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 bands ‘Rock for Good’ to raise money for WightAid

Rock for Good gig

Rock for Good has established itself as a highlight on the Isle of Wight's musical calendar. Rachel Rocks reports back from the most recent fundraising event

Thursday, 9th January, 2020 11:08am

By Rachel Rocks

Island Line and South Western Railways operation could be nationalised, amid emergency talks (updated)

Island Line Trains At Pier Head, Ryde

South Western Railways - which includes Island Line - appear to be in trouble and one possible outcome, they say, would be for the franchise to be nationalised. Details within

Wednesday, 8th January, 2020 12:30pm

By Sally Perry

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

junior school

If you’re considering education options for your child, take the opportunity to find out more about what Ryde School can offer. Meet teachers, pupils and tour this Island school with a global outlook

Friday, 3rd January, 2020 3:35pm

By Feature Writer

Isle of Wight Pride 2020: Grab your early bird tickets today

iw pride 2018 parade

Take advantage of early bird tickets for this year's Isle of Wight Pride, which sees a return of the party on the beach

Friday, 3rd January, 2020 12:50pm

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments

Brush away the cobwebs with a New Year’s Day swim

men running into the sea

There are at least two official New Year's Day swims taking place on the Island Wight. Details within

Tuesday, 31st December, 2019 9:58am

By Sally Perry

Bobbin and the Babymakers rock the Balcony

Bobbin Dixon and Seb Clark

Music reviewer Rachel Rocks believes the new manager of The Balcony has put the venue "back on the map for good night out"

Monday, 30th December, 2019 8:37am

By Rachel Rocks

New Year’s Day travel on Island Line Trains

island line train at Sandown station

Be aware of slight changes to the Island Line timetable on New Year's Day

Saturday, 28th December, 2019 10:13am

By Sally Perry

Brush away the cobwebs with an Isle of Wight Boxing Day Swim

Bare topped man taking part in boxing day swim

If on Thursday morning you need to brush the cobwebs away, head to one of these three Boxing Day Swims taking place on the Isle of Wight

Wednesday, 25th December, 2019 9:28am

By Sally Perry

Images of Byzantium: Don’t miss the stunning gilded iconography at Monkton Arts

stuart robinson - byzantium images exhibition

This exhibition and illustrated talk by Isle of Wight artist, Stuart Robinson, features a large fully-gilded 18th century Moscow-prototype of the crucifixion

Monday, 23rd December, 2019 10:52am

By Sally Perry

Students’ community tea party a huge success

are Luca Patchett (age 12) and Lewey Way (11) - baking scones for the event

The students organised the community tea party for older residents because they didn't want anyone to feel lonely

Thursday, 19th December, 2019 10:18am

By Nat Nelson

Do you know this man, accused of punching bus passenger in head multiple times?

Bus assault perpetrator

The assault happened on a bus in October, but police are hoping someone will be able to identify the man from the CCTV image

Wednesday, 18th December, 2019 4:22pm

By Hampshire Constabulary with 2 readers' comments

Jubilation as plans for new Isle of Wight ice rink and leisure centre approved

artist impression of the new silc in Ryde

The applicants now have to win over Sport England who objected to the use to the land

Wednesday, 18th December, 2019 3:23pm

By Sally Perry with one comment