An historic pub with some parts dating back to medieval times. Originally built overlooking the Solent but due to land being drained and re-claimed this is now not the case. A quirky feature of the pub is the public bar which slopes alarmingly downhill. Dogs are welcome.
On the north east coast of the Isle of Wight, at low tide Ryde beach is sandy and stretches out for miles, as far as Ryde Pier. The pier actually had to be built to enable boats to dock and to allow passengers to disembark. You'll find this is a popular beach for watersports, especially kitesufing at the eastern end. Dog restrictions apply and you'll need to read the local signage for further details.
A walk of just under seven miles explores the coast from Ryde, through Seaview, Nettlestone, St Helen's and ending at Bembridge Lifeboat station. The only inland section is from Nettlestone Point to St Helen's Church. There are plenty of places to stop for a break, outstanding coastal views and it should take you just under three hours. Check out the website at Britishwalks.org for a free download. Don't forget to check out the bus times for your return journey.
A large seaside town with a traditional Victorian pier for promenading (or playing amusements!) before taking a trip on the steam railway. The beach is the longest sandy beach on the island (Ryde East beach) and has views to the mainland. It's attached to Puckpool Park with entertainment facilities for families and remnants of War fortifications for history buffs. Bring your dog and walk for miles with east coast views around you.
Nestled between Seagrove Bay and Priory Bay, you'll find a mixture of sand and pebbles with large beach at low tide. Parking is nearby along the esplanade with small shops and cafes in Seaview down the road. Dogs are not allowed from May to the end of September. There is no lifeguard cover.
Old fashioned in the best possible way
This beach is always popular with lots of rocks for crabbing off, an easy part to get into the sea and a sandy bit for games
An Artisan coffee shop in the heart of Seaview just a short stroll away from the seafront. Enjoy homemade cakes, biscuits, panninis, salads and quiche. Pop in for a well earned snack if you are walking around the coast or spending the day of the beach.
Located on the High Street, this eclectic cafe serves good coffee and a great variety of snacks and cakes baked fresh daily. It's a bit of a tardis and looks small from the outside but there's loads of seating to the rear.
A contemporary pub situated across the road from the beach. Outdoor seating offers lovely views over the Solent during the summer months and indoors the decor is warm and welcoming. Dogs are allowed (on the hard floor areas of the pub) and children are made very welcome.
Nice, relaxed atmosphere
I visited here last winter; it was cosy and warm with a good food selection and friendly staff. It was dark outside and really weird to see the ship lights sailing down the Solent pass by.
This pub is bang smack in the middle of the village and is popular with locals and visitors alike. Parking is fine on the roads nearby.The menu is created using food locally sourced in the village so expect seasonal, fresh produce. Specials change daily and include fish fresh from the local harbour.
Traditional village pub
I like it here. It's casual, frequented by locals (usually a good sign) and the food is pretty good for a village pub. The meat is from the local butchers and highly recommended.
Originally built as a garden folly in the grounds of Appley House in 1875. The house has long since gone but the tower remains and stands at the eastern end of the Esplanade. If you are visiting the Appley Beach or walking the coastal path towards Seaview you cannot and would not want to miss the tower.
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