A surprisingly busy little harbour, Bembridge is one of the Isle of Wight’s best kept secrets; its relative remoteness adding a certain charm. It is, unsurprisingly, fairly up-market and a favourite ‘hideaway’ for celebrities, attracted by the relaxed atmosphere, excellent facilities and quality of the hospitality. It also attracts keen yachtsmen from all over Europe who are lured by the excellent conditions, beautiful location and superb facilities. In the harbour itself there are plenty of pleasure craft and fishing boats available for hire and an area reserved exclusively for houseboats some of which double up as B&Bs.
The village itself has two main shopping areas; both are vibrant and attractive with an excellent choice of restaurants and pubs to choose from. It is also a favourite with aviation enthusiasts. Bembridge’s small airport attracts light aircraft pilots from all over Europe tantalised by the chance to get an Arial view of one of the most beautiful Islands in the UK. The lovely beaches are all safe with clear, shallow water backed by cliff tops with walks to satisfy any ardent rambler. The views from aloft are nothing short of magnificent.
Bembridge may not have the razzamatazz of many of the other harbour towns along the Solent but as a relaxing yet fulfilling getaway it pays in dividends
THE COMMODORE AND FLAG OFFICERS OF BEMBRIDGE SAILING CLUB INVITE YOU TO VISIT THEIR CLUBHOUSE. Founded in 1886, Bembridge Sailing Club has grown steadily over the years and now has some 1,300 members. It is designated as a Royal Yachting Association training centre, with the Club Secretary as the Chief Instructor, and also a Volvo Champion Club. Numerous courses are held throughout the year covering many other aspects of sailing including safety and power boats, Race Officer, Radio & basic First Aid. A new building was opened in 2002 which has transformed the on-shore facilities and the Club now has an excellent and spacious Dining Room, which comfortably seats 100, new kitchens, showers and changing rooms as well as a separate multi-purpose room for the cadets. The Club has been licensed for Civil Marriages since 2005 and hosts a number of non-member events throughout the year.
The emphasis at the Club is on a happy family atmosphere where all ages can partake in all facets of seafaring activities, as well as the enjoying the excellent position and style of the renovated clubhouse.
WHAT IS AVAILABLE? Not only are we able to provide you with excellent catering from our dedicated contract caterers 'All About Catering' (www.allaboutcatering.co.uk) in unique surroundings, but we can also offer sailing visitors the opportunity to arrive on an evening tide, race the following day in some of the best waters around the south coast, dine at the Club that evening and race home the following day. For Motor Cruisers we can offer a range of challenging competitions. Alternatively, just come for Dinner; or if you only have one tide to play with, why not come for lunch? We have a dedicated House Team on hand to discuss your individual requirements, email: email@example.com or visit our website.
CATERING FOR VISITING YACHTSMEN: Our Dining Room enjoys stunning panoramic views over the harbour and beyond. From here you are perfectly placed to soak up the maritime atmosphere, whilst enjoying one of our Chef's first-class menus making best use of local Island produce available. Our 'winter' catering hours (through to end of March '09) are currently: Saturday and Sunday lunches - 12:00 to 2:30pm and Friday and Saturday evenings â€“ 7:00 to 9:30pm. Our Bar is also open during these times, as well as Thursday and Friday lunch time.
NON-MEMBER / NON-SAILING EVENTS: Subject to our licensing conditions, we are happy to accommodate private parties, corporate training days, charity events, civil weddings and wedding receptions whenever the Club is not in use for sailing-related or member activities. Please contact Jo (firstname.lastname@example.org) for further information.
Although not situated in Bembridge the OYO Shanklin Beach Hotel is ideally based on the Southern side of the island, near Shanklin Vine, a wooden coastal ravine with waterfalls and Old Village, full of thatched cottages.
With sweeping views of the beachfront and seaviews as far as the eye can see, this hotel is decorated in calming cream hues throughout, featuring live entertainment and a chic beach bar. All rooms include en-suite bathrooms, TV, free WiFi, tea & coffee making facilities and 24/7 check in.
OYO Shanklin Beach Hotel sits on Shanklin Beach, all within walking distance of Shanklin Chine, Shanklin Theatre, Old Village and Shanklin Train Station. View a 360° tour
1st Call Car and Van hire are here and available for all your rental needs whether you are travelling around the Island on holiday or taking a Luton van to France.
Coming to the Island and need to get around? We can collect from the majority of Car Ferry/Passenger Ferry points, both airfields (Bembridge and Sandown) and the majority of Hotel's/Campsite's.
1st Call Cycle Hire deliver to your Hotel/Campsite FOC or Collect your party to leave from our offices to cycle the nearby Sunshine Trail (12 mile circular route) or wherever you would like to cycle.
We supply Front Suspension Mountain Bikes designed to do on or off road work and can supply specialist items such as Tag alongs, Trailers tents and Tandems. We supply helmets, locks, pumps and tool kits as required.
Address: Unit 15. College Close, Sandown, Isle of Wight, PO36 8EU
HERE AT W. W. WOODFORD & SONS WE STRIVE TO PROVIDE OUR CUSTOMERS WITH THE BEST QUALITY MEATS ON THE ISLE OF WIGHT.
If you want premium quality fresh meat at great prices then W. W. Woodford & Son are here for you. We strive to provide our customers with the best quality meats on the Isle of Wight. We have built our reputation for more than 110 years by supplying first class meat and game to the people of Bembridge and across the Island.
If you don’t have time to come to us, we can come to you. We provide a free delivery service within a five mile radius of our shop. Here at W.W. Woodford and Son, we pride ourselves on customer service. If you are happy, so are we. If you order during the week, we will strive to deliver around between 3pm & 7pm the same day. We also deliver on Saturdays between 9am and 12pm.
Address: W.W. Woodford and Son, 26 High Street, Bembridge, Isle of Wight, PO355SE
For visitors new to the Harbour we recommend a look at the Navigation Section, where you'll find a pictorial guide to safe pilotage in the Harbour that can be printed off for use on board. There is also a video guide of the entrance channel and an electronic Navionics chart.
The Harbour is a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) and nearby Brading Marshes are home to the first RSPB site on the Island. There are many picturesque walks in and around the area, historic sites to visit, beautiful beaches to enjoy and a busy Harbour where there's always something to watch.
The Island's leading independent wine merchant.
With over 400 products from around the world, we have been supplying crew houses, parties, weddings, yacht clubs, pubs, restaurants and hotels since 1992.
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Address: Eurovines Ltd, The Forge, Nettlestone Hill, Seaview, Isle of Wight, PO34 5DU
Pay a visit to our farm for a fun and educational day out
You will find us at St Helens on the Isle Of Wight
Visit our farm and you will see our intriguing animals. You will see emus, rheas, ducks, geese, Shetland ponies, Ankole cattle, Water buffalo and many more.
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We are open all year round
From 10 am until 5 pm
Address: Fakenham Farm, Eddington Road, St Helens, Ryde Isle of Wight, PO33 1XS