27 Top Dog Friendly Coastal Cottages & Beach Holidays Across The UK

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 and love the beach, you can take your beloved four-legged friend with you. Book dog friendly coastal cottages today at one of our seaside towns.

The best dog friendly beach holidays in UK

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 luxury dog friendly coastal cottages to choose form. All the properties listed here ranging from 1 bedroom to the opportunity in these regions to find properties with 6 bedrooms, all of which 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

Sea View Lodge situated within the 350-acre Rousdon Estate near Lyme Regis is a fantastic base for a holiday that encompasses beautiful coastlines, scenic walks and outdoor adventure. Sea View Lodge welcomes families or groups of up to eight people plus two canine friends, all of whom will love the terrace, hot tub and light and airy seating area, which is perfect for relaxing in and enjoying the view of the large garden.

Cottages

Bedroom
4
Sleeps
8
Pets
2
Apple Tree Annex

Apple Tree Annex

This two bedroom annex-style cottage sleeps up to five guests and one pet. Located near the centre of Seaton providing easy access to amenities and the beach. The open plan living and dining area are connected to the fully equipped modern kitchen. Wifi, washing machine and private parking areincluded. Furnished patio area with private hot tub. Enclosed garden area for your puppy as well as a climbing frame for the kids.

Cottages

Bedroom
2
Sleeps
5
Pets
1
Thwaite Cottage

Thwaite Cottage

A 200-year-old period property, in the quaint village of Sigglesthorne, is only a five-minute drive from the coastal town of Hornsea. It sleeps four and welcomes one pet. There is an enclosed garden, which is excellent for your dog’s safety and a stair gate; travel cot and highchair are available on request. It is close to the Yorkshire Nature Triangle, giving you the chance to explore both coast and countryside.

Cottages

Bedroom
2
Sleeps
4
Pets
1
The Old Barn

The Old Barn

This rural retreat for two and two dogs is set within the Yorkshire Nature Triangle, as well as being close to the seaside towns of Scarborough and Bridlington. The Old Barn’s accommodation is all on one level, making it ideal for those with mobility issues. If you are a wildlife enthusiast you will be in your element in this barn conversion in the charming Yorkshire Wolds. Regular visitors in The Old Barn’s garden are egrets and kingfishers. Rambling, hiking and cycling is the order of the day here, so make sure you pack your walking shoes.

Cottages

Bedroom
1
Sleeps
2
Pets
2
Purcombe Farmhouse

Purcombe Farmhouse

With 6 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms, Purcombe House is large enough for 12 people. The perfect cottage for a big family holiday or weekend with a group of friends, it’s on a working farm and surrounded by the beautiful Dorset countryside. With 2 cosy living rooms and a separate dining room, there is plenty of space to spread out. And the games room and hot tub in the garden will keep everyone happy during their stay here. There’s lots to explore locally – from the bustling town of Bridport to the long sandy beaches of the Jurassic coast, you can find something different to do every day.

Cottages

Bedroom
6
Sleeps
12
Pets
3
Bank Cottage

Bank Cottage

Superb cottage overlooking the Solway Firth, ideal for two couples, a family or group of friends looking for a break by the sea. Perfectly updated original cottage with exposed beams, private patio with hot tub, and views of Scotland in the near distance. The lounge has a wood burner in original hearth. Fireside rug and panel floor. Just right for cozying up with a couple of four-legged friends for company.

Cottages

Bedroom
2
Sleeps
4
Pets
2
The Cart Shed

The Cart Shed

The Cart Shed is on the edge of a working livery yard. It’s a rural location surrounded by fields where horses and ponies are kept. With room for 2 people, the accommodation is completely open plan and nestled under the sloping ceilings of this converted barn. There is a large deck area on the first-floor level – the perfect spot to enjoy a cool drink and the views. Down on the ground floor, a private hot tub can be found in a fenced garden area. The quiet beaches of the north Norfolk coast are only a few miles away. The beaches are wide and sandy with a choice of dog-friendly places to explore. To spend time on the inland waterways, visit the Norfolk Broads, they can be reached in 30 minutes.

Cottages

Bedroom
1
Sleeps
2
Pets
3
The Gable

The Gable

The Gable in West Lyham, near Belford, is a beautifully restored cottage with a large enclosed garden and stunning views of the surrounding countryside. West Lyham is a small, picturesque hamlet, located between Wooler and Belford, and The Gable is a perfect base from which to explore the surrounding countryside or the nearby Heritage Coast with its magnificent beaches. With the countyside and coast both within close driving distance, you get the best of both worlds with this idyllic cottage.

Cottages

Bedroom
2
Sleeps
4
Pets
1
The Sunday School

The Sunday School

The Sunday School in Enniscaven near St Austell, is the perfect base to explore both north and south Cornwall. Situated behind the owner’s converted chapel home, the cottage has enviable views out over the Cornish countryside and a light and airy, contemporary modern interior, with two bedrooms for up to four people and their furry friend. The cottage has its own private hot tub, enclosed garden and a relaxing area outside to enjoy the peaceful surroundings.

Cottages

Bedroom
2
Sleeps
4
Pets
2
Florence Cottage

Florence Cottage

Located in the village of Pakefield near Lowestoft, Florence Cottage was originally a fisherman’s cottage and is just 500 yards from the beach. It has been beautifully renovated by its current owners and is a cosy, comfortable property. It is just a stone’s throw from the beach with its sand dunes and wide open spaces which are perfect for strolling along with canine friends. Ideal for couples or families.

Cottages

Bedroom
2
Sleeps
4
Pets
1
La Falda

La Falda

This spacious detached cottage is the ideal location for exploring the coastline of Sutton-On-Sea, Mablethorpe, Skegness and beyond. With three spacious bedrooms it can sleep up to 6 people and the great news is you can also bring along up to two four legged friends at no extra charge! With the local pub less than a mile away and the coastline and beach just yards from your door, this is the perfect base for a family holiday or group of friends.

Cottages

Bedroom
3
Sleeps
6
Pets
2
Authorpe Bungalow

Authorpe Bungalow

Located just three miles from the coast and set in a quiet location surround by views of open fields this bungalow is the perfect Lincolnshire getaway for a family or group of friends. Spacious, light and airy with its own sunroom/conservatory this bungalow can sleep up top 5 people and one four legged friend, who gets to come along free of charge. Just one mile from the nearest pub and being close to the coast town of Chapel St Leonards, this bungalow is perfectly located for peace and tranquillity yet within close proximity to all the amenities and activities you could wish for.

Cottages

Bedroom
3
Sleeps
5
Pets
1
Madeira House

Madeira House

Madeira House in Holland-on-Sea is fabulous semi-detached home away from home a short walk from the beach at Kings Parade. It is the perfect base for a touring holiday in the area or even a daily walk along the promenade at Clacton-on-Sea with your canine friend by your side. Sleeping up to seven people, plus one furry friend, this four bedroomed house is ideal for families or groups of friends.

Cottages

Bedroom
4
Sleeps
7
Pets
1
Little Lodge

Little Lodge

Little Lodge is an adorable weather-board cottage, perfect for a romantic holiday away from it all. It’s only 350 yards from the beach, and a pub is within easy walking distance, so park the car and settle down for a relaxing couple of days. The double bedroom is cute as can be, and the modern bathroom boasts a tub that’s ideal for long candle-lit soaks. In the country-style kitchen you can find all that you need for cooking up tasty meals. West Mersea is becoming well-known for its oysters and seafood restaurants, so spoil yourself and enjoy an indulgent dinner out too. And with Colchester on the doorstep, you can immerse yourself in centuries of history with a trip to this bustling Roman town.

Cottages

Bedroom
1
Sleeps
2
Pets
1
Rose Cottage 1

Rose Cottage 1

Rose Cottage in Sneaton is a delightful stone cottage in a rural hamlet near Whitby. Over two hundred years old, it has a beautiful garden and a modern interior. The cottage is perfect for couples or families travelling with their pooch. A local pub is across the road serving excellent food and the local farm’s ice cream is popular with guests. The ideal base for enjoying the countryside and beaches of the Yorkshire Coast.

Cottages

Bedroom
2
Sleeps
4
Pets
1
Craigellachie Cottage

Craigellachie Cottage

Craigellachie Cottage in Wester Galcantray offers a homely welcome to all of its guests. A brilliant choice no matter the season, the cottage is close to beautiful secluded beaches, the city of Inverness and the great outdoors of the Scottish Highlands. The enclosed lawned garden is perfect for enjoying the stunning views and peace and quiet of the Highlands which guarantee a relaxing break with family or friends.

Cottages

Bedroom
2
Sleeps
4
Pets
2
Kiln Cottage

Kiln Cottage

Kiln Cottage is a comfortable place to stay, and just the right size for 2 people and their dog. From this 1-bedroom holiday home, it’s just a 5-minute walk into the centre of Rye and its assortment of pubs, restaurants and shops. Once the hang-out for smugglers, Rye has an interesting past as one of the Cinque Port towns. And with Camber Sands just minutes to the east and Hasting a few miles to the west, there are plenty of places to visit within a few miles. So if your looking for a seaside adventure that will keep the kids entertained for hours to come, this brilliant cottage could well be the place for you.

Cottages

Bedroom
1
Sleeps
2
Pets
1
Owls Croft

Owls Croft

Within minutes of one of Kent’s lovely secluded beaches, Owls Croft is a bright and spacious holiday home which is ideal for couples travelling with their pooch. Light, modern and brilliantly located, it is the perfect choice for those who love walks on the beach at all times of the year. A short stroll from the local pub, restaurant, local shop and Dumpton Gap beach with its rock pools and chalk cliffs. This is an ideal base to explore the beautiful Garden of England, as well as the coastline which is within driving distance.

Cottages

Bedroom
1
Sleeps
2
Pets
1
Black Pan Holiday Cottage

Black Pan Holiday Cottage

The ultimate in four-legged friend welcomes awaits you at Black Pan Holiday Cottage. The cottage’s owner has a background working with animals and the cottage is adapted both to their every need as well as yours. A one bedroom apartment with innovative space-saving design and a luxurious his and hers bathroom, Black Pan Holiday Cottage is perfect for a couple looking to get away from it all with their favourite canine friend. With plenty of restaurants, bars and shops to explore nearby, your sure to have a memorable holiday with your canine companion.

Cottages

Bedroom
1
Sleeps
2
Pets
2
Rose Cottage

Rose Cottage

Rose Cottage is an ideal retreat for 2 people. With a pub serving food just 200 metres away, you don’t have to lift a finger in the kitchen. But if you do want to self-cater, every mod con is available and there’s a pretty garden at the back to enjoy your meals al fresco. In the living room there are exposed beams and a wood burner, it’s as cosy as can be. If you take your dog along with you, you’ll be fighting over the warm spot in front of the fire.

Cottages

Bedroom
1
Sleeps
2
Pets
1
Granary Cottage

Granary Cottage

Cockington is a fairy-tale village, all narrow lanes and 15th-century buildings. Granary Cottage is right in the heart of it and comes with a sloping thatched roof, cobb stone walls and roses around the door. It has one double bedroom making it an ideal place for a couples’ holiday. Stroll the pretty lanes for 500 yards and you’ll find a village pub that serves tasty meals. As one pet is welcome, you can take Fido with you on a romantic holiday to Devon.

Cottages

Bedroom
1
Sleeps
2
Pets
2
Sunset Cottage

Sunset Cottage

Sunset Cottage is a lovely single-storey holiday accommodation with all the comforts of home. It’s as neat as a pin and comes with 2 bedrooms and room for 4 people plus a dog. Inside there is a large living room and dining area, and a kitchen fully equipped for self catering. But as soon as you see the view from the back, you’ll want to head straight outside and spend your time on the patio. There’s a table and chairs already set up so you can make the most of the vista.

Cottages

Bedroom
2
Sleeps
4
Pets
1
Mere View

Mere View

Mere View is a lovely family home on a quiet street, perfect for families or small groups of friends wanting a relaxing break away from it all. Superb semi-detached house with south facing back garden. The lounge has an electric fire in an original hearth, with a double sofa bed. Ideal for cosy evenings by the fire.French doors open out onto a paved patio with decking and garden furniture.

Cottages

Bedroom
2
Sleeps
6
Pets
2
​Toll Bridge House

​Toll Bridge House

Toll Bridge House is a holiday destination with a difference. A cute wooden building at one end of a 19th-century timber bridge, this place was originally built as a home for the toll keeper. Inside there is everything needed for two, plus their dog as pets are welcome too. A wood burner in the living area makes sure it’s warm and cosy inside, whatever the weather does outdoors. There is plenty so see close by. The Mawddach Trail is perfect for walks or bike rides, and Barmouth Beach has sand, shops and a summer-time arcade. Snowdonia National Park with all its natural surrounds the cottage, so hiking trails with spectacular views are never far away.

Cottages

Bedroom
1
Sleeps
2
Pets
1
Tan y Fron

Tan y Fron

Tan y Fron is a 3-bedroom property nestled on the picturesque Preseli foothills. With exposed beams, a log burner and a patio area overlooking rolling countryside, these cottages are packed with rural charm. A great pet-friendly base, there’s a 3-acre meadow at the back of the property that is just perfect for walking the family dog and spotting local wildlife. It is a quiet location that’s within easy reach of the Pembrokeshire coastline. The nearby village of Crymych has a handy Spar and a café, and there are hiking trails in the Preseli mountains.

Cottages

Bedroom
3
Sleeps
5
Pets
2
Roland Cottage

Roland Cottage

This charming single-storey property for dogs is located in the heart of Falmouth, just a short walk from the waterfront, harbour, restaurants, pubs, cafés and shops, and beaches just a 10-minute walk away. Stunning sunny open plan lounge and dining room with retro décor, spacious bedrooms and beautiful views of the apartment-lined street down to the ocean. The perfect destination for couples, a romantic getaway or families whatever the season. The golden beaches less than a mile away make this destination feel like somewhere abroad.

Cottages

Bedroom
2
Sleeps
4
Pets
1
​Ocean Retreat

​Ocean Retreat

​Chill out and relax in this chic barn conversion holiday home in Down Thomas. Perfect for a couple, and also for one well behaved canine companion. Sunny, open plan living and dining room with contemporary furniture. Electric wood burner and gas central heating for year round comfort. The Retreat is just literally two minutes’ walk away from the local pub and shop. It's an ideal retreat if you want to escape the busy city and explore the dramatic south west coastline. There are a variety of water sport activities you can try nearby.

Cottages

Bedroom
1
Sleeps
2
Pets
1

Self Catering Cottages 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, some with sea views. Many have a private hot tub or 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 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.

8 great holiday lets in dog friendly seaside towns.

If you haven’t fount that perfect beach cottage yet then check out the list below, these are some of our favorite coastal accommodation. To find more pet-friendly rentals then start with our homepage. 

  • Sleeps 1 dog
  • 4 humans

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. This is just one of plenty of dog friendly places to stay in Whitby.

  • Sleeps 2 dogs
  • 6 humans

For a family or group of friends with a couple of energetic pooches, New Cottage in Lytham St. Annes is one of the perfect properties for a holiday by the sea. Owned and lovingly cared for by a local fisherman, the Cottage is open plan so you and your canine companions can have plenty of room while you’re warming up or down from a great day out. There’s also a lovely spacious garden at the back, and bedrooms, 3 reasonably sized for flexible sleeping arrangements. With Blackpool nearby, miles of sandy beaches and promenades, this is the perfect place to make the most of the Fyle coast, home of some of England’s finest holidays by the sea with many amenities well within 5 miles of your holiday accommodation.

  • Sleeps 1 dog
  • 7 humans
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.
  • Sleeps 2 dogs
  • 8 humans

Booking a pet friendly property in Essex doesn’t come any easier than this 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, private 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.

  • Sleeps 1 dog
  • 4 humans
One of the top recommended pet friendly properties in Cornwall, Beech Cottage is a superb use of old farm buildings, with everything on one level for ease of access by people and pooches alike including the 2 bedrooms. Outside is a superb open stretch with sitting out furniture in a private courtyard, so you can chill out in peace before or after your adventures by the sea.  The Cottage is in Bude, one of Cornwall’s most characterful towns, and less busy than some other Cornish resorts. Indoors is a wood burner in the original hearth, and two big, comfy sofas to share with your wet nosed pals after a day out on the Cornish coast.
  • Sleeps 1 dog
  • 6 humans

A rather splendid, brand new holiday home, this pet-friendly cottage holiday in Dorset 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.

  • Sleeps 1 dog
  • 4 humans

Considered by many as the best accommodation in Kent for you and your dog,  Dudrich Cottage is a beautiful, charming home with 2 bedrooms by the sea, it 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.

  • Sleeps 2 dogs
  • 8 humans
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.
  • Sleeps 2 dogs
  • 6 humans

For a memorable doggy holiday on the Isle of Wight, this could well be the property for you!

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.

Where is the most dog friendly place in the UK?

The properties 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 but perfectly contemporary boasting 1 bedroom bliss for cosy romantic options to 4 bedrooms or even 5 bedrooms. For very large parties you can even find 6 bedrooms on offer in some accommodation for larger groups. 

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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