Your dog is part of your family, so if you’re having a ‘Staycation’ (a holiday in the UK) why not give him/her a holiday treat too?
We are a nation of dog lovers, so here are some places where your dog will be as welcome as you. When you’ve decided where to go – we can help find that ideal place to stay – a cottage, a farm, something self-catering – but with lovely countryside walks, lanes and open meadows – perfect for you and your Best Friend!
Dog friendly beaches in the UK
Here is a list of dog friendly beaches so when you and your four-legged friend are planning a holiday, make sure he’s welcome too!
The broad sandy beach at Sandymouth in North Cornwall is great for dogs! It has good parking and facilities. This is a great spot for a long leisurely walk. There is a coastal walk along the cliff path for some lovely views.
Westward Ho!, Devon
This is doggy heaven! There are miles and miles of open sand to run on, shallow water to swim in and a fresh water tap to drink from at the end of a long walk. There is also some scrubby grassland, called ‘The Burrows’. Here ponies and sheep roam freely so doggy guests must be on their best behaviour or on a lead.
If you like a quiet walk, this is ideal. At Babbacombe, there is a small sheltered shingle and sand beach. There is a small car park nearby and slipway access to the beach. And afterwards, there is a cafe/pub within walking distance.
Holkham Bay, Norfolk
Holkham Bay, is one Norfolk’s most beautiful beaches. You can walk for miles along the golden sands with your pooch. At low tide, the sea pulls back almost half a mile away which makes a great short stroll if your pooch likes to paddle their paws
Milford-on-Sea in Bournemouth, has a long shingle beach backed by low cliffs and lined by colourful, characteristic beach huts. There are parking and toilet facilities and a nearby cafe. This walk is a little more lively, if you are a socialite.
Lepe Country Park, Hampshire
If you like variety, Lepe has beach and woodland walks. There is no entrance fee to the park, but you have to pay for parking. A walk along the cliffs or beach has fantastic views towards the Isle of Wight, and lovely to see the sailing boats sail on the horizon. There is a children’s play area and a cafe. If you follow the signs to the dog friendly section of the beach during the summer season you can read about the history of the beach during World War Two. Very interesting!
Climping beach near Littlehampton in Sussex is a great place for a quiet stroll. If you are a Dr Who fan this was the filming location for two episodes of Dr Who in 1967 and 1975.
Miles of sand, shallow water and waves – your dog will love his walks here – and at the end of it there’s a tap for fresh drinking water too! Handy car parks and poop bins – what else do you need?
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Of course – you can always take your pooch abroad – it’s easy and fun! And here is a dog-lovers guide for happy holidays with your Best Friend!