Local Area Information

Around the local area


Referred to as the ‘Gateway to the Island’ thanks to the hovercraft and Wightlink catamaran linking with Ryde. Possibly the best thing about Ryde is the beautiful miles of unspoilt golden sands. Lined with beach cafes, ice cream pit-stops and plenty of family-friendly entertainment makes this a great holiday destination. Union Street rises up from the Esplanade and is home to many eateries, quirky shops and also provides a great view of the Victorian pier once you have reached the top. Take a stroll and enjoy a meal or drink along the way. (See recommendations or try your own)

Local beach

Take a stroll through the golf course turn right along the stream and to the beach where at low tide you can collect shell, sea-glass and drift wood and let the dog roam around free

Check the tide. Usually about 2 hours before low tide is a good time to walk to the town along the beach



Sandy Beach

If you head on along the esplanade past the bust station and hovercraft (a treat to watch) you will find the lovely golden sandy, Appley Beach. Dogs are allowed past the tower. There are a few lovely cafes and restaurants on the beachfront. Café at this end of the beach selling snack food with the Three Bouys Restaurant above, offering stunning views but on the pricey side. The Dell café is at the far end of the beach and again lovely for sitting outside for a snack or a drink


For a longer stroll, continue on to Seaview, Seagrove and Priory beaches are lovely and Sandy, just check the tides as the beach (at seagrove) disappears at high tide. 


Award-winning pub grub

Alternatively continue straight on from the golf course and stroll through the local village and up to the Binstead Road to the Fleming arms for lunch or dinner. Lovely garden with kids play area. Why not try some of the local produce from their farm shop


A bit of History

If you want a longer stroll continue on the costal path to Quarr Abbey then on to the fishbourne inn where you can sit in the garden and enjoy a drink or a bite

On a rainy day

Go karting in Ryde: www.wightkarting.co.uk

Ryde Museum

Pottery painting cafe

Spa day
Lakeside Park Hotel & Spa


Lakeside Park Hotel & Spa, in Wootton, Ryde, Hampshire, UK for Isle of Wight spa breaks.

Around Ryde



My favourite places to eat and drink

Breakfast in a traditional cafe 

Long John Eater

1 Union Street, 

Ryde, PO33 2EA

01983 562623



The Ryde Charcoal Grill

65A Union Street,

Ryde PO33 2LG

01983 616800


Indian eat in or delivery

Ryde Tandori

45 Union Street,

Ryde, PO33 2EA

01983 615844


Watch the ships go by

The Fishbourne

111 Fishbourne Lane

Ryde PO33 4EU



Olivio Ryde

32-33 Union Street,

Ryde PO33 2LE
01983 611118



Pub Grub/Sunday Roast

Flemming Arms

Binstead Road,

Ryde PO33 3RD

01983 243555


Craft beer and burgers

The black sheep bar

53 Union Street


01983 811006



Alamo bar and grill

5-6 Esplanade



01983 638234

Seafood and Stunning views
Three Buoys Restaurant

Appley Lane,

Ryde, PO33 1ND

01983 811 212


Afternoon Tea
Chocolate Apothecary

No. 7 Esplanade,

Ryde PO33 2DY

01983 718292