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About Seaview

Seaview is a charmingly small, Edwardian-era resort just to the east of Ryde, with a wonderfully traditional, albeit rocky, seafront, and wonderful views across The Solent. And great access to a beautiful white, sandy beach, which is uncovered at low-tide. Seaview is great for sailors, and for learning to sail, and it’s got great watersports facilities, and all the frills of a family seaside holiday: mini-golf, tennis courts, beautiful gardens, playgrounds, pretty boutiques and a good range of pubs, cafes and restaurants. This is a friendly, much-loved spot and many of its visitors return year after year. Many people would have a second home here if they could have one anywhere. And some lucky people do!

The Best Places to Stay in Seaview

For a central location

  • The Seaview Hotel in Seaview, does have excellent sea views, luckily! There are 28 rooms and suites, some of them perfect for families, decorated in either classic seaside chintz, or contemporary simplicity. There’s a busy terrace with two restaurants, which are popular with visitors and locals, probably because of the sea views. And the fact that you’re so close to the water’s edge.

For great value

  • The Northbank Hotel is a quirky old hotel with wonderful views, and warm and welcoming hosts. This is the sort of place your grandparents might have holidayed in, with communal bathrooms and a 1930s meets 1960s feel, but it’s bright and fun and friendly, and very affordable. With an unforgettable atmosphere and fabulous breakfasts straight from the Aga.
  • The Boathouse is a wonderful seaside pub with 11 rooms and suites, right by Apply Beach. The bedrooms are comfortable and airy, decorated in a pastel palate, the pub is lively and popular and the restaurant serves an excellent seafood menu.

Travel information

  • Two ferry routes serve the Isle of Wight; one runs from Portsmouth to Fishbourne and the other Lymington to Yarmouth. Portsmouth has an international airport and both Lymington and Portsmouth have good train connections across the UK.
  • If you’re thinking about hiring a car we recommend checking what our online partners, Rentalcars have to offer.
  • The UK is known for its unpredictable weather, but, surprisingly considering it’s a small island in the middle of water, the Isle of Wight has a microclimate that’s a bit more reliable than many places in the UK. Spring days often start with rough seas and fog which burns through to sunshine, summer is dry and sunny, autumn is mild and sunny still, but with less daylight hours of sunshine, and winter is often crisp and still sunny.

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Best Hotels in Seaview

  • Northbank Hotel Seaview 18 rooms from £100

    Families  -  A memorable experince for all the family, with eccentric hosts, communal bathrooms and plenty of beachlife.
    Great walks  -  With over thirty miles of Heritage coastline, there are many stunning walks to be had.
    Sailing  -  A prime sailing spot and a favourite past time for both locals and tourists.
    Sights nearby  -  Carisbrooke Castle - once a prison for Charles I.

    An eccentric family run hotel in a fabulous setting - the 1930s with a ‘60s twist. Forget en suite bathrooms, but for families wanting a very relaxed seaside atmosphere at reasonable rates, with lots of friends to make, it's an experience. The antithesis of boutique. See More

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  • The Boathouse Seaview 11 rooms from £129

    Local exploring  -  A great base from which to explore the Isle of Wight.
    Birdwatching  -  The Isle of Wight coastline is a haven for birdwatchers.
    Fishing  -  Go on sea fishing trips from Seaview.
    Sights nearby  -  Visit the nearby Spitbank Fort.

    Just a short way from the centre of Seaview on the Isle of Wight and directly by Apply Beach, The Boathouse is a charming seaside hotel. The bedrooms are comfortable and airy, decorated with a pale palette. The pub is popular and the restaurant serves excellent seafood. A delightful place. See More

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  • The Seaview Seaview 28 rooms from £145

    Families  -  A family friendly hotel on an island that provides plently of outdoor activities for children, plus babysitting services.
    Beach Life  -  Situated right on the coast. Ideal for all manner of sea bourne activities or simply coastal walking.
    Sights nearby  -  Puckpool Mortar Battery is nearby and makes for an interesting historical visit.
    Great walks  -  Bring one of the hotels packed lunches and walk the coastal path to Ryde beach.
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    Recommended by  -  Good Hotel Guide, Sawdays

    Friendly, stylish hub in the centre of charming Seaview, popular with locals. Boasting a busy terrace, two restaurants and a mix contemporary or chintzy bedrooms in various sizes, some with views. Great base for sailing or local exploring, 50 yards from the sea. See More

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