Our Best 10 Dog Friendly Beach Holidays in the UK

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.

UK pet friendly beach holidays

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.

Sea View Lodge

Sea View Lodge

4 Bedrooms
Sleeps 8 Guests
2 Pets
Apple Tree Annex

Apple Tree Annex

2 Bedrooms
Sleeps 5 Guests
1 Pets
The Old Barn

The Old Barn

1 Bedrooms
Sleeps 2 Guests
2 Pets
Purcombe Farmhouse

Purcombe Farmhouse

6 Bedrooms
Sleeps 12 Guests
3 Pets
Bank Cottage

Bank Cottage

2 Bedrooms
Sleeps 4 Guests
2 Pets
The Cart Shed

The Cart Shed

1 Bedrooms
Sleeps 2 Guests
3 Pets
The Gable

The Gable

2 Bedrooms
Sleeps 4 Guests
1 Pets
The Sunday School

The Sunday School

2 Bedrooms
Sleeps 4 Guests
2 Pets
Florence Cottage

Florence Cottage

2 Bedrooms
Sleeps 4 Guests
1 Pets
La Falda

La Falda

3 Bedrooms
Sleeps 6 Guests
2 Pets
Authorpe Bungalow

Authorpe Bungalow

3 Bedrooms
Sleeps 5 Guests
1 Pets
Madeira House

Madeira House

4 Bedrooms
Sleeps 7 Guests
1 Pets
Little Lodge

Little Lodge

1 Bedrooms
Sleeps 2 Guests
1 Pets
Rose Cottage 1

Rose Cottage 1

2 Bedrooms
Sleeps 4 Guests
1 Pets
Craigellachie Cottage

Craigellachie Cottage

2 Bedrooms
Sleeps 4 Guests
2 Pets
Kiln Cottage

Kiln Cottage

1 Bedrooms
Sleeps 2 Guests
1 Pets
Owls Croft

Owls Croft

1 Bedrooms
Sleeps 2 Guests
1 Pets
Black Pan Holiday Cottage

Black Pan Holiday Cottage

1 Bedrooms
Sleeps 2 Guests
2 Pets
Rose Cottage

Rose Cottage

1 Bedrooms
Sleeps 2 Guests
1 Pets
Granary Cottage

Granary Cottage

1 Bedrooms
Sleeps 2 Guests
2 Pets
Sunset Cottage

Sunset Cottage

2 Bedrooms
Sleeps 4 Guests
1 Pets
Mere View

Mere View

2 Bedrooms
Sleeps 6 Guests
2 Pets
​Toll Bridge House

​Toll Bridge House

1 Bedrooms
Sleeps 2 Guests
1 Pets
Tan y Fron

Tan y Fron

3 Bedrooms
Sleeps 5 Guests
2 Pets
Roland Cottage

Roland Cottage

2 Bedrooms
Sleeps 4 Guests
1 Pets
​Ocean Retreat

​Ocean Retreat

1 Bedrooms
Sleeps 2 Guests
1 Pets

Self Catering By the Sea

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.

Our Top Picks in Seaside Locations

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.

Dune Cottage is well named, as you can see the sand dunes on Caister Beach and lovely sea views from the top floor; that’s how close this superb cottage is to the sea. It also has a lovely big lawned back garden for your group and furry friend to take in the air before or after walkies by the sea. There are ample bedrooms, 3 spread throughout the house, for easy and flexible sleeping arrangements depending on who’s in your party. Great Yarmouth with all its traditional seaside charms is only three miles away; a brisk seaside doggie walk along the unspoiled Norfolk coast, making this the perfect holiday with sea views to boot.
A fabulous, big old cottage in the seaside town of Harwich in Essex, Dovercourt Hall Cottage stands out as the perfect place to spend some quality time by the sea with a couple of four legged friends. Outside is a huge, lawned garden with loads of room for two and four legged guests to stretch their legs, and inside are the comforts of an original fireplace in a timeless country interior. There are beaches stretching for miles around, in between Harwich and the busy Suffolk coastline around Felixstowe. A perfect mix of country living, walks by the sea and every facility you could want within 1 mile of your accommodation.

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.

As holidays by the sea go, The Ridge really stands out from the crowd. It also stands out from the landscape, its 2nd storey upper living area looking out onto the dramatic Menai Strait between the Welsh mainland and the island of Anglesey making for stunning sea views. In between the decked patio and the water is a superb manicured garden, with a walkway leading down to a long, graceful pier projecting out onto the Strait. Perfect for bracing seaside walks; then you can retire indoors and enjoy the view from the spacious living area, and choose from one of the 4 bedrooms.

Where is the most dog friendly place in the UK?

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.

The Last Word

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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