Seaview Village beach, yachts/cruise ships go by.
About Diane Wray
I live in London but love weekend escapes to Seaview for the walks along the beach, the lovely cafes for breakfast and fab places for lunch and dinner. The Beach Retreat is my favourite weekend stop as it is so cute and stylish. If you want a 2/3 night weekend break just call me asking for a quote as the prices on this website only show 7 nights.
Diane Wray purchased this Bungalow in 2011
Why Diane Wray chose Seaview
Location, Location, Location - with views over the sea and being just yards from the beach this is without doubt one of the best locations in Seaview village for a weekend or week long break. So near the beach that if you run out of wine you can just pop back to The Beach Retreat for another bottle!
What makes this Bungalow unique
On the front row you can see from the windows and deck and mirrors in the property the passing boats. Also Seaview is a delightful village with lovely restaurants within a stroll or you can always have a picnic on the beach and just pop back a few steps for another bottle of wine.
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Wonderful place to stay
This was a wonderful place to stay in a perfect location. The bungalow was very clean and the white panels on the wall with nautical touches here and there made it so welcoming and comfortable. There was everything we needed for the week and it was the perfect base to explore the whole island. It was lovely to come back to the peace of Seaview and its beach, right outside our door. The owner was very helpful and speedy with replies to any queries which was much appreciated. Very sad to leave and hope to go back one day.
Thank you Vanessa. I am delighted to hear that you had a lovely holiday at the Beach Retreat in Seaview. I would love to welcome a lovely family like yours back. Diane.
Last Week in Seaview
We loved our stay in Seaview. Great property just as shown on the photographs, equipped with everything you need to a high standard. great position, within walking distance of the town of Seaview and good eateries. Quiet and relaxing position - loved it and will be back later in the year
We had a lovely few days at this gorgeous bungalow by the beach and sea. The location and Seaview village was perfect and we hope to return soon.
The Seaview Village area
The beach is a great place for swimming, crabbing and shrimping as it is full of rockpools.
Seaview is a small, delightful village of unspoilt charm on the east coast of the Isle of Wight.
The village consists largely of Victorian and Edwardian houses and cottages and is a favourite holiday place for families, couples and yachtsmen alike, who can't get enough of the old-fashioned pace of life and atmosphere in Seaview. Seaview is a great base from where you can explore the many coastal and countryside walks. People come to Seaview for holidays and weekend breaks year after year, and generation after generation.
The picturesque High Street is home to some pleasant shops - the village greengrocer/bakery (croissants, rockcakes etc. baked on site), newsagent/post office, sailing gear, clothes, art and seaside home bits and pieces. The famous Seaview Hotel leads straight down to the Old Fort cafe/bar and the Seaview Yacht club overlooks the sea. There are beaches for swimming, and rock pools to give children and older seaside lovers hours of fun, as well as a promenade walk. You can walk along the seafront to Ryde, where there are lots of shops, restaurants and a cinema as well as a lovely sandy beach, in under one hour. The Sailing Club hosts yacht races most weekends and evenings in the summer and it has its own own regatta in August.
The Isle of Wight and Seaview enjoy some of the best weather in the UK and it is popular with families, sailors, couples and those seeking a restful out-of-season break.
The Isle of Wight region
The Isle of Wight is just across the English Channel from the UK south coast, separated from the mainland by a strait called the Solent channel. There are many holiday destinations on the island that have been popular since Victorian times.
Exploring is easy as the lanes are pretty quiet and the countryside is largely unspoiled - nearly half of the island is designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Cycle hire is available in many places - Wight Cycle Hire will deliver bikes. Cowes is famous as a yachting centre and world renowned for Cowes Week.
There are many award-winning beaches, with three of them being Blue Flag winners. Many beaches are close to excellent dining places - cafés, pubs and restaurants.
Some interesting places to visit include The Adgestone Vineyard, Bembridge for lunch at the Crab and Lobster, Yarmouth for shops and lunch at Fishies. The Isle of Wight is a food lover’s paradise. The island boasts wonderful sea food, farm grown garlic, Minghella’s ice cream right through to superb wines from the local vineyards. I just keep finding more on every visit and will keep updating this page for you with my latest discovery! - My latest find is the gorgeous creamy cheese 'Isle of Wight soft' for sale at the Seaview village grocery.
There are several farm shops strewn across the island - Godshill Organic Farm shop, Farmer Jacks at Arreton Barns, Horringford Gardens Farm shop, Briddlesford Farm shop , etc to serve the best produce from the island.
More information to follow as I do some more exploring....
New find the is the gorgeous, hidden gem, Steephill Cove (next to Ventnor Cricket Ground) with 3 lovely cafes selling fresh crab pasties and other delights. Also if your are heading to Bembridge Beach pop in the new Beach Hut Cafe and say hello to Emma the owner.
Nearest Travel Links
Ferry: Fishbourne: 8 km
Fishbourne is the nearest port, approx 15 minutes by car to Seaview. East Cowes is also quite near about 25 minutes by car.
From Portsmouth take the ferry to Fishbourne, follow the A3054 road to Ryde then the A3055 along Ryde esplanade then left into Appley Road B3330. Take left signposted Seaview follow the road along the waterfront and The Beach Retreat' is the pale blue property towards the end of Duver Road (across the road from the sea!)
From Southampton take the ferry to East Cowes, follow the signs to Ryde then the A3055 along Ryde esplanade then left into Appley Road B3330. Take left signposted Seaview follow the road along the waterfront and 'The Beach Retreat' is the pale blue property towards the end of Duver Road (across the road from the sea!)
From Lymington take the ferry to Yarmouth
Nearest airport - Southampton