The old town of Ryde is a mixture of old Regency style buildings and quaint backstreets with small shops. It also has miles of sandy beaches and the second longest pier in Britain which juts out into the Solent for almost half a mile. Ryde has plenty of cafés, pubs and restaurants and is known for its lively nightlife. It is also close to the towns of Bembridge and Seaview, making it an excellent centre for younger visitors. A holiday rental in Ryde makes an excellent base for walking, shopping, beaches and entertainment.
Ryde has an excellent outdoor swimming pool, an ice rink and a ten-pin bowling alley along with plenty of local shops and restaurants to keep all the family amused during your stay in a Ryde holiday rental. Carnival
The oldest carnival in England takes place in Ryde at the beginning of September each year. It is organized by the former director of the massive Notting Hill Carnival and is a great fun time to visit Ryde. Walking
The Isle of Wight has some beautiful scenery and sea views from the coastal paths. It is an ideal place for walkers and cyclists to enjoy a holiday. Woodland walks are popular in Parkhurst Forest. Visitors can take a stroll to St Catherine’s Lighthouse or enjoy an invigorating walk around St Boniface Down.
This old-world village with its quaint shops is a pleasant place to spend a day exploring. Its beach is one of the best sandy beaches on the island, particularly for families. It has plenty of amenities and water sports and has a Blue Flag award for clean bathing.
This beautiful area has amazing coloured sands and cliffs which look across the bay to the interesting formation of the Needles Rocks. There are boat trips around the coast, a chairlift and a theme park with rides for the children, to complete an action-packed family day out.
This lavishly appointed stately home was the favourite residence of Queen Victoria. After a tour of the magnificent interior with its opulent furnishings and historic artworks, spend time in the serene gardens and enjoy the gorgeous sea views.
The island location gives the Isle of Wight exceptionally mild winters with temperatures averaging 40-47°F (4-8°C) in the winter. Summer months are warm and dry, averaging 72°F (22°C) in August.
The easiest way to reach Ryde on the Isle of Wight is by car or airplane to Southampton Airport which is just 18 miles from Ryde. From Southampton there several car ferries which sail into Cowes. Other ferry services run to the Isle of Wight from Portsmouth and Lymington.