Peppered with exquisite beaches and walking trails, the Isle of Wight is well known as one of the United Kingdom's best destinations for outdoor holidays. All year round, the island offers stacks to see and do. Located just a few miles off the coast of Hampshire, on the south coast of England, the island typically offers some of the country's best weather. Embarking on all these outdoor activities, it would seem a shame to leave your beloved pets at home. Fortunately, there are a number of pet-friendly hotels on the Isle of Wight.
Walkies with Fido on the Isle of Wight
Walking is incredibly popular on the Isle of Wight, and with good reason. With ample rolling hills and dramatic coastline, there's no shortage of picturesque walks for all abilities on the island. For dog-owners, walking without Fido just isn't the same, so it makes sense to bring him along for the ride.
One of the most popular walking spots on the island is on the western tip. Here, Tennyson Down offers breath-taking views across different sides of the island, out to sea. Right at the very tip, visitors can look out over the Needles - probably one of the most iconic coastal scenes in the UK.
Nearby pet-friendly hotels include The Highdown Inn at Totland. This quaint and traditional Inn features a garden, and an on-site bar, lounge and restaurant.
Talking the Dogs for a Swim
Another of the island's major draws is its beaches. The Isle of Wight's coastline offers everything from dramatic, rocky coves to gently shelving sandy bays. Of course, it's not only dog owners who like to jump in the sea to cool off in the summer months, but the pups themselves.
The east coast of the Isle of Wight is packed both with excellent swimming beaches and pet-friendly hotels. The Pilot Boat Inn is located in Bembridge, on the far-eastern tip of the island. As well as being a popular spot with sailors, the varied coastline in Bembridge is popular with swimmers. The beach on the edge of the village boasts panoramic views spanning from Portsmouth's Spinnaker Tower to the English Channel.