Ryde to Alum Bay via Shanklin & Ventnor – Island Coaster from Southern Vectis
Island Coaster from Southern Vectis
A simply sublime journey along the Western and Southern coasts of the Island.
Runs in Spring & Summer
Buses run up to three times a day
Concessionary bus pass information coming soon.
Sights you can see along the way
Ryde & Shanklin to Yarmouth along the coast via Whitecliff Bay, Ventnor, Blackgang Chine, Freshwater Bay & The Needles
A simply sublime journey along the Western and Southern coasts of the Island. Connect with many of the Island’s other buses for a fantastic day out.
Timetables & more:
For more information about this service visit the Southern Vectis website.
Places to visit & things to do along the way
The towering white cliffs of Tennyson Down shelter this attractive cove. The beach is covered in a mixture of grey flint and chalk pebbles that make a unique sound as the waves rise and fall onto the shore. Explore the rock ledge revealed at low tide, which is great for rock pooling with little ones. A fantastic place to set out on several invigorating walks.
Home and workplace of the internationally acclaimed Victorian photographer Julia Margaret Cameron. Dimbola became a focal point for a crowd of bohemian writers and poets, such as Poet Laureate Alfred Lord Tennyson and Lewis Carroll. Today it houses a programme of changing exhibitions and also has an award-winning Tea Room and Gift Shop.
The children will love this amusement park above Alum Bay – so much to see and do. Take an exciting chair lift down to the beach below, visit The Sweet Manufactory or the interactive 4D cinema experience! Don’t miss the glass blowing display or make a souvenir in the Sand Shop.
This park follows the coastline and has spectacular views over to Hurst Castle on the mainland. There are seashore and woodland walks and it’s a great spot to sit and watch Solent boats and shipping go by. There are attractions in the old fort buildings – a planetarium, café, model railway and the Underwater Archaeology Centre.
A lovely little town with loads of charm and a definite nautical air. It’s a delight to stroll around, with good coffee shops and pubs and, at 700 feet, the longest timber pier in England.
Fares & tickets
Rover ticket: 24 hours »
Great for A day out
Available for unlimited travel across the Southern Vectis network for 24 hours – ideal for a day out on the Island. Not valid on Needles or Downs Breezers.
Not valid on Breezer services – you’ll need the Rover+Breezer ticket.
Rover+Breezer ticket: 24 hours »
Great for An open-top day out
Available for unlimited travel across the Southern Vectis and Island Breezers network for 24 hours – ideal if you’re heading out for the weekend.
Rover+Breezer ticket: 48 hours »
Great for Travel over the weekend
Available for unlimited travel across the Southern Vectis and Island Breezers network for 48 hours – ideal if you’re heading out for the weekend.
Multi-day ticket bundle »
Great for The flexible traveller
If you only travel now and again, multi-day tickets offer the cheapest fare. They are available exclusively on the key. Unlimited travel across the Southern Vectis network including open-top and seasonal routes.
Freedom tickets »
Great for A week long visit
Staying on the Island for a week? A freedom ticket allows you to travel across the entire Southern Vectis network.
This listing was last updated on 24th December 2022
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