The location of attractions is intended only as a guide. Distances are 'as the crow flies'.
A winner of many accolades including 2016 Isle of Wight Dining Pub of the Year, large car park and sun deck for warmer days. A traditional pub with stone floors and inglenook fireplaces. Dogs are welcome.
This little known beach is a favourite amongst locals. Accessed via a path called Shore Path through the trees behind Gurnard Sailing Club, this sand and shingle beach enjoys a lush backdrop and beautiful views. With no lifeguards on duty or provisions along the beach, pack up sun cream, water and some tasty treats and enjoy a day of paddling and relaxing.
Saved from developers in the 1960's by local residents who conducted wildlife studies to prove the importance of the area, it is now a National Trust reserve worth a visit. There's a combination of landscapes to explore including salt marsh, hay meadows and a harbour. Wildlife includes the red squirrel, rare butterflies and a host of birds. There's a free car park, toilets and volunteers to welcome you during high season. Take a look at the National Trust website for further info.
The largest town on the island, it's sat at the head of the river mouth and is packed full of the usual mainland town offerings, punctuated with local lovelies like the boutiques along Watchbell Lane. There's also a strong arts scene with galleries, theatres, workshops and heritage sites. You'll be spoilt for choice when it comes to food with high end restaurants through to bijou cafes.
A large area of woodland maintained by the Forestry Commission. There's miles of woodland walks suitable for both walkers and mountain bikers. The red squirrel hide is a great place to spot wildlife from.
Walk in the forest
Lovely place to walk, the dogs loved it but we didn't see any squirrels unfortunately
Great place for a walk and to get close to nature - and we saw a red squirrel!
Beautiful place to walk the dog and the kids!
Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner everyday this is a family friendly pub with extensive outside childrens play area. Parking is available and meals are home cooked to order. Dogs are welcome.
Horse and Groom
We had a lovely evening meal with our family. We were made very welcome and offered a choice of tables. There is plenty of choice of drinks and food. The food was excellent and the portions were very generous. We will definitely come back.
So dog friendly and great food
Visited on Friday evening. Very friendly and helpful staff. Very welcoming . Food very good too.
Evening meal, Cooked breakfast
Evening meal, service great, food very good and value for money. Breakfast was just ok, and member of staff was very miserable, Pub dog friendly
Nothig to write home about
Service was good and staff extremely friendly. Food was nothing more than you would get in a Hungry Horse, all edible but very underwhelming.
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
A hidden gem, west of well-known Cowes, think beautiful beach huts lining the shores, picnic greens and happy families. This is a great place to bring the little ones. Only a half hour walk from Cowes makes it well located for bigger days out, but you should find all you need here, with the sailing club keeping everyone entertained.
Gurnard is such a pretty place. The children loved skimming stones on the beach here, then a long play in the lovely park (which is enclosed) and then we finished off with a hot chocolate and a slice of cake at the Watersedge Beach Cafe. Perfect!
In an idylic setting the the village of Shorwell this pub offers traditional homemade food, real ales and a menu created using local produce. A log fire will keep you warm during winter and there's an outdoor play area in summer for children. Dogs are very welcome.
We had two very good meals at The Crown Inn. The food is very good with plenty of choice and the Specials were delicious. The staff are very efficient and sociable and it is very dog friendly there both inside and outside in the garden
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