The beach immediately east of the Ryde Harbour boundary wall (A)
eastwards to Appley Tower (B)
The beach area extending from the sea-wall 100 metres out in a sea-wards direction
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In my map above I have shown the ban area extending 100 metres out from the sea-wall. The Harbour wall is longer than 100 metres, however on the councils website the ban is shown extending the full length of the Harbour wall.
These images show:
On the left, the Ryde Harbour beach ban as shown on the councils website;
And on the right, the same area photographed on the councils signs.
As you can see by looking at the Harbour wall (on the left) the two areas are completely different. Also at the other end (next to Appley tower) the ban area is not shown at an angle of 90 degrees from the sea-wall as it should be. On the website its shown as exceeding the right angle and on the signs its shown at an acute angle.
You are perfectly entitled to access the beach in this area providing that your dog is over 100 metres out from the sea-wall.
However you are not permitted to enter the exclusion zone in order to access the dog permitted area. Although owners can legitimately walk their dogs within the Harbour wall area until they are over 100 metres and them climb over the wall in order to access the beach. As you can see in the photograph on the right the wind blows the sand against the wall easing access.
I believe the fourth lamp post along is considered to mark the 100 metres limit, although I haven't actually measured the distance myself. As yet. Ryde Harbour Wall as shown at point (A) above
Alternatively you can also legitimately access the dog permitted area of beach by using The Vectis slipway to the west of Ryde Harbour and behind the Ryde Pavilion and the L.A. Bowl. But please bear in mind you are likely to get wet feet using this option as you have to cross the mouth of the Harbour therefore it is only a viable option at low tide when the narrow channel of water, shown on the right, will only be a few inches deep.
The beach ban begins at at the Harbour wall therefore all of this area is dog permitted. You can then walk around the Harbour wall from here as you will be well outside of the 100 metres dog ban area. Although please bear in mind that you will not be able to cross the 100 metre zone in order to leave the beach again therefore you will have to either leave by the exit points already mentioned or walk along the beach to leave at Appley tower where there are no further restrictions until the far end of the Puckpool sea-wall by the Boat House pub. Enjoy.Incidentally if you just want to give your dog a quick run on the beach of a hot summer afternoon the beach at the Vectis Slipway, although not particularly attractive, is dog permitted all year round and usually pretty quiet. Only of any real use when the tide is out out though. However, a word of caution, don't stray beyond the end of the sea-wall in the direction of the pier as this is used by the hover-crafts landing and taking off. The Vectis Slipway can be found just behind the Pavilion and Superbowl.