Dog restrictions on beaches back in force soon

Dog restrictions on the majority of Isle of Wight beaches will come back into force next Monday, June 8.

Dogs are usually banned from Island beaches from May 1 to September 30 each year, but that was lifted this year because of the coronavirus pandemic, allowing for daily exercise.

But with some restrictions being lifted by the government across England, it has been decided to end the freedom dogs and their owners have enjoyed, particularly during the recent hot spell of weather.

The ‘dog restricted beach zones’ will resume from Monday, June 8 until Wednesday, September 30.

Notices are being put up at the entrances to beach areas during this week, starting today. However, a few Island beaches remain open for dogs throughout the summer.