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Dog Friendly Beaches

The Isle of Wight is a great dog friendly place to visit wit your four legged friends, offering miles of walks from coastal, woodland and downland to enjoy while you are on holiday.

Travelling with your Dog

Ferry travel to the Isle of Wight with your dog could not be easier as dogs travel completely FREE on all of our car ferry routes, plus the Ryde passenger boat and hovercraft services. On Wightlink there is a designated pet-friendly lounge area on to the outside deck available for pet owners . Once you arrive on the Island getting about is easy and well behaved dogs are welcomed on all of our bus and train networks.

Many of our stunning beaches are dog friendly all your round such as:

  • Colwell Bay  (to right of slipway) – hidden away this Quality Coast Award winning beach offers stunning views
  • Bonchurch – sand and shingle mix and includes both Horseshoe and Monks Bay beaches.
  • Brook  – sandy golden beach
  • Fort Victoria – reat walks and amazing views
  • Seagrove  – sandy stretch of beach between Seaview and St Helen’s beaches.
  • Seaview  – great sandy beach which is usually fairly quiet.
  • Dunroamin – between Lake slipway and Hope Beach, Shanklin.
  • Reeth Bay – at the most southerly point a relaxing andy quiet beach great for dogs who like to run
  • Bembridge – pebble and sand beach with with rock pools to explore at low tide.
  • Woodside Bay – a  hidden gem of a beach alongside Wootton Creek.
  • Players Beach – another hidden gem, tucked away below Ryde Golf Course .

Most of the Island beaches allow dogs out of season but a beach ban comes in effect between 1st May and 30th September which prevents dogs being allowed to use them.
Dog Friendly Accommodation on the Isle of Wight: See our Pet Freiendly Accommodation quick guide


Dog Friendly Things to Do: There are over 500 miles of footpaths on the Ise of Wight and we have some great ones to pick from on our Walking page.
The Island is full of great attractions from gardens, historic buildings and fun attractions many of which are happy to allow dogs such as Mottistone Gardens, Robin Hill, Ventnor Botanic Gardens and many more.

Dog Friendly Places To Eat & Drink:

We are happy to say that dogs are very welcome at a large number of Isle of Wight pubs, with many allowing dogs indoors as well as outdoors, with water bowl facilities provided like theWoodvale, Crab & Lobster Inn,  to name but a few – view them all on our Food & Drink page and use the Dog Friendly filter on the left