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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 15 Sept) dogs are are not permitted on the beach west of Compton Bay car park but are welcome on the beach between Hanover Point and Brook Chine.

A young child and her mother bending down to look at flowers in the Sunken Garden in May at Castle Ward, County Down, Northern Ireland

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