Seaview sits to the eastern end of the town of Ryde, and is a unique village with extensive views across the sea and Solent.
Seaview has a reputation for being an upmarket resort, and as such is very popular with tourists.
During the summer months the village becomes a busy centre for sailing and watersports.
Whilst Seaview often falls quiet during the winter months, as the season begins the village comes to life and there are lots of things to do locally.
Much of Seaview’s reputation as an Edwardian resort was built on its panoramic sea views and great sandy beaches, and these are still two of its largest assets.
The beach of Springvale offers some of the best of these views, straight across the Solent to Portsmouth and the Spinnaker Tower, and the famous Solent forts.
To the rear of Springvale is Puckpool Park, which is built within a former Victorian Fortification Battery and has tennis courts, mini-golf and a children’s play area as part of its beautiful gardens.
Seaview Beach provides the ideal launch platform for boats and watersports, and there is a yacht club down on its front.
The village sits directly behind here which contains several boutique style shops, some of which are seasonal.
Further down the coast Seagrove beach is possibly the most popular beach in the area and offers gently sloping golden sands for swimming and other activities when the tide is out.
The sea wall to the rear of this beach is very popular for walks along to Priory Bay Beach, which has further great views and shallow sands.
Above the high tide line this beach belongs to the Priory Bay Hotel.
On the outskirts of Seaview village is one of the Isle of Wight’s oldest and most popular animal attractions, the Seaview Wildlife Encounter.
There are some highly regarded places to eat in Seaview and the nearby area.
Amongst those are some of the local hotels restaurants that offer seasonal menus and local produce, such as the Priory Bay Hotel Restaurant.
There are also some great smaller restaurants and gastro pubs offering a variety of different foods, and a café at Puckpool Park.
Seaview has a huge choice of holiday cottages available to rent all year round. Wight Locations, one of the Island's leading holiday cottage agencies, is based in the village and has many Seaview properties to rent, with a wider selection also available Island-wide.
The hotels in Seaview are historically some of the best known on the Isle of Wight, whilst there are also some great guesthouse options available locally. The Seaview Hotel offers a wide range of coastal accommodation situated just 50 yards from the sea.
Frequent buses link the East Wight with both Ryde and Newport.