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Lovely beach, great sea views and hover spray!!

Ryde is a lovely place, good eateries and tea rooms. Had a lovely walk along the esplanade with... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Bedfordshire, United Kingdom
Hover history

Great place to get covered in spray and explain the British invention - the hovercraft. However... read more

Reviewed 28 August 2018
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All reviews small harbour hover craft sea front enjoyable walk isle of wight town centre sunny day long pier ferry port couple of hours hovercraft yacht binoculars catamaran crossing cars
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Marina now has a bar which was sorely needed The Harbour House is now a grown up attraction Good food drink and views Probably the best views on the Island Enjoy

Thank John H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ryde is a great gateway to the Solent. The Hovercraft and Fast Cat leave from here and take you to the mainland effortlessly .We regularly commute and can highly recommend the hovercraft , staff are always helpful. Cheaper if you buy a book of tickets...More

Thank mumsypops
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Ryde is a lovely place, good eateries and tea rooms. Had a lovely walk along the esplanade with our dog, she loved it too, you can take your dog on the beach on certain areas which is good. Fun to watch the hovercraft come in...More

Thank Buddapies
Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile

Great place to get covered in spray and explain the British invention - the hovercraft. However when it leaves sand mixes into the spray so beware of your eyes!

Thank E8887TZmartinp
Reviewed 22 July 2018 via mobile

This is a lovely place. Next to the pier and ferry port this is the home of the impressive hover craft the links the IoW with Portsmouth. Train Busy Food Drink Ryde town centre All at hand for the visitor. Worth visiting.

Thank northants90
Reviewed 5 July 2018

It was so hot when we visited it was great to sit looking out to sea with a gorgeous breeze. and watching the hovercraft coming and going

Thank Paula F
Reviewed 20 June 2018

went to isle of wight for the day so decided to go across bt hover craftgood service and smooth takes about 10 minutes

Thank valerie194764
Reviewed 18 June 2018 via mobile

The harbour is a lovely part of Ryde. Stunning beaches and there is also an amusement arcade only a stones throw from the harbour. There’s also a bowling alley and some great bars nearby. Ryde is accessibly by bus, train and taxi so a really...More

Thank RhinoKellie
Reviewed 15 June 2018 via mobile

The steep streets of Ryde picturesquely run down to the Harbour, which is basically bounded at one side by the Pier. Next comes the Hovertravel terminal and further along there is a Yacht Marina. A busy area, looking at its best on a sunny day.

Thank bsandrs
Reviewed 23 May 2018

We walked down to the harbour a couple of times to look around. It is busy with people and boats coming and going. There is a regular ferry (catamaran) and a hovercraft docking in different places near the pier and these can be seen for...More

Thank Jan T
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20 June 2017|
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10 mins walk