Seaview is a delightful coastal village situated on the north-east coast of the Isle of Wight. Under five miles to the south of the popular family resort of Ryde and four miles to the north of Bembridge, the village is an ideal base to explore the rest of the island. It is also a forty-minute drive from the sailing town of Cowes, where you can catch one of the sailing events throughout the year as well as visit the great selection of shops and eateries.
The area, originally made popular as an upmarket Edwardian seaside resort, still retains a sense of exclusivity and is popular with both locals and holiday makers. With its lovely sandy beaches and spectacular views across the Solent to Portsmouth and the Spinnaker Tower, as well as to the famous Solent forts, it is one of the prettiest places on the island for a relaxing holiday.
Things to do in Seaview
Built within a former Victorian Fortification Battery, and situated to the rear of Springvale Beach, this park makes a lovely family day out. There are tennis courts, mini-golf and a children’s play area, and beautiful gardens to walk around or relax in if you are looking for a little tranquility. If you are peckish, there is a great Tea Garden Café where you can grab a bite to eat or a coffee if you need some extra adrenaline for your mini-golf competition!
Known for having some of the best views on the island, with a panorama including Portsmouth and the Spinnaker Tower and the famous Solent forts, Springvale is the perfect place to spend lazy days at the beach. Stretching from Puckpool to Seaview, it is a mixture of sand and shingle and the gradient of the beach makes the almost crystal-clear water quite shallow at both low and high tide. This undiscovered gem is perfect for those looking for a secret hideaway away from the crowds.
Just a few miles south of Seaview is the pretty village of Bembridge. Home to the only surviving windmill on the Isle of Wight, it offers a brilliant day out for all the family. Climb the tower and learn how the mill worked while trying to spot the secret millers, then grab an ice-cream from the kiosk and head for one of the many walking and nature trails provided by the National Trust. If you fancy some time by the sea, head down to Bembridge Pier, home to the Bembridge Lifeboat Station and particularly beautiful at sunset.
This beach is known for being the most popular or the area, partly due to its gently sloping sands which are brilliant for swimming or beach games when the tide is out. You can also walk along the sea wall from Seagrove to Priory Bay Beach, another popular sandy beach with great views. There is a small café and shop, with the town being only a few moments away if you want more choice. It is also used as a launch platform for boats as well as being the ideal place for watersports. For those who like to spend time messing about in boats, there is a yacht club where in summer, it hosts the Seaview Regatta where you can take part in many traditional activities such as the infamous greasy pole!
Just a fifteen-minute drive away, the popular seaside town of Ryde is near enough to spend an afternoon exploring the many activities on offer there. Known as the ‘Gateway to the Island’ there is a great beach as well as vineyards, museums and various activities to enjoy such as go karting and falconry. The beautiful Quarr Abbey is also located in Ryde as is the Royal Victoria Arcade which has a great selection of independent shops to browse amongst if you are looking for some great gifts to take home.
Seaview is situated 5 miles to the south of the popular town of Ryde and 4 miles north of the village of Bembridge. Just over 15 miles to the popular town of Cowes, it is 10 miles to the capital town of Newport and just under an hour away from the popular Needles Landmark Attraction and Tennyson Down on the western tip of the island.
Stay in Seaview
If you would like to visit this elegant seaside resort, why not have a look at our selection of cottages in Seaview? Here you will find the perfect base to visit this lovely area and all it has to offer.