Are you seeking dog friendly beaches in the UK? For the past eleven years my husband and I have explored lots of places with our dog. We have fond memories of Baxter paddling in the sea at Talacre Beach in North Wales (his favourite beach), stealing a family’s picnic at Bournemouth in Dorset, and digging up the beach at Robin Hood’s Bay in North Yorkshire. Those are just a few of our discoveries. There are lots of dog friendly beaches in North Wales, as we have found over many impulsive family day trips on odd weekends. We also enjoyed visits to New Brighton beach and nearby beaches on the Wirral.
Our family holidays have taken us from Poole in Dorset, where we stayed at the dog friendly Rockley Park caravan site, to Wells-next-the-Sea in Norfolk, to Cresswell in Northumberland, and finally to Allonby in Cumbria. While on those holidays we explored lots of local sites. We especially enjoyed visiting Brancaster Beach in Norfolk. This was a beautiful place, with lots of soft sand, shallow rock pools, and space for dogs to run about. Baxter also enjoyed paddling in the sea on the Isle of Portland in Dorset, where we visited Portland Castle. He explored Amble in Northumberland, went on a seal cruise in Seahouses, and travelled on the Wash Monster from Hunstanton in Norfolk.
One of our earliest holiday memories is from our honeymoon in North Yorkshire back in 2010. My husband insisted that Baxter had to come on holiday with us, and I couldn’t refuse my dog his time away. We found a lovely dog friendly holiday home in Port Mulgrave, and proceeded to explore Whitby, Scarborough, Staithes and the aforementioned Robin Hood’s Bay. There are so many dog friendly beaches in North Yorkshire that I forget some of the names. We simply went out in the car and parked up wherever we liked the look of a place. Port Mulgrave had a beautiful coastal walk just minutes from our holiday home, so we spent some time exploring the area. Baxter made sure to dig up stones (and bark at them), swim in the sea, dig holes in the beach, and run around like a lunatic with his tongue hanging out. He loved his beach holidays, and we loved our boy. We miss him terribly, but the memories will last forever.
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