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:

Isle of Wight ice skaters win a Gold and three Silver medals in national comp

Wight Crystals

Well done to all the synchronised ice skaters from the Isle of Wight who took part in a national competition in Cardiff last weekend. They came home with one Gold and three Silver medals.

Monday, 11th December, 2017 3:06pm

By Sally Perry

Letter: What’s the plan for former church now in private hands?

st thomas church ryde

The Isle of Wight council revealed on Wednesday they have sold the former church for £75,000 to a private individual. This reader feels we should know more about what's planned for grade II listed building.

Thursday, 7th December, 2017 12:31pm

By Peter Gruner with 2 readers' comments

Start 2018 with a splash – join in New Year’s Day charity swim

grey seal

All are welcome to join in the fun of the New Year's Day charity swim with Ryde Inshore Rescue on 1st January 2018.

Thursday, 30th November, 2017 1:45pm

By Sally Perry

Bronze for Hovertravel in Tourism Awards

HoverCare Launch

Just a couple of months after the launch of the HoverCare initiative, Hovertravel have picked up a Bronze award at the Beautiful South Awards ceremony.

Thursday, 30th November, 2017 8:10am

By Stephen Forster

New skills swap event for digital marketeers and creatives launches this week

number 64 cafe

A brand new community event, designed to help digital marketers and creatives swap skills locally and network, launches this Thursday evening in Ryde. Free to attend.

Monday, 27th November, 2017 11:22am

By Callum Murphy with 4 readers' comments

Championship Trophy for Ryde Rowing Club’s Ladies Coastal Junior Squad


Congratulations to all the female rowers whose achievements were recognised at a recent awards ceremony.

Monday, 27th November, 2017 7:59am

By Steve Bull

Hovertravel visits Portsmouth Harbour in trials

Hovertravel in Portsmouth

Hovertravel carried out some trials this morning to see how the 12000 craft would operate in Portsmouth Harbour.

Friday, 24th November, 2017 3:16pm

By Stephen Forster with one comment

Ryde School boarding house planning application goes to appeal

ryde school artist impression from water

Against the planning officer's recommendation, members of the Planning Committee rejected the application for a new boarding house on the grounds of Ryde School. The application has gone to appeal and residents have until 22nd December to add their comments.

Wednesday, 22nd November, 2017 11:00am

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments

Brain research charity calendar supported by firefighters and Hovertravel

Brainy Bunch at Hovertravel

Hovertravel declare their support for the latest calendar produced in aid of Isle of Wight charity, Wight Brainy Bunch.

Wednesday, 22nd November, 2017 7:15am

By Stephen Forster

Paedophile hunters’ meeting cancelled: Venue and group give reasons (updated)

event cancelled sign

The paedophile hunters revealed yesterday that they had to postpone the meeting , but Aspire today say it cannot be held at their premises as it "does not reflect the values of our organisation".

Wednesday, 15th November, 2017 10:19am

By Sally Perry with 18 readers' comments

Isle of Wight Pride Slide: Book your slot now on the Ryde Slide

Ryde slide photo - Pink Flamingo

Book your slot now for the Isle of Wight Pride Slide - a collaborative event with the Wightlink Ryde Slide and Isle of Wight Pride.

Wednesday, 8th November, 2017 3:12pm

By Matthew Bundy

Don’t miss your chance to help shape debate on Social Services

island forum logo

The aims of the Island Forum are to engage, inspire and listen to the Island community by providing a forum to allow everyone to discuss, set priorities and work collaboratively on Island issues. Have your say at the next meeting on 8th November in Ryde.

Wednesday, 1st November, 2017 7:48pm

By Feature Writer