Seaside escapes for coastal canines

Why we do like to be beside the seaside – when Fido comes too!

The seaside has always held a special place in the heart of the nation – with Victorians flocking to seaside places like Brighton and Blackpool for relaxation and wellbeing.  However, whilst The Victorians would sit in their deckchairs or promenade along the pier the trend now is towards much more active holidays where furry friends come too!

Dog-friendly beaches

Beachlife is a paradise for both dogs and owners with a huge collection of dog-friendly beaches open year-round. Some are long and sandy with a backdrop of stunning cliffs others with delightful coves where your dog can run free, especially off-season when most beaches are completely dog-friendly and without restriction. Explore our seaside collection.

Best of the South West

Choose Devon if you love cream teas and sailing – Salcombe North Sands Beach has a huge section of sandy beach for your dog to run around when the tide is out and the town itself is charming with gorgeous cafes and shops.

If you fancy teaching your dog to surf then visit Paws on the Beach at Saunton Sands. Another favourite is the dog-friendly beach at Babbacombe Bay where your dog can swim year-round.

If you like your beaches off the beaten track Daymer Bay Beach in North Cornwall is a perfect choice, dog-friendly year-round with miles of sandy beach for your dog to run off lead.

South East with a beach in reach

There are numerous lovely seaside towns around the Kent and  East Sussex coastline from Whitstable with its cool cafes and places to eat oysters to the wonderfully regenerated Margate with its Turner Contemporary gallery, great beaches and wonderful sunsets. They say that National Treasure Tracey Emin has once more taken up full-time residence and the whole town has an increasingly rock and roll feel to it.

The jewel in the crown has got to be the picture postcard, the medieval town of Rye with its cobbled streets, endless antique and bric-a-brac shops and cosy places for tea and scones. From there you can walk to the fabulous dunes at Camber Sands and even do a spot of twitching at the RSPB reserve en route.

In Suffolk explore the open blustery beaches of Southwold and Walberswick with their 50s nostalgic style and colourful beach huts or the remote feel of North Norfolk which has no less than 6 Blue Flag beaches and its beautiful Heritage coastline is world-famous. One of our favourites Norfolk beaches is at Holkham which has simply miles of unspoiled golden sands with a pine forest beyond forming part of a nature reserve.  (link) And for real remoteness, a trip to the coast in Scotland could be just what you need to feel like you’re ‘stepping back’ even just for a weekend.

So, for a life-enhancing pet getaway by the sea click here and check out our customers’ favourites – all with bow-wow appeal.