Ryde is a United Kingdom seaside town, civil parishes in England and the most populous town and urban area on the Isle of Wight, with a population of approximately 30,000. It is situated on the north-east coast. The town grew in size as a seaside resort following the joining of the villages of Upper Ryde and Lower Ryde in the 19th century. The influence of this era is still strongly visible in the town's central and sea facing architecture.
As a resort, the town is noted for its expansive sands that occur at low tide, making its pier necessary on the wide beach for a regular passenger service. Ryde Pier is a Listed building which is the fourth longest pier in the United Kingdom, and also one of the oldest.

Why visit?

  • Ryde is home to a number of attractions, including the Isle of Wight Zoo, the Ryde Castle and the Royal Victoria Arcade.
  • Ryde is situated on the north-east coast of the Isle of Wight, offering stunning views of the Solent and the mainland. With its sandy beaches, rolling hills and picturesque harbour, Ryde is the perfect place to relax and take in the beauty of the island.
  • Ryde has a rich history, with many historic buildings and monuments to explore. From the iconic Appley Tower to the ruins of St Thomas's Church, there is plenty to discover.