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Dog Walking in Brighton
Brighton is home of the free-spirited, the creative and a good dose of fresh sea air. Just a stone’s throw from London, dog walking in Brighton will not disappoint. The city is compact and is dense with dog friendly pubs and cafes. If you want to walk a dog in Brighton - look no further. We’ve curated some of the best places to take your favourite furry friend.
Where can I walk my dog in Brighton? If you’re looking to borrow a dog in Brighton or just scoping out places with the best doggy vibes to take your pooch, we’ve sourced out a few of our favourite outdoor treats.
Preston Park is the largest urban park in the city and 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, your dog sitter and your pooch can take a seat and watch the world go by. You can’t go wrong with 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. Dog walkers in Brighton flock here - pull on your trainers and get down there!
There is no mystery as to why this is one of Brighton’s most visited parks. 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”. The area is very popular with dogs in Brighton 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.
If you have a car or fancy a trip just outside Brighton, we recommend getting out to Devil’s Dyke. Situated on the South Downs, it has some of the most spectacular views of the area. The dog walking is extensive and so if you want to take your borrowed dog out or your own - why not make it a real pawsome adventure? According to the National Trust, John Constable described the panorama from Devil’s Dyke as 'the grandest view in the world' - we’ll see you there…
Come rain or shine, Brighton beaches offer epic places to go whilst dog sitting in Brighton year round. From 1 October to 30 April, dogs are permitted on all beaches. If you’re visiting outside of this period, check first to see which beaches are dog friendly.
Where to eat in Brighton with your dog
Bucket and Spade
Winner of the Bravo Award 2017 for dog friendly restaurants - these awardholders know how to make dog walkers in Brighton happy as larry (or Molly, if you will). Located right on the Promenade, forming part of the Victorian arches underneath the King’s Road, this is a perfect spot for a bite to eat after you’ve worn yourselves out on Brighton’s pebble beach. For early birds, we recommend the breakfast. Yum!
If you see yourself as a dog sitter in Brighton (in the most literal sense) why not visit this dog friendly cafe? Metrodeco even do doggy tea parties!
The Blue Anchor
Situated a moments walk away from the beach, the Blue Anchor has a resident pub dog, Pepper, who is always looking for new friends.
Local vets in Brighton
Coastway vets have a number of locations - their Brighton office has a 24:7 service and you don’t need to be an existing customer. They’re located on the Freshfield Business Park which is walkable from the centre of town.
Alternatively, you could try Brighton New Priory vets which is within easy reach of the city centre. They have an emergency service as well as usual vet care - their website is also full of top tips.
Don’t forget! Included in your BorrowMyDoggy membership is a 24/7 Vet Line for both owners and borrowers. So if you’re dog boarding in Brighton and you’re in a bit of pickle why not give them a call and they can answer any questions you may have, or advise you on what you need to do if you have any concerns.
Pet shops in Brighton
Bone Idol is a central dog groomers and shop - and they are anything but idle. These guys put your dog’s wellbeing at the centre of what they do with the quietest and cleanest equipment. If you want to get your pooch looking fabulous before hitting the dog kennels in Brighton (who knows who they might meet) or before meeting a new dog walker - this is the place to go.
Brighton is chock full of bohemian forward thinkers - the Pet Shed Brighton is another prime pet shop. Pet Shed Brighton is an independent shop stocking natural foods and toys for your four legged friend.
Want a fun Brighton fact?
Brighton and Hove buses have names (obviously!). One such bus got its name from a reckless police dog called Bruce - he was sadly put to sleep after biting an offender - the public were so upset by this they demanded recompense for Bruce. Bruce is now remembered on the number 12 bus route. If you’re dog minding in Brighton why not take your pooch to admire the 12 bus.