Things to see and do at St Helen's Duver

Pack a picnic, the children and the dog then set off for a day at St Helen's Duver. There's something to keep everyone busy from rock pooling on the beach to wildflower and bird spotting and plenty of grassy open land for running off some steam.

The Duver

St Helen's Duver is a wonderful open space to wander, fly a kite, walk the dog, watch the birds, or just sit and enjoy the tranquillity. In May it is carpeted with thrift, but at all times of the year there is so much to see.

Beach at Nodes Point

The beach at St Helen's is great for rock pooling, as well as for making sand castles or simply sitting and watching the ships pass by.

Rockpooling by the shore

At Nodes Point the limestone ledges have some delightful little rockpools to explore.
Childern discovering a crab in a rockpool

Rock pooling at St Helen's Duver

The limestone ledges off St Helens Duver on the Isle of Wight are one of the best places in southern England to go rock pooling.

Our special wildflowers and wildlife

St Helen's Duver is a wonderful place for nature that adapts to the changing conditions. We carefully manage the land to encourage a range of coastal flowers, insects and birds. You might spot some of the wildflowers in the grassland of the old golf links and around the marshy shore.
Rock pools at Nodes Point

Wildlife to discover on the St Helens Duver shore

We've discovered plenty of wildlife along our shoreline, particularly in the depths of our rock pools. Find out what you could discover on a trip to the Duver.


You can enjoy watching birds here. Over the lagoons and Bembridge Harbour you may see flocks of geese, duck and waders in the winter. In the summer, look out for warblers and other small birds in the bushes and long grass.
Five Brent geese inflight across a bright blue sky

Birdlife around St Helens Duver

Our varied habitats provide a haven for birds, particularly those migrating from far away. See which environments the different birds prefer, from the lagoon to the shore.


Walk your dog

The flat, open, grassy spaces of the old golf course at St Helen's Duver are ideal for dogs, and there are paths around the lagoon and sea wall.
Please help us keep this place beautiful by cleaning up after your dog.

Take a walk

You can discover the Duver with our four-mile (6.4km) St Helen's trail that we've created for you.