PLAY: Top Dog-friendly Things to do in Wales

With a breath-taking coastline, seemingly endless countryside and bustling cities, Wales has it all for a fantastic break away with your pet. Here are the top things you and your canine companion can do…

Life’s a beach


Wales is well-known for its dramatic coastline which is among the safest and cleanest in the world. One of Wales’ National Parks even covers 186 miles of the coast! Both the Gower and Llŷn Peninsulas are fantastic to visit with your pooch and you and Fido will find countless trails to enjoy. All beaches in Wales are open to furry friends as of September, however there are beaches that are dog-friendly all year round. We’ve selected a few of our favourites below…

Llanbedrog Beach – This sheltered sandy beach overlooks Cardigan Bay and is lined with colourful beach huts. Furry friends will love splashing about in the shallow water!

Rhossili Bay – Voted Wales best beach of 2017 and it’s not hard to see why. Stretching for three golden sandy miles, your pooch will have lots of fun running around. Make sure you bring a ball!

Monkstone Beach – Wild and remote, Monkstone is a beautiful, quiet alternative to the nearby Saundersfoot and Tenby beaches. Your dog will have lots of fun exploring all the rock pools.

Take a walk


As well as its gorgeous coast, Wales also has miles and miles of expansive countryside and mountains for you and your furry friend to roam. There’s something for everyone –  whether you’re a seasoned hiker or a casual trekker, there are mountainous climbs as well as relaxing strolls. We’ve already sniffed out the best areas!

We built this city


If you find yourself missing urban life, Wales has some amazing major cities for you to explore with Fido. Wales’ capital city Cardiff on the south coast offers wonderful shopping, landmarks, museums and dog-friendly dining. And it’s easy to see everything by foot! Swansea is also a fantastic city to explore with your pet with its vibrant market, parks and gardens, and the sweeping waterfront of Swansea Bay. Don’t forget to visit the seaside village of Mumbles on the west side of the bay – it has over 120 shops, restaurants and pubs.

Grab a bite in a dog-friendly pub


There’s nothing nicer after a day of doggie adventures than to settle down in a cosy dog-friendly pub, and you won’t have to look far to find a suitable one! Visit Wales have picked out a selection of lovely pubs. All are dog-friendly, serve delicious food and drinks, and most have outdoor areas and gardens – ideal for when you and Fido want to relax but still enjoy the sunshine and scenery.

There are epic adventures everywhere you go in Wales, many tailor-made for our canine friends! For more info on woof-tastic holidays in Wales visit

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