1/2 mile away is a stone & pebble beach, with sand dunes & great views out over the Solent. The village of Bembridge offers a small host of shops, pubs & restaurants. The impressive Bembridge Lifeboat Station is situated at the end of a long pier at Lane End Beach, 1.75 miles, which is dog-friendly. Approx 1 mile away is the only surviving windmill on the island, built around 1700 & last operated in 1913, but still has most of its original machinery. There are many walking routes including the NT area of Culver Down, 5 miles. Opposite Heyvon at St Helens Duver, there is NT land & opposite the houseboat is RSPB land. Other attractions include Seaview Wildlife Encounter 3.5 miles, Dinosaur Isle Museum 6 miles & Blackgang Chine, the UK's oldest amusement park, is 17 miles. The island can also be explored from the open-top buses that stop regularly at various collection points. Outdoor pursuits include cycling, riding, sailing, golf & fishing. Shop 3/4 mile, pub/restaurant 1/2 mile.