Get there on routes 2, 3, 4, 8, 9 and 37! Take the family on a trip to the beach, Appley has a cafe and play area too ideal for a family day out.
The beaches at Ryde lie on the north east coast of the Isle of Wight and offer miles and miles of sandy shores. The sand reaches out so far that Ryde pier had to be built to enable boats to dock and load/disembark passengers. At low tide the sand banks reach almost to the end of the 681m long pier and a harbour sits on the shore that is only accessible at high tide – you will occasionally see the yacht of an inexperienced sailor stuck on the sand at low tide.
A promenade stretches from the hovercraft terminal, next to Ryde railway station at the foot of the pier, eastwards passing the harbour. Then the pleasure beaches begin, stretching down to Appley past the impressive Gothic structure of Appley Tower, and then on to Puckpool. The fine sandy beaches have numerous entrance points from the promenade and deckchairs, sun loungers, windbreaks and other items can be hired on the beach. Watersports are popular towards the eastern end, especially kitesurfing.
The stretch of sands at Ryde offer fantastic views from the Isle of Wight across the Solent to Portsmouth, with the landmark Spinnaker Tower forming an impressive backdrop to a busy shipping channel which carries an interesting array of freight, passenger and military