Ryde harbour can be found on the seafront of the northeast coast. It is ideal for family cruising holidays as it is located next to Ryde's beaches and only a short walk away from shops, restaurants, the swimming pool, tenpin bowling complex, and other leisure activities. Buses, trains and taxis are also a just few minutes’ walk away, making the rest of the Island easily accessible. It is also in walking distance of foot passenger ferries to Portsmouth and Southsea.
The harbour is well situated and protected from adverse weather conditions from most directions. There is pontoon berthing for up to 100 visiting boats. Entrance and departure depend on the tidal height and draft of the vessel. The harbour dries out completely at low water. Access for a boat of one metre draught is about two hours either side of high water.
There are private showers and toilets close by for harbour users. The harbourmaster can advise concerning all local supplies and services you may require.
The approach channel across Ryde Sands bears 202 Magnetic and is marked by port and starboard navigational buoys.
The entrance is lit after sunset by:
- two fixed red lights (vertical) on the port side of the entrance
- one flashing green light on the starboard side of the entrance.
For more information, visit Ryde Town Council.