Weymouth & Portland on the Dorset coast is a great destination for walking holidays with dogs. The resort contains several dog friendly beach stretches and miles of spectacular heritage coast path walks on the nearby Jurassic coast. You’ll find a plentiful supply of dog friendly cottages in Weymouth ranging from seafront holiday homes and sunny bungalows with large enclosed gardens to harbourside and beachfront cottage gems welcoming pets in great locations like Brewers Quay and Newton’s Cove. Whether you’re looking for summer beach fun for all the family including the family pet too or a year round coastal walking holiday tailor-made for pooches – a Weymouth cottage holiday with dogs is the perfect choice!
Dog friendly Cottages
Looking for a dog friendly Weymouth bungalow near the seafront and with a huge enclosed garden – find it here with iknow. Cottages for dogs in Weymouth & Portland welcome at least one well behaved small pet, and amongst our choice of dog friendly cottages you’ll find a selection welcoming two or more furry friends.
Each cottage and bungalow has its own unique guidelines and some welcome dogs free of charge or for a small extra fee. Browse and select from posh paw pads in the resort’s famous brewery conversions near Nothe Gardens or opt for a rural pet friendly farm cottage just inland. You’ll find an extensive choice of beautiful character cottages for holidays with dogs just moments from Weymouth beaches and the spectacular Jurassic Coast Path for that well deserved break with your special furry friend.
Dog Friendly Beaches
No need to leave the family pet behind with such a fantastic choice of doggy cottages, holiday homes and seaside bungalows available in this pooch friendly beach bolthole. Paws on the shores are welcome in designated areas of Weymouth’s main beach all year round and on a little sandy area close to Weymouth Pavilion as well as a stony beach area at the Preston end. Dogs are allowed on Weymouth’s Main Beach off peak from October to April and all year round at Bowleaze Cove just east of the town centre. Just a little further east of the resort along the South West Coast Path you’ll find Ringstead beach, another of Weymouth’s year round pooch friendly beaches, and on Portland, head across the Causeway from Weymouth to Church Ope beach which also welcomes dogs all year round!
Dog Walks on The Jurassic Coast
Your pampered pooch is in for some real coastal walking treats around Weymouth where the cliff top South West Coast Path beckons – just remember to keep dogs on leads along cliff top paths and around cattle and sheep. Dogs are allowed along the entire length of the 630 mile long South West Coast Path. There’s some great advice on taking your dog for walks along the Path on the trail’s official website. The site also recommends moderate and challenging walks on the Jurassic Coast around the resort including dog friendly walks guaranteed to amaze like the Durdle Door and White Nothe Walk on the Purbeck Heritage Coast (east of Weymouth) featuring some of Britain’s most spectacular coastal views and rock formations! Dogs on leads are also permitted on the outer seaward flank of Chesil Beach west of Weymouth between Abbotsbury and Portland (open season from September to April).
Lead the Way – Pet Friendly Attractions
Weymouth & Portland attractions which welcome dogs on a lead include the RSPB’s Radipole Lake with newly refurbished Wild Weymouth Discovery Centre. Dogs (on leads and under close control) are allowed on public footpaths and bridleways within this spectacular reserve. You can also take dogs on leads into Trout Quarry Sculpture Park right in the centre of the Isle of Portland where you and your furry friend can discover over 50 ‘hidden’ sculptures along footpaths.
Kennels For Day Boarding
If you are holidaying in Weymouth with your dog and looking to visit attractions in the area which don’t welcome dogs, you’ll find some great friendly kennels around the resort offering day boarding for as little as £10 per dog per day. Valentines dog kennels just one mile west of Weymouth in the Chickerell area offer a day boarding service – contact them direct prior to your holiday to book a day boarding service in advance.