Dog Friendly Beaches on the Isle of Wight

The Isle of Wight is super dog friendly and Petit Tor is just metres from beaches with sand and rock pools to delight you and your dog.

Steephill Cove

The nearest beach is Steephill Cove which is just 150m from Petit Tor and is dog friendly all year round. Please pop a lead on your dog between 1st May and 1st October before 9.30am and 5.30pm (after that they can romp and buzz freely off the lead).

Coastal Path

If you take the coastal path towards St Lawrence you can let your dog run freely on the beach all year.

If you take the path towards Ventnor your dog can enjoy Castle Cove all year. Ventnor Beach is dog friendly from 1st October to 1st May, however you can walk along the coastal path to Bonchurch and beyond to unrestricted dog friendly beaches.

Please see the map for other suggestions. It is based on personal experience (we have 2 resident dogs next door to Petit Tor where we live) and things change so please check local signage before launching your pup onto the beach.

Tide Times

Always handy to know when the tide’s going to be out on the local beaches.