Top UK Dog Friendly Beaches

Top UK Dog Friendly Beaches

Top UK Dog Friendly Beaches

There’s nothing better than enjoying a stroll along the beach. The sound of the waves, the fresh sea air and sometimes even the chance to spot dolphins or whales. We’ve put together a guide of some of the UK’s best dog friendly beaches for you to enjoy with your four-legged friends. Whether your dog enjoys a swim in the sea, digging in the sand or simply a game of fetch, these beaches are all welcome to dogs and surrounded by beauty. 

This week it’s The Great British Beach Clean (17th - 26th) where people all over the UK take to the beach to help pick up rubbish. It’s so important to take care of our environment and we should always be responsible, only leaving footprint and paw prints behind, so remember to dispose of your rubbish correctly and pick up and bin poo. 

Find out how to get involved with the Great British Beach Clean here 



Bamburgh Castle Beach - Northumberland 

Long Sands North - Tyne and Wear

Haverigg Beach  - Cumbria

Blackhall Beach - County Durham 

Lytham St Annes Beach - Lancanshire

Fraisthorpe Beach - Yorkshire 

Chapel St Leonards Beach - Linconshire

Ainsdale Beach - Merseyside

Dunwich Heath Beach - Suffolk 

The Naze Beach - Essex

Westbrook Bay - Kent

Holywell Beach - East Sussex

Kingston Beach - West Sussex 

Milford-on-sea Beach - Hampsire

Sand Bay - Somerset 

Lannacombe Beach - Devon

Sunny Cove - Devon

Yarmer Beach - Devon

Portholland Beach- Cornwall 

Longrock Beach- Cornwall 

Lankidden Cove - Cornwall 

Monks Bay - Isle of Wight


Rockcliffe Beach -  Dumfries and Galloway

Kingsbarns Beach - Fife

Sango Bay - Durness

Milsey Bay (North Berwick) - Lothian 

Sands of Breckon Beach - Shetland Islands

Carradale Beach - Strathclyde

Lunan Bay - Tayside


Aberffraw Bay (Traeth Mawr)

Talacre Beach - Cywld

Harlech Beach - Gwynedd

Cilborth Beach -  Ceredigion

Barafundle Bay - Pembrokeshire

It’s also important to remember that not all beaches are dog friendly or are closed to dog during certain times of the year so do check beforehand and keep an eye on the tide times too. 

Do you and your pup have a favourite beach?  We would love to see some pictures of your dog enjoying the beach, just tag us on social media @poppyspicnic and use the hashtag #poppyspicnic