Opening times for 2 December 2023
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Pay and display car park with pay by phone and cash facilities. Free for National Trust Members but please remember to scan your membership cards. We don't allow overnight parking due to the impact on nature and wildlife, staff resource and visitors.
Dogs are welcome but please pick up after your dog and keep them on a short lead around livestock, and under close control at all other times.
Access to the beach via sandy paths, with a ramp onto the soft sand. At high tide the top of the beach can be covered. Path in the woods behind the beach can get very muddy and has steps. Pay and display car park. Dogs welcome - keep on short lead and close control around livestock.
The Duver has expanses of short turf and gently undulating ground. Some sand and gravel paths. No gates or stiles. Access to the beach via sandy paths onto the concrete sea wall.
Path in the woods behind the beach - can be very muddy and has steps.
There is a ramp onto the soft sand.
0.5 mile (1 Kilometer) off the B3330 from the village of St Helens. 5 miles south west from Ryde on A3055 and B3330. 4.5 miles north west of Sandown on the A3055 and B3330
Parking: Pay and display car park, free to National Trust members
St Helens Duver is on the Isle of Wight Coast Path. Download travel map here or consult Ordnance Survey Landranger map 196 or OS Exlporer OL29
Hourly buses from Newport or Ryde bus stations dropping off at St Helens village green on B3330. The Duver is about 800 metres walk down the Duver Road or the path beside St Helens Common. See bus details on www.islandbuses.info
The 'Round the Island' cycle path passes less than 0.5 mile (1 kilometer) from St Helens Duver. View local cycle routes on the National Cycle Network website
Discover all you need to know about visiting St Helens Duver, Isle of Wight, with your four-legged friend. St Helens Duver is a one pawprint rated place.
St Helens Duver
Sandy spit of land on the eastern tip on the Isle of Wight, which is rich in wildlife and history. Once home to The Royal Isle of Wight Golf Club.
Rock pools and beach
The limestone ledges are great for rock pooling. Sandy beach and viewpoint for sealife and passing ships.
Rich in wildlife and home to a flock of Hebridean sheep, alexanders flowers, red squirrels, blackcap and many other small birds.
Discover the wild woodland and beachside activities that will keep the whole family feeling happy on a visit to St Helens Duver, including the dog.
Discover the huge range of wild animals that have made a home in the rock pools, grassland and woodlands on the eastern tip of the Isle of Wight.
A pretty Victorian cottage in its own walled garden, within walking distance to the beach.
A circular coastal walk from St Helens village that takes you along a wildlife-rich sandy spit of land.
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.
Discover the human history of St Helens Duver, from the earliest evidence of human activity, the building of Old St Helens Church, and the smuggling activity rife in the area.
Explore the history of one of England’s first golf courses, which once counted royalty and celebrities among its members, and shaped the sporting rules still used today.
Discover the rich maritime history that surrounds St Helens Duver, including the fort built as defence against a French invasion, which was used in the First and Second World Wars.