Beach facilities

View map of beach Parking available Toilets available Isle of Wight Coastal Path SSSI Dog friendly Beach cleaned regularly Good water quality for swimming

Season: summer

Bembridge beach runs south from the spit at the edge of the harbour here.   The most notable landmark is the lifeboat station, located at the end of a purpose-built 200 metre long pier.  The beach is a mixture of stone and sand, with interesting rock pools at low tide.  Water sports are popular and there is a slipway to help with dinghy launching and recovery.  As part of the eponymous Site of Special Scientific Interest, at low tide you can see Bembridge Ledge, which has snagged many an unwary sailor over the years.  There is parking at each end of the beach and access is good.

Summer visit photo gallery


Penny’s eulogy to the beach.


A fine setting at Bembridge.