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Ryde on! Fact fans might like to know that Ryde is the biggest town on the Isle of Wight, and that for the lazy/sweltered on a hot day, most of its highlights can be had within a teeny stroll of the pier. Which is a listed building and the oldest pier in Blighty. Fact.
And within a teeny drive from Ryde you can pitch up at Wishing Well Campsite in the nearby and rather upmarket village of Seaview, home of the Isle of Wight’s ‘millionaire avenues’ (someday a house here will be ours). Pondwell is a grassy park over 14 acres of level and slightly sloping land, and is another teeny stroll from the beach – well, the village is called Seaview, after all…
Peaceful Wishing Well Campsite is laid out with plenty of open space for kids and puffing parents to run around in, and there’s a wooded playground visible from the tent area so you can keep an eye on the offspring when you collapse to the ground with a book. The grass pitches are for tents with no charge for awnings, pup tents or car parking next to your pitch. Arriving late? There’s a security officer on site at all times to welcome you to the park (please make sure you vacate your pitch by 12 noon on the day you’re leaving).
Amenities are well looked after, with free hot water, bathrooms and baby baths in the loo and shower areas, dishwashing facilities and a launderette. The site shop stocks foodie essentials and Calor gas as well as toys and games to keep the kids happy if it rains – or settle the family down in the TV rooms instead.
There are eateries in Seaview and an hourly bus outside Wishing Well Campsite into Ryde, but if you’re wishing for more convenient cuisine go to the family-friendly Wishing Well pub on site, which dishes up top British grub for lunch and dinner.
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Leisure on site
Bar or club house
Indoor swimming pool
Outdoor swimming pool
Amenities on site
Ice pack freezing
Parent & baby washroom
Pick-up from public transport
Gas cylinders available
Touring and motorhomes
Tourer storage facilities
Commercial vehicles allowed
Dogs allowed all year
Leave the car at home
Cycle hire nearby
Horse riding nearby
Indoor pool nearby
Mountain biking nearby
Outdoor pool nearby
Surf school nearby
D. of E. welcome
Single-sex groups welcome
Student groups welcome
Public transport nearby
Large (51-200 pitches)
- Coach stations
Southsea: Clarence Pier Coach Stop
— 4.9 miles
4.9 miles Portsmouth: Southsea Coach Stop — 5.6 miles
5.6 miles Portsmouth: The Hard Interchange — 5.7 miles
- Train stations
Smallbrook Junction Rail Station
— 1.4 miles
1.4 miles Ryde St Johns Road Rail Station — 1.6 miles
1.6 miles Ryde Esplanade Rail Station — 2.0 miles
- Ferry ports
— 1.9 miles
1.9 miles Ryde Pier Head Ferry Terminal — 2.3 miles
2.3 miles Fishbourne IOW Ferry Terminal — 4.1 miles
— 19.2 miles
Pondwell Campsite is located at Seaview in the north east of the Isle of Wight. It is located a five-minute drive off the B3340.
We are only a short 12-minute journey from Ryde Esplanade on bus line #8. By car, follow signs to Ryde and continue towards Pondwell Hill / Seaview.
Walking, biking, beaching, messing around in the water and messing about at theme parks are all close to hand on the Isle of Wight, which is small enough to see most of on a hol but which still has enough to do for all flavours, whether you want to bake on the sand at one of the many bonzer beaches or get the adrenaline going with tree-climbing or watersports.
Surfing, windsailing and other watery pursuits are about half a mile away from Wishing Well Campsite at Seagrove Beach, or amble along the coast path from here to Puckpool Point or Ryde East Sands. There are over 500 miles of footpaths on the island if walking’s your thang: the Isle of Wight Coastal Path covers 67 miles of them with slabs of shorter walks like the 7.5 mile Ryde to Bembridge Trail starting at Ryde pier and passing Puckpool Point and Appley Tower. It’s another 5.5 miles from Bembridge to Sandown should you be so inclined.
More of a hacker? Try a trip along some of the 165 miles of island bridleways; there are several horse-riding schools around too for beginners. Mountain bikers and more sedate cyclists are covered too, with miles of off-road and marked bike routes: try mountain biking at Brighstone for views of the island’s west coast.
Sticking very close to home, Wishing Well Campsite borders the Alan Hersey Nature Reserve with wading birds and wildfowl flapping about; if you have Attenboroughs in the family they’ll probably also like the Newtown National Nature Reserve, the only national reserve on the Isle of Wight; Seaview Wildlife Encounter, the biggest animal attraction on Wight; the Isle of Wight Zoo and the Fort Victoria Marine Museum.
And the tree-climbing? Swing along to the award-winning Goodleaf for climbs and views across the Isle of Wight: the exact location is secret until you book, but we’re sure it’ll be treetastic.
- Isle of Wight Steam Railway (4.1 miles)
- Dinosaur Isle (4.1 miles)
- Royal Navy Submarine Museum (5.0 miles)
- Bembridge Windmill (2.5 miles)
- Newtown Old Town Hall (12.3 miles)
Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.