Ryde, Isle of Wight

Ryde is known as ‘the Gateway to the Isle of Wight’ due to its Victorian pier where the Wightlink passenger ferry arrives. Hovertravel’s Hover also has a terminal here.

Ryde from the seaThe shopping in Ryde is well-renowned with lots of independent shops.

Ryde has very large, shallow beaches and parks to match, making it a popular destination during the summer.

It’s also the largest conurbation on the Isle of Wight.

Below are the article OnTheWight have published about it:

Ryde School inform Year 8 pupils to stay at home as one confirmed with Covid-19

watercolour painting of Covid 19

The pupil who tested positive for Covid-19 in Year 8 is believed to be an isolated case and all other year groups are unaffected

Thursday, 22nd October, 2020 7:29am

By Ra Hennessy

Plans to convert arcade to pool hall underway

ryde arcade on the esplanade

Permission is being sought to change the use of the building from an arcade to a pool hall, while also serving takeaways

Tuesday, 20th October, 2020 7:33am

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with one comment

Young Isle of Wight angler recognised for his supportive and helpful attitude to newcomer

Wightlink’s Island Ports Operations Manager Martin Gulliver, Colin Webb from VBFC and award-winning angler Corey Duke

Corey was recognised for helping out a newcomer to angling rather than fishing during a "hectic spell when fish were coming in at a rate of knots"

Monday, 19th October, 2020 7:44am

By Karen Woods

Isle of Wight tree climbers sleep in canopy for worthy cause

Goodleaf Tree Climbing relaxing for the night in the tree canopy

The Big Canopy Campout is supporting The Bob Brown Foundation, who are protecting native forests and ecosystems in Tasmania and Australia

Monday, 5th October, 2020 11:24am

By Abigail Fox

Head to Ryde for the Totally Local Fiver Fest to help protect and save the High Street for the future

British bank notes and coins

The Totally Local Fiver Fest campaign’s message is to spend little and often at independent businesses to make a real difference to your high street

Thursday, 1st October, 2020 3:34pm

By Feature Writer

Ryde Town Council’s plans to become Kickstart area rep supporting Ryde area businesses

Young woman at desk collecting delivery from a driver

The Kickstart Scheme aims to create new six-month job placements for young people who are currently on Universal Credit and at risk of long-term unemployment

Thursday, 1st October, 2020 3:11pm

By Lisa Dyer with 4 readers' comments

Major change on the way for Ryde Pier – and beyond

Ryde Pier

Pedestrians and cyclists will be separated from traffic on Ryde Pier and interchange improvements being described as a ‘total reconfiguration’

Monday, 28th September, 2020 3:28pm

By IW Council Press Office with 16 readers' comments

Half-hour extension granted for ‘nuisance’ restaurant by Isle of Wight council

Trees outside County Hall

Isle of Wight Police says they've had more complaints about this business than any other on Island, but owner says she's trying to run "a very nice and relatively exclusive establishment"

Friday, 25th September, 2020 8:42am

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with 20 readers' comments

All Isle of Wight train stations now offer Wi-Fi

wifi signals

The Isle of Wight along with stations on the rest of the South Western Railway (SWR) network now have WiFi available to customers

Thursday, 24th September, 2020 4:54pm

By South Western Railway Press Office with 5 readers' comments

Find out more about what Ryde School has to offer at their Virtual Open Morning

Sixth Form pupils on laptop in library

If you’re considering education options for your child, take the opportunity to find out more about what Ryde School can offer. Hear from the Head Master and Heads of School, as well as teachers and pupils during the Virtual Open Morning. Registration details within

Wednesday, 23rd September, 2020 6:55pm

By Feature Writer

Nicholson Road application gets green light, despite objection by Island Roads over major highway concerns (Updated)

traffic lights on green and red

The planning applications for development of Nicholson Road, Ryde were approved last night, despite major highways concerns from Island Roads and the Town Council. Details within

Wednesday, 23rd September, 2020 9:38am

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with 14 readers' comments

Letter: Ryde Jobs, Yes! Bad Road Design, No!

nicholson road ryde - artists impression - copyright RCKa

Cllr Lilley calls on the Isle of Wight council planning committee to refuse the "half-baked scheme" and urge the Regeneration Team to go back to the drawing board

Tuesday, 22nd September, 2020 10:14am

By Michael Lilley with 5 readers' comments