10 Top Dog-Friendly Beaches in the UK

With staycations on the increase this year, here’s a list of 10 Dog Friendly UK Beaches for you to enjoy with your best friend.


1. Par Sands

St Austell, Cornwall

No restrictions. Dog friendly all year round!
Par Sands is a lovely sandy beach surrounded by sand dunes and even has a little lake/pond! It’s ideal for playing and walking with your dog and having a paddle in the sea.

2. Woolacombe


The beach is split into areas that you must pay attention to. Woolacombe is a large beach on the north coast of Devon. It’s a popular with families and surfers. Next to the beach is Woolacombe village, where there are lots of dog friendly places to eat and stay.

3. Durdle Door

West Lulworth, Dorset

Dogs welcome all year round. As part of the Jurassic Coast, it’s a great scenic beach. On a good day you can paddle in sea with your canine pal too.

4.  Climping Beach 

West Sussex

Offering miles of unspoilt shingle beach between Littlehampton and Bognor against a pretty countryside. Enjoy a walk along the beach to Littlehampton for an array of cafés including the famed East Beach Cafe

5. Holkham


Dogs welcome all year round. Set near Hollkham National Nature Reserve, this beach is a beautiful stretch of unspoiled and sandy scenery perfect for a day out with your canine pal. Once you’ve had a walk and paddle along the shore, why not have a look around the nature reserve.

6. Bamburgh Beach

(Nr Bamburgh Castle, Northumberland)

Dogs welcome all year round. Bamburgh is a long sandy beach near the castle. It’s the perfect place for long walks and a bit of paddling if you’re brave. Afterwards, you can take your dog for a walk around the castle grounds.

7. St Bees

Whitehaven, Cumbria

Dogs welcome all year round. St Bees is a shingle and sand beach which is perfect at low tide for long walks. At the north end of the beach is St Bees Head, an RSPB nature reserve, where you can find England’s only cliff-nesting seabird colony.

8. Monkstone Beach

Tenby, Pembrokeshire, Wales

Dogs welcome all year round. Between Tenby and Saundersfoot, Monkstone is a sandy beach perfect for a play and paddle with the dog. At low tide, you might even be able to go on a long walk from Monkstone to Saundersfoot along the shore. It’s also a great area for going on long walks with your dog along the clifftops.

9. Saunton Sands

Braunton, Devon

A dog friendly beach that welcomes waggy tails all year round. The zoning system means that you only have to have your dog on its lead for the first five minutes of your walk, after which you have 3.5 miles of free-run sand.

Dog Friendly Beach

10. Lunan Bay

Angus, Scotland

Dogs welcome all year round. Lunan Bay is a beautiful beach backed by sand dunes. The beach is also popular with surfers and horse riders. The area around the bay is ideal for long walks with your dog.