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Bounding Beachcombers love the Isle of Wight's dog friendly beaches

Have you heard – the Isle of Wight is one of the most dog friendly holiday destinations in the UK and just a 35 minute pet friendly ferry ride away from the mainland. Both Wightlink and Red Funnel ferry services to the island allow dogs on-board in designated areas – dogs travel free of charge on Wightlink and there’s no requirement for pet passports! The island contains a wealth of pet friendly accommodation including 100s of dog friendly cottages, B&Bs, seaside apartments and hotels. Spectacular beaches welcoming furry friends all year round are numerous and there’s over 500 miles of walking trails and footpaths for you and your dog to explore. Many guided walks also welcome pets. A great time to visit is during one of the island’s two walking festivals in Spring and Autumn!

Pet friendly Accommodation on the Isle of Wight (Image credit: http://www.iknow-hampshire.co.uk/accommodation/170983-fernfield_-_brook.htm)

Pet friendly Accommodation on the Isle of Wight

Pet Friendly Accommodation

Browse our extensive choice of pet friendly cottages, B&Bs, apartments and hotels here on iknow and come and discover pet’s paradise island for yourself. From Cowes to Seaview, Freshwater Bay to St Helens, we’ve got over a 100 dog friendly cottages on the Isle of Wight to choose from. Stay in ‘top dog’ beach spots and book a cottage, apartment or beach house in Seaview or St Helens with its sand dunes and coastal woodland.

An excellent choice of holiday parks around the Wight coast welcome dogs in designated onsite caravan accommodation – so no need to leave the family pet behind! You’ll be close to pooch friendly beaches and walks plus benefit from a host of all inclusive leisure facilities including dog exercise areas, swimming pools and more! Many owners of pet friendly establishments are dog owners themselves and can offer lots of useful tips and advice on best beaches and walks nearby!

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Paddle Surfing with dogs on the Isle of Wight

Dog Friendly Beaches

The Isle of Wight’s coastline is a real water playground for dogs. The Island has a huge number of year round dog friendly sandy and stone beaches and popular beaches not open to dogs during the summer months welcome dogs in low season between October and April. Year round dog friendly beaches include St Helens Duver, Seaview and Bembridge all on the East Wight coast. Bonchurch on the south coast, Brook on the west coast, Fort Victoria on the north coast and award-winning Colway Bay just to the right of the slipway on the west coast all welcome dogs year round. Others include Reeth Bay, Seagrove, Players Beach, Woodside Bay and Dunroamin near Shanklin.

Dog restrictions are in place during summer from the beginning of May to the end of September on the most popular beaches including Freshwater Bay, Ryde, Sandown, Shanklin, Cowes, Compton beach, Gurnard, Totland Bay and Ventnor, however outside of restricted months during low season dogs are welcome on these Wight beaches – perfect timing if you’re attending the Spring or Autumn Walking festival!

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Isle of Wight Coast Path Walking

Dog Friendly Walks, Parks & Pubs

The Isle of Wight Coastal Path features 67 miles of footpaths taking in the island’s many dog friendly beaches, coastal woodland and iconic chalk cliffs. The coast path can be broken down into short sections or you can just dip in for a shorter walk with your dog. Over 17 miles of the Isle of Wight coast is managed by the National Trust and some great bracing coastal walks are on offer on their coastline stretches including top dog walks around St Helens Duver with its fantastic sand dunes on the East Wight coast and up over the downs around Ventnor and Mottistone. Compton Bay during low season is another favourite with furry friends – especially the surfing kind!

Explore Wight’s glorious coastal country parks. Fort Victoria Country Park on the north coast near Yarmouth with Victorian fort has 50 acres of woodland and nearby Yarmouth beach with its long stretch of sands guaranteed to get tails wagging. Ryde’s Appley Park is flanked by golden sands open to dogs in low season. Dogs love woodland walks and you’ll find them in the island’s interior, including Parkhurst woodland between Newport and Cowes. There are numerous inland trails to explore too from the 10 mile Stenbury Trail to Freshwater Way and the Tennyson Trail.

For more dog walking inspiration on the Isle of Wight checkout Wightlink’s great Pawprint Guide ‘from the dog’s perspective’ and the Isle of Wight Walking Festival website. Not only is the island famed for its miles of footpaths and dog friendly beaches, it also contains a fantastic choice of pet friendly inns with huge gardens, doggy biscuits and water bowls as standard.

Pet Friendly Accommodation on the Isle of Wight

  • Totland
    Sleeps 6
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    £330
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    This single-storey pet-friendly cottage in Totland sleeps six people in two bedrooms.
     
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  • Bembridge
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    £70
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    Dogs welcome at this Isle of Wight bed and breakfast. Short distance from a dog friendly beach. Extensive breakfast menu. Free Wi-Fi and parking. Guest room with a sea view.
     
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    £244
    Per week (seasonal) sleeps 4-8
     
    Luxury, self-catering lodges on the Isle of Wight. 6 available, sleeping 4-8. Premier lodges have outdoor hot tub. Fully fitted kitchen. Open plan lounge. Families welcome.
     
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  • Totland
    Sleeps 4
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    £310
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    Dogs are always welcome at this sunny cottage in a stunning location and can tire themselves out running on the downs and beaches!
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  • Totland Bay
     
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    Situated in Totland Bay on the Isle of Wight, this award-winning guest house offers free Wi-Fi in all areas and benefits from free private parking on site. A charming Victorian ...
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  • Shanklin
    Sleeps 6
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    £504
    Per Week (Seasonal) Apts sleep 2,4 or 6
     
    Pets welcome free of charge in our attractive Shanklin apartments for up to 6 people. Close to the beach and town. Ideal for families and couples with free parking.
     
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    £274
    Per week (seasonal) sleeps 4-8
     
    Up to two pets are welcome per booking at an extra charge of £30 each per week at these Isle of Wight holiday lodges. 10 acre woodland & nature reserve site. Short breaks.
     
  • Moons Hill
    Sleeps 4
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    £250
    Per Week (seasonal)
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    A charming cottage in a beautiful location where dogs are warmly welcomed. They can have a great time running around on the downs and beaches!
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    £265
    Per week (seasonal) sleeps 2
     
    This single-storey pet-friendly cottage near Sandown is located in the rural hamlet of Aspe Heath. It is also close to the beach so offers great varied settings for dog-walking.
     
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    Quiet holiday park in Cowes. Dogs welcome for a £20 weekly charge. Close to many local footpaths for exercising.
     
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