Ryde to Bembridge Coastal Walk
A popular section of the Isle of Wight Coast Path, running from Ryde to Bembridge. The walk runs for a distance of about 6.5 miles with lovely views for the duration of the route.
The walk starts at Ryde, where the Portsmouth ferry docks. Here you can pick up the waymarked path and follow it past the popular Puckpool Park to Nettlestone Point at Seaview. The small Edwardian resort is popular with tourists and is a nice place to stop for refreshments at one of the pubs or cafes.
The route continues south to Seagrove Bay and the well-known Priory Bay which is approximately a ten-minute walk from the village of Seaview. This stretch of beach can only be reached at low tide and is filled with white sand and offers excellent swimming conditions.
The final section of the walk, passes Priory Woods and St Helens before picking up a nice path around Bembridge Harbour. You'll pass the eastern end of the River Yar before coming to Bembridge Point. From here it is a short stroll into the village centre.
To extend your walk you can continue along the Isle of Wight Coast Path to Culver Cliff and Bembridge Down. You could also pick up the Bembridge Trail and follow it along the River Yar.