Dog-Friendly Isle of Wight

The Isle of Wight is one of the most dog-friendly places to visit. There is a huge range and variety of walks around the Island's coast from long, safe beaches

The Isle of Wight is one of the most dog-friendly places to visit. There is a huge range and variety of walks around the Island's coast from long, safe beaches on the 'Back of the Wight' to acres of downland and woods to be explored.

Dogs are welcome all year round on a number of nearby beaches and there are plenty of dog-friendly pubs, restaurants and cafes. Dogs also travel free on the car ferry routes and on the foot passenger ferry services to Ryde and Cowes and on the Hovercraft service.

Many Island beaches are open to dogs all year round but during the high season (1 May to 30 September) there are restrictions on some of the most popular beaches.

Popular dog friendly beaches close to Farringford include the eastern end of Compton Bay and all of Brook Bay where dogs are welcome throughout the summer. The main part of Freshwater Bay is restricted but there is a dog-friendly beach on the western side of the Bay below Fort Redoubt.

There is also the Island's countryside to walk and explore, with bridleways along the top of the Downs and hundreds of miles of footpaths and woodland walks.

For dogs it must feel like a paradise of space and smells!

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