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During the summer dogs are not permitted on certain areas of the main resort beaches most frequented by the public.
Between 1st May and 30th September persons in charge of dogs (other than a registered blind person in charge of a dog) must comply with local Council Byelaws for the regulation of dogs on the beaches and the esplanades and removal of canine faeces on areas of beach, esplanades and public parks and gardens. Failure to do so will constitute an offence liable on summary conviction to a fine. This web page summarises information that is generally asked for by visitors.
Full details of the Isle of Wight Council Byelaws are available at Council offices.

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DOG PROHIBITED BEACHES
Sandonw SANDOWN, LAKE, SHANKLIN, VENTNOR, COMPTON & TOTLAND

a) Sandown - The beach between the slipway at the southern end of the Esplanade to the groyne at the bottom of Avenue Slipway.
b) Lake - The beach from an imaginary line at 90 degrees from a point 100 metres to the north of The Slipway, Lake to an imaginary line at 90 degrees from a point 100 metres to the south of The Slipway.

 


c) Shanklin - The beach between the Chine and the groyne at Hope Road Approach.

Shanklin
 
Ventnor

 

d) Ventnor - The beach between Linnington Groyne and Spyglass Inn.

 
e) Compton Bay - The National Trust has introduced a Dog Ban which applies to Compton Bay between Hanover Point and Freshwater. This runs from July 1st to mid-September. No dogs are allowed on the beach but they are allowed on cliff paths and adjoining countryside. f) Totland - The beach between Colwell Chine and Warden Point.
WHITECLIFF BAY, SEAVIEW, SPRINGVALE, RYDE & COWES

a) Whitecliff Bay - This Bay is in the care of the owners of Whitecliff Bay Holiday Park, who prohibit dogs at all times of the year.

b) Seaview - From the northern edge of the Halland Slipway at Seagrove Bay north for approx. 125 metres to steps adjoining "Woodside", for a distance of 100 metres out from the sea wall.

c) Springvale - From a point immediately north of the western edge of Puckpool Hill, Puckpool at its junction with Springvale Road, eastwards to the floodgate culvert at Duver Road Tollgate for a distance of 100 metres out from the sea wall.
d) Ryde - From the eastern edge of St. Thomas Slip to Ryde Pier, for a distance of 100 metres out from the sea wall. Ryde

e) Ryde - From the western edge of Cornwall Slip to Appley Tower, Ryde, for a distance of 100 metres out from the sea wall.

f) Ryde - From the Dell Cafe at Puckpool, Ryde, to a point 200 metres west thereof for a distance of 100 metres out from the sea wall.
g) Cowes - Dog Ban Zone on areas of beach at Gurnard Woodvale, Gurnard Marsh and Cowes, between Egypt Point and eastern end of Princes Green. See notices at sites. Please note that the Council byelaws apply to the public parks, recreation grounds and gardens and a full list of these is available on request from Isle of Wight Council, Environmental Health Dept.,
58, St. John's Road, Newport, I. W Tel.823000

CANINE FAECES REMOVAL AREAS

To comply with the byelaws, canine faeces must be removed and deposited in a receptacle provided by the Council for that purpose. It shall not be a reasonable excuse that a person in charge of a dog did not have with him or her any means of removal of the faeces.

a) Shanklin - The beach between The Chine and Appley Steps.

b) Shanklin The beach between the groyne at Hope Road Approach and Northern Groyne.

c) Sandown - The beach from an imaginary line at 90 degrees from a point 100 metres north of the Slipway, Lake, to the southern end of the Esplanade.

d) Sandown - The beach between the groyne at Avenue Slipway, Sandown, to an imaginary line at 90 degrees from a point 100 metres north of the slipway at the Car Park, Yaverland.

DOGS ON LEADS

Throughout the year, no person in charge of a dog, other than a registered blind person, shall permit a dog to be on any road, including esplanades and revetments, unless the dog is held on a lead and is restrained from behaviour giving reasonable grounds for annoyance.

Whilst every care has been taken in compiling this information, no responsibility can be accepted for any changes which may subsequently occur.

From a leaflet, courtesy of Isle of Wight Tourism

An Isle of Wight Index Information page, compiled January 2001 E. & O. E.

 

 

 

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