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:

Don’t miss Ryde’s Spring Windows: Art installations in shop windows

New carnival Company's Spring Window

The sun is shining and the forecast is great for the weekend, so why not head to Ryde and check out these three great art installations

Friday, 16th April, 2021 2:10pm

By Sally Perry

Wightlink to step up sailings and bring FastCat back into service

FastCat at Ryde Pier

The CEO of Wightlink says, "With summer on the horizon, we are delighted to step up our sailings"

Friday, 16th April, 2021 10:11am

By Karen Woods with 7 readers' comments

Opposition mounting for plans to convert heritage shop for residential use

The Candy Shop front

The Town Council, Business Association and local Heritage groups are among those opposing the plans

Friday, 16th April, 2021 9:25am

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments

Large build up of sand on popular beach to be cleared next week


The sand is now covering the sea wall path and needs to be cleared

Thursday, 15th April, 2021 2:08pm

By IW Council Press Office with 12 readers' comments

New building at Hoverport will ‘showcase’ hovercraft vessels

Southsea Hover Terminal Google Maps

A Griffon Hoverworks spokesperson said proposal would allow them to showcase the hovercraft they've built

Thursday, 15th April, 2021 2:01pm

By Fiona Callingham, Local Democracy Reporter with 2 readers' comments

Letter: We need radical change at grassroots in Island politics to be competent

empty chairs in a room

Independent candidate, Michael Lilley, explores the issue of a lack of candidates for many town or parish council wards in the upcoming elections

Wednesday, 14th April, 2021 6:12pm

By Michael Lilley with 21 readers' comments

Letter: I think our voters are smarter than the Our Ryde candidate believes

Steve Sheridan

The Conservative candidate for Ryde North West challenges the views expressed by Our Ryde contender for the same seat, Phil Jordan

Tuesday, 13th April, 2021 7:10pm

By Steve Sheridan with 12 readers' comments

‘Real issue with Ryde Skatepark is not vandalism’ says skateboarding group amidst calls to secure 20+ year lease

skateboarders at ryde skatepark

Ryde Town Council say they have closed the park due to "anti-social behaviour and vandalism", but the real issue is far from this say skateboarding ambassadors, Wight Trash

Sunday, 11th April, 2021 6:03pm

By Sally Perry with 6 readers' comments

Tour Fiveways to find out how your child could grow to become an independent, happy and confident learner

Ryde School Pupils with teddy and certificate cropped

If you’re considering Nursery or Reception options for your child, take the opportunity to find out more about what Fiveways (Ryde School) can offer. Individual tours and a GoogleMeet event take place later this month

Friday, 9th April, 2021 5:08pm

By Feature Writer

Eight-year-old Charlotte’s 26.2m walk for charity

Charlotte and cat thumbs up

This challenge was more than just raising money for Cats Protection. Find out more within

Wednesday, 7th April, 2021 7:51am

By Sally Perry

‘Our Ryde’: Residents step up to the plate to support and help their community

Our Ryde candidates

A bunch of Ryde residents, under the mentoring and support of two councillors, have formed a group called Our Ryde and are standing as candidates in the upcoming election

Tuesday, 6th April, 2021 9:02am

By Michael Lilley with 9 readers' comments

Isle of Wight Pride parade and event postponed until 2022

iw pride samba band

Plans to hold Isle of Wight Pride parade and event in July have been postponed for a year

Monday, 29th March, 2021 6:36pm

By Andy Newman with one comment