The location of attractions is intended only as a guide. Distances are 'as the crow flies'.
A lovely thatched pub with a great beer garden and views across the English Channel. Set in countryside but a stones throw from Compton Bay, this is the place to stop for lunch or dinner and it's great for walkers, cyclists and locals alike. Car parking is available and dogs are very welcome.
Brook Chine Beach is found to the north of the Military Road. Along the coast from Compton Bay, Brook Chine Beach is a sandy beach surrounded by beautiful scenery. Take your dog onto this year-round dog-friendly beach and see if you can find any fossils.
Brook Chine Beach
impossible for me now to get down to it as the ramp is so broken up, but a fantastic beach
A 6 mile circular trail that celebrates 'the horse the Germans could not kill' (see the film, War Horse) by following the footsteps (hoofsteps?) of this famous equine around Brook and Mottistone on the west coast of the island. Click the link for Visit Isle of Wight's map download.
A picture perfect village full of photo opportunities, Brook is in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Ideally located for the watersports and beaches of the west coast, the village itself is a peaceful hideaway with easy access to bigger villages full of local conveniences as well as the many walking routes of the area.
Park above the beach and take the steps down. There's two miles of open sandy beach, sandstone cliffs and the chalk cliffs of Freshwater further afield. There are no facilities apart from toilets so take all your food and drink with you. It's a popular spot for kitesurfers and windsurfers. Dogs are not allowed from 1st June to the end of September and there is no lifeguard cover.
Great beach shame about the dogs
Beautiful beach shame they allow dogs on it while summer months and children are there as I witnessed ignorant owners allowing their dogs to foul the beach and leave it there
A great spot for an Ice cream if you're out for a drive along the South Coast. One of the few places on the Island you can usually find some Surf
A pretty bay with a sand and pebble beach nestled in between chalk cliffs. Located just to the east of Needles headland, the beach is popular but usually has ample space and facilities. Parking is available and dogs are not allowed from May until the end of September. There's no lifeguard cover here.
Shingle and sand beach. The pay
We sat on the wall next to the short promenade, the air is so fresh, the sun was warm and the sea was noisy around this lovely bay crashing over nearby rocks and rushing up the beach. It was only 30 minutes but wonderful in October.
If you visit at high tide, there's a good spot along the sea wall to jump off and go for a swim. At low tide the 'cabbage patch' of rocks appear, a great spot for rock pooling and exploring, but shoes are advised!
Offering views across the Solent, this bistro bar and restaurant has a wide ranging menu throughout the day. You can watch the world go by from the outdoor seating or enjoy the nautical interior inside. Dogs and children are welcome.
Fabulous Old Fort
Wonderful seafront eatery and hostelry. Delicious food, great service - all with fab views of the sea and moorings
Great food and atmosphere
The food here is always excellent and the staff friendly and efficient.
The Old Fort Seaview
Pub / restaurant
Great views, tasty vegan food
We booked in advance having seen reviews about it being busy, glad we did it was full. We were lucky to get window table, wonderful view, relaxed environment, friendly efficient staff. Great to gave vegan options and can recommend the quality chilli. Would certainly go again!
Ate here twice during our weeks stay in Seaview. Even though we hadn’t booked the first time we went, which was a busy Saturday lunch time and we were a party of 6 including a 3 year old, we were given a warm welcome and seated with no problems. We had great service and the food was delicious on both occasions. We booked for our second visit as it seems to be a very popular place, understandably given the quality of the food and the service. Very family friendly too with a great buzzy atmosphere, would highly recommend a visit.
Great food and atmosphere
Excellent food and wine list, very helpful staff, not to be missed
Amazing food and dog friendly
So nice we went twice for food and several times for a drink outside after a day on the beach!
Dog friendly and a lovely view.
Great menu and fab service
Nice evening meal
Great atmosphere, nice staff, good food, reasonable pricing
Great service, food and view, visited a number of times during our stay and were never disappointed.
Food great and great location
Lovely location on seafront and food was excellent. Staff friendly and attentive too.
Lovely views, friendly staff, nice food
We visited a couple of times and enjoyed it. Great view!
Excellent food and great staff
This is a great place to eat as it has some lovely dishes and has a specials board. We tried the sea bass which was so nice we returned for a second helping! Our party also tried the fish of the day which was a whole sea bream, again delicious. The shell on prawns, the fish and chips and the crab ramekin were also really nice and the bread served here was gorgeous and you get plenty of butter. The chocolate brownie dessert was a triumph too. All of this, plus it is dog friendly! Definitely recommended to try.
The Old Fort
Great food, lovely staff and very welcoming
Two had ploughman's, one fish and chips, one sea bass. All excellent.
The new to the menu Lemon Posset was a delightful end to the meal.
Good quality, well priced
Good quality, well priced and varied menu, with indoor and outdoor seating. We had a whole fresh plaice, and pulled pork burger, and both were excellent. Decent wine list as well
Mrs Rachel Coleman
Excellent friendly service.
Lovely staff and food.
We usually go to the weekly curry night when we are on holiday
The Old Fort Seaview
Lovely seaside pub with outside sitting area. Enjoyed the food, but you do need to book ahead as they get very busy and its OK to sit outside if it is a balmy summer evening.
We never got to actually eat in this pub. We did try several times but we were either too late or too early and they weren't serving food and then on our last evening there we were told no dogs after 6pm so we couldn't get a table. To be honest we did rather feel that sailing club members were given priority over holiday makers and that we were a bit of a nuisance that is tolerated rather than encouraged.
On the north-west coast of the Isle of Wight, this bustling small town has lots to offer incuding the longest wooden pier in England dating back to 1875. You will also find some lovely cafes, an eclectic range of boutique shops, cobbled streets and a fabulous Tudor Castle. The Wightlink ferry arrives and departs to and from Lymington here and it's a great place to watch yachts and ships sail by.
Pretty, lots of dog friendly cafes and pubs
We had amazing fish and chips on the beach here in the evening, 5 minutes drive from the house.
Lovely town to look around and fabulous ships to watch
Check the tide times before you visit as at high tide there is very little beach. At low tide the beach is pebbly with some sand. A promenade goes through to Colwell Bay which is a nice walk with lovely views across to the mainland. There is a disused pier and other facilities are available including toilets and a restaurant. Dogs are not allowed from May until the end of September. No lifeguard cover is available here.
A great beach for all the family and very quiet before the school term ended. When the tide is out there is plenty of sand, but once the tide comes in the beach is reduced considerably. There is still enough for access. The Waterfront restaurant serves excellent food and has wonderful views.
Children absolutely loved Totland Bay both at high and low tides and sunset. Rocky corner provided lots of excitement when watching for baby crash and Little fish.
Dog owners do walk dogs on the Beach thought, it is not too often but it does happen there are no signs about dogs not being allowed too. Some People arrive atTotland bay by boat with dogs too.
Overall beautiful beach with a lot of sand at low tide. Not very crowded and loved by children. Walk to The far left sidę to the peaceful atmosphere near National Trust park side.
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