Ryde, located on the Isle of Wight, is a popular seaside resort that attracts many tourists throughout the year. Situated on the north-east coast, the town became particularly popular during the 19th Century. The town is known as having the fourth longest pier in the UK as well as one of the oldest piers. Visitors will find there are ample shops to enjoy in this charming seaside resort. There are also numerous accommodation options located in Ryde as well as the surrounding area. The town can easily be accessed from other areas on the Isle of Wight.
The seaside town of Ryde is located within the area that is known as Isle of Wight and it is one of the most populated towns and urban areas on the Isle of Wight. The town of Ryde hosts a population that is made up of about thirty thousand residents. The town of Ryde grew rapidly as a tourist seaside resort and the nearby villages of Lower Ryde and Upper Ryde merged to become part of the town during the nineteenth century. There are still visible signs of the influence that the nineteenth century had on the local area and it is visible within the architecture of the buildings within the centre of the town and also the buildings along the sea front.
The town of Ryde is well known for its long sandy beaches that occur during low tide. The pier within the town of Ryde is ranked fourth amongst the longest piers within the United Kingdom and the pier is also one of the oldest.
The town of Ryde at one point had two separate piers and the other pier was the Victoria pier however this no longer exists. The town has its own inshore rescue service that mainly deals with people that become stranded in the sandbanks when the tidal wave takes them by surprise.
The town of Ryde is very popular for its carnivals and the town host's five carnivals per annum. In June the town hosts an art parade and this is followed by a children's main and illuminated procession parade that takes place at the end of August and then in December the town hosts the Lantern Parade. One of the oldest carnivals that are held in England is the Carnival at Ryde.