The Best Dog-Friendly Beach Holidays In The UK

Dog-Friendly Beach Holidays UK
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Spending a weekend or even a few weeks on holiday by the sea will always be a popular choice for many.

With waves crashing in the distance, seagulls flying overhead, and your pooch by your side, there is something special about staying at a seaside home for a while.

There are so many dog-friendly coastal cottages close to dog-friendly beaches for you to visit in the UK. So take your four-legged friend and plan this getaway as soon as you can!

Follow our lifestyle news blog for more ideas on where to stay and what to see with your furry friends!

Fort Leicester, Jersey

This magnificent 19th-century fort overlooks Bouley Bay and is situated on the north coast of Jersey.

Visit the local pub and cafe, or learn how to scuba dive at Jersey's local scuba diving school. 

This grand seaside home is made for you and your canine companion to take a relaxing break from everyday life. It has enough room to enjoy a trip away with your family or a large group of friends as it sleeps eight and is welcome to dogs.

What is unique about this property is that each room is in a separate building, which means guests would need to go outside to get from one building to the next. This all adds to the experience of staying in the 19th-century fort and builds on its traditional charm.

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Beach Cottage, Anderby Creek

Located on the sand dunes overlooking the beach at Anderby Creek, this dog-friendly cottage is the perfect chance to escape the ordeals of everyday life. This cottage boasts a location right beside Lincolnshire Coastal Park, which hosts an abundance of wildlife.

The cottage allows two well-behaved dogs to come along on your trip, and also comes with a whole array of amenities, including: a log burner, perfect for those colder nights; a summer house to take in the blissful evening sunshine; and a master bedroom with french doors opening up to a decked veranda. What more could you want from a beach holiday with your pup?

The Mayflower, Hampshire

The Mayflower is just the cutest getaway for you and your dog. It has bedrooms and suites to choose from that are completely dog-friendly.

Choose from The Room With A View, The Indulgent Room or The Family Room to have your break from the hustle and bustle of life. Each room accommodates two humans as well as two well-behaved dogs.

They have a dog-friendly restaurant where you can dine with your dog, serving only the best locally sourced ingredients.

It is just a stone's throw away from the historical Lymington harbour and the New Forest National Park, where you can enjoy the local wildlife and walking trails.

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Hebridean Earth House, Isle of South Uist

This very unique-looking house is built into the wall. It is a self-catering accommodation that sleeps two people and one dog.

It is a few steps away from the loch with stunning views from this coastal property. It is one of those getaways you will speak about for a long time because of its uniqueness.

A sandy beach within walking distance where you can go on a romantic walk with your partner and dog, after which you can come back and cook a romantic meal in the fully equipped kitchen.

If you want to do some activities while there, why not visit the charming towns of Askernish and Lochboisdale, where you can hit a few balls on the golf course or go on a ferry ride.

This dog-friendly holiday house should most certainly be on your list of places to go when looking for the UK's best dog-friendly beach holidays.

The Lobster Pot, Devon

The Lobster Pot is a stylish modern three-story dog-friendly coastal cottage in the fishing village of Beesands.

It has spacious open-plan living, kitchen and dining areas that are perfect for entertaining and socialising. The property has four bedrooms and four bathrooms and is also welcome to dogs.

It boasts beautiful sea views that can be seen from its large decked balcony, where you can enjoy outside dining while watching the sunrise or sunset.

Explore the South West Coast Path and Coastal Devon while staying here. Take a walk on the sandy beaches, visit these town's cafes and pubs or go fishing. You and your furry friend can partake in many activities whilst you’re staying here, so be sure to research them beforehand.

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21 Shoregate, Crail

This two-bedroom, 18th-century fisherman's cottage is one of those dog-friendly coastal cottages that is the epitome of seaside living.

It is one of those cosy stone cottages, with a blue colour door and beautiful flowers blooming in the front garden.

This self-catering cottage has a fully equipped kitchen and a quaint lounge area where you can cosy up next to your partner and pup at the end of the day.

With beautiful sea views from the front door and bedrooms, you will never want to leave this pet-friendly cottage.

2 West Point, Sandbanks

This spacious and modern two-story dog-friendly holiday home is a very cool place to live. It is stylish and so well decorated you would feel like you were on an island somewhere other than the UK.

The property features an enclosed garden and a spacious balcony, perfect for enjoying the summer sun.

This holiday home has four bedrooms and sleeps eight people. If you are not spending your days watching your favourite films in the cinema room, you are a 5-minute walk from the centre of Sandbanks, which is an award-winning Blue-flag sandy beach.

The town offers fun water activities, some shops and plenty of restaurants where you can try the local food. If you are not one to eat out, two west Point is a self-catering accommodation with a fully equipped kitchen.

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Pen Hendre, North Wales

Situated in North Wales, this cosy little cottage is in the coastal village of Trefor. The village has a private beach and a local pub where you can wind down with a pint after a long day of relaxing.

It is self-catering and has a fully equipped kitchen where you can whip up a meal for you and your friends or family.

It is very well furnished with many quirky finishings and ornaments in the home. It is child-friendly and even has a playroom which is a very thoughtful touch for those who love to travel with their children.

Take a walk with your children and your dog on the sandy beaches, visit the bars and cafes that are close by or just spend your time looking at the picturesque views.

Retro Campers, Norfolk

This is possibly one of the most unique ways to enjoy your vacation, but absolutely worth the experience. Spending your days in seaside towns from a retro camper sounds like so much fun!

Hire a retro camper and cruise along the Norfolk coast while you visit the best dog-friendly beaches and local eateries along the way.

You get the freedom of choosing where you stay, and with so many dog-friendly places around, your furry friend will not be left out.

Choose from either a classic Volkswagen camper or a modern Volkswagen, get your map ready and go on your way!

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Water's Edge, Northumberland

Beadnell is a popular holiday destination with so many opportunities to do fun activities while you are there. As the name suggests, this cottage is literally on the water's edge.

It is a cosy little cottage that is, of course, dog-friendly. It sleeps ten people in five bedrooms and also welcomes dogs.

Water's Edge has a spacious living space and a fully equipped kitchen for the days you do not feel like eating out. It also has an enclosed garden with a patio for you and your dog to enjoy the serene views of the water. 

Beach Cove Coastal Retreat, Devon

This on-the-beach cottage is the perfect getaway for couples. Bring along your little pup as well.

It is the perfect size for two, with one bedroom and an en-suite bathroom. This cottage is literally within walking distance from the dog-friendly beach, so you, your partner and your canine companion can enjoy a leisurely stroll.

These cottages are pretty popular amongst couples using this accommodation as their babymoon, honeymoon or just romantic getaway destination.

Enjoy exploring the secret coves, visit the local museum, pubs and shops, or simply enjoy a quiet evening at home. This property also has a quaint little balcony where you can enjoy the sounds and sights of the waves crashing at the shore all day from the private hot tub.

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Ember Roundhouse, Cornwall

A very unique place to stay, this literal round-shaped house is the perfect place to spend your time. Stylish, modern and luxurious, this holiday home is one you will definitely return to.

It has underfloor heating, a wood-burning stove and two separate cabins for people to sleep in. It sleeps four guests and is, of course, dog-friendly.

It has a fully equipped kitchen and a pizza stove, which will be a fun activity for those staying here. It even has a place to build a campfire. It is truly the definition of glamping by the seaside.

A beach is close by, which will be perfect for taking a walk with your dog during the day. The property has a games room and a volleyball net, which keeps the children busy while the parents enjoy the peace.

33 The Dunes, Cornwall

Just a stone's throw away from the dog-friendly Perranporth Beach, 33 The Dunes is a stylish and modern holiday home.

This property has everything you need with two bedrooms, two bathrooms, and open plan living/kitchen and dining spaces. It also has beautiful seaside views, and if you want to have a lovely outdoor dining experience, the spacious patio would be perfect.

While your four-legged friend is lazing in the sun, you can take a swim at Perranporth Beach. After which, you can come back and rustle up something yummy in the kitchen for everyone.

It is the perfect place to stay with friends who love spending time on the beach, surfing and doing exciting water sports.

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Final Thoughts

Whether you are going on holiday in Yorkshire, Devon, or St. Ives, going on a beach holiday in the UK will not disappoint.

There are so many dog-friendly cottages close to a dog-friendly beach or dog-friendly pubs. Enjoy beautiful sea views while you take a walk during the day and enjoy a glass of wine in your private hot tub. Have a relaxing break with your favourite people and have a good time!

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