A bit of a hidden gem, tucked away down a few stairs to the beach you'll find The Beach Hut kiosk overlooking a stunning Forelands beach, the famous Bembridge Ledge and Culver Downs.
The Beach Hut is a little seafood cafe and kiosk right on the beach with outside seating and a few tables inside on chilly days. We offer fab seafood and spectacular views. IW crab, seafood specials and some rather lovely vegi dishes and a scrummy afternoon tea. We also cater for Gluten Free customers. We are also a dog friendly cafe on an all year round dog friendly beach.
Our opening days from March - May are Thursday to Sunday, however, we do open Bank Holiday Mondays and half term. June we open Wed - Sunday. July and August we open 7 days a week. And September and October we revert back to Thursday - Sunday. We open 10.30 - 4pm. Last orders for lunch are just before 3pm.
We do sometimes have to close if it's pouring with rain, our car park flooded, a really high tide and so windy our tables and chairs blow over! We don't like to, but sometimes the beach is a bit too wet even for us! Please see our hours page on this website for up to date opening times and hours, or simply give us a call if you are not sure.
Don't worry if it's a bit chilly or overcast. The beach is still the perfect place to be. We have outside seating for all the family and blankets to keep you warm. During the autumn we have limited seating for 8 adults inside which we reserve for grown ups having lunch between 12o/c - 3pm, so give us a call if you'd like to book a table on those days. Due to the size of our little cafe, the limited seating we offer inside is really not suitable for children. Our nearest loo is a the RNLI lifeboat station car park a 2min drive away or 10 mins walk along the beach.
We are not licensed, but are happy for you to bring your own wine to sip with your food. We don't believe in a corkage charge. We provide glasses, wine coolers and bottle openers.
The food at The Beach Hut Bembridge is unique. We offer a light breakfast (10.30am - 11.30am), deli style lunches, sharing platters and favourites with a twist (lunch served 12 - 3pm). We specialise in IW Crab and offer lots of house specials such as our fabulous homemade IW Crab ramekin or our seafood platters. We are always trying something new. Our menus change quite frequently.
We even offer the little ones an all inclusive menu including a squash, lunch and an ice cream (served 12pm - 3pm).
Afternoon tea (served 3pm - 4pm) is served on our tiered cake stands with sandwiches, homemade scones, strawberries, Elderflower fizz and clotted cream... yum!
All our food is designed for sharing and enjoying whilst overlooking the sea. We try to make our customers welcome and get to know them and their tastes. You are our guests and we welcome you and your families. We believe in the old fashioned personal touch.
Come for lunch. Come for afternoon tea. Come for a birthday. Come for the views. Sit and enjoy a sharing platter over a glass of wine. Whatever the reason we look forward to seeing you. To make a reservation for lunch call us on 07832 127737. (sorry we don't take reservations for breakfast or afternoon tea, nor, due to our size, can we accommodate large groups).
Not sure if we are open if it's raining...? Call our number and our voicemail is always upto date with any changes to opening times.
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