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 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

Commendation for Island Line depot team at National Rail Awards

Class 484 on Island Line rails

The Island Line depot team are widely respected for their work, so it's no surprise that they picked up this commendation at the National Rail Awards

Monday, 21st September, 2020 3:09pm

By South Western Railway Press Office with 4 readers' comments

Over £1m makeover for Ryde and Newport High Streets confirmed

Royal York Hotel, Ryde, Isle of Wight. Seaside. 1930s.

The minister responsible says “This fund will help breathe new life into high streets in towns and cities across the country – restoring them to their full glory so that they are beautiful places for people to shop, work and enjoy"

Saturday, 19th September, 2020 3:14pm

By Celia Knight with 18 readers' comments

475 house development branded ‘greedy’ with ‘no respect for residents’, by town councillor

artist's impression of West Acre Park

One councillor said, "This development is all about greed with no respect to the residents who have lived here for many years"

Thursday, 10th September, 2020 1:23pm

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with 8 readers' comments

Man who ‘brought misery to people in Ryde’ jailed after breaching Criminal Behaviour Order (updated)

Newport Magistrates Court:

The 50-year-old, of no fixed abode appeared at Isle of Wight Magistrates’ Court this morning.

Wednesday, 9th September, 2020 11:55am

By Sally Perry

Isle of Wight jobs at Costa Coffee at risk in restructure plans

Costa Coffee sign outside branch

It's not yet clear how many Isle of Wight jobs are at risk as Costa Coffee announced streamline plans for branches across the UK

Thursday, 3rd September, 2020 5:13pm

By Sally Perry with one comment