This section of the page features an image gallery, so if you're using a screen reader you may wish to jump to the main content.
Sand dunes with a royal history and great coastal views
St Helens Duver is a lovely place to relax or gently wander. There are sandy beaches, rock pools, sand dunes and coastal woods all within a small area. There is easy access from the car park onto the Duver with its short turf and gently undulating ground and views over Bembridge Harbour.
The beach is also very close at hand and although it can get quite busy in the summer there's space for everyone if you wander further along the shore.
The Duver has an interesting history as a Victorian golf course with royal patronage. But now it is a fascinating place to look for wildlife from burrowing digger wasps to wasp spiders, and tiny flowers or water birds over the harbour.