It’s getting to that time of year again, as long as the snow disappears, then we should be all right. As we start to see that first bit of sun we all get very excited, and we whip out our sunglasses, even the dogs do!
Like most people and their pet pooches, we all love going to the beach in the summer, where our furry four legged friends are able to run for miles and miles on sand, and they might even have a splash in the sea.
There are certain beaches out there that unfortunately aren’t dog friendly, but we can ensure you that this list of beaches will be perfect for you and your pooch!
Brean Beach, Somerset
Brean Beach in Somerset is great for dogs all year round! The beach is three miles long and made up of soft sand and mud – so pack a spare towel for the dog as you should prepare for them to get muddy! There’s also lots of great dog friendly accommodation around to suit everyone’s style and budget!
Heading to Cornwall this year? You need to visit Perranporth beach! Again, it’s three miles long and open to dogs all year round. Although in July and August between 10am and 5pm dogs must be kept on leads. There’s even a watering hole in the middle, so get your pooch on a lead so they can grab a drink!
Located in South Devon Babbacombe beach is beautiful and very picturesque, though more importantly it’s dog-friendly. There’s a car park nearby , as well as a large section of cafes and pubs for you to enjoy. One thing to remember is that Oddicombe beach next door has no dog access during the summer, so try to keep to this side of the beach.
Holkham Bay, Norfolk
Holkham Bay is one of Norfolk’s most beautiful beaches; there’s pristine golden sands for miles and miles, and even at low tide the water is only half a mile away – never too far for a quick dip and cool down. If you head east on the beach and keep going all the way down you’ll find yourself in Wells-Next-To-Sea or, head west and you’ll end up in Burnham Overy Staithe.
West Wittering, Sussex
Based in Chichester, Sussex, this is a very unusual beach, but not for the worse. The beach is owned by shareholders who are all dedicate to preserving the surroundings and want to provide a clean place to relax, which is great news for families and our four-legged friends. Right from September through to May the entire beach is open to dogs, altogether in the summer there are a few restrictions that you can read about here…
Brighton Beach, Brighton and Hove
If you haven’t been to Brighton Beach before, you need to visit. Lined with beautiful, bright beach huts and lots of exciting things to see and do, it’s one location you need to see. From the 1st May to the 30th September, dogs are allowed on certain areas that are named and labelled ‘Dog Friendly Beaches’, which are parts of the beach specifically for dogs, you can find these all the way from Central Brighton, through the Marina and all the way to Rottingdean. More information on these locations are here…
Need your dog on a lead and want to keep them in control comfortably?
The Gencon® All-in-1 and Headcollars are made from soft yet durable fabric and are specifically designed not to pull up into your dog’s eyes or uncomfortably turn their head, making them the perfect lead training accessories for grown dogs and puppy walking.
The Gencon consists of two simple loops that apply gentle pressure when your dog pulls, the lead gently but effectively stops your dog pulling forwards.
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Did you know?
The Gencon dog head collar is recommended by The Guild of Dog Trainers
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