Dog Friendly Beaches in the UK
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Find hundreds of listed dog friendly beaches around the UK and Ireland, with details about the beach and restrictions that may apply. Please always read the signs on the beach before you walk with your dog, as many beaches have restrictions in force from May to September.
The UK is blessed with wonderful dog friendly coast paths and of course many of these pass by our beautiful beaches.
Perhaps it's the iconic Cornwall beaches that pull you to the West, featuring long sandy strands that are ideal for dog walking, framed by spectacular granite headlands on the North Coast, or nestled among quaint South Coast fishing villages. The iconic South West Coast Path crosses or runs next to stunning beaches during its entire length.
The Highlands & Islands, including the mesmerising Western Isles, are also ideal destinations for dog friendly beaches. This region, like Pembrokeshire and The Gower in Wales, offers an opportunity to escape the crowds and commune with nature. To take your dog to the beaches in Wester Ross, Mull, Skye of up to Assynt is a chance to re-connect to our elemental roots. Northumberland, likewise, offers wide, unspoilt stretches of beautiful coastline and open beaches.
How about exploring the character villages and the warm welcome that can be found in Norfolk and Suffolk, along with these counties' bird-watching heritage and inshore seafaring traditions? Or you may enjoy the Jurassic Coast and its Dorset beaches, where there's always a surprise find to collect from the beach. Likewise, why not search for hag stones in East Devon, or cowrie shells in North Cornwall?
The beach is a wonderful place for us all to enjoy. Its ever changing nature, whether on a daily or tidal basis or through the seasons, guarantees an element of anticipation and excitement in any beach visit.
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Here are some quick links to some of our most popular viewed dog friendly beach destinations:
Cornwall - Devon - Dorset - Norfolk
Gwynedd - Pembrokeshire - Carmarthenshire - Swansea
The Western Isles