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:

Bus replacement for Island Line will include a Pier shuttlebus, says Minister

Ryde Pier

Once the Fastcat is back on, train passengers needing to get up the Pier (particularly during bad weather) will be grateful for this news

Monday, 18th January, 2021 8:16am

By Sally Perry

First Isle of Wight business fined for breaking Covid rules

closed sign in doorway

Businesses that breach Covid regulations can be fined, in court, of up to £10,000

Thursday, 14th January, 2021 1:39pm

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with 2 readers' comments

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

Pupils working in Ryde School Sixth Form

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

Tuesday, 12th January, 2021 6:59pm

By Sally Perry

How much would you pay to buy a parking space in Ryde?

Parking place in Ryde for sale

If you had the spare money, how much would you pay to buy a parking space in Ryde?

Tuesday, 12th January, 2021 6:57pm

By Simon Perry

MP against Puckpool plans due to lack of affordable housing

puckpool hill houses plan with bob seely

Bob Seely says he is opposing the development because the houses will not be affordable for Isle of Wight families trying to get a foot on the housing ladder

Tuesday, 12th January, 2021 11:11am

By The Office of Bob Seely with 6 readers' comments

Pennyfeathers: Plans for a further 900+ homes in Ryde moves a step closer

Drawing blueprints by Lex Photography

Cllr Lilley says there is no agreed master road infrastructure plan, and no plans for community/education/job creation/health infrastructure and adds that in his view, Ryde Town Council has been totally ignored

Monday, 11th January, 2021 6:56am

By Michael Lilley with 6 readers' comments

Here’s where Isle of Wight Class 483 trains are going next – After 3 million miles of service

front of SWR Class 483 train - Island Line

It might be the last day the Class 483s are in action on Island Line, but it's not the last time you'll be able to ride one. Details within

Sunday, 3rd January, 2021 9:16pm

By South Western Railway Press Office with one comment

The Isle of Wight says a fond farewell to Island Line’s 80-year-old trains, the Class 483s

island line trains at Ryde Station

Today (Sunday) sees the end of an era on Island Line as the 80-year-old Class 483 trains make their last journeys on the line

Sunday, 3rd January, 2021 9:06am

By Sally Perry with 4 readers' comments

Hovertravel’s weekend and bank holiday services switch to every two hours from tomorrow (updated)

The Hovercraft on the water with Spinnaker Tower in the background

Hovertravel say with the extension of Tier 4 to both sides of the Solent passenger demand has fallen significantly. Details within

Thursday, 31st December, 2020 4:17pm

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Extensive changes to Wightlink service including FastCat suspension

new fastcat catamarans

Wightlink CEO says "As a private operator, we need to minimise our losses and not run services with insufficient demand especially after this difficult year"

Tuesday, 22nd December, 2020 4:41pm

By Karen Woods with one comment

Hovertravel switches to reduced timetable as customers stop travelling

Hovertravel - finalist in Ukinbound Awards

Interesting to note that in the case of adverse weather conditions, Hovertravel tickets will be accepted on Wightlink’s Portsmouth‐Fishbourne car ferry (no mention of the FastCat)

Tuesday, 22nd December, 2020 1:36pm

By Stephen Forster with one comment

More Covid-19 vaccination clinics added on the Isle of Wight

Healthcare worker preparing the Covid19 vaccine by DK Photography Isle of Wight

The new clinics will be ready to start offering the vaccine to Islanders in the next few days

Monday, 21st December, 2020 4:35pm

By Priya Mistry with one comment