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Local Information

Priory Bay is a hidden gem located amongst the beautiful beaches and  sailing Harbours of Seaview, St Helens and Bembridge. Most places are within walking distance and are easily reachable by car. The number 8 bus does stop at Priory Drive, a short distance away and will take you to Ryde bus station where you can catch different buses to travel around the Island.

The nearest POST OFFICES can be found at:

  • Pier Road, Seaview 01983 613306

  • Welcome Stores, Lane End, Bembridge 01983 872884

  • Somerset Road, Elmfield Ryde 01983 

The nearest local convenience store is situated in Nettlestone and is within walking distance. There is also a late opening convenience store at St Helens, which is a couple of minutes drive away.

Tesco Extra, the Island’s largest superstore is just outside Ryde on the Sandown road. A chemist (01633 591005) is also in this store. In Ryde central, there is a large Coop and an Iceland’s amongst a wide variety of stores that you would expect to find in a seaside town.

Bembridge is the closest village for a quaint ,shopping and eating experience. This includes a bakery, butchers, hairdressers, beauty salons, convenience stores and even an osteopath should you require. There is also Boots, the chemist (01983 872328).


If you are taking a break from cooking, these are our tried and tested preferred local places for you to enjoy: Booking is a must during peak season and weekends.

Breakfast Recommendations (Also good for lunch)

  • Lily’s cafe. High Street, Seaview. 01983 617367

  • Dell Care. Sands, Seaview. 01983 812947

  • Baywatch on the Beach Cafe. The Waterfront, St Helens. 01983 873259

  • Harbour View Cafe. Embankment Road Road. Bembridge. 01983 872742

  • Little Fox’s. High Street, Bembridge. 01983 872626


Favourite Seafood Restaurants 

  • Best Dressed Crab. Embankment Road, Bembridge. 01983 874758. Not open for evening dining.

  • The Old Fort. Esplanade. Seaview. 01983 612363

  • The Crab and Lobster. Forelands Road, Bembridge. 01983 872244

  • The Beach Hut seafood kitchen and bar (seasonal opening times). Forelands Road. 01983 874270


Further recommendations for all your local dining needs:

  • The Vine Inn. Upper Green Road, St Helens. 01983 872337

  • Ganders Restaurant. Upper Green Road, St Helens. 01983 872014

  • 33 St Helens Artisan Deli and Cafe. Lower Green Road, St Helens. 01983 872303

  • The farm shop and No.8 cafe. High Street, Bembridge. 01983 872303

  • Lu Shan Chinese Restaurant and takeaway, Sherbourne Street, Bembridge. 01983 875559

  • Regal fish and chips, Forelands Road, Bembridge. 01983 873334

  • The Birdham, Steyne Road, Bembridge. 01983 872840

  • The Olde Village Inn, High Street, Bembridge. 01983 872616

  • Frampton’s wine bar, High Street, Bembridge. 01983 873555

  • Barbosa Restaurant, Forelands Road, Bembridge. 01983 875233

  • Lime and Chilli Restaurant, High Street, Seaview. 01983 685180

  • The Boathouse, Springvale Road, Seaview. 01983 810616


Sea View Yacht Club. Esplanade, Seaview. 01983 613268

Bembridge Sailing Club. Embankment Road. 01983 872237

Brading Haven Yacht Club. Embankment Road, Bembridge. 01983 872289

Bembridge Marine Ltd for Rib hire. Embankment Road. Bembridge. 01983 872817

Tact-Isle Adventures for your water sports, kayak, paddle board and bicycle hire. Woodnutts Yard, The Duver, St Helens. 01983 875542.

Water taxi for all harbour users: 01983 872828 ext.2

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