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Welcome to the Isle of Wight, one of Britain’s most dog-friendly places.  With an abundance of unspoiled countryside to explore, an extensive footpath network of over 500 miles and dog-friendly beaches, the Island is the perfect place for dog owners to holiday with their four-legged friends.

Pawprint - SmudgeMany of the Isle of Wight’s world-famous beaches are already available to canines year-round but the good news for dog visitors and their owners is that stretches of sand that are off-limit during the summer months are now open again between October and April.  These include the surfing beach of Compton Bay in south Wight, Appley Beach in Ryde and The Duver near St Helens. 

Find out about these and many others in our Pawprint guide, which is guaranteed to set tails wagging because it provides the lowdown on all that’s best about the Isle of Wight from a dog’s-eye view.  Our team of Island-based canine reporters paw-stamp the best walks, pubs and accommodation to help visiting dogs and their two-legged companions sniff out great places across all four corners of the Island. With no requirement for a pet passport and free Wightlink ferry travel for dogs accompanied by their owners, the Isle of Wight is an unbeatable holiday option for the canine community.

Pawprint - surfing dog

Pick up a copy of Pawprint featuring Breez, the biking German Shepherd, surfer dog Sherrie and our newest team of dog reporters – Rosie, Hope and Smudge, the Border (Terrier) Patrol - to find out about their top tips for enjoying a canine-friendly break on Wight.

 Download the guide (6.3mb PDF)

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Phileas Dogg

Phileas Dogg is a fantastic website where 2 year old mongrel Attlee Common reviews the hotels and pubs that they visit.
Here's Atlee's impression of Wightlink's Pawprint guide... click here
Fingers crossed we'll see Attlee on the Isle of Wight very soon!

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