Bembridge Beach as it is also known at Bembridge sits at the entrance to Bembridge harbour, looking out to sea and across to Priory Bay, St Helen’s Duver and the pretty houseboats that sit on the opposite bank of the harbour.
This is a very quiet beach, but there is ample parking and a small cafe close by. The beach is noted for its lovely golden sand and fabulous views. There is always something happening in the harbour or on the Solent.
The beach is a good spot for walking, with views of Portsmouth and the south coast of England, as well as the sight of many boats leaving the harbour, particularly in the summer months. You may also spot some of the big cross-channel ferries leaving from Portsmouth as they pass close to the coast here.
During low tide, it might be possible to see Bembridge Ledge. This rocky outcrop has caught out many an unlucky boat over the years. It poses a particular risk to small, private boats, especially during the stormy winter months.
From this point, you can either walk past the houseboats heading north or along the coastline towards Bembridge Lifeboat Station.