At over 200 years old (built in 1814), Ryde pier has seen some changes. From a victorian pleasure pier with a concert paviliion added in 1895 to the working pier it is today. The gateway to the Isle of Wight, the pier is maintained and keeps some of it's Victorian features. Have a walk to the end of the pier and take a look at the iron work. Take a seat and look at the view.
Until the pier was built, travellers to the Island had to walk over half a mile of sand in order to reach the shore at low tide. This was a problem for the long dresses of the early 19th Century travelling lady.