{"LocationDetails":{"Id":532,"Name":"Seaview \u0026 St Helens","Description":"\u003ch1\u003eOur guide to Seaview\u0026nbsp;holidays\u003c/h1\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003ePark your car on Duver Road and then you have a dilemma; should I go to the beautiful sand and pebble beach in front of the sea wall or cross the road to the Hersey Nature Reserve? If your choice is the latter, then just follow the pathway and enjoy the absolute peace and tranquillity this little hidden jewel brings. If you\u0026#39;re lucky, you\u0026#39;ll see egrets, coots, greenfinches and many other birds as well as a cheeky rabbit or two. There\u0026#39;s a hide on the reserve too, so if you would like to spend time birdwatching during your Seaview holiday, this is the place to go.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003ch2\u003ePlaces to visit in Seaview\u003c/h2\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eAcross the road is a glorious stretch of award-winning Springvale beach. Although both sand and pebbles cover the beach, it\u0026#39;s a pleasant place for an afternoon, with the atmosphere of a good old fashioned beach - and it\u0026rsquo;s great for swimming too. The beach is very easy to get to as you can park immediately behind it, or use the number 8 bus or ride a cycle or even walk. From Springvale beach you can see across the Solent and spy the mid-channel forts or the Spinnaker Tower in Portsmouth.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eAt the end of Springvale beach you\u0026#39;ll find\u0026nbsp;Seaview village proper and here is where you will find the Seaview Yacht Club. There are a few bench seats here where you can just sit and watch the Solent with the boats coming and going. Seaview is a very active place for sailing so there is always something to see on the water. This is another fabulous place to sit and watch the Round-the-Island-Race. Along the Esplanade is a pleasant stroll with wooden benches to sit.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eThere is access to the beach at the far end of Pier Road but you would do better to go to the other side of Seaview and onto Fernclose Road. Follow the signs on foot and you find the pretty little Seagrove Bay. A little off the beaten track but worth the effort to get there, Seagrove Bay is sandy and quiet. You can walk to the bend and find yourself next door in Priory Bay. There is a sea wall too but do be aware that the tide comes right up to the wall at high tide.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003ch2\u003eSeaview restuarants\u003c/h2\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eIf you fancy a bite to eat then the place to go is Seaview Bistro. It\u0026rsquo;s on the High Street and - when you taste the food - we promise you won\u0026rsquo;t worry that you can\u0026rsquo;t see the sea. The steaks here always seem to be cooked to perfection, the home made pizza is wonderful and, if you are staying in the Seaview area, they also offer a pizza delivery service.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eAlternatively, you could try the Old Fort restaurant just around the bend from the Yacht Club. If you get a window table then you also get one of the best sea views on the Isle of Wight. The food is good and there is plenty of it, plus they are also dog friendly. There are a few outside tables too where you can see the Solent forts. It\u0026rsquo;s a lovely place to watch the sunset on a summers evening.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003ch2\u003eThings to do in Seaview\u003c/h2\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eJust outside Seaview is Puckpool Park which is situated right behind the beach and has enough to keep everyone entertained. Puckpool Park was a Victorian fort now housing two tennis courts, a 12- hole mini golf course, swings and an 18- hole putting green. The children will enjoy exploring the gun emplacements while adults sit and admire the very pretty gardens in the shade of the mature trees. Dogs are welcome in Puckpool Park as well. Parking is via a pay and display car park and there is a cafe at either end of the park.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","Alias":"seaview-st-helens","MainImageLocation":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/emily.judge/2018/11/Seaview \u0026 St Helens.jpg/carousel.jpg","PointOfInterests":[{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Seagrove Beach","Body":"\u003cp\u003eWe\u0026rsquo;re dog owners too, and we know that when you arrive on holiday you can\u0026rsquo;t wait to take the dog for a long walk somewhere new, and that\u0026rsquo;s why we like to let you know the beaches that welcome our best friends all year round. This is one of them, so no matter when your Isle of Wight holiday starts you\u0026rsquo;ll be welcome at this secluded sandy beach close to Ryde.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eWith a Quality Coast Award to its name and a car park nearby, Seagrove Beach is handy for those times when you want to enjoy the sand without the crowds. You can pick up the coast path behind the beach and walk on to Puckpool Point, but the beach is well-served with toilets, a cafe and shops on the promenade if you want to stay for awhile and relax.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eActivities at Seagrove include surfing, sailing, wind surfing and kayaking, so whether you\u0026rsquo;re content to sit and watch them on the water while your dog explores or if you fancy giving one a try the conditions are spot on. If you want to walk to the beach there\u0026rsquo;s a wall from Seaview Village. You\u0026rsquo;ll find clear waters and a gentle sloping expanse of sand when you arrive.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":50.7142,"LocationLongitude":-1.10622,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/102/2014/01/Seagrove Bay.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"seaview-st-helens/ryde/seagrove-beach","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/102/2014/01/Seagrove Bay.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Dan\u0027s Kitchen","Body":"\u003cp\u003eDan\u0026rsquo;s Kitchen serves up stylish cuisine with imagination, and the restaurant enjoys views across the Solent that make the experience even more memorable. Don\u0026rsquo;t just take our word for it, the TripAdvisor reviews tend to glow with praise for the restaurant\u0026rsquo;s locally-sourced menu, friendly husband and wife team and sophisticated setting.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe menu manages to present local ingredients through simple dishes created with flair, so Dan strikes just the right balance between impressive meals with a difference and offering something for every palate. If you fancy dining somewhere special without it being too formal then bear Dan\u0026rsquo;s Kitchen in mind, it\u0026rsquo;s become one of the island\u0026rsquo;s most popular eateries through its eager reviews and word of mouth.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThis is the restaurant for great food, lots of choice and a selection of wines that\u0026rsquo;ll make it hard to choose just one. Dan and his wife Carla run the restaurant together, with Dan cooking up masterpieces in the kitchen while Carla runs the front of house, so you\u0026rsquo;ll enjoy a warm atmosphere and a unique menu. Speaking of Dan, his dishes are noted time and again for his beautiful presentation, so you can look forward to a meal with a difference during an Isle of Wight holiday.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":50.6974,"LocationLongitude":-1.11024,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/102/2014/06/grilled lamb.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"isle-of-wight/ryde/dans-kitchen","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/102/2014/06/grilled lamb.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"The Castle Inn","Body":"\u003cp\u003eThought to be the Isle of Wight\u0026rsquo;s oldest surviving pub, The Castle Inn dates back so far that it\u0026rsquo;s said Charles I used to be taken in for a drink under armed guard during his time imprisoned in Carisbrooke Castle. The pub was built in 1684, and if you look to the left hand side of the fireplace once inside you\u0026rsquo;ll see what used to be the gloomy entrance all those centuries ago.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThanks to its history there\u0026rsquo;s never a shortage of anecdotes and legends to catch up on over your drink, and at risk of scaring you off before you\u0026rsquo;ve arrived we should point out that it\u0026rsquo;s rumoured to be the island\u0026rsquo;s most haunted pub as well as its oldest. Look to the right of the fireplace and you\u0026rsquo;ll see a door that once led the way to the building\u0026rsquo;s attic \u0026ndash; it\u0026rsquo;s here that many a strange noise has been heard by staff over the years and it\u0026rsquo;s common for chairs to move around when there\u0026rsquo;s nobody there.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eHappily, you\u0026rsquo;ll have no need to venture upstairs while you\u0026rsquo;re at The Castle, and down at the bar you\u0026rsquo;ll find a friendly atmosphere where dogs and children are welcome along. There\u0026rsquo;s a special healthy menu for the little ones and live entertainment on Fridays.\u0026nbsp;\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":50.7281,"LocationLongitude":-1.1632,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/james.lund/2013/08/Pub fire.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"seaview-st-helens/ryde/the-castle-inn","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/james.lund/2013/08/Pub fire.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"The Black Sheep Bar","Body":"\u003cp\u003eNow this is one for all you lovers of live music...The Black Sheep Bar in Ryde. Partially owned by John Giddings who promotes the Isle of Wight Festival, this is the place to see live bands throughout the year. Friday nights see the best bands from the island take to the stage and wow the crowds, and Saturdays step things up a notch as a whole selection of DJs work their magic.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThere\u0026rsquo;s a red and black theme throughout the bar and the sofas upstairs make welcoming places to curl up and enjoy the ambience over a drink or two. The terrace is always busy too and thanks to the heat lamps it\u0026rsquo;s even comfortable if you stay outside until late in the evening. The Black Sheep is a cafe bar and it hosts all kinds of events throughout the year.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eSample something from the tapas-style menu and take your time over a glass of wine...and make sure you check what\u0026rsquo;s on before you visit as the bar hosts stars of international fame as well as the up and coming. The Black Sheep is the kind of bar where anything goes and there\u0026rsquo;s always something happening, and it has a loyal following across the island.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":50.7308,"LocationLongitude":-1.16243,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/james.lund/2013/08/Wine-glasses.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"seaview-st-helens/ryde/the-black-sheep-bar","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/james.lund/2013/08/Wine-glasses.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Puckpool Park","Body":"\u003cp\u003eWe\u0026rsquo;ll let you in on a Seaview secret now \u0026ndash; and that\u0026rsquo;s Puckpool Park. This pretty park is found just a stone\u0026rsquo;s throw from the sandy beach and it has a children\u0026rsquo;s playground, crazy golf for the whole family, a tea room and best of all \u0026ndash; space, space and more space away from the hustle and bustle.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe park makes a quiet spot to sit pick a patch of grass and take a break from the beach on a sunny day, to enjoy a stroll and the scenery during a visit to Seaview or to let the kids run wild for an hour or two \u0026ndash; it\u0026rsquo;s the kind of relaxing spot where anything goes and everyone feels welcome. The park sits between Seaview and neighbouring Ryde, so if you visit the village\u0026#39;s neighbouring town you\u0026rsquo;ll be able to stop off here on the way and top off a family day out.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThere\u0026rsquo;s free parking just beside the park, so if you\u0026rsquo;re in time to get a space you\u0026rsquo;ll be able to enjoy some time at Puckpool before heading over to the beach \u0026ndash; now that sounds like an idyllic day out to us.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":50.7253,"LocationLongitude":-1.12861,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/102/2014/04/swing.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"ryde/seaview-st-helens/puckpool-park","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/102/2014/04/swing.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Spring Vale Beach","Body":"\u003cp\u003eIf you want to experience the Isle of Wight in all the quaint glory that made it popular during the Edwardian period then head to the village of Seaview, and the award-winning Spring Vale Beach in particular. The beach isn\u0026rsquo;t only one of the finest on the Wight for all the usual fun on the sand but it also enjoys unrivalled sea views across the glistening Solent.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThanks to a concrete slipway there\u0026rsquo;s easy access for pushchairs and those in wheelchairs, and with a mixture of sand and pebbles the beach is one of the island\u0026rsquo;s most popular. Spring Vale is cleared of all litter and seaweed every day during the summer, in fact the seaweed is given to the area\u0026rsquo;s farmers for use as compost.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe views stretch right across the water to Portsmouth and you\u0026rsquo;ll even be able to make out the iconic Solent forts. Look out for Puckpool Park just behind the beach as it has everything you need to keep the children entertained when they\u0026rsquo;re not on the sand \u0026ndash; including crazy golf, a playground and tea rooms. The park sits within what was once a dramatic Victorian battery, so it has character as well as plenty to entertain.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eSpring Vale is not one of the island\u0026rsquo;s dog friendly beaches.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":50.7284,"LocationLongitude":-1.14023,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/102/2014/03/beach handstand.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"isle-of-wight/seaview-st-helens/spring-vale-beach","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/102/2014/03/beach handstand.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"The Old Fort","Body":"\u003cp\u003eThe chances are that you\u0026rsquo;ll visit The Old Fort at least once during a stay in Seaview (or even neighbouring Ryde since it\u0026rsquo;s within walking distance), as it\u0026rsquo;s one of the village\u0026rsquo;s most popular places for a bite.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eWith views across the Solent and a friendly atmosphere, The Old Fort has tables within just a few feet of the water when the tide\u0026rsquo;s in so if you like to dine al fresco it\u0026rsquo;s perfect. We\u0026rsquo;d suggest booking a table in advance if you\u0026rsquo;re going to be visiting during the summer as it\u0026rsquo;s often busy, and check the opening hours during winter to avoid disappointment if you\u0026rsquo;re after hot food.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eChildren are welcome, and the pub has an island-wide reputation for its Sunday roasts which is always a good sign. The service may be fast but the food\u0026rsquo;s made using quality ingredients that reflect the area, so if you need to stop off for something filling after a busy day walking or enjoying the nearby beaches you can expect good food to leave you feeling ready to discover more. The menu includes fresh, seasonal produce from around the island to give visitors a taste of local produce, and the selection includes traditional classics with something for every age group.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":50.7217,"LocationLongitude":-1.10986,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/102/2014/02/roast dinner.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"isle-of-wight/seaview-st-helens/the-old-fort","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/102/2014/02/roast dinner.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"The Boathouse","Body":"\u003cp\u003eThe Boathouse held an AA Dinner Award during 2011 and 2012, and with sea views and the kind of food that could turn any visitor into a lover of seafood it\u0026rsquo;s not hard to see why. The restaurant\u0026rsquo;s unique in that it serves fine food in a pub environment and the seafood menu showcases the island\u0026rsquo;s fresh catches to perfection.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eReview after review notes the stylish, bright setting and the attentive service that makes The Boathouse special and it\u0026rsquo;s worth noting that the restaurant opens for breakfast, lunch and dinner. It\u0026rsquo;s perfect if you\u0026rsquo;re lucky enough to have a smaller appetite as there are always special options created especially for light eaters, but if you feel like pushing the boat out we have it on very good authority that the dessert menu\u0026rsquo;s well worth gaining a pound or two for!\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe specials board changes with the catch of the day and the seasons so there\u0026rsquo;s plenty to tempt those of you who visit regularly, and don\u0026rsquo;t worry if you\u0026rsquo;re not in the mood for seafood as alternatives include rump steak with a glowing reputation. If you\u0026rsquo;re going to walk the coast path to neighbouring Ryde The Boathouse makes a great starting point, or if you\u0026rsquo;re coming the other way book a table for dinner and you\u0026rsquo;ll have something to look forward to when you finish your walk.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":50.7351,"LocationLongitude":-1.12965,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/102/2014/01/fine dining.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"isle-of-wight/seaview-st-helens/the-boathouse","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/102/2014/01/fine dining.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]}],"MetaData":{"Title":"St Helen Holidays; See our range of Self-catering holiday accomodation \u0026 book online","Description":"With stunning sandy beaches, a Seaview holiday is ideal for beach lovers. 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