Dog Friendly Cottages in Whitby: (15 Luxury Holidays)

Handpicked Cottages to Rent

Ever looked for dog friendly cottages in Whitby before? From the cosy town centre out towards its beautiful sandy beaches, Whitby holidays are more popular than ever with pets and family alike. 


We search the best dog friendly accommodation in Whitby, so you don't have to!

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Whitby, North Yorkshire

Crag Cottage is a North Yorkshire idyllic coastal bolt hole that offers 4 bedrooms and sleeps 8 guests. It also sleeps 2 pups! With a wood burner, a welcome hamper and full TV and DVD suite, you can expect a warm cosy welcome. Do keep aware, however, that you will need to keep animals on the ground floor of the cottage. From cottages such as this in a quaint village and superb location, you can explore the North York Moors.

Whitby, North Yorkshire Coast

Boasting 5 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms, this large cottage holiday house is perfect for an occasion. Facilities at this property include Sky TV, an outdoor terrace and private parking for one car. Sat right on the coast, you’re a stone’s throw from the beach and town centre. Cottages such as this are hard to find close to the Sea which is what makes them so popular.

Houlsyke, North Yorkshire

This beautiful Whitby pet friendly accommodation is one of our favourite properties near Whitby, North Yorkshire. Take a group of 4 people to this North Yorkshire cottage bolthole with 2 dogs, and enjoy quaint stable views, a full kitchen suite, woodburner and first floor living area. All your towels and power are included in the price of rent, too.

Whitby, North Yorkshire

The four bedroomed cottage home has 2 bathrooms and a seperate downstairs WC. There’s an enclosed garden with fake grass to the rear of the property, a Smart TV and sun loungers. Spend the day by the sea or head to Robin Hood’s Bay which is 6 miles. You are ideally situated to explore Whitby North Yorkshire from this pretty seaside cottage close to the coast.

Whitby, North Yorkshire

Relax in this beautiful dog friendly accommodation in Whitby, this small cottage in the lovely old fishing harbour has a double bedroom and one bathroom, ideal for a couple. Books and board games are available in the cottage, and there’s a shared courtyard out the front with a wood burning stove indoors. Your a short drive from the sandy beach and coast for a fantastic day out from this property.

Whitby, North Yorkshire

A 3-bed beautifully presented cottage property in historic Whitby on the Yorkshire coastline with a family bathroom and an en suite. There’s a good sized garden, BBQ and it comes with parking available for 2 cars. This idyllic coastal bolt hole is just metres from the beach featuring sea views and you can explore the vast Yorkshire coast with its crashing waves with your four legged friends.

Whitby, North Yorkshire

Delightful holiday home with a well-equipped kitchen and open plan lounge. There is a rear garden with secure bike storage, as well as games facilities and a barbecue. Head up to West Cliff and enjoy the sea views and walk along the cobbled streets of this historic town.

Whitby, North Yorkshire

A beautiful stone cottage with two bedrooms and one family bathroom on the ground floor. There is an enclosed garden with some seating available and a woodburner. The cottage is opposite a local pub that allows dogs at the bar. The National Park and Coastline are both on your doorstep, both within driving distance for you and your dogs.

Goathland, North Yorkshire

A stunning property in a quiet hamlet with four bedrooms and one family bathroom, as well as two en suite shower rooms. There’s a lawned garden outside, storage for bikes, a barbecue and wifi throughout the property. The fishing village of Robin Hood Bay is just 13 miles away for a great day out.

Staithes, North Yorkshire

This brilliant terrace property is just a stone’s throw away from the sea, and there are three bedrooms, a double, a single and a triple room. There’s a permit for one car for parking. It also has an open fire, and the shops and restaurants are all within a mile of this property. Enjoy a boat trip on the seafront or stroll along the coastline, taking in the sea air.

Robin Hoods Bay, North Yorkshire

Delightful Stone cottage with two bedrooms and a king-size room. There’s a shower room and a WC. Inside the property, there is an electric fire as well as a flat-screen TV in the lounge. Head into Sneaton Forest for lovely countryside walks with your dog.

Robin Hoods Bay, North Yorkshire

Beautiful coastal accommodation with three bedrooms, two king size, and a twin. There is an outside seating area and a living flame fire. There is also a travel cot and stair gate included in the property. You are within walking distance of the golden sandy beaches and the lovely Yorkshire coastline where you can enjoy the fresh sea air.

Staithes, North Yorkshire

Waverley House is a terraced Grade II listed holiday home cottage that sleeps 6 across three different bedrooms, and you can even bring 2 dogs with you if you like! This North Yorkshire retreat offers a great kitchen area, an en suite shower room and a TV area complete with Bluetooth and Chromecast for streaming. Your close to Robin Hood’s Bay and the charming fishing village of Runswick Bay, as well as the local beach.

Ugthorpe, North Yorkshire

The stylish three bedrooms have been tastefully decorated, one en suite sleep six and the living room opens up onto an outdoor entertainment area second to none. There is decking outside the cottage with a hot tub and comfy seating, as well as an open-fronted straw hut dining room and a barrel sauna with woodland views from its windows. It’s in a superb location ideally located to explore a tranquil village or the sandy shore of a beach.

Hinderwell, North Yorkshire

Behind the North Yorkshire chocolate box exterior of this stone cottage lies a contemporary indoor space with a designer kitchen and cutting-edge décor throughout. Sleeping four, the property has a wrought iron staircase leading to the living area with exposed rafters and a rear door that leads out onto a stunning patio with a private hot tub. This stunning country haven parcelled between the North York Moors and coastline in a Yorkshire village is ideal for families who want both from a pet friendly cottage in Whitby, North Yorkshire.

Why Choose Whitby Pet Friendly Cottages

Finding last minute short breaks in Whitby and out towards the North York Moors National Park no longer has to be a hassle. We’ve hunted down the best deals for Whitby holidays and holiday accommodation that you and your loved ones will adore visiting again and again. There’s no longer a reason for you to leave your four legged friend at home, either! Bring them with you to a property on the coast within metres of the beach.

When searching for the best pet friendly cottages in Whitby, we’ve considered all kinds of points. We’ve looked at customer reviews and have considered genuine value points, as well as open plan living areas, ground floor spaces and those with clear access to the coastal stretches of Whitby, North Sea views and more besides.

This slice of North Yorkshire coast is well known for its fishing village scenes as well as its dog friendly walks. Much of Whitby is hilly and a good old walk – meaning you can really get your pups up and moving. It’s a charming coastal town ideally situated for a seaside break with an array of cottages and properties whilst the North York Moors offers a countryside retreat.

See above for our big list of the top dog friendly properties in Whitby, North Yorkshire. From a dreamy coastal haven property to a cottage situated inland in the Yorkshire countryside. Whitby and the surrounding area has it all in terms of cottages and attractions for pups.

Holidays By The Sea

The old Whitby town boasts some of the best coastal properties in North Yorkshire boasting stunning sea views and walks on the English coast. From the historic town centre with its winding lanes and beautiful narrow cobbled streets to cliff top holiday cottages overlooking beaches and the bustling harbour, you’re sure to find dog friendly accommodation in Whitby with a view.

You can enjoy great family holidays here with early morning fishing boats heading out and see how this charming fishing community takes each day from one of the many quaint cottages. Your canine companion will be straining at the leash to get on the beach and in the Sea which is full of coastal life, take in the views from Whitby’s west cliff or out into the nearby Yorkshire countryside and along the nature trails which criss cross the area.

From Robin Hood’s Bay to the North Yorkshire coastline, cottages in Whitby are hard to beat and offer a dreamy coastal haven where you can enjoy beautiful sandy beaches on the coast.

Cheap Weekend Breaks

Finding a Whitby pet friendly cottage for a weekend is perfect for recharging the batteries, and doesn’t have to be expensive. It has accommodation of many shapes and sizes, both in the bustling town and on its outskirts. You’re never far from a fantastic panorama in this pretty bustling town, and you can take your pooch with you to make the most of a break in this unique location.

Luxury Self Catering

You don’t need weeks to enjoy a refreshing beach holiday in Whitby. A couple of days and nights of doing your own thing in one of these cottages in this ideal setting will ease your stresses and strains in no time. Choose your own pace along the coast, through the daytimes and evenings, and relax in these places to stay with your favourite pooch at the same time. Head into the North York Moors or book a trip on the scenic railway line. You can also take your pooch to a pub, shop, restaurant, they never have to be left alone again, they can join you and the children on your travels.

Enclosed Garden Lets

Pets can be nervous in a new place and the last thing you need is your best pal streaking out of an open door into a road or running off. That’s why most are situated in the North York Moors village where its quiet. You’re still close enough to Robin Hood’s Bay and the dramatic north sea, but you get to enjoy a romantic countryside getaway instead.

From well kept lawned areas to pretty courtyard gardens and huge fenced-in decks with spectacular views, a cottage in a charming village located close to the delightful rugged coastline for a memorable family holiday isn’t hard to find.

There are a fair few hills in this lovely North Yorkshire resort and you won’t be able to resist taking your pup on some of the glorious surrounding walks, so having a soothing spa in your cottage to return to at the end of each day is undoubtedly a bonus.

With hot tub properties, for couples, families or groups of friends, lovers of a relaxing soak are well-catered for. For a list of these stays, it’s here.

Multi Pet Rentals

Having more than one pet shouldn’t mean you or they miss out on your cosy dream staycation on the Whitby coast; luckily, it doesn’t.

Several Whitby properties will accept more than one dog for a small fee, so if you have a penchant for pugs or own several schnauzers, you’ll find multi pet rentals in Whitby to suit. There are also pubs and restaurants that allow dogs as well so you never have to leave them in the cottage.

Romantic Getaways

Whether it’s sharing fish and chips on the beach, enjoying a boat trip or meandering around the abbey (named by Countryfile as Britain’s most romantic run), you can’t help but feel the love in this pretty coastal spot that is also close to the North York Moors.

Romantic getaways in Whitby can be bijou stone homes, luxurious houses with sea views, or ones slightly further inland near the North York Moors with more outside space for the dog. The national park is on your doorstep regardless and well worth checking out.

Lodges & Log Cabins

Whilst they may not boast as much character as other accommodation, log cabins and lodges in Whitby, North Yorkshire and around the North York Moors are built to a high standard and are often less expensive.

They can usually be found on private grounds or in purpose-built parks normally in countryside or. These have the advantage of onsite activities like fishing, watersports or bicycle hire, swimming pools and sometimes even entertainment.

Ideas For A Dog Holiday In Whitby

While not all of Whitby’s holiday homes allow pets, it’s not hard to find plenty which do. In any case, we’ve taken the effort to making it easier for you to find a picture postcard location in the North York Moors or on the outskirts of the brilliant coastal resort of Whitby where you can experience the dramatic north sea.

Whether you choose a fisherman’s cottage or a seaside lodge, you and your favourite pet won’t be short of things to do and places to go. You have the North York Moors, Yorkshire Dales National Park, Robin Hood’s Bay, North Yorkshire’s Scarborough region and the North East coast to explore.

Whitby is a delightful coastal town in North Yorkshire, and unique in that it’s still a working fishing port. Get up early and walk your dogs through the North Yorkshire sea breeze, and make sure to take home a few kippers for breakfast, too. Enjoy beautiful sandy beaches, pubs, days out and Whitby’s restaurants, Whitby dog friendly holidays are the perfect coastal getaway.

It marries this heritage with its tourist trade, and visitors are extremely well catered for; including those with well-behaved pooches. Pets love the coast, and Whitby pretty much gives you the best of it all in a lovely package you’ll want to head back to again and again. Check out all the Whitby dog friendly cottages in our list and see if you can find some new favourites of your own. 

Visit Whitby - Things Your Dog Will Enjoy

  • North Yorkshire Coast – Boasting something for everyone, not least dogs, the North Yorkshire Coast is dotted with pretty fishing harbours like Robin Hoods Bay, Large family resorts like Scarborough and secluded bays and coves like Skinningrove. You can view the life boat pier and try the famous walking route.
  • Robin Hood’s Bay – Fido will love sniffing out the delights of this quaint coastal village with it’s very quiet setting, be it in the rockpools or the pet friendly cafes and pubs. 
  • Whitby Abbey – Enjoy one of the few famous historical sites in the area as you and your pooch will certainly get some exercise in climbing the 199 steps up to the ruins of this majestic medieval historic abbey. Once at the top, you can continue along the headland, which boasts lovely dog walks.
  • Whitby – It’s one of the most thriving towns in the UK and is dotted with boutique shops selling Whitby Jet and Dracula-inspired souvenirs, a picturesque harbour, lovely beaches and easy access to the North York Moors. Dogs and their owners alike will love this unique area.
  • Tate Hill Beach – Canine friendly all year round; this small beach is ideal for enjoying the town’s famous fish and chips after visiting Church St’s quirky shops whilst Fido plays in the sand. 
  • Famous Pannett Park – Escape the bustle of this busy North Yorkshire seaside town and spend a couple of hours in this pretty tranquil park, with space for the kids to play and your pup to stretch their legs. 
  • River Esk – Dogs are welcome on the pleasure boat trips which run up and down the river Esk from Whitby to Ruswarp and it’s also a pretty spot for anglers. 

Last Word

Whitby is an amazing holiday destination, and an excellent coast escapes for pet lovers and their pups with the North York Moors on your doorstep. Finding a dog friendly cottage in Whitby isn’t necessarily going to be the issue you might assume it to be. We’ve made sure to track down the best holiday homes in Whitby, providing you and your pets the chance to explore the heritage coastline and the stunning sea views for miles around. Whether you want a peaceful village escape or that perfect coastal getaway in a fishing village, we have both on offer.

There are many different types of accommodation available, and you won’t have any trouble finding dog friendly holiday cottages in Whitby that suits both you and your pets.

The town and surrounding area is perfect for days out on the beach, or exploring the cliff tops and the nearby North York Moors National Park (see here). A 1 or 2 bedroom cottage might just be all you need to take on the perfect pet friendly holiday. Many of the houses we’ve lined up for you in this guide are within 7 miles or so of some of the best walks and Yorkshire coast sites worth holding out for.

Whitby is soaked in history, and has a unique atmosphere partly because of its links with Dracula and his modern-day followers. Ever been to Whitby Abbey before? Take your dog up into the heavens of Whitby and explore the Whitby Abbey grounds.

At the end of the day, sit back and reflect in one of the Whitby dog friendly holiday cottages. Check out our top picks offering 1 bedroom quaint cottages and more – and rest easy knowing your dog can come with you to enjoy it all, too!

If this dreamy coastal haven backed by the North York Moors wasn’t for you there are more fantastic Yorkshire dog friendly cottages over here. 

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