As Ryde is one of the biggest towns on the Island it is only fitting that its beach should reflect its popularity. Both a catamaran and hovercraft bring visitors here from the mainland and boat trips around the Island run daily. With its sand and clear water Ryde is a favourite with holidaymakers and the outstanding range of facilities ensure that there is something for everyone to enjoy.
Along the coastline is a funfair, trampolines and amusements as well as an ice rink and a tenpin bowling ally. East along the parade is a splashpool for children and a canoe lake where pedloes and canoes can be hired. Alongside is a double swimming pool with both inside and outside heated pools.
There are a wide range of cafes and ice-cream stands as well as public toilets and on road parking. Gift and beach shops also run along the front and a dotto train takes passengers through to Appley. Ryde has all the facilities needed for a great family day out or a relaxing day on the sand. As with Appley swimmers must keep an eye on the incoming tide and dogs are only allowed in restricted area
Ryde beach is within easy walking distance from the town and those who enjoy a stroll can walk from Ryde to Appley along the esplanade and then onto Puckpool park if desired.