Mulberry Cottage B&B (Isle of Wight)
Located in Bembridge, 32 km from Southampton, Mulberry Cottage B&B features free WiFi access and free private parking. Each room has a flat-screen TV and DVD player. Extras include bathrobes and free toiletries.
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- Silver Sands beach is one of the two Bembridge beaches and is near to the harbour entrance. Offers an excellent venue for teaching kitesurfing. In most wind directions the water is flat, with little or no shore-break, making for a hassle free environment to learn in. Many facilities available in Bembridge.
- Bembridge Windmill is the only surviving windmill on the island and was built in the 1700s and played a vital role in the local community for two centuries providing work for generations. In the 1880s the arrival of the railway meant cheaper flour was available and from 1897 only cattle feed was made and by 1913, with the local men all signed up in the war, the mill closed. In the late 1950s, the mill was given over the National Trust. The mill is a Grade 1 listed building and an integral part of the island and still has its original machinery in place. You can climb to the top of the mill and figure out how it worked as you wind your way down the four levels and feel the smoothness of the wooden machinery telling the tale of those who worked there. The steps are steep but the view from the top is really worth the climb. Families can enjoy the countryside and have a great day out, although saying that, the mill is very educational with a short film explaining the milling process. Turner was inspired by the countryside around the area and there is a painting by Turner of the mill. Open daily and charges apply.
- 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.
- Beach: Saint Helens Beach, Bembridge View: Situated right on the sandy/shingle beach. Sit at one of the outdoor tables with spectacular views of the eastern Solent and the approach to Bembridge Harbour. What’s on the menu?: A great seafood-based menu.
- Bembridge Lifeboat station is a key station strategically situation on the Solent which is known as one of the busiest shipping lanes in English waters. Over 900 lives have been saved by the volunteers at Bembridge. In 1922 an all weather lifeboat house was built but demolished in 2009 and they are now proud users of the new station completed in 2010! There are approximately 23 volunteers at Bembridge along with three other permanent staff and they come from all walks of life. The service is a charity that relies heavily on public funding and has been needed more in the past few years than ever before with the increase in leisure craft being used on the Solent.
- Bembridge Beach is a shallow banking beach making it perfect for families with small children. The beach is surrounded on three sides by the sea so this makes it an interesting and diverse beach. One side is stoney and has rock pool areas while other parts are sand and suitable for bathing. This beach is also considered good for fishing and many anglers can be spotted along the shoreline. A word of warning about the tide though as it does come in very high leaving very little beach. It is a great beach for coastal walks and shell collecting too! Facilities include hotel car parking, toilets and a cafe that offers cooked food, cakes, ice cream, tea and coffee.
- Whitecliff Bay Beach is a sand and shingle beach at the foot of Culver Cliffs and adjoining the Whitecliff Bay Camping Grounds. The beach is a Marine Conservation Society recommended beach and the footpaths that meander across the cliffs above give you terrific views out to sea. The bay is lovely but with limited parking but it does have a cafe and a picnic area though. Visitors who enjoy a walk can park on the top of Culver Down and take a stroll along a steep footpath to the beach. Having a holiday camp behind it makes the bay popular for families and no dogs are permitted at any time. The beach itself is great for swimming and body boarding and is cleaned regularly.
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