10 dog friendly destinations for sandy adventures

10 dog friendly destinations for sandy adventures

There’s nothing like a holiday or day out that involves the sand beneath your paws, fresh salty air in your fur or a doggy paddle in the ocean. We’ve uncovered ten dog friendly destinations and days out close to some of the UK’s best dog friendly beaches.

1. Stay at The Pink House in Bude. This modern Cornish beach house comes with the best sea views for a dog friendly holiday close to the coast. Summerleaze beach, with its huge stretch of golden sand and rock pools to explore, is a five-minute walk away. Book one of the colourful beach huts if you want to spend the day but have access to a shady spot for your pooch to cool off.

2. Dine at The Potted Lobster in Abersoch. This dog friendly restaurant serves sublime seafood in the heart of Abersoch, and four-legged friends always receive a warm welcome. For a post-lunch dog walk, we recommend ignoring the local beach, which can get very busy, and heading to the lesser known, Porth Neigwl, just a couple of miles away. The winds are often strong here, but the setting is stunning.

3. Visit Wells-next-the-Sea & Holkham. There’s a lovely a circular walk from Wells-next-the-Sea taking in neighbouring Holkham beach and Holkham Estate (cleverly mapped out for you by Ordnance Survey). It takes you over sand dunes, along the beach and through the sweeping parkland that surrounds Holkham Hall.

4. Stay at Stable Cottage in North Wales.
An incredibly charming grade II listed cottage close to the Welsh coast, the nearest beach, Tonfanau, is an unspoilt stretch that’s perfect for a quiet dog walk. While you’re in the area, check out Harlech beach too. A four-mile stretch of golden sand, it also has stunning views of Snowdonia mountain range.