Ryde, Isle of Wight
With six miles of safe, sandy beaches and the high speed catamaran link from the end of Britain's 2nd longest pier you'll find plenty of the usual seaside amusements here.
A stroll along the esplanade will get you close to ten-pin bowling, an indoor ice rink, and a swimming pool. Ryde also has a boating lake and other sports and leisure facilities.
Ryde also has a traditional seaside pier.
Ryde's Local Attractions
Home to flamingos, penguins, otters, meerkats and more, Seaview Wildlife Encounter is a multi-award winning attraction set in the open parklands near the yachting village of Seaview. With magnificent views across the Solent waters and lots of information packed talks throughout the day there's a whole lot more to see and do beside makes some furry friends.
40-minute water, light and music show presented in the dedicated AquaTheatre, with dancing water spouts, synchronised with a wide variety of music.