Ryde - Spring Vale

Isle of Wight

Ryde - Spring Vale
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Water Quality

Annual classification

2017 Not tested

Today's forecast

Forecasts are not available for this location.

A small sandy beach with some shingle and rockpools. It is to the east of Ryde town, set in a bay with outstanding views of the Solent. The area is peaceful and adjoined by Puckpool Park, making it an ideal family beach with easy access.


Water sports are popular here, especially kitesurfing and windsurfing. Swimming, sailing and rockpooling are also popular.

Wildlife and Walks

There are walks and a cycle route from Springvale to Appley and Ryde. Flamingo Park is nearby and is good for bird watching.

What's tested here?

Water samples are not taken at this beach because it has not been designated as a bathing water and there is no voluntary sampling.
Why isn't this a designated bathing water?

High levels of bacteria in the water can indicate pollution from sewage treatment works or polluted rain water draining from the land.
Where does pollution comes from and how can you help?

Water quality can be reduced for up to 72 hours after heavy rain. Look out for temporary signs at the beach and on our website.

Annual classification

2017 Not tested

What does this mean?

At the end of every bathing season the water quality is classified as either:

Excellent — the highest classification meaning the water is cleanest

Good — generally good water quality

Sufficient — meets minimum standards

Poor — You are advised not to swim. The beach will stay open and an action plan should be in place to improve the water quality.

Today's forecast

Forecasts are not available for this location.


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Potential hazards at this beach

This beach is not yet classified, please see our safety tips below or contact the local beach operator for further information.

Lifeguarded locations - top five safety tips

Non-lifeguarded locations For those who can’t make it to a lifeguarded beach

For more information visit rnli.org.uk.

Facilities at Ryde - Spring Vale

Toilets Toilets Bins Bins Slipway Slipway



There is pay parking for around 100 cars at the beach, including disabled spaces.

Dog restrictions


Seasonal restrictions apply between May and September.

Beach cleaning

Beach cleaned daily during the summer