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Isle of Wight

Compton Bay and Downs

One of the Island's favourite beaches and biggest expanses of open downland

Compton, Isle of Wight, PO30 4HB

The white cliffs of Tennyson Down seen above the cold wintry blue water of Compton Bay

Planning your visit

A dog leaps in the air to catch a ball on the beach

Visiting Compton Bay and Downs with your dog 

Discover all about visiting Compton Bay and Downs, Isle of Wight, with your four-legged friend. Compton Bay and Downs is a two pawprint rated place. Please be aware that at this time of year (until 5 May) dogs are welcome on the beach west of Compton Bay car park.

Visitors descending a path through the Rock Garden at Cragside, Northumberland


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