fort on a clear day.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe beach is one of the island\u0026rsquo;s most popular spots for watersports, so if you\u0026rsquo;ve been meaning to try something new during your visit then this might be the place to get started \u0026ndash; and if not it\u0026rsquo;s still fun to sit and watch the adrenalin-seekers out on the Solent. The harbour\u0026rsquo;s a hub of activity during peak season, and if it\u0026rsquo;s boat-watching you fancy then you can just find a comfortable spot and enjoy the sight of the boats as they come and go.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eThere\u0026rsquo;s plenty of parking in the car park behind the sand dunes that back the beach so if you want to spend some time on Bembridge Beach you won\u0026rsquo;t have to worry about where to leave the car. Thanks to its central position close to the harbour you\u0026rsquo;ll find toilets, and shops within an easy walk too, so this is a handy beach as well as a gorgeous one.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":50.6951,"LocationLongitude":-1.09933,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/102/2014/01/Bembridge Harbour at sunset.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"isle-of-wight/bembridge/bembridge-beach","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/102/2014/01/Bembridge Harbour at sunset.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Lane End Beach","Body":"\u003cp\u003eLane End Beach heads in the direction of the sea wall, and largely pebble and stone, it\u0026rsquo;s home to the iconic Bembridge Lifeboat Station. The new lifeboat station replaced the trusty old shelter that had launched lifeboats since 1922, and these days a visit to this beach means the chance to visit the new RNLI shop too. The Bembridge lifeboat station is one of the country\u0026rsquo;s most important as it sits right on the Solent, and the new store means visitors can support a great cause during their time in Bembridge.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eAnyway, back to the beach. Lane End Beach is a popular spot for a paddle or a swim as once you\u0026rsquo;re in the water you\u0026rsquo;ll find sand underfoot, and if you take a stroll along the beach towards Bembridge Harbour you\u0026rsquo;ll see a collection of dramatic rocks that make striking photos to show those back home.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eIf you\u0026rsquo;re still around when the tide goes out make sure the kids are armed with buckets and spades as there are plenty of rockpools for them to explore, and you\u0026rsquo;ll find a caf\u0026eacute; on the Lifeboat pier if you fancy enjoying an ice cream while you looking out to sea.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":50.7121,"LocationLongitude":-1.06865,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/102/2014/01/Yaverland Beach.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"isle-of-wight/bembridge/lane-end-beach","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/102/2014/01/Yaverland Beach.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"The Beach Hut Cafe","Body":"\u003cp\u003eNow this is the kind of popular little beach caf\u0026eacute; that you may well miss if you didn\u0026rsquo;t have friendly folk like us to give you the heads up. The Beach Hut Caf\u0026eacute; sits at the bottom of some steps peering down over Forelands Beach and the striking Bembridge Ledge.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe caf\u0026eacute; specialises in seafood and serves up delicious fresh food with beautiful views. There\u0026rsquo;s a kiosk for those of you who don\u0026rsquo;t want to sit and eat, but even if you visit when the weather\u0026rsquo;s a little on the chilly side you\u0026rsquo;ll have the pleasure of wrapping up in one of the blankets that are thoughtfully draped across the chairs.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe menu offers Isle of Wight crab, afternoon teas and a selection of vegetation options. The caf\u0026eacute; even provides a range for those who need to stick to gluten-free diets, so just ask if you have any special requirements. Dogs are welcome (since it\u0026rsquo;s a dog friendly beach it makes sense that they\u0026rsquo;re allowed to the caf\u0026eacute; with the rest of the family) and The Beach Hut is enjoying something of a reputation as an up and coming spot on the foodie scene.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":50.6831,"LocationLongitude":-1.07536,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/102/2014/01/beach cafe.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"isle-of-wight/bembridge/the-beach-hut-cafe","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/102/2014/01/beach cafe.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Bembridge Windmill","Body":"\u003cp\u003eBembridge Windmill is one of the Isle of Wight\u0026rsquo;s most unique attractions as it\u0026rsquo;s the last windmill on the island. Now owned by the National Trust, the pretty landmark is a Grade I listed building \u0026ndash; and frankly, any Isle of Wight holiday album isn\u0026rsquo;t going to be complete without a shot of it. The windmill dates back to around 1700, and although it hasn\u0026rsquo;t actually been used since 1913 it\u0026rsquo;s pretty much intact and is open to visitors.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eVisitors are welcome to make their way to the top of the mill and discover how it works. You\u0026rsquo;ll need to complete a bit of a climb and then the tour takes place over the four floors as you make you way back down, so a visit is a great experience as long as you\u0026rsquo;re feeling energetic!\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eIf you happen to visit the windmill when the wind\u0026rsquo;s up you\u0026rsquo;ll actually see it in all its glory, and it\u0026rsquo;s quite something to stand beneath it and hear the deafening creaks as it slowly turns in the breeze. You\u0026rsquo;ll find refreshments and souvenirs available from the kiosk close to the windmill, and we\u0026rsquo;d recommend checking the National Trust website for opening times in advance.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":50.6837,"LocationLongitude":-1.0958,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/102/2014/01/Bembridge widnmill.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"isle-of-wight/bembridge/bembridge-windmill","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/102/2014/01/Bembridge widnmill.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Sandown Pier","Body":"\u003cp\u003eSandown Pier has been welcoming families since 1879, and it\u0026rsquo;s every bit as charming as visitors found it way back when. This is what seaside breaks with the kids are all about \u0026ndash; rides on the helter skelter, an indoor amusements arcade and traditional seaside cafes. The pier is home to all kinds of fairground rides to entertain children (and grown ups come to think of it), as well as a crazy golf course and the enormous Magical Island play area.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eBear the pier in mind if you get a shower during your stay in Sandown, as much of it\u0026rsquo;s indoors so you\u0026rsquo;ll be able to keep the children entertained and dry at the same time. Try your hand at ten-pin bowling or succumb to nostalgia and try your luck on one of the penny slot machines\u0026hellip;you name it, Sandown Pier probably has it. If your children prefer showing off their skills on video games they\u0026rsquo;ll be in their element when they discover the video game machines, and the pier\u0026rsquo;s home to all the sweet treats that taste just like the seaside.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe pier\u0026rsquo;s the perfect place for a slow walk high above the sea too, and you\u0026rsquo;ll enjoy some of the finest views on the island from the end of it. 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Thanks to the thousands of fossils that litter the Wight\u0026rsquo;s striking geology, experts know a huge amount about the dinosaurs that once called the area home and how they lived, and this family attraction makes just the place to bring the facts to life for children and find out more.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe fossils on display don\u0026rsquo;t only tell us lots about the past, but they also give some strong hints to the future of the environment, so this is an educational attraction as well as a fascinating one. The rocks date back as far as 126 million years (hard to imagine isn\u0026rsquo;t it?!) and they\u0026rsquo;ve offered some of the best information about the lives of dinosaurs that Europe\u0026rsquo;s seen.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe story of the island and its dinosaurs is told through a series of galleries, making this a fun place to visit no matter what your age. 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This attraction couldn\u0026rsquo;t be more different than your average zoo if it tried, and it\u0026rsquo;s set within the remains of a Victorian fort once used to guard the coast of Sandown.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe zoo\u0026rsquo;s owners started the park because of a passion for big cats, and they were so cat ease with the animals that it wasn\u0026rsquo;t uncommon to see them wandering up and down the shore with the tiger cubs! Take a minute to look down at the sandy beach below the zoo and imagine the owner walking a cub up and down the sand\u0026hellip;you couldn\u0026rsquo;t make it up.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThese days the zoo mostly cares for older tigers, ensuring they have a great quality of life and teach new generations about the importance of conservation. 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The event sees people turn up in their hundreds to take on the challenge and experience a long-standing tradition\u0026hellip;so what\u0026rsquo;s it all about?\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe Fort Walk started more than 50 years ago, and it sees walkers mark the lowest tide of the summer by making their way through the shallow waters from Ducie Beach to St Helens Fort. The sea walk stretches for around three quarters of a mile, and wading through the shallows as the sun sets behind the crowds is a fantastic way to experience walking on the Isle of Wight.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe event usually falls in early August, and there\u0026rsquo;s always an informal feel to the event as the Solent is known for its strong currents and few like to be seen as official organisers. 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