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The best dog-friendly beaches

Enjoy a self-catered seaside escape with your four-legged friend

Dog-friendly seaside escapes

We all like to be beside the seaside – including our beloved canine pals. What better way to enjoy a UK staycation than to escape to the coast with the whole family. 

Take a look at our selection of top-rated self-catered accommodation, all of which are within reach of a beach where our furry friends are invited to dip a paw in the water all year round.

Wakefield Court Beach, Great Yarmouth

Beachside Holidays in Norfolk welcome small- and medium-sized well-behaved dogs in certain chalets, by prior arrangement. Their self-catered accommodation has fabulous sea views, and is situated next to the golden sandy beach between Great Yarmouth and the Norfolk Broads National Park.

The Headland Cottages, Newquay

Just yards from dog-friendly Fistral beach, The Headland's accommodation comes complete with a comfy blanket, water bowl and treats. One, two or three bed options are available, with the Sea View Cottages offering unparalleled ocean views.

Southcliff Apartments, Whitley Bay

Perched on a clifftop in the village of Cullercoats, these well-equipped holiday apartments offer glorious panoramic sea views. Located just five minutes away from Whitley Beach, where dogs are allowed north of Panama Gardens, and ten minutes away from Long Sands (or Tynemouth) where dogs are welcome all year round.

Milford Croft, Milford on Sea

A modern, luxury bungalow by the sea, within easy walking distance of the town, and the very dog-friendly beach. Guests have use of the owner's beach hut. The Croft is dog friendly, by prior agreement.

Potters Barn, Gosforth

A holiday flat in an imaginatively converted eighteenth century Cumbrian barn, Potters Barn sleeps six (including one dog). Perfectly located for exploring the Lake District National Park, and a short drive away from the sweeping sands of St Bees Beach. 

Sea Breeze, Whitby

This beautiful modern three-bedroom apartment is an excellent base to explore the historic seaside town of Whitby. Although there are restrictions on the main beach, Whitby Dog Friendly Beach is just a short distance away, along with Robin Hood's Bay, which is dog-friendly all year round.

Little Comfort Farm, Braunton

A gorgeous detached cottage that sleeps five, Little Comfort Farm's Caen Byre has world-class beaches on its doorstep, with dog-friendly Woolacombe Beach and Saunton Sands within easy reach. Food, treats and toys are also available from the on-site farm shop.

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