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Dog Friendly Beaches

The best dog friendly beaches & places to stay nearby

Oh we do like to be beside the seaside! Yes we do like to be by the sea. Especially when we can take our four-legged friends with us! If you are currently planning a coastal holiday in the UK and can’t bear to leave your best friend behind, look no further. Read on for some of the best dog friendly beaches and pet friendly accommodation nearby.

Our wonderful island is home to some of the most beautiful coastlines in the world and deserves to be recognised for it. We can’t always guarantee that the weather will be on our side but we can’t let the rain ruin our fun. Remember, take home only memories and leave only paw prints!

Saundersfoot Beach

Undoubtedly one of the best beaches in Wales. A golden sandy beach with shallow waters awaits your arrival. Ideal for your dog’s first trip to the beach and to get used to the water. For the humans, there are plenty of cafes, restaurants and independent shops to enjoy.

Where to stay?

Dog Friendly Beaches | The Domes | Glamping in Wales | Unique accommodation | Holiday with dogs UK

If you’d like to visit Saundersfoot beach and fancy a glamping experience, treat yourself to a stay at The Domes – A collection of quirky domes with hot tubs.  The domes are nestled within a secluded location in the upper walled garden of the Lawrenny Estate. When you have finished exploring the beach, head back for evening stargazing in the luxury wood-fired hot tub.

Find out more about The Domes.

Hopeman Beach

If you’re planning a Staycation in Scotland this year then you must visit the county of Moray. The scenic Moray coastline has a huge selection of stunning beaches. Whether you and your four-legged friend are looking for golden sandy beaches or dramatic cliffs, Moray is the place for you. Hopeman Beach is just one of the secret beaches in Moray that we would recommend. Enjoy watching the surfers playing with the waves as you and your best friend stroll down the beach, taking in panoramic views of Moray Firth. You may even be able to spot some dolphins!

Where to stay?

Cabin by the Castle | Dog Friendly Beaches | Romantic Glamping in Scotland | Dog Friendly Glamping Scotland

During your time exploring the Moray Coastline we would recommend a stay in The Cabin by the Castle. This chic cabin is located on a private estate overlooking a historic castle. The cabin itself is simply divine and you can guarantee your dogs will love exploring the fourteen acres of woodland on the Duffus Estate.

Find out more about The Cabin by the Castle.

Brighton Beach

We couldn’t leave out the amazing Brighton Beach now, could we! This well loved beach is one of the most popular spots in the UK and you can see why. Take a stroll along the promenade, sample some delicious ice creams (maybe a puppuccino for the pooch) and even try your luck at some fair games!

Where to stay?

Beneath the Branches | Dog Friendly Beaches | Treehouse Breaks | Glamping in Sussex | dog friendly short breaks uk

Book yourself a unique getaway at Beneath the Branches. This dog friendly treehouse features charming, rustic interiors and a soothing outdoor bathtub. After spending the day at the beach, pop open a glass of bubbly, hop into the tub and relax whilst your sleepy pup enjoys a siesta on the veranda.

Find out more about Beneath the Branches.

Cresswell beach

Maybe a less well known beach yet equally beautiful. A peaceful beach where you and your dog can enjoy running along the long sandy coastline and soaking up some fresh sea air. Cresswell beach also marks the start of the Northumberland Coastal Path!

Where to stay?

Woodland Chase Cabins | Glamping UK | Glamping in Northumberland | Luxury Log Cabin | treehouse holidays uk with hot tub

The delightful Crofters cabin at Woodland Chase Cabins of course. This cosy and romantic bolthole is a paradise for both humans and pampered pooches. Featuring an enclosed garden that your dog will love to mooch around in whilst you relax in the wood burning Hot Tub.

Find out more about Woodland Chase Cabins.

Marloes Sands

Marloes has a huge expanse of golden sand stretching for over a mile at low tide, perfect for a game of fetch. The beach is backed by cliffs with interesting rock formations and the low tide reveals numerous little bays and rockpools and you can also see all that’s left of a wrecked ship sticking out of the sand.

Where to stay?

Sleekstone Holidays | Dog Friendly Beaches | holiday with dogs uk| uk seaside breaks for families | Coastal Holidays UK | Pembrokeshire Holiday Cottage

Furry family members are welcome to join in the fun and with two cottages side by side to choose from, you could even team up with family and friends for a special holiday all together. Fire up the BBQ or fire pit and dine al fresco or put your sandy feet up and toast s’mores over the firepit long into the night.

Find out more about Sleekstone Holidays.

Bournemouth Beach

Bournemouth itself has five spectacular Blue Flag beaches to choose from; Alum Chine, Durley Chine, Fisherman’s Walk, Manor Steps and Southbourne. There are designated dog friendly sections that you can both enjoy, please check before you plan to visit what sections you are allowed on. There is also a wide array of sights to see and restaurants to try during your visit to Bournemouth.

Where to stay?

Almer Manor | Dog Friendly Beaches | Luxury large group accommodation in Dorset with Hot tub | dog friendly short breaks uk

How does a stay in an exquisite Georgian house sound? If you are planning a group coastal holiday then a stay at Almer Manor will not disappoint. Bursting with opulent interiors, private parklands (a four legged friend’s dream) and outdoor games. Almer Manor is an ideal venue to host a special occasion, birthday or just a family getaway in Dorset.

Find out more about Almer Manor.

Summerleaze Beach

Located within easy reach of the popular town of Bude, Summerleaze Beach is well worth a visit during your stay in Cornwall. A wonderful beach for the lovers of outdoor pursuits, including surfing and sea kayaking. If you are planning on spending the day here, you could hire a colourful beach hut and treat yourself to some fish and chips from the local takeaways.

Where to stay?

East Thorne | Dog friendly beaches | Glamping UK | holiday with dogs cornwall | Glamping in Cornwall | Unique Getaways UK

East Thorne is the place for you! A gorgeous collection of luxurious roundhouses await your pampered pooches’ arrival. There are a variety of roundhouses to choose from sleeping different numbers of guests. Not forgetting these quirky places also have delightful hot tubs.

Find out more about East Thorne.

New Quay Beach

One of Ceredigion’s most loved beaches. New Quay town itself is a bustling seaside resort with a plentiful array of ice cream parlours (serving up doggy ice cream), restaurants serving up delicious seafood and not forgetting a fabulous sandy beach.

Where to stay?

Sgubor Nantcoy | Dog Friendly Beaches | Romantic break with Hot Tub | Coastal Holidays UK | dog friendly cottages near me

Treat yourself to an ultra stylish stay in Sgubor Nantcoy. A sleek and modern barn conversion with a cosy log burning stove and hot tub. Sgubor Nantcoy is within easy reach of various other popular beaches in Wales that you and your dog will adore.

Find out more about Sgubor Nantcoy.

*Please check the rules and regulations set out by each beach prior to your arrival, as during the summer season there may be some restrictions on dogs being allowed on the beaches.


For more dog friendly getaways, check out our Dog Friendly Category.