As both holiday makers and landlords become ever more discerning, dog owners who care about their pets have had the worry of leaving them alone when they go on holiday taken away. Find below a selection of dog friendly beach holidays where everyone can go.
In the past, pet lovers had to make a choice between a relaxing break or taking care of pooch, that’s no longer the case; if you’re a pup owner, you can take your beloved four-legged friend with you, to a much wider choice of locations than ever before. When it comes to refreshing, stress free holidays, nothing beats a pet friendly break by the sea, both for humans and canines and there are plenty of dog friendly coastal cottages to choose form.
All the properties listed here are specially chosen to offer the very best in dog-friendly holidays by the sea, for owners and their pets at the same time.
Either thanks to careful conversion, or the original nature of the property itself, all of these properties, (many with sea views) have plenty of room and practical features to make your dog friendly holidays very easy to manage. You can be sure that these coastal holiday cottages offer ample space indoors and out for your four-legged friend to stretch their legs in the mornings, and easy access to the beach, seaside walks and canine welcoming facilities within 5 miles of the local area.
With careful attention to detail, we’ve selected puppy retreats by the sea with indoor facilities all dog owners will appreciate; floors, furniture and fixtures that are durable and easy to clean, with easy access to the outdoors. Many are dog friendly hot tub rentals with added extras like an open fire and some have excellent special offers where you can land a real deal. We haven’t forgotten about human comforts, either; we know that you deserve a luxury pet-friendly break as much as your canine companion.
There is an excellent choice of dog friendly cottages by the beach available throughout the length and breadth of the country, from Northumberland to Cornwall, Wales to Kent and much more. Read on for our choice of the best seaside cottages for dog owners.
With three floors to choose from, an open fire in its original chimney breast, and a town centre location, Smugglers Cottage is a chance to enjoy an unforgettable break by the sea with your favourite pooch for company. A 200 year old, Grade II listed town house on one of Whitby’s famous sloping, cobbled streets with the working harbour at the bottom, so your energetic canine chum can run down and chase all the lovely smells while you follow at your own pace. The layout of this cottage is open plan, so you’ll have plenty of room for everyone to dry out after a bracing day by the sea.
A rather special dog friendly holiday with 2 bedrooms on a country lane by the sea, Brier Dene End gives you a combination of fresh air, peace, and tranquility, with miles of sandy beach just a brisk doggy walk away. Inside is an open plan interior, with a wood burning stove nestling in the cottage’s open fire place.
Open fields stretch out to the rear, and there’s a very canine-friendly pub right next door. With Whitley Bay to the south, St. Mary’s Island and Lighthouse to the east across the causeway within 5 miles, and the Northumberland Heritage Coast on your doorstep, you’re all set up for the perfect pet friendly break by the sea with your canine companion.
A rather splendid, brand new holiday home, Magnolia Cottage is tailor-made for people with pets looking for a break by the sea. All on one level, the grounds have lots of space with gravel paths and paved patios, so you and your furry friends can get revved up or warmed down before or after your days out along the Dorset coast.
To the rear, there is unspoilt countryside stretching out into the distance, so you’ve got the choice of both beach and country if the mood takes you. There are amply spaced bedrooms, 3 in total and the living and dining area are all open plan.
A beautiful, charming home with 2 bedrooms by the sea, Dudrich Cottage is very much a hidden gem in another hidden gem, the Kent village of St Margaret’s-at-Cliffe. Although close to Dover and Deal, this location is for aficionados only, as any fan of the James Bond author Ian Fleming will know.
The cottage is spacious and open plan, with French doors opening out onto the lawned back garden for energetic pooches and people to enjoy. Indoors is an exposed brick fireplace, which fits in perfectly with the elegant charm of the house. There are lots of beaches and seaside walks right on your doorstep making this the perfect holiday in this lovely corner of the Garden of England.
For a touch of real luxury in a unique location by the seaside,
Elm Cottage is a rather spectacular place to spend a holiday with your favourite people and dogs for company. Located at St. Lawrence Beach, the cottage lies to the west of the Isle of Wight town of Ventnor, on the south east of the Island looking out into the Channel towards France. There is a huge, cobbled courtyard with secure gates, so you and your guests can relax in peace before exploring the local beaches located within 1 mile. Indoors is a choice of 3 bedrooms, and a spacious living area with a cozy wood burning stove for the evenings.
The cottages listed above are a taste of what the UK has to offer for lovers of dogs who want a break by the sea with their favourite furry friends for company. As you can see, there’s no reason you can’t have the best of both worlds; plenty of human pleasures, home comforts and luxury, combined with everything your beloved pooch or pooches will need to enjoy their time away, too.
With some of Europe’s best coastlines to be enjoyed as close as within 1 mile of your property the question of where and when can dogs go on beaches in the UK is easily answered with, special offers abound and homes by the sea which are both unique and perfectly contemporary.
Coastal properties are easier to come by in the UK than anywhere else, without having to break the bank to enjoy it. Whether you travel by road, rail or air, all these superb beach holidays are only a couple of hours away, and yet a world away from the stress and hassle of the city. Take your four legged friends and enjoy.
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