7 Top Dog Friendly Brighton Attractions & Days Out Across The Coast
The Best Places To Take Dogs in Brighton
Situated on the Sussex coastline, Brighton is a thriving vibrant town with lots going on for everyone to enjoy. Dog Friendly days out in Brighton have become more and more popular with the amount of activities on offer.
Home to many bars, restaurants, shops and clubs, Brighton is a popular spot among young people looking for a good time on the South Coast.
It is also popular among families who want to escape the busy city and relax next to an idyllic coastline.
Below we have selected a handful of dog friendly attractions in Brighton that we thought might be beneficial to you:
Activities & Things to Do
Find below 7 of the best days out in Brighton for dogs
1. Take your pet to Petworth
Petworth Park is probably the perfect example of the way Brighton combines both natural and man made beauty, not to mention a great way to let people and their pets enjoy it all together. Designed by the legendary landscape artist Lancelot “Capability” Brown, the Park covers 700 acres of land, and has the hills of the South Downs as a backdrop. Along the way, you and pooch (kept on a lead) will discovery wild deer, superb man made lakes and woodland.
2. Enjoy the beaches
Between the 1st of October and the end of April every year, all the beaches in Brighton and Hove are dog friendly. There are many miles of these beaches, which dogs love walking on because they’re mostly pebbles. There are lots of areas with tidal pools, crabs and other marine life to sniff after, and you’ll pass under the superb structure of Brighton Palace Pier, with its amusement park, lights and attractions. Dogs aren’t allowed on the pier itself, but there are plenty of cafes, ice cream and food stalls at the shore end.
3. Roam the South Downs
Brighton and Hove nestle at the bottom of the South Downs National Park. This recently designated Park was set up to protect the thousands of acres of unique natural flora, fauna and woodland, which thrives on the chalk base of this part of England; the White Cliffs of Dover, along the coast in Kent, being the most obvious examples. There are hundreds of miles of dog friendly walks, pathways and bridleways across the Downs, all well signposted and mapped by the National Park Authority. You’ll find villages, pubs and cafes along the way.
4. Don’t miss the Royal Pavilion
One of Brighton’s most famous landmarks, the Royal Pavilion takes some beating as a visitor attraction. Right on the sea front in the heart of Brighton itself, the Pavilion is like an Indian palace, which is exactly what it’s supposed to look and feel like. The grounds of the Pavilion also house the Brighton Museum and Art Gallery, which specialises in Art Deco exhibits, and the Booth Museum of Natural History. Dogs are allowed between October and April.
5. Visit the Lanes
For a morning or afternoon stroll with your favourite furry friend, take a trip back in time down the Lanes. These are what’s left of Brighthelmstone, the fishing village which eventually became Brighton. There are lots of lovely sights and smells for you and pooch to soak up, with the narrow lanes crammed with preserved and restored shops, and places to enjoy something to eat and drink. North Laine is home to artsy boutiques, galleries and antique shops. Nearby is the beautiful Old Steine green space, which takes you onto the tree lined Grand Parade.
6. Ride the Bluebell Railway
This fantastic renovated railway line spans the border between East and West Sussex, which is where Brighton and Hove sits. Take your dog for a ride along the 11 miles of the Railway, between Sheffield Park and East Grinstead. Along the way, you’ll relive the sights and sounds of the Victorian technology which opened up this part of the beautiful South Coast. This is a fully functioning steam locomotive rail line, which joins with the national rail network from East Grinstead to London.
7. Visit Stanmer Park
Just outside Brighton, to the northeast of Hove, this superb country house is a great place to take your four legged friend for a morning, afternoon or day out. As part of the city of Brighton and Hove, but also part of the South Downs National Park, this is a great place to explore the landscape of the Downs and learn about the City’s conservation plans for the future. Meanwhile, take fido on a walk through the Park’s fantastic woodlands, meadows and nature reserves.
Looking for Somewhere To Stay?
If you plan a trip or a little mini-break in Brighton with dogs, then we have put together some of our best places to stay.