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:

Hovertravel increase flights in anticipation of increased post-lockdown traffic (updated)

Hovertravel - finalist in Ukinbound Awards

Hovertravel say their priority has been, and always will be, the safety of their passengers and staff

Wednesday, 1st July, 2020 10:16am

By Stephen Forster

BBC News appearance for Chair of Ryde Business Association, to talk about impact of a second lockdown

Front of bbc building

Zoe Thompson, who is also co-owner of skateboarding brand Wight Trash, is due to appear on BBC news on Wednesday morning

Tuesday, 30th June, 2020 4:47pm

By Sally Perry

Isle of Wight man charged in connection with £10m cocaine seizure

£10m cocaine packages in back of truck

The cocaine was seized in November 2019 in Newhaven, East Sussex when Border Force officers recovered 97 packages each containing approximately a kilo of cocaine from the back of a van carrying frozen fish

Tuesday, 30th June, 2020 2:27pm

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Isle of Wight cinemas soon to reopen again to film lovers: The detail

woman sitting alone in cinema by Karen Zhao

Independent cinema, Ryde Commodore, and national chain, Cineworld, are both looking forward to re-opening their doors to film lovers. Details within

Tuesday, 30th June, 2020 1:31pm

By Sally Perry

Two Hovertravel passengers banned after refusing to wear face coverings and becoming abusive

Stop sign halt stay away:

The Captain had to stop the hovercraft during the crossing to re-iterate the regulations, but was forced to escalate the process by involving the police

Monday, 29th June, 2020 2:18pm

By Sally Perry with 6 readers' comments

Hovertravel plans built-for-purpose workshop at Ryde terminal


The new workshop would enable Hovertravel to carry out maintenance and repairs when there are problems with the craft

Monday, 22nd June, 2020 8:58am

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter

Plans for former care home to become accommodation for short-term visiting workers

Cornelia Heights

The agents describe the proposal as ‘providing short-term, high-value, service to visiting workers’ with self-catering rooms

Monday, 22nd June, 2020 8:54am

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter

Pennyfeathers: Application submitted to change wording of conditions

planning keyboard

Applications have recently been submitted to change the wording of conditions which planners say will allow things to run smoothly

Friday, 19th June, 2020 9:55am

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

Man stabbed on Ryde Pier: Police appeal for information

police officer

The man has been taken to St Mary's Hospital with a stab wound. Police are appealing anyone with information to get in touch

Tuesday, 16th June, 2020 4:05pm

By Sally Perry with 9 readers' comments

Please book before travelling Hovertravel say, as they open up more flights

Hovertravel - finalist in Ukinbound Awards

Hovertravel has been planning ahead of the anticipated extra passengers from Monday 15th June, as more shops and businesses open. Details within

Wednesday, 10th June, 2020 12:33pm

By Neil Chapman

Calling Isle of Wight artists: Pitch now for paid project starting this month in Ryde

artists brushes

Applications must be submitted by this Friday (12th June) with the project starting on 23rd June

Tuesday, 9th June, 2020 3:44pm

By Stella Davis

Community spirit behind creation of flower beds ‘brings much-needed sunshine and messages of hope’, says Mayor

Community planting in Ryde

The mayor of Ryde says the colourful beds and the community spirit behind their creation "brings much-needed sunshine and messages of hope in our lives"

Friday, 5th June, 2020 9:56am

By IW Council Press Office