"Sittin' on the dock of the bay"

St Helens

St Helens is a village and civil parish located on the eastern side of the Isle of Wight. The village is based around village greens. This is claimed to be the largest in England but some say the village green is the second largest. The greens are often used for cricket matches during the summer and football in the winter and also include a children's playground. The local pub is the Vine. The village also has two restaurants, Ganders on the upper side of the green and St Helens Restaurant on the south.

The village is a short distance from the coast, with about a ten-minute walk to St Helens Duver, which was once the location of the island's first golf course. It is now a popular beach for tourists during the summer season and is protected by the National Trust.

It is linked to other parts of the island by Southern Vectis bus route 8 serving Ryde, Bembridge, Sandown and Newport including intermediate villages.

Local authority: Isle of Wight Council

OS Grid Reference: SZ627890

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Things to see and do in and around St Helens

  • Bembridge Heritage Centre
  • Bembridge Maritime Museum Isle of Wight Shipwreck Centre
  • Bembridge Windmill
  • Waltzing Waters
  • Wight Karting
  • Seaview Wildlife Encounter
  • Old Town Hall Museum
  • Lilliput Antique Doll and Toy Museum
  • Isle of Wight Wax Works
  • Bembridge Lifeboat Station
  • Nunwell House and Gardens
  • Brading Roman Villa
  • Island Speedway
  • Goodleaf Tree Climbing
  • Appley Park
  • Rosemary Vineyard
  • Isle of Wight Zoo
  • Waterside Pool
  • Dinosaur Isle
  • Planet Ice Isle of Wight
  • Big Apple Ryde
  • Puckpool Park Wireless Museum
  • Sallys Riding School
  • Sandown Pier
  • Brickfields Horsecountry
  • Brickfields Riding Stables
  • Island Equus
  • Isle of Wight Steam Railway

Tourist Information

Tourist Information Point
Train Station
Station Road
Isle of Wight
PO36 0EB

Phone 01983 401770

Seasonal opening

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