Dog Friendly Beaches


Dog Friendly Beaches UK

Looking for dog friendly beaches? As a dog owner, there’s nothing quite like spending a day at the beach with your furry friend by your side. The fresh sea air, the sound of crashing waves, and the opportunity to create lasting memories with your beloved pet. However, planning a beach day or weekend away with your dog requires some extra consideration to ensure a safe, enjoyable, and stress-free adventure for both you and your four-legged companion.

Dog Friendly Beaches by Area

There are loads of great places to walk your dog around the coast. Some beaches are dog friendly all year round, others operate a seasonal dog ban during the spring / summer holiday months. Find out which UK beaches are dog friendly by area.

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North Wales

South Wales

  • Swansea
  • Neath Port Talbot
  • Bridgend
  • Glamorgan

Pawsitively Perfect Beach Days with Your Furry Companion

Once you’ve found the perfect dog-friendly beach, it’s time to start packing. In addition to the usual beach essentials like towels, sunscreen, and snacks, don’t forget to bring along a water bowl, treats, toys, and any other items that will keep your dog happy and hydrated throughout the day. It’s also a good idea to pack a basic first-aid kit and any necessary medications, just in case.

During your beach visit, it’s essential to keep a close eye on your furry friend and ensure they stay cool, hydrated, and protected from the sun’s rays. Provide plenty of shade and water breaks, and be mindful of potential hazards like strong currents or hot sand that could harm your dog’s sensitive paws.

So, what are you waiting for? Pack your bags, grab your furry friend, and head to the coast for a pawsitively perfect beach adventure!

Look out for the signs

Areas which ban dogs will normally be clearly sign posted. There are restrictions in place on main resort beaches between 1st May and 30th September.

Use a long training lead (15-40 ft) to give your dog more freedom to run and explore, especially if they must be kept on a leash by law

Dogs are banned from all Blue Flag beaches during the holiday season.

Bring waste bags to clean up after your dog. Dogs should always be kept on a lead in public places unless otherwise advised… and don’t forget to ‘scoop’ the poop! Place your bagged dog waste in the red dog bin. Dog bins are usually located adjacent to the beach or walking areas.

Bring plenty of fresh water for your dog to drink, as drinking saltwater can cause vomiting and diarrhea.

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