Is totland beach dog friendly?

Facilities at the beach are very good and include public toilets, beach hut hire, slipway, disabled access and more. The beach is a great spot for jet-skiing and wind surfing too. Dogs are not permitted at the beach between May and September.

Is Alum Bay a sandy beach?

Alum Bay is well known for its multi-coloured sand cliffs and stunning views across the Solent. Many homes around the world have a glass object filled with sand as a memento of a visit to Alum Bay and The Needles, but perhaps less well known is the recent history of Alum Bay.

Who owns Totland Pier?

In 1999, the pier was bought by Mr Derek Barran, an artist who used the main building on the pier-head as a studio. In December 2008, the pier was offered for sale by its then owner, Mr Derek Barran, for £100,000. Mr Barran had purchased the pier in 1999 for £20,000 and spent £30,000 restoring it.

Can dogs go on Gurnard beach?

Dogs: There are restrictions in place on the Isle of Wight’s main resort beaches between 1st May and 30th September which prevents dogs being allowed to use them. However, outside of this season dogs are welcomed as with any of the other beaches.

Can dogs go on Shanklin beach?

Dogs are banned between May and September; dog bins are provided at other times.

Why is Alum Bay so called?

This clearly needs more investigation It should be noted, however, that Alum Bay has received its name because it was a place where pyrite was collected on the beach for the manufacture of alum. Not much pyrite is visible now (there is some) but perhaps pyrite is preserved, as at Studland, at and below low tide level.

Why is it called Alum Bay?

Most Islanders are vaguely aware that Alum Bay gets its name from some sort of mineral located there. Surprisingly the alum seam has never been identified and there is no record of it actually being mined. What is Alum? Alum is a double sulphate of aluminium sulphate with either potassium or ammonium sulphate.

Are dogs allowed on Isle of Wight ferry?

Dogs travel free on our three ferry routes linking the Isle of Wight to the south coast – when accompanied by a well-behaved owner. On a clear day, they can amble on the car ferries’ outer decks and when the weather is not so good they can enjoy the short crossing inside the ferries’ dedicated pet areas.

Is Alum Bay dog friendly?

Dog friendly beaches Many of our stunning beaches are dog friendly all year round, including: Alum Bay – dogs on leads.

Can dogs go to Shanklin Chine?

Yes, dogs are welcome on a lead. Bear in mind there are a lot of steps to negotiate, and at the beach end there are squirrels, chipmunks and caged birds. The Tea Room and Fishermans Cottage have outside seating. I’ve often seen dogs in the Chine!

Where is the Coloured sand on Isle of Wight?

Alum Bay
Alum Bay is a bay near the westernmost point of the Isle of Wight, England, within close sight of the Needles rock formation. Of geological interest and a tourist attraction, the bay is noted for its multi-coloured sand cliffs.

What is The Needles Isle of Wight?

The Needles is a row of three stacks of chalk that rise about 30m out of the sea off the western extremity of the Isle of Wight in the English Channel, United Kingdom, close to Alum Bay, and part of Totland, the westernmost civil parish of the Isle of Wight.

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