Pet Friendly Isle of Wight Holidays and Beaches

Isle of Wight HolidaysWhy not bring your dog on holiday to the Isle of Wight and stay in a pet friendly self catering holiday property. There are a many pet friendly holiday cottages and holiday apartments that are pet friendly and welcome dogs to come and stay for a holiday.

The Isle of Wight has many stunning beaches, with a good number of them being super pet friendly and permitting dogs all year around. This means that pooches on their holibobs can spend plenty of time at the beach with their family, allowing them to dip in and out of the sea and roll in the sand to their hearts content whilst their owners enjoy a leisurely day by the water’s (2)

Please take a look at our Isle of Wight Beaches page on our website where you can find detailed information on all beaches around the Island. Below is a quick round up to give you an idea of which beaches your four legged friends can join you on.

The Island has a large number of beautiful beaches that are dog friendly all year round such as:

Bembridge -Pebble and sand beach with rock pools to explore at low tide.

Bonchurch – Sand and shingle mix and includes both Horseshoe and Monks Bay beaches.

Brook – Sandy golden beach

Colwell Bay (to right of slipway) – Hidden away this Quality Coast Award winning beach offers stunning views

Dunroamin – Found between Lake slipway and Hope Beach, Shanklin.

Fort Victoria – Perfect walks and amazing views

Players Beach – A hidden sanctuary, tucked away below Ryde Golf Course .

Reeth Bay – At the most southerly point a relaxing Sandy quiet beach great for dogs who like to run

Seagrove – A beautiful sandy stretch of beach between Seaview and St Helen’s beaches.

Seaview – A lovely sandy beach, a mix of pebble is areas and great for rock pooling

Woodside Bay – A area that’s less well known therefore a quieter beach alongside Wootton Creek.

Most of the Island beaches allow dogs out of season but enforced beach restrictions comes in to effect between 1st May and 30th September which prevents dogs being allowed to use them:

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Brighstone Bay
Brook Bay

Colwell Bay – Left of the slipway
Compton Bay
East Cowes
Freshwater Bay
Steephill Cove
Thorness Bay
Totland Bay
Yaverland, Sandown

It is a great idea to bring your pet on holiday with you, there are many places to walk dogs on the Island as well as many pet friendly restaurants and cafes. The beaches are probably the best areas that your pooches will enjoy.