Wish You Were Here - Lulworth Cove on the Jurassic Coast is Dog Friendly All Year Round!

Wish You Were Here - Lulworth Cove on the Jurassic Coast is Dog Friendly All Year Round!

Dorset is for ‘Rovers’ – it’s an exceptional coast and country favourite for holidays with dogs in England. Home to a magnificent Jurassic Heritage Coast and inland Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty containing beautiful river valleys and heathland, Dorset offers numerous walking opportunities and a host of dog friendly beaches and attractions. You might well discover one of Dorset’s many pet friendly or special dog events during your visit. Top events include Swanage Carnival's Scruffs Dog Show!

Take your pick of pet friendly beachside cottages, dog friendly apartments and holiday parks in resort favourites like Bournemouth or opt for a cosy pooch friendly B&B in the heart of Hardy Country. Dorset contains a wide choice of hotels welcoming dogs from elegant Victorian gems flanking seaside Chines to romantic country house hotels and luxury leisure escapes for pampered pooches!

Dorset has 100s of Pet Friendly Cottages! (Image credit: http://www.iknow-dorset.co.uk/accommodation/140015-stables_holiday_cottage_-_sturminster_newton.htm)

Dorset has 100s of Pet Friendly Cottages!

Places to Stay With Dogs

Hundreds of cottages welcome pets, along with a superb choice of B&Bs, caravan/ holiday parks, apartments, hotels and pubs with rooms. You’ll find them across the region, in market towns and villages, all along the heritage coast and in popular seaside resorts such as Weymouth and Bournemouth. There really is no need to leave the family pet behind when holidaying in this Top 10 destination for woofer walkies! You’ll need to check how many dogs are welcome in your accommodation if you have more than one pet and whether dogs stay free or for a small extra charge.

Dog Friendly Cottages

A Dorset dog friendly cottage isn’t hard to find – browse 100s of cottage accommodation options here on iknow. Whatever your budget whether bargain or pedigree, Dorset has a cottage just for you and your pet. Stay in cosy cottages for couples and furry friends on the Isle of Portland and head off for walks in dog friendly Tout Quarry Sculpture Park in the local area. Many Dorset cottages will welcome more than one well behaved pet by prior arrangement and they’ll include large enclosed gardens plus a choice of walks direct from your door.

Pet Friendly Dorset B&B with Dog Proof Gardens! (Image credit: http://www.iknow-dorset.co.uk/accommodation/146814-old_causeway_bakery_b_and_b_-_sturminster_newton.htm)

Pet Friendly Dorset B&B with Dog Proof Gardens!

Apartments Welcoming Dogs

Classic seaside resorts including Bournemouth, Swanage and Weymouth, as well as famous heritage coastal gems like Lyme Regis feature a collection of stylish coastal apartments welcoming dogs. Most are just a few paw-steps from the beach. These are ideal for one small well behaved pets. Some larger apartments will welcome two pets by prior arrangement, and you’ll usually find shared gardens onsite.

Dorset's Pet Friendly Country Parks - Durlston Country Park near Swanage

Dorset's Pet Friendly Country Parks - Durlston Country Park near Swanage

Dog Friendly Caravan/ Holiday Parks

Caravan and holiday parks are perfect for Dorset getaways with all the family, including furry family members too! Make sure all the family enjoy a great holiday and choose one of Dorset’s dog friendly holiday parks with leisure facilities, onsite restaurants and plenty of allocated dog exercise areas! Top spots to find them include many family friendly seaside resorts and best beach areas like Christchurch, Poole, Bournemouth and sunny Weymouth. You’ll also find pet friendly caravan/ holiday park gems near the sands of Chesil beach and inland near Dorchester

Pet Friendly B&Bs, Hotels & Inns

Pooches and well behaved owners searching for that special small hotel or bed and breakfast accommodation will find something to please in Dorset’s choice of boutique B&Bs welcoming pets. On the coast you’ll find stunning dog friendly guest houses in top spots for coastal walking holidays on the Jurassic Coast like Lulworth Cove. Cosy escapes for real Rovers (and human kind) don’t come much better than a coast or country Dorset inn with rooms, restaurant and bar. Sample the delights of the region’s finest local produce and real ales, and settle down with your furry friend in a cosy pet friendly bar with roaring fire – they’ll be no better place to return to after that exhilarating walk along the Jurassic Coast or around Hardy Country!

Durdle Door - Dogs Welcome All Year Round!

Durdle Door - Dogs Welcome All Year Round!

Days Out with Dogs

Dogs on leads are welcome in many of Dorset’s top attractions from castles, ancient landmarks and steam railways to country parks, museums and beaches. Wherever you’re based in this pet friendly holiday destination you’re never far from a dog friendly coast or country park packed with a choice of walks. Pooch favourite parks include the coastal Durlston Country Park on Purbeck and Upton Country Park, or head into rural inland Dorset and the spectacular Avon Heath Country Park packed with dog friendly walks.

West Dorset is a paradise for literary and heritage loving dogs, with pet friendly attractions including the Beaminster Museum and Dinosaur Museum, Malden and Sherborne Castles and magical gardens at Forde Abbey and Minterne. Or how about a pet friendly Jane Austen Walking Tour around Lyme Regis. Purbeck is tops for days out with dogs. Go for a ride on the Swanage Railway – dogs are welcome too for a nominal fee except on Santa Specials and Dining Trains! Get off at Corfe Castle and complete your fabulous day out with Rover at pet friendly Corfe Castle!

Inland Dorset Walks with Dogs - Hambledon Hill Nature Reserve (Image credit: https://www.flickr.com/photos/marilynjane/4898407381/in/photolist-8sRBRF-3pH183-79JUAt-3pH1ow-3pCsaZ-kacAP-moLyon-moLwHP-moMera-kacAN-mu2Ci-78R1ma-J3q5q-J3qoA-a7w1hf-ceSsm7-4PpUzz-6rJMQ7-nqVTM1-8UWsgj-7t8E7i-E4AFj-E4AAp-euhdT8-m4xkW-Fcg7o-8G1q9Z-bCB9hG-8FJkht-BgPaQ-E4zLf-oj1GaM-coNVWb-b9Adt6-sxvh2-hYi1qr-9yVDc2-8GWVkQ-92NWHM-ntYmSr-E4A83-E4A13-E4zXF-5hvjeQ-8MY6KA-avipBU-6nrbnB-8GWVFb-8sP9GK-7Bx9eV)

Inland Dorset Walks with Dogs - Hambledon Hill Nature Reserve

Heritage Coast Walks

Two legged and four legged walkers - prepare to be amazed by one of England’s most spectacular stretches of walking coastline here in Dorset? For coastal thrills with your pet head east of Weymouth for pet friendly walks around Durdle Door & White Nothe or head to the Lulworth Cove and The Fossil Forest area and the National Trust owned Studland coastline for more spectacular woofer walkies and dog friendly beaches. The Jurassic Coast with its choice of dog friendly cottages, B&Bs and holiday parks is the ultimate coastal walking holiday for you and your dog.

Spectacular coastal walking with dogs - Dorset's Jurassic Coast

Spectacular coastal walking with dogs - Dorset's Jurassic Coast

Dog Friendly Beaches

So many beaches on the Dorset coast welcome dogs all year round. These include Jurassic Coast beaches featuring amazing rock formations like Durdle Door and Lulworth Cove! It’s ‘Paws on the Shores’ welcome all year round at Kimmeridge, Mudeford Sandbank, Ringstead, Highcliffe Castle, Church Ope, Eype and Abbotsbury in the Chesil Bank and Fleet Lagoon Nature Reserve area.

Many other Dorset beaches welcome dogs outside of the summer season – perfect for those off peak walking weekend getaways and half-term family breaks with furry friends. These part-yearly dog friendly beaches include favourites like fossil richard Charmouth East and West Beaches, Lyme Regis with its famous Cobb promontory, beautiful West Bay with its cliffs and sandy Weymouth main beach. It’s a pet’s paradise down here in Dorset – book online or direct with iknow!

Pet Friendly Accommodation in Dorset

  • Weymouth
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    A wide range of quality Dorset Coastal Cottages. Choose from family coastal cottages or romantic country retreats. Excellent facilities, well furnished. Pet friendly properties.
     
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  • Weymouth
    Sleeps 4
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    £350
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    Pet-friendly cottage near Chesil Beach and Weymouth with an enclosed garden. Short walk from the coast path. Dogs welcome charged at £25 per dog per stay.
     
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    £360
    Low season from £360 - Peak season £900
     
    Pet friendly holiday cottage in Swanage. Close to beaches & lovely walks. Sleeps 7+2, well behaved dogs welcome, great views of the surrounding area
     
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    £98
    Seasonal short breaks
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    Pet friendly Dorset holiday park set a 15 minute walk from Bowleaze Cove. 2 dogs accepted per booking at a min charge of £20 each per stay. Leisure facilities & entertainment.
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  • Weymouth
    Sleeps 12
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    £232
    Per week (Seasonal) Sleeps from 2 to 12
     
    Dog friendly self catering cottages in Dorset. Plenty of choice for well maintained, individually inspected cottages. Small charge for dogs per week. Great knowledge of local areas
     
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    £285
    Per week sleeping 6 in a hired caravan
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    Pet friendly caravan park. Hire one of our caravans, bring your own caravan or motor home. We also have tent pitches available. Plenty of room for exercising your pooch.
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  • Higher Bockhampton
    Sleeps 12
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    £297
    Per Week (Seasonal) Sleep 2-12
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    Pet friendly luxury cottages just yards from Hardy's Cottage in Higher Bockhampton, surrounded by 66 aces of woodland and heath. Dog exercising field onsite. £25 per dog.
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  • Dorchester
    Sleeps 3
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    £335
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    One well behaved, small pet is welcome at this lovely terrace cottage, with a large enclosed, lawn garden to the rear. Tranquil location, WiFi access and private parking for 1 car.
     
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  • Poole
    Sleeps 11
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    £300
    Per Week (Seasonal) Sleep 2-11
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  • Weymouth
    Sleeps 9
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    £570
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    Pet-friendly cottage with an enclosed garden and patio, on a country farm just 5 miles from Weymouth. Dogs welcome, charged at £25 per dog per stay.
     
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