With no shortage of dog-friendly things to do, you can rest assured that the Isle of Man is a haven for dogs of all breeds and sizes. With pets permitted to travel by sea to the Island and even a dedicated Dog Lounge on the Ben-my Chree, bringing your dog over for a holiday couldn't be easier.

The Isle of Man is a fantastic playground for dogs and owners alike, with numerous beaches, forests and hillsides for you and your dog to explore, as well as a multitude of dog-friendly attractions and transport systems. The Island also has a Registered Dogs Welcome Scheme which includes Dog Friendly Eateries and Dog Friendly Accommodation to ensure you and your four-legged companion enjoy a perfect trip away together.

Wander around the Sunset City of Peel

Peel, aptly named "Sunset City", is a beautiful fishing port that has plenty of places for you to discover with your dog. Take a walk around Peel Castle to watch the sunset over the Irish Sea, let them run to their heart's content along the golden, sandy Peel Beach (seasonal restrictions apply) or let them enjoy a swim in the crystal clear waters of Fenella Beach, a small shell-coated cove where dogs are permitted year-round.

After enjoying a day at the seaside, grab a bite to eat at one of our dog-friendly eateries. The Boatyard, a high quality restaurant situated on the quayside and The Highwayman, a cosy family pub located on the outskirts of Peel, are just a few of our dog-friendly eateries on the Isle of Man.

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Explore the quaint village of Laxey

Take your pup on a trip of a lifetime and hop aboard the Manx Electric Railway. Celebrating its 125th year in September, well-behaved dogs are allowed to travel on this unique, vintage transport. Disembark at Laxey Station and follow the beautiful tree-lined path to the CrafTea Weaver Tearooms where you will be greeted with a warm welcome from the staff and resident dogs. Serving deliciously indulget homemade cakes and treats, nourishing soups and scrumptious salads, there's plenty on offer to whet your appetite. Not forgetting your loving companion, a dedicated 'Rick's Menu' of dog biscuits and water is available - served with cuddles from the staff!

Just north of Laxey you will find the scenic Ballaglass Glen, popular with photographers, artists and dog-walkers alike. With beautiful bluebells and sparkling streams, this woodland provides the perfect place for a peaceful walk with your furry friend.

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Stroll the streets of the Island's capital

With plenty of scenic walks in the town centre and around the coastal headlands, Douglas is a hub of activities and places to visit with your dog. Board the Steam Railway between March and November, take a stroll along the Victorian Promenade or enjoy stunning views across Douglas Bay and learn about the Island's marine life at Marine Drive.

Where to stay

With so much to do, it’s not surprising that both you and your dog will be tired out after your days full of adventure. And where better to put your feet up at the end of the day than in our high quality, dog-friendly accommodation. We have a wide selection of properties registered on our Dogs Welcome Scheme to suit your requirements, from luxury stays to self-catering guesthouses.

If you are staying in the South or the West, why not try Reayrt Aalin in Colby. This private and secure self-catering apartment is located in a tranquil, rural area with plenty of excellent local walks in the countryside nearby for your dog to stretch their legs. With its peaceful surroundings and secluded garden, you can truly enjoy some ‘me-time’ with just you and your canine companion.

For those staying in the North, there is the Ballasholague Farm B&B. This Edwardian farmhouse has everything you need: modern comforts, a large garden with delightful views over the surrounding countryside and most importantly, a very warm welcome for you and your dog. Located just north of Laxey, there are plenty of charming country walks nearby as well as the picturesque Cornaa Glen and Waterfall for you both to enjoy.

For something a little closer to Douglas, there is Stables Cottage: a converted barn located in the countryside of Greeba, 15 minutes’ drive from central Douglas. This Gold-award winning property is located on a hillside amidst farmland so you can marvel at the spectacular views over the valley while your dog enjoys their own large, fully-enclosed field adjacent to the cottage.

If visiting the Island with your dog, please comply with the Department of Environment, Food & Agriculture's Dog Walking Code.