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I have always thought that Ryde is such a wasted opportunity. ....All they had to do was put a cill at the entrance and dredge inside to 1.5m. Hey presto a fabulous harbour for a very nice place to visit.
Agree. The IW Council is renowned for lack of vision - doesn’t matter which party runs it. There were discussions ongoing for Ryde Town Council to take the harbour over from Council, but they have gone quiet, hopefully just due to C19.Agreed sadly another example of IW council lack of vision along with the Cowes chain ferry, Ryde ice rink, westridge pool . Just compare this harbour with how they would have developed in France .
You'd think... now go and say that in Bembridge High Street and you would probably be lynched by the Harbour Trust (who more or less stand against anything the harbour does)!As a plus for the island Bembridge has very much improved just needing some limited development to fund improvements and to get on to restore breakwater to stop silting.
Thanks for the photograph. Quite a sandbank on what I presume is East of the entrance? The FB Ryde harbour users page is useful too. Sounds like the visitors' toilets have been vandalised.