Top 5 dog friendly beaches in the UK

Top 5 dog friendly beaches in the UK

Across the UK there are some incredible dog friendly beaches, with stunning scenery, golden sands and cool blue waters.

If this is the first time you’re bringing your dog away with you, don’t fret! There are plenty of dog friendly holidays you can choose from, each with its own unique elements. So, make sure to find one that suits you and your family’s needs.

If you are embarking on a UK getaway with your pooch anytime soon, these are the top five beaches you must visit!

Vault Beach, Cornwall

This beach is the perfect place for a dog walk, with its long stretch of sand, you can walk on the gorgeous southern coast of Cornwall. The beach itself is very secluded from other parts of the busy coastal county, so you and your dog can have a peaceful stroll at your own pace.

You can take a walk on the coastal pathway from Gorran, or if you wanted to take the easier route option, you could take the road to Lamedra.

If you did want to bring the whole family to this beach, be aware there is no lifeguard on duty, so make sure to be careful and keep an eye on your children and pooch whilst they play!

Saltcoats Beach, Scotland

This location is not only a great beach, but you can also see a fabulous view of the Isle of Arran across the water. The beach is located next to the seaside town of Saltcoats and has shallow waters – perfect for your little ones and for your four-legged friend to splash, carefree, in the sea.

This location is great as it has lots of nearby facilities, including cute cafes and restaurants if you need a mid-walk pit stop!

Harlech Beach, Wales

This beach is over four miles long, making it one of the biggest dog friendly beaches in Wales – a perfect contender for this list!

Harlech is a multi-award-winning beach, and has lots of visitors over the course of the year – including lots of paw prints on the sand!

It’s so popular among visitors, and with views of the Snowdonia mountain range, this is one you won’t want to miss!

Moggs Eye, Lincolnshire

This beach is a hidden gem!

Located in Huttoft in Lincolnshire, it is known as one of the best dog walking spots in the area. There is a walkway paved by grassy sand dunes, which is perfect for feet and paws to stroll on!

Dogs are allowed here all year round and visitors can enjoy surfing, angling and birdwatching whilst on the quiet shore.

Old Hunstanton, Norfolk

This dog friendly beach has no restrictions and is the ideal place to breathe in the coastal sea air. You are able to walk for miles and miles across the Hunstanton shore, and when you’ve finished don’t forget to stop for some classic fish and chips!

Hunstanton has a popular costal town, with plenty to do, so let the adventures begin here!

Which beach will you be visiting with your pooch first?