St Helens Beach

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.

St Helens Beach has been awarded a regional Seaside Award.

We have no current information on dog restrictions for St Helens Beach.

Why not check other beaches nearby as we have 4 beaches at Bembridge, 29 beaches in Isle of Wight, or check our list of Isle of Wight Dog Friendly Beaches.

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St Helens Beach Water Quality

Water 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.

7 Day Weather Forecast

Expect a temp in the range -0.1℃ to 0.2℃ with wind speed 3.3 m/sec (NW)
Saturday, Dec 10fair_night
Expect a temp in the range 0℃ to 0.5℃ with wind speed 3 m/sec (NW)
Sunday, Dec 11fog
Expect a temp in the range 0.1℃ to 1℃ with wind speed 2 m/sec (N)
Monday, Dec 12cloudy
Expect a temp in the range -1.8℃ to -1.4℃ with wind speed 5.2 m/sec (N)
Tuesday, Dec 13cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 1.9℃ to 2.8℃ with wind speed 5.6 m/sec (NE)
Wednesday, Dec 14partlycloudy_night
Expect a temp in the range -1.7℃ to 1℃ with wind speed 7 m/sec (N)
Thursday, Dec 15clearsky_night
Expect a temp in the range -0.9℃ to 0.1℃ with wind speed 4.9 m/sec (NNW)

Bembridge weather forecast from Yr, delivered by the Norwegian Meteorological Institute and NRK

St Helens Beach Tide Times

Tide times are available at around 600 locations and the closest location to St Helens Beach is at Bembridge Approaches 0.23 km (0.14 miles) away. Tides are displayed beneath for up to 7 days and we list both high and low water times along with the height. These times are not adjusted for BST.

Fri 09 Dec
   Low Tide at 04:59 (Height 1.36m)
   High Tide at 11:48 (Height 4.68m)
   Low Tide at 17:22 (Height 1.22m)
Sat 10 Dec
   High Tide at 00:16 (Height 4.60m)
   Low Tide at 05:38 (Height 1.42m)
   High Tide at 12:24 (Height 4.63m)
   Low Tide at 17:58 (Height 1.28m)
Sun 11 Dec
   High Tide at 00:55 (Height 4.58m)
   Low Tide at 06:15 (Height 1.51m)
   High Tide at 12:59 (Height 4.55m)
   Low Tide at 18:32 (Height 1.37m)
Mon 12 Dec
   High Tide at 01:33 (Height 4.52m)
   Low Tide at 06:48 (Height 1.61m)
   High Tide at 13:33 (Height 4.44m)
   Low Tide at 19:04 (Height 1.47m)
Tue 13 Dec
   High Tide at 02:08 (Height 4.44m)
   Low Tide at 07:22 (Height 1.72m)
   High Tide at 14:09 (Height 4.31m)
   Low Tide at 19:40 (Height 1.57m)
Wed 14 Dec
   High Tide at 02:48 (Height 4.34m)
   Low Tide at 08:01 (Height 1.84m)
   High Tide at 14:51 (Height 4.17m)
   Low Tide at 20:21 (Height 1.69m)
Thu 15 Dec
   High Tide at 03:33 (Height 4.24m)
   Low Tide at 08:48 (Height 1.95m)
   High Tide at 15:40 (Height 4.02m)
   Low Tide at 21:11 (Height 1.80m)

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