St Helens lies in a coastal position on the East coast of the Isle of Wight, between the villages of Bembridge and Seaview.
One of the defining features of St Helens is its village greens which form the centre of the village and are rumoured to be amongst the largest in England.
It also offers excellent views over the busy harbour of Bembridge.
St Helens’ village greens are an integral part of village life with regular sports being played here throughout the year, and a good sized children’s play area.
There are regular fishing charters running from the nearby Bembridge Harbour, and the marina is located just outside of the village.
At the opposite end of the village the road runs down to St Helens’ Duver which sits at the mouth of Bembridge Harbour.
Here you can explore the ruins of the old St Helens church which was destroyed by a large wave in the 18th Century.
This is also the location of the popular St Helens beach, which is maintained by The National Trust.
The sand dunes here once formed the Isle of Wight’s first golf course.
On the outskirts of St Helen’s you will find the new St Helens church, which sits on the outskirt of the small village of Nettlestone.
Despite being a small village St Helens has some great places to eat.
There are a couple of popular restaurants and cafes, one of which sits beach-side down at the Duver.
In the center of the village there is a pub, with various other pubs and eateries nearby if you are looking for traditional English food.
Within St Helens village there are various places to stay with several holiday cottages to rent and further self-catering options close by.
There are also several holiday parks local to St Helens with a mixture of static caravans available to hire, and camping and caravanning pitches with a great range of facilities for your holiday.
Frequent buses link the East Wight with both Ryde and Newport.