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Things to do near St Helens

If you’re planning a holiday on the island, you’ll find there’s plenty to do on the Isle of Wight and many attractions and places to keep you and all your family busy.

Local attractions near St Helens Coastal Resort

Just across the waters of the Solent, the Isle of Wight is England’s largest island and is often described as the jewel in the south coast’s crown. With a scattering of charming towns spread between lush green countryside and surrounded at all sides by dramatic cliffs and sweeping Isle of Wight beaches, it’s not hard to see why.

Popular Isle of Wight points of interest include everything from sea views to zoos to castles, farms, and gardens, making it an excellent spot for a family holiday. The Isle of Wight Zoo is one of the island’s most popular attractions and offers a real treat for animal lovers in general especially of the feline nature as it is a well-known centre for rescued big cats.

History enthusiasts will also discover many interesting places when visiting the fortification of the island, that provides strong insights about the island’s function in history. Attractions such as its Carisbrooke Castle, and Yarmouth Castle bring much of the island’s history alive. For those looking for new experiences, the island is also gathering world-famous and Grammy-winners musicians and bands during the annual Isle of Wight Festival at Seaclose Park in Newport. 

If you run out of ideas, you’ll find below something for everyone to do on the Isle of Wight in our selection of exciting attractions.

Places to visit

Visit towns close to St Helens


Ryde offers a perfect blend of coastal charm, outdoor activities, cultural events, and family-friendly attractions. Visit the seaside promenade and pier, sandy beaches and Appley Tower. Ryde also has plenty of watersports, shops and cafes.

Drive time: Between 10 and 20 minutes

Dog friendly: Yes


Newport offers a charming blend of history, culture, and natural beauty. See the stunning harbour, historic market town, medieval architecture, Carisbrooke Castle, Quay Arts Centre, River Medina, the Island Heritage Centre and much more.

Drive time: Between 20 and 45 minutes

Dog friendly: Yes



Sandown offers seaside charm, family-friendly attractions, and outdoor activities. Visit the golden sandy beaches, esplanade and pier, Dinosaur Isle Museum and Island Line Railway. There is also plenty of watersports, shops, and cafes.

Drive time: Less than 10 minutes

Dog friendly: Yes.


Shanklin offers a perfect blend of natural beauty, coastal charm, and family-friendly attractions. Whether you're exploring the Old Village, relaxing on the beach, or enjoying outdoor activities, Shanklin has something to offer for visitors

Drive time: Between 10 and 20 minutes

Dog friendly: Yes

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