UK Truly dog friendly beaches
Posted by on 18/05/2021
Pup – check
Gear – check
Dog friendly beach – uh oh
With the majority of the UK’s beaches only allowing our pups to frequent the sandy shores between October and April, where do we go now that 30th April has been and gone?
We’ve chosen a few of our favourite truly dog friendly beaches from the width and breadth of the UK, which welcome our canine friends with open arms year round, so you and fido can have the best beach day – but don’t forget your poop bags, just because you can bury the evidence doesn’t mean you should!
Portholland Beach, Cornwall
At high tide two quiet coves joined by a hillside walkway, but at low tide a glorious long stretch of sandy beach perfect for stone skipping and ball throwing. With a relatively calm tide you can also join your pup for a swim!
Fraisthorpe Beach, East Yorkshire
A large sandy beach that starts in Bridlington and stretches all the way down to the Humber estuary. A popular beach for tourists and locals alike, often frequented by kite-surfers and horse-riders in the milder months. Wrap up warm and don’t forget to check the tide times so you get the most beach for your buck.
Bamburgh Castle Beach, Northumberland
If you’re looking to take in some culture whilst on your coastal joint, Bamburgh castle is where you need to be heading. A soft sandy beach offset by an impressive castle with links as far back as the 6th Century. If you’re planning on taking a dip with your pup, make sure to bring your wet suit as the waters rarely exceed 7oC year round.
Holme next the sea, Norfolk
A well kept secret by locals, you won’t find crowds here, even in the summer holidays – perfect for you and your pup to take in a stroll or swim. Not in a rush? Stay for the sunset, they’re supposed to be some of the best in Norfolk!
Balnakeil Beach, Highlands
You’d be forgiven for thinking you’d hopped on a plane to the continent with Balkaneil’s white sand and near clear blue waters. Take a picnic for you and your pup, stay the day and really take in the serenity of this beautiful beach.
Luskentyre Sands, Isle of Harris
A literal award-winning beach, your pup will be the envy of his pack to have visited this glorious Westerly beach. Take a seat after your frolics and you might just be lucky enough to spot whales, dolphins, otters or even a white pony or two.
Monkstone Beach, Pembrokeshire
Clear water, rock pools and golden sand. You pup will take great pleasure paddling in the shallow waters and chasing a ball or skipping stone. There are 151 steps down to the beach, so you’ll be getting a great cardio workout to boot!
Llwyngril Beach, Gwynedd
Sandy beaches not your thing? Head to Llwyngril beach which is hailed as one of the best pebbled beaches in Wales. With a mountainous backdrop and rock pools a plenty, there’s sure to be something here to entertain every member of the family.
Mill Strand Beach, Portrush
A sandy, golden beach starting from a quiet harbour, and only a stones throw from the coastal town of Portrush’s best café’s and pubs. There’s even a ramp down to the sand so your older pup can still join in all the fun.
Downhill Strand, Londonderry
A temple, a waterfall and over 7 miles (11km) of sand and surf. Downhill Strand has some of the best views the Northern Ireland’s coastline has to offer. Did we mention it was also a filming location for a certain medieval HBO show?
* We have taken every step to ensure the information posted is accurate as possible, but unfortunately things change that are out of our hands. Before setting off on your beach adventure, please check with the local council to make sure it is still welcoming pups – especially in the summer months!