Great Places to Walk Your Dog in Brighton

Five great places in Brighton to take your dog for a walk

a dog walking by a lake

Walking our furry friends is such an important part of dog ownership. If you’re borrowing a dog, you might not know the best places to go, so we hope to inspire you with these five local wagtastic walking spots for you and your doggy, borrowed or owned, in Brighton.

Preston Park

"Dog Walking in Preston Park by Dominic Alves licensed under CC BY 2.0"

Preston Park is the largest urban park in the city and is home to the 'Preston Twins' - widely considered the largest and oldest Elm trees in the world. There are two cafes in the park, both of which are dog friendly so you and your pooch can have a seat and a drink and watch the world go by.

Offering 63 acres of parkland in the heart of the city, Preston Park is a regular winner of the Green Flag Award, which is given to quality parks and open spaces. There is lots to keep you and your doggy friend entertained at just a stone’s throw away from the city centre.

Plan your dog walk to Preston Park here.


Stanmer Park

"Dog Walking in Stanmer Park by Miles Sabin licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0"

Situated on the outskirts of the city, the council notes that “Stanmer Park and Estate is an excellent example of the vast open countryside available in Brighton”. It’s no mystery why this park is one of Brighton’s most visited parks.

The area is very popular with dog walkers thanks to the vast and beautiful areas of woodland and open parkland. There are lots of walks to choose from, including in the surrounding countryside if you and your dog are feeling adventurous.

Plan your dog walk to Stanmer Park here.

The Seafront and Beaches

"Dog Walking on Brighton Beach by Pavlina Jane licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0"

It would be impossible to mention great places to walk in Brighton and not mention the beaches! From 1 May to 30 September, dogs are permitted on these beaches in the area so be sure to check before you and your dog friend make your way there. From 1 October to 30 April, dogs are permitted on all beaches.

If your four legged friend is a fan of swimming then, provided it’s not too choppy, they’ll love splashing about in the sea. If they’ve not quite got their sea paws yet, there is plenty to enjoy on dry land too - for both you and your dog.

Plan your dog walk on Brighton’s beaches here.

The Devil’s Dyke

"Dog Walking on The Devil’s Dyke by Gareth Williams licensed under CC BY 2.0"

The Devil’s Dyke is situated on the South Downs and has some of the most spectacular views of the area. Though just outside of the city, it’s worth the journey for the experience… and your dog will thank you for it, too, on account of the extensive walks available.

According to the National Trust, John Constable described the panorama from Devil’s Dyke as 'the grandest view in the world' - if that’s not enough of a reason to visit then we don’t know what is!

Plan your dog walk at The Devil’s Dyke here.

Sheepcote Valley

"Dog Walking in Sheepcote Valley by Les Chatfield licensed under CC BY 2.0"

Located mostly in the South Downs National Park, Sheepcote Valley is almost 220 acres of dog walking paradise. Vast amounts of space and spectacular views all contribute to making this a walk that your four legged friend will thank you for!

It is situated just beyond East Brighton Park, so if you’re not feeling as adventurous, you can always go there for a less strenuous walk, but no doubt your dog will drag you to the valley in no time!

Plan your dog walk to Sheepcote Valley here.

High paws and thanks to our pawsome pals at Walkiees for their contribution. We hope you’re as excited about your next dog walk as we are.


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