Who's For the Beach ... Dog Friendly Holidays around Britain's Coast

Who's For the Beach ... Dog Friendly Holidays around Britain's Coast

So many spectacular landscapes and pooch friendly destinations to choose from in the UK – but don’t worry, we’re here to help you and your furry friends decide just where you’re heading on this year’s dog friendly short break or holiday in the UK! Whatever your pooch’s preference, be it paws on the shores around the UK coast, raucous rambles around Snowdonia, lakeside larks in the Lake District or gentle strolls in the New Forest - we’ve got just the right dog friendly base for you......

Return with your pet to a cosy woodburner in Tyas Cottage near Marsden Moor

Return with your pet to a cosy woodburner in Tyas Cottage near Marsden Moor

1. A 5 Star Pooch Pad – Tyas Cottage near Marsden Moor, West Yorkshire

Pampered pooches and get active dogs alike will love 5 Star Tyas Cottage in the historic hamlet of Merrydale near the Huddersfield Narrow Canal, the Pennine Way and the National Trust’s Marsden Moor. This character Grade II Listed property sleeps up to 6 and has a paved private garden which is secure for pets and a shared garden. An old pack horse route takes you up through steep woodland to The Rose & Crown Pub at Cop Hill Side, Slaithwaite which welcomes four legged friends and muddy boots walkers too!

Active Rovers - Beach Sprint

Active Rovers - Beach Sprint

Anchor Cottage, Staithes

Anchor Cottage, Staithes

2. Active Rovers love the Yorkshire Coast – Anchor Cottage, Staithes

No need to leave the family dog behind on a stay in this traditional fisherman’s cottage in the historic fishing village of Staithes. One well trained dog is welcome for an extra charge and short breaks are available – perfect for that coastal escape with your dog throughout the year. Paradise ‘paws on the shores’ territory awaits on the Yorkshire Heritage Coast and this coastal cottage has a cosy woodburning stove, spectacular sea views and is only yards from the Cleveland Way, local inns, the beach and harbour. You've also easy access to the North York Moors National Park and nearby Whitby.

Mountainous Adventures - head to the Scottish Highlands or Snowdonia

Mountainous Adventures - head to the Scottish Highlands or Snowdonia

Dinas Dinlle Beach just minutes from Glan Gwna Chalet

Dinas Dinlle Beach just minutes from Glan Gwna Chalet

3. Pooch Breaks on The North Wales Coast & in Snowdonia at Glan Gwna Holiday Park

Up to 3 well trained medium sized dogs are welcome at Glan Gwna Chalet 50 situated in a central location on the North West Coast of Wales, only 2 miles from Caernafon. A more perfect coastal escape for dogs would be hard to find. Dinas Dinlle Beach only minutes from Glan Gwna Holiday Park, offers 5 miles of dog friendly sands – little Mo (pictured) adores running free on this stunning pooch friendly beach.

Spectacular landscapes and more great walks with your dog are just on your doorstep in Snowdonia too – Snowdon is only 5 miles from the Park! This pooch friendly holiday base is great for families too with site facilities including an outdoor heated swimming pool open in summer, a games room and a bar/terrace serving food.

Love the Lakes this Spring/Summer with your four legged friend

Love the Lakes this Spring/Summer with your four legged friend

The Hayloft near Whitby

The Hayloft near Whitby

4. Paws on the Shores - The Hayloft Cottage near Whitby & Sandsend

Pampered pooches have easy access to spectacular coast and country walking territory on a stay in dog friendly Hayloft Cottage situated in the pretty village of Newholm on the edge of Whitby, close to Sandsend Beach. Perfect for a short break or holiday on the Yorkshire Coast, this cosy cottage retains original features and sleeps two.

The North York Moors National Park and the Yorkshire Heritage Coast are just on your doorstep and the Whitby area is a top pet friendly destination. A choice of dog friendly beaches and great walks sit close to the cottage and attractions in the area welcoming dogs include the North Yorkshire Moors Railway and the Esk Valley Railway.

Pet Friendly Alderholt Mill on the edge of the New Forest

Pet Friendly Alderholt Mill on the edge of the New Forest

5. Alderholt Mill on the edge of the New Forest

Enjoy riverside walks and access to a large garden in this unique self-catering accommodation on the edge of the dog friendly New Forest.

Two charming ground floor cottage apartments are available, both dog friendly (by request) and both sleeping two. A 14th Century working water mill is adjacent and in the summer season a tea room is open every weekend.

You’re spoilt for choice on fabulous dog walks in the nearby New Forest National Park and Moors Valley Country Park. The cottages are perfect for couples or two friends sharing looking to bring along their four legged furry friend too.

Training and dog behaviour advice available during your stay at Granary Cottage near Jedburgh

Training and dog behaviour advice available during your stay at Granary Cottage near Jedburgh

6. A Scottish Borders Dog Training Session – Granary Cottage at Lanton Hill Farm

It’s a learning holiday for your furry friend......this Scottish Borders Cottage is extra special – with behaviour and training sessions available for your dog during your stay. Lanton Hill Farm near Jedburgh has been run by three generations of the Martin family, and an enterprising spirit runs through the generations. The farm is in a beautiful rural location and you and your pooch can enjoy walks across 75 acres of rustic hillside with spectacular views. Day dog kennels are onsite should you wish to leave your dog in the care of friendly staff if you’re heading off on daytrips. Owner Bethany trains her own dogs for canine displays and offers informal advice on training and dog behaviour.

Wacky Watersports with your pooch - Chynhale Barns near Perranporth, Cornwall

Wacky Watersports with your pooch - Chynhale Barns near Perranporth, Cornwall

7. Splashing Around North Cornwall’s beaches – Chynhale Barns near Perranporth

One stay here at Chynhale Barns and your dog will want to take their summer holiday or short break here every year!! Two bedroom dog friendly cottages are the perfect base for you and your dog situated just 2 miles from Perranporth on the North Cornwall Coast – open plan living space and bathrooms are all tiled, perfect on return from the sandy beach when your dog brings ‘half the beach’ home with him or her.

Pooches love nearby Holywell Bay – you'll find a choice of dog friendly beaches close by and why not try some wacky watersports with your dog during your stay.

Each cottage has its own private enclosed patio and garden area, and the surrounding area is packed with bridleways and footpaths, perfect for dog walking. Golden sandy Perranporth beach is dog friendly all year round.

Top fans of Alpine Grove Lodges!

Top fans of Alpine Grove Lodges!

8. A dog friendly log cabin on the Dorset/Devon border – Alpine Grove Log Cabins

What pooch doesn’t love a log cabin in the heart of woodland, with a cosy woodburner, private veranda and woodland walks from your door. Book a stay at Alpine Grove Log Cabins on the Dorset and Devon border and enjoy all this and more.

They’re great for family summer holidays with four legged friends too – a play area, giant trampoline, a swimming pool and cycle routes are all onsite. You’re also only 20 minutes away from the Jurassic Coast and top spots including Seaton and Lyme Regis.

Admiring Windermere views near luxury Hillthwaite Hotel

Admiring Windermere views near luxury Hillthwaite Hotel

9. A Pawfect Luxury Hotel in the heart of the Lake District – because they’re worth it!!

Pampered pooches get ready for the retreat of a lifetime at the luxury dog friendly Hillthwaite Hotel in Windermere. Dogs are welcome in certain bedrooms and in many areas of this hotel including the log-fired lounge, reception, the sunny conservatory and in all outside areas including the panoramic terrace and pretty landscaped gardens.

That’s not all.... there’s doggy extras too in this Lakeland hotel’s Doggy Stay Package including doggy treats, a small dog toy, mess bags and a helpful list of local dog friendly eateries and best local dog walks. They’ve thought of everything – including a dry your muddy paws mat, an eating bowl and a drying towel, and all for just a small extra fee.

Ready for anything - dog friendly holidays in Snowdonia, Wales

Ready for anything - dog friendly holidays in Snowdonia, Wales

10. Crud Y Deryn Cottage near Bala – a cosy pooch pad in the heart of Snowdonia

Cosy up in this charming cottage for two only 5 miles from Bala in the heart of Snowdonia. A real romantic bolthole with original beams, an enclosed garden and short breaks available – one small dog is welcome for an extra fee.

Pet Friendly Holiday Cottages in the UK

  • Richmond
    Sleeps 6
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    £475
    Per week (seasonal) Sleeps 6
     
    Dog friendly Richmond cottage. Great dog walks and swims around the corner. When dogs have tired you out they can lie & watch the world pass from the lounge window. Pets welcome
     
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  • Hereford
    Sleeps 6
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    £818
    Per week (seasonal)
     
    Pet friendly Herefordshire holiday cottage set on a 400 acre estate with fully enclosed rear garden, wood burner stove & short breaks. Two dogs welcome by arrangement.
     
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  • Penrith
    Sleeps 24
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    £5,408
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    Large period Lake District holiday rental with extensive gardens. Close to Penrith and dog friendly by arrangement. 12 bedrooms, period features, billiards room.
     
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  • UK
    Sleeps 4
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    £768
    Per week (seasonal)
     
    Well appointed Norfolk Broads holiday cottage with two bedrooms, two bath/ shower rooms, parking, a large lawn garden & Wi-Fi. One well behaved dog welcome by arrangement.
     
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  • Knutsford
    Sleeps 6
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    £1,184
    Per week (seasonal)
     
    One well behaved dog is welcome by arrangement and at an extra charge at this charming Knutsford holiday cottage. Fully enclosed garden with hot tub. Short breaks.
     
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  • Tregony
    Sleeps 10
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    £1,001
    Per week (seasonal)
     
    One well behaved dog is welcome to join their owners at this charming rural farmhouse, set in 7 acres of fields and countryside. Large lawn garden. Within easy reach of a beach.
     
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Pet Friendly B&Bs in the UK

  • Bridlington
    Prices from
    £28
    Per person per night B&B (2 sharing)
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    Rating from 63 reviews
    Pet friendly accommodation in Bridlington. En suite & four poster rooms, licensed bar, evening meals available. One minute walk to spa hall, harbour & beaches
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    £30
    Per person B&B (2 sharing)
    TripAdvisor traveller rating from 215 reviews
    Rating from 215 reviews
    Well behaved pets are welcome at this great Torquay B&B, near to shops, restaurants and the beach. Quiet location, family rooms, free WiFi and a small pretty garden.
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  • Snowdonia National Park
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    £33
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    Pets are very welcome to stay with guests at our Blaenau Ffestiniog bed and breakfast, with a small charge of £6 per pet. Dog-friendly walking routes are located close by.
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  • Wimborne Minster
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    £55
    Per room (2 sharing)
    TripAdvisor traveller rating from 51 reviews
    Rating from 51 reviews
    Pet friendly B&B in Wimborne Minster. Children welcome, pet friendly, car parking, choice of en-suite rooms, delicious full English breakfast.
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    £38
    Per night (2 sharing, seasonal)
    TripAdvisor traveller rating from 84 reviews
    Rating from 84 reviews
    Well behaved pets are welcome by prior arrangement at this fantastic bed and breakfast in Mevagissey. Near to shops, restaurants and attractions. Daily maid service. Free parking.
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    £43
    Per person per night B&B
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    Rating from 73 reviews
    Luxury B&B and self-catering cottage accommodation in the North York Moors near Helmsley. Some of our 7 luxury cottages are pet friendly - browse our website for details.
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Lodges & Cabins with Pet Friendly in the UK

  • Nr Ullswater
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    £298
    7 nights (seasonal)
     
    2 well behaved dogs are welcome at each of these delightful Cumbrian log cabins, with self- catering facilities, onsite parking and en- suite bedrooms. Ideal for a relaxing getaway
     
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  • Oban
    Sleeps 6
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    £495
    Per week seasonal
    TripAdvisor traveller rating from 223 reviews
    Rating from 223 reviews
    Pet friendly Oban holiday accommodation close to beautiful walks and lochs. Dogs welcome at £3 per night each. Great for family or walking breaks. Sleeps 6.
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  • Oban
    Sleeps 2
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    £385
    Per week seasonal
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    Rating from 223 reviews
    Beautifully presented pet friendly Highland lodges only 3 miles from Oban, set within extensive private grounds with a choice of walks and woodland trails from the door. Sleep 2.
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Dog Friendly Pubs with Rooms in the UK

  • Llanarmon Dyffryn Ceiriog
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    £65
    Per double room per night (2 sharing)
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    The accommodation at The West Arms Inn near Wrexham is pet friendly at an additional charge of £8.50 per night per pet. Pets are not accepted in the formal dining room.
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    £88
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    Dogs welcome at this historical pub in Tavistock. Comfortable en-suite guest rooms. Breakfast, lunch and dinner served. Free Wi-Fi. On-site parking. Great for local walks.
     
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  • Coniston
    Prices from
    £35
    Per person B&B
    TripAdvisor traveller rating from 329 reviews
    Rating from 329 reviews
    Pet friendly 4 Star Inn offering bed & breakfast in Coniston with 12 ensuite rooms. Close To Coniston Lake. (Mid week breaks available 2-5 days)
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  • Troutbeck
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    £35
    Per person B&B (Based on 2 Sharing)
    TripAdvisor traveller rating from 574 reviews
    Rating from 574 reviews
    Luxury & traditional Lake District B&B inn with panoramic views in unspoilt Troutbeck. Available for mid week breaks, en-suite rooms with 4 poster option.
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  • Masham
    Prices from
    £45
    PPPN B&B (based on 2 sharing)
    TripAdvisor traveller rating from 69 reviews
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    Pet friendly Thornton Watlass country inn, a great base from whcih to explore this fantastic part of the country with lots of open spaces for exercising.
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