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Ryde Roads

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Ryde Roads is situated on the south coast of England, within the Solent and off the northeast corner of the Isle of Wight. It is a secluded anchorage off the west side of the busy commuter town of Ryde with good access to the town.

Ryde Roads is situated on the south coast of England, within the Solent and off the northeast corner of the Isle of Wight. It is a secluded anchorage off the west side of the busy commuter town of Ryde with good access to the town.

Set within The Solent it is a well protected anchorage from most weather conditions, but it has to be classed as tolerable owing to wash waves that roll the boat through the night. The Solent is a protected waterway with plenty of marks and there are no outlying dangers on the approach, and the access is safe and easy.
Please note

Do not be tempted to go any closer to Ryde Pier than this, as there is little depth to be had immediately east and the entire area west of the pier almost dries as far out as the head of the pier.




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Last modified
October 22nd 2018

Summary

A tolerable location with safe access.

Facilities
Top up fuel available in the area via jerry cansShop with basic provisions availableMini-supermarket or supermarket availableExtensive shopping available in the areaHot food available in the localityPublic house or wine bar in the areaMarked or notable walks in the vicinity of this locationCashpoint or bank available in the areaPost Office in the areaInternet café in the areaDoctor or hospital in the areaPharmacy in the areaBus service available in the areaTrain or tram service available in the areaBicycle hire available in the areaCar hire available in the areaTourist Information office availableShore based family recreation in the area


Nature
No fees for anchoring or berthing in this locationAnchoring locationBeach or shoreline landing from a tenderQuick and easy access from open water

Considerations
Note: Can be subject to wash from commercial vesselsNote: strong tides or currents in the area that require consideration



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Position and approaches
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Haven position

50° 44.350' N, 001° 11.038' W

This is about 700 metres off the shoreline and north of a small port marker.


What are the key points of the approach?

The entry and the run-up thorough The Solent and Southampton Water are covered in
The Solent and Isle of Wight Route location coastal overview.


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Click the 'Next' and 'Previous' buttons to progress through neighbouring havens in a coastal 'clockwise' or 'anti-clockwise' sequence. Below are the ten nearest havens to Ryde Roads for your convenience.
Ten nearest havens by straight line charted distance and bearing:
  1. Ryde Harbour - 0.7 miles ESE
  2. Wootton Creek (Fishbourne) - 0.7 miles WSW
  3. Stokes Bay - 1.6 miles NNE
  4. Osborne Bay - 1.8 miles WNW
  5. Seaview - 2 miles ESE
  6. Folly Inn - 2.3 miles W
  7. Island Harbour Marine - 2.3 miles WSW
  8. Priory Bay - 2.5 miles ESE
  9. Haslar Marina - 2.5 miles NE
  10. Bembridge Harbour - 2.6 miles SE
These havens are ordered by straight line charted distance and bearing, and can be reordered by compass direction or coastal sequence:
  1. Ryde Harbour - 0.7 miles ESE
  2. Wootton Creek (Fishbourne) - 0.7 miles WSW
  3. Stokes Bay - 1.6 miles NNE
  4. Osborne Bay - 1.8 miles WNW
  5. Seaview - 2 miles ESE
  6. Folly Inn - 2.3 miles W
  7. Island Harbour Marine - 2.3 miles WSW
  8. Priory Bay - 2.5 miles ESE
  9. Haslar Marina - 2.5 miles NE
  10. Bembridge Harbour - 2.6 miles SE
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How to get in?


The Ryde Roads anchorage fronts the north coast of the Isle of Wight to the west of the conspicuous Ryde Pier, that extends 800 metres north from the town, and immediately south of the Solent's principal fairway between Ryde and Gilkicker Point.


Convergance Point The Solent and Isle of Wight Route location coastal description provides approach details. Vessels converging on Ryde Roads will find nothing in the way of local hazards by staying in reasonable soundings.


Initial fix location Come directly south from the initial fix where a small port buoy, that marks the drying extremity of the shore, will be seen on approach.




Haven location Anchor in very good mud holding about 300 metres out from the port mark. The shore immediately south of the anchorage has rocky ledges that look a challenge to land upon. We landed on the shore to the east of the pier which was just under a mile by tender from the anchorage. At high water, the beach is steep too but at half tide and low water there are a lot of rocks that need to be dodged on approach. The best path we found was to approach a new and very smart beach chalet set above the beach where it was reasonably clear.
Please note

Beware of the remains of a singular rib of a boat that juts out from the seabed at half tide. It is located about 200 metres out from the chalet and would not be good to collide with at any speed. A 5-litre red fuel can located about five metres north of this obstruction appears to be an improvised marker buoy.




Why visit here?
This is a lovely quiet anchorage in southerly conditions. Although a lengthy dinghy run, it is very much away from the busy town of Ryde and overlooks a pretty forested shoreline.

Ryde Roads provides an opportunity to anchor off the grand old Victorian seaside resort that became known as the ‘Gateway to the Isle of Wight’. Ryde Harbour Click to view haven, that covers the area and its interests, dries entirely and this location enables vessels who care to visit the area to remain afloat and keep its busy seafront somewhat at arm's length.


What facilities are available?
There are no facilities in the secluded anchorage of Ryde Roads. Almost any conceivable marine service or facility a vessel could require is available within a 45 minute sail to Cowes, Portsmouth or the River Hamble.


Any security concerns?
Never an issue known to have occurred to a vessel anchored off West Ryde.


With thanks to:
Michael Harpur, S/Y Whistler, Southampton, UK.


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About Ryde Roads

This is a lovely quiet anchorage in southerly conditions. Although a lengthy dinghy run, it is very much away from the busy town of Ryde and overlooks a pretty forested shoreline.

Ryde Roads provides an opportunity to anchor off the grand old Victorian seaside resort that became known as the ‘Gateway to the Isle of Wight’. Ryde Harbour Click to view haven, that covers the area and its interests, dries entirely and this location enables vessels who care to visit the area to remain afloat and keep its busy seafront somewhat at arm's length.

Other options in this area


Click the 'Next' and 'Previous' buttons to progress through neighbouring havens in a coastal 'clockwise' or 'anti-clockwise' sequence. Alternatively here are the ten nearest havens available in picture view:
Coastal clockwise:
Ryde Harbour - 0.7 miles ESE
Seaview - 2 miles ESE
Priory Bay - 2.5 miles ESE
St Helens Duver - 2.6 miles ESE
Bembridge Harbour - 2.6 miles SE
Coastal anti-clockwise:
Wootton Creek (Fishbourne) - 0.7 miles WSW
Osborne Bay - 1.8 miles WNW
East Cowes Marina - 2.6 miles WNW
Folly Inn - 2.3 miles W
Island Harbour Marine - 2.3 miles WSW

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