UK Dog Friendly Beaches

Your BorrowMyDoggy guide to the top 12 UK beaches

Fancy a seaside adventure with your BFF - best furry friend? Whether your dog prefers digging in the sand or leaping through waves, here’s your dog-friendly UK beach guide.

DOG FRIENDLY BEACHES IN SOMERSET

Berrow Beach


  • Part of a seven mile stretch of sand running from Burnham-on-Sea to Brean Down

  • Flat wide sands, backed by sand dunes

Berrow Beach, a dog friendly beach in Somerset

DOG FRIENDLY BEACHES IN CORNWALL

Sandymouth Beach


  • Located in North Cornwall

  • Sandy beach with coastal walks along a cliff path

  • Dogs are welcome year round

Sandymouth Beach, a dog friendly beach in Cornwall

Padstow Beach

  • Serene and tranquil due to a location that’s “a little out of the way”

  • Golden sand, pawfect for a game of fetch

  • Dogs are welcome year round

Padstow Beach, a dog friendly beach in Cornwall

DOG FRIENDLY BEACHES IN HAMPSHIRE

Mileford on Sea


  • Located in Bournemouth, Hampshire

  • A long shingle beach backed by low cliffs and lined by colourful, characteristic beach huts

  • Backs on to a nature reserve

  • Dogs are welcome year round

Mileford on Sea, a dog friendly beach in Hampshire

DOG FRIENDLY BEACHES IN WALES

Rhossili Bay


  • Voted the best beach in Britain and third best in Europe

  • A three mile stretch of sandy coast at the end of the Gower Peninsula

  • Spectacular views

Rhossili Bay, a dog friendly beach in Wales

DOG FRIENDLY BEACHES IN SCOTLAND

Gairloch Beach


  • Located on the North East Scottish coastline surrounded by mountains

  • A sheltered and secluded bay with island views

  • Sunset as well as the stunning Scottish sunsets from the West

Gairloch Beach, a dog friendly beach in Scotland

DOG FRIENDLY BEACHES IN DEVON

Babbacombe Beach


  • Located in South Devon

  • Features a shingle and sand beach

  • A cafe/pub is within walking distance

  • Dogs are welcome year round

Babbacombe Beach, a dog friendly beach in Devon

DOG FRIENDLY BEACHES IN DORSET

Studland Beach


  • Three-and-a-half miles of sandy beach with plenty of dunes

  • Views of Old Harry Rocks and Isle of Wight

  • Dogs are welcome year round, but certain times are required to be kept on a lead


people at Studland Beach, a dog friendly beach in Dorset

Highcliffe Castle Beach


  • A sandy beach with calm waters for swimming

  • Accessible by steps or slope from the castle grounds

  • Dogs are welcome year round

Collies at Highcliffe Castle Beach, a dog friendly beach in Dorset

DOG FRIENDLY BEACHES IN SUSSEX

West Wittering Beach


  • Located in Chichester, Sussex

  • Miles of sand and 20 acres of grass lawn

  • Privately owned and dedicated to providing a clean and enjoyable place to relax

  • Dogs are welcome year round, but certain areas are restricted

West Wittering Beach, a dog friendly beach in Sussex

Climping Beach


  • Located near Littlehampton

  • A secluded, stoney beach and partly a nature reserve

  • Popular with surfers

Climping Beach, a dog friendly beach in Sussex

DOG FRIENDLY BEACHES IN KENT

Dumpton Gap


  • Located halfway between Broadstairs and Ramsgate

  • Pawsome low tide walking routes framed by chalk cliffs

  • A dog friendly cafe is nearby for a post-beach treat

  • Dogs are welcome year round

  • Dumpton Gap, a dog friendly beach in Kent

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