Welcome aboard Oystercatcher.
Enjoy cosy moments  by the fire.
The open plan living, dining and kitchen space is perfect for social dinners and cosy evenings.
Super comfy beds and luxury linens await.
Take in that breathtaking view.
Simply gorgeous!
Sink into a comfy sofa and gaze at the dreamy view.
Your perfect holiday houseboat awaits your arrival.
With captivating views and beautiful interiors, Oystercatcher is a delight.
The super sleek kitchen has everything you need to cook up a holiday feast.
Guests can chat with the chef from the sociable dining-table.
The perfect space to gather around the table to plan the day's adventures.
The island is home to a vast array of fabulous farm shops, including No 8, a short stroll away in Bembridge village.
The blue door hides the most stunning interior.
The wood-burner will keep you warm during cooler months making this the ideal place for year round getaways.
Enjoy, you are on holiday.
Time will be well spent watching the world go by at Bembridge harbour.
Watch the tide ebb and flow from the deck and admire the surrounding houseboat community.
From dawn to dusk, the ever-changing view will captivate you.
From the two private parking spaces, Oystercatcher can be found through the wooden gate.
The front gravel area has a lovely seating area to enjoy.
From the entrance area, stairs lead down to the lower floor bedrooms and bathrooms. Please note the staircase is steep.
The very essence of a seaside holiday, bedroom 1 is decorated in blue and white shades and has a luxurious super-king size bed.
Every detail gives a nod to the artistic talents of the owners.
You are assured of a great night's sleep in dreamy bedroom 1.
The en suite shower-room in bedroom 1 is perfect for a refreshing shower after a beach day.
The family bathroom is situated in-between the two other bedrooms.
The pretty twin bedrooms have lovely linens.
The family bathroom has a bath with shower over, ideal for a long soak after a busy day.
The second twin bedroom.
Oystercatcher is accessed over a short bridge that adapts with the tide. A ramp leads down to the pontoon where you can launch your kayak at high tide.
The private pontoon runs alongside Oystercatcher. Please take care and supervise children at all times.
Looking back from the houseboat, the parking area is behind the fenced area, just off the road. There is a 30 mile and hour speed restriction here so no rushing traffic to disturb.
The private parking area for Oystercatcher. Please note there is a step up leading into Oystercatcher.
Please take care on the ramp as this can change level depending on the tide levels.
Bembridge village is a short walk away. Visit the National Trust windmill. the only surviving one on the island.
The lifeboat station at Bembridge is an iconic landmark.
Across the harbour, along this lovely walkway, you can reach St Helen's Duver and cafe.
No 8 Farm shop and café in Bembridge, for all your fresh and local goods.
Further afield, St Catherines Lighthouse sits overlooking the Solent.
Visit the Needles for a family day out and test your nerves on the chairlift.
Steephill Cove is a pretty place and the cafe serves great crab pasties.
The steam train is great fun for all the family.

Oystercatcher

4869

Bembridge / Sleeps 6 (no children under 12)

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The location of attractions is intended only as a guide. Distances are 'as the crow flies'.

Nearest pub

The Pilot Boat Inn (¼ mile)

Situated on Bembridge Harbour, pay a visit to this unusual inn which looks like a boat (you need to see it for yourself!). A friendly welcome awaits along with an open fire in winter and outside seating in summer. Children are welcome and there is a kids menu available. Dogs are also made welcome. There are two sunny terraces at the back and bench seating at the front.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars
Rated 4 out of 5 stars

June 2017

Quirky Building

It is actually built in the shape of a boat which is quite cool. There's a bit of seating outside but mostly inside, although it's quite small so there aren't that many tables. Menu is limited but that's not necessarily a bad thing as food is freshly cooked to order.

Nearest beach

Bembridge Beach (½ mile)

A wide expanse of beach which follows the coast from the spit at the end of the harbour. Sand is exposed at low tide and a sandbank extends into the Solent. Car parking is available behind the beach and it is a short walk into the village. Dogs are allowed year round. There is no lifeguard cover.

Nearest walk

Bembridge Village Stroll (½ mile)

A two mile meander around the village of Bembridge, taking in the historic windmill and, if the tide is out Bembridge beach. The route takes in the Lifeboat station on the beach which opens to the public during the summer holidays. The route starts and finishes at the Pilot Boat Public House, ideal for refreshments.

Nearest town

Bembridge (¾ mile)

The most easterly point of the island, this friendly town is full of beaches that are dog-friendly year-round with pubs to stop in when you've had your fill of fresh sea air. There's lots of places to eat as well as shops for local ingredients to make the most of your self-catering stay.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

December 2019

Everything you need.

Lots of great places to eat, in particular we enjoyed Lockslane. Lots of shops, no need to ever leave the town. All in a short distance. Great atmosphere here, very friendly


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

July 2017

Lovely village

The centre of the village is where you'll find the majority of the shops including some decent cafes, a fish monger, great butcher (Woodfords) and a lovely bakery. It is like going back in time; in a good way.

Also nearby

The Old Village Inn (½ mile)

This pub is slap bang in the middle of Bembridge village and is popular with locals and visitors alike. Parking is fine on the roads nearby. The menu is created using food locally sourced in the village so expect seasonal, fresh produce. Specials change daily and include fish fresh from the local harbour. A pizza oven is the latest addition so freshly made pizza is also on the menu.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

May 2022

Fabulous friendly staff

We used this pub several times as a large family group, with young children and baby. The landlord couldn’t have been more helpful and ensured everyone was happy. The chef was also willing to adapt meals to suit and the serving staff quick and efficient. A really great place to grab a meal.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

March 2022

The Old Village Inn

Lovely atmosphere very welcoming and friendly, food was excellent perfect for us


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

August 2021

Old Village Inn

We visited this pub on our first night in Bembridge after booking in advance. Very friendly staff, child friendly menu, well located


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

July 2021

OVI

Staff really nice food is excellent but book in advance as it can get really busy


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

December 2019

Friendly local

Great friendly pub. Went a couple of times and the food was great, the staff were welcoming and the quiz was great fun. Really enjoyed our nights here and wish this was my local.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

April 2019

Friendly, welcoming, something for everyone.

Fabulous find in the village centre. Wide and varied menu, catering for most dietary needs. Staff are incredible. We ate here twice in a row, but I have no doubt that if you were in the area for a week you wouldn't run out of options.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

June 2017

Traditional village pub

I like it here. It's casual, frequented by locals (usually a good sign) and the food is pretty good for a village pub. The meat is from the local butchers and highly recommended.

Seaview to Ryde Walk (2 miles)

Park your car anywhere on the Esplanade at Seaview and walk past the Boathouse pub with the sea on your right. You will pass rows of beach huts, woodland and into Puckpool Park. The sea views are stunning across the Solent to the mainland and the park itself is a gem. The path hugs the coast all the way around to Ryde, past Appley beach with its gothic tower and into the town. You'll find lots of places to eat and drink en-route, the path is even and flat so suitable for pushchairs. Dogs are allowed on the footpaths but restricted on the beach so do check the signs. The return walk is approx 2 miles depending how far into Ryde you walk and the best return route is back the way you came.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

October 2021

Easy flat walk

Great walk to Ryde especially as you can walk across the beach at all states ot the tide


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

September 2021

Lovely coast path

Great views, accessible with a pushchair and plenty of places to stop on route for refreshments and a great kids park in puckpool park (with public toilets), our toddler loved it. The Old Barracks beer garden is sunny and nice with reasonably priced drinks. Don't miss the sand playground on Ryde seafront if you have little kids, our toddler loved it!


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

September 2020

Nice Walk

It is a nice walk along the coast from Seaview to Ryde. There are a couple of park cafes on the way and some nice coffee shops in Ryde.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

September 2020

Excellent pushchair friendly walk

A lovely walk from the doorstep, although you may need to walk via Bluett Road in Seaview at high tide! There are a couple of cafes in Puckpool to take a rest and refreshments.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

September 2019

Enjoyable walk

With the sea to look at and all the activity on it along the way it is a very enjoyable walk. When the tide is out you can shorten the walk by cutting across the beaches. If you walk along the paths you will pass a small nature reserve which can be visited by all, a couple of pubs, The Boathouse looked good, a cafe which we went in called The Dell and recreations. The area named Appley has a Coastal Foley and woods to walk through. The beach at Ryde is large and sandy, and Ryde has many places for refreshments after your walk. You can continue your walk along the pier, which is free for pedestrians. We estimated the distance to be a little over 2 miles, we took our time and enjoyed the views.

The Old Fort Seaview (2 miles)

Offering views across the Solent, this bistro bar and restaurant has a wide ranging menu throughout the day. You can watch the world go by from the outdoor seating or enjoy the nautical interior inside. Dogs and children are welcome.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars
Rated 4 out of 5 stars

May 2022

Nice evening meal

Great atmosphere, nice staff, good food, reasonable pricing


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

February 2022

Excellent

Great service, food and view, visited a number of times during our stay and were never disappointed.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

October 2021

Food great and great location

Lovely location on seafront and food was excellent. Staff friendly and attentive too.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

September 2021

Lovely views, friendly staff, nice food

We visited a couple of times and enjoyed it. Great view!


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

September 2021

Excellent food and great staff

This is a great place to eat as it has some lovely dishes and has a specials board. We tried the sea bass which was so nice we returned for a second helping! Our party also tried the fish of the day which was a whole sea bream, again delicious. The shell on prawns, the fish and chips and the crab ramekin were also really nice and the bread served here was gorgeous and you get plenty of butter. The chocolate brownie dessert was a triumph too. All of this, plus it is dog friendly! Definitely recommended to try.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

September 2021

The Old Fort

Great food, lovely staff and very welcoming


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

July 2021

Friday lunch

Two had ploughman's, one fish and chips, one sea bass. All excellent.
The new to the menu Lemon Posset was a delightful end to the meal.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

June 2021

Good quality, well priced

Good quality, well priced and varied menu, with indoor and outdoor seating. We had a whole fresh plaice, and pulled pork burger, and both were excellent. Decent wine list as well


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

June 2021

Mrs Rachel Coleman

Our fish


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

February 2020

Excellent friendly service.

Lovely staff and food.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

July 2019

Curry nights

We usually go to the weekly curry night when we are on holiday


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

July 2019

The Old Fort Seaview

Lovely seaside pub with outside sitting area. Enjoyed the food, but you do need to book ahead as they get very busy and its OK to sit outside if it is a balmy summer evening.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

June 2019

Nice but....

We never got to actually eat in this pub. We did try several times but we were either too late or too early and they weren't serving food and then on our last evening there we were told no dogs after 6pm so we couldn't get a table. To be honest we did rather feel that sailing club members were given priority over holiday makers and that we were a bit of a nuisance that is tolerated rather than encouraged.

Seaview Village Community Shop (2 miles)

A recently opened community shop offering local produce, newspapers, fresh fruit, veg and milk. It's ideally situated in the middle of Seaview and a great place to stock up. They are only open mornings until Easter and then will extend to all day until October.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

October 2021

Everything you need

If staying in Seaview please support this shop with its friendly staff.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

February 2020

Wonderful.

Great selection. Lovely staff.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

September 2019

Great choice

This shop was open at 2 set times during the day, and we were pleased to see it was open until 18.30 when we stayed in Sept. They have a great choice of local produce including dairy items, the milk and Greek yogurt we had was delicious. The fruit was fresh and good quality, plus on sale were various dry goods and newspapers. A great selection of items. We will use the shop again if we return to Seaview.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

February 2018

Great Little Local Shop

A new community shop recently opened in the heart of the village. It offers fresh fruit and vegetables, milk, bread and other local produce. This is the perfect place to get provisions in Seaview and saves a trip to the supermarket in the car.

Seagrove Beach (1 ¾ miles)

A real gem in the Isle of Wight's crown, Seagrove Beach has a gently sloping sandy shore with rocky outcrops. An untamed stretch of coast, this safe-swimming beach is often quiet and provides a real haven of tranquility. Enjoying beautiful vistas, Seagrove Beach is a sight for sore eyes and there are toilets and a cafe for your convenience. The easiest access is via Seaview village, with a short walk from there. Dogs are welcome year-round.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

March 2022

Beautiful Award-winning quiet beach

Around the corner from Seaview and leading onto Priory Bay. Sandy yet cornered by rock pool opportunities -Seagrove is a hidden gem. Easy parking from Solent View Road. This is a local's quiet spot!...


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

September 2021

A beauty

Excellent beach, great for walks in the morning and late evenings, what a sunrise


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

August 2018

Hidden gem

We booked a weeks holiday in a cottage in Seagrove and didn’t realise how amazing the beach was going to be. The water is clean and clear and as we had super hot weather most of the week we were able to swim and play in the water with our small grandchildren. There are lovely walks in both directions and the beach is safe and not too crowded. The children loved seeing the local horse riding school take their route along the beach.

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