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Ryde town guide


Ryde is a short crossing from Portsmouth or Southsea. With the construction of the pier, in 1814, and the establishment of a regular ferry service in 1825, the town became an elegant Victorian resort.


Ryde's main attraction is the miles of glorious golden sand and shallow coastal waters that extend all the way around the coast to Seaview. The tide goes out a long way, leaving firm sand ideal for beach games. The Esplanade has a marina, beautiful gardens and activities for all the family, such as bowling green, children's amusement park, ice rink, tenpin bowling, nightclub, boating lake, swimming pool with retractable roof and the dotto train.


Appley beach provides an ideal setting for the beach soccer league every summer.


Appley Beach
Appley Beach by Wight Index



Ryde websites in the Isle of Wight Index:-


HighwoodPlastic consultants - manufacturers of synthetic wood
Valve & Tube SuppliesVintage radio valves and tubes.
Brantoria Guest HouseFifty yards from the beach.
MilmegaHigh power microwave amplifiers.
DP ComputersLow cost second user computer equipment.
St Marys Catholic Primary SchoolVery comprehensive school site
Little Upton FarmFarmhouse with lovely views and bedrooms.
5th RydeVenture Scouts' web site.
Yelfs HotelOne of the oldest original Coaching Inns
The Dorset HotelClose to shops Esplanade and beach
EJSElectronics - Software & Technology solutions
Esplanade Car Hire2 mins walk from Ryde ferry & hover terminals.
G & M JewelleryIndividual pieces to the highest standards.
HovertravelRyde - Southsea passenger hovercraft service
Islandwide CarpetsFamily run and owned - established for over 25 years
Kemphill FarmOak beams and inglenook fireplaces from the 17th Century
PC ConsultantsProviding the right solution.
Ryde High SchoolVery informative school site.
Ryde SchoolIndependent co-educational day school.
Ryde Rowing ClubClub details - race results etc.
Separator Spares Int'lSeparators & Heat Exchangers .
SolcomSoftware products and services.
St Valentines Liquorice CompanyLiquorice - buy online
The Way Ahead.School of motoring
Flats to Rent2 minutes from Ryde sea front.
Ryde Carnival and Arts FestivalEvents - exhibitions - venues
REVAIsland based Romanian charity.
Wilks Price HounslowSolicitors
Ward HouseFinancial Services
IoW Figure SkatersIce Dance and Figure Skating Club
OldSkoolTunezRare and deleted vinyl
Appley Farm CottagesSelf catering Grade II listed cottages
Arun CottageB&B Open all year
Nina BulleyHand made contemporary fused-glass jewellery.
IW AustinsGroup news - club nights - rally news
Hover WorkWorld leaders in the provision of commercial Hovercraft and hovercraft related services.
Purpose Life CoachingFind your life purpose, reach your goals, fulfil your dreams
Pictures of RydePictures of Ryde
Marginex DesignWeb and Print Solutions
TavcyclesHiring and selling bike and accessories to the island and UK
home estate agencyProminantly situated residential estate agency covering Ryde and surrounding areas,
Martial Arts 4 AllKickboxing and Karate sessions in Ryde
Forensic Computing LtdData recovery and forensic computing to support criminal or civil issues.
Balcony NightclubThe islands premier nightclub, above LA Bowl in Ryde
LA BowlThe islands only full-sized Tenpin Bowling Centre, with 22 lanes
MOUNTFORD Estate AgentsSpecialist in Residential Lettings, Property Management & Sales
The Venue @ Ryde TheatreThe Islands premier live music venue!
Roebeck Camping and Caravan ParkFriendly campsite in a rural location close to Ryde.
Motorcise RydeHealthy Living Centre for Ladies
Fat Cat EnterprisesShop in Ryde selling printed and embroidered products
Feelgood Bath CompanyBath products and cosmetics, handmade on the Isle of Wight.
Aldermoor EarthWorks - Country Skills, Esoteric Issues & Environmental WorkshopsCalendar of day workshops & evening talks on all sorts of natural interests
The Victorian LodgeExcellent self-catering holiday accommodation
Kokos Bear ShopKokos Bear Shop opened in April 2007, offering a wide range of teddy bears, from small token gifts to serious collectors’ bears and artist designs.
Sinclair Youngselectrical retailer with shops in Ryde, Newport & Shanklin
The Venue @ Ryde TheatreRyde Theatre website with up to date event details
Claremonte Holiday HomeSelf catering holiday home, sleeps 10, Ryde beach 100 yds.
Kalligraphia - Book & Map DealerWe sell secondhand books & maps including many on Geology & Palaeontology, & Natural History. IOW items of interest as well. Ask for a Catalogue.
Datum ElectronicsTorque transducers, torque sensors specialists.
KasbahMoroccan style late bar and luxury bed and breakfast
Level Hair & BeautyA unisex salon based in the center of Ryde offering a wide variety of hair & beauty treatments
Roman Vision LimitedRoman Vision make reproduction and bespoke mosaics of the highest quality.
Elmfield TaxisRyde based taxi & private hire service
Strand House - Luxury Holiday Apartments4 star self catering apartments overlooking Ryde beach



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