Best Dog Friendly Beaches

Here at Different Dog, our four-legged team love a trip to the seaside. CEO Crumble has just returned from well-deserved break in Cornwall with her family.

Fresh from her trip, her and the rest of the team have put together their top 5 dog fur friendly beach recommendations…


There are many wonderful dog friendly beaches in Cornwall with plenty to choose from whether you prefer sandy or stony, busy or remote there is something for everyone. Crumble’s favourites are Constantine Bay and Porthcothan.

Crumble’s favourite beach activity is playing with her small humans and her buddy Bazyl, the black lab, and of course getting as sandy as possible.


Ynylas Beach, Borth – Three miles of golden sandy beach with wonderful views around Cardigan bay. Dogs are welcome all year round and it is the perfect beach for a long walk. You may even find an ice cream van lurking near the car park.

Juno says this beach is perfect for zoomies – as fast as you can. Although, be careful you don’t leave your human behind! 


Longhoughton Steel, Alnwick

Longhoughton Steel is a favourite with Tayto, a wonderful remote beach and a fantastic place to explore rock pools or take a peaceful walk. With its sparkling waters and dramatic views, easily makes Northumberland an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Tayto loves to chase his ball with his humans and sniff out anything he can find in the rock pools. 

East Sussex

Camber Sands

Camber Sands is a wonderful fine golden sand beach. You may even bump into a celebrity here. Thanks to its dramatic scenery, Camber Sands has appeared in a couple of Hollywood movies. It is also a great place for seal spotting, you may see them playing in the harbour or lazing by the shore. There is plenty of space for dogs to roam and lots of grassy dunes to sniff. 

New Forest

Milford On Sea, Bournemouth

Milford on sea is a pebble beach with beautiful views. There are nearby cafes and facilities, and it is dog friendly all year round. There is always something to do at Milford, from kayaking, windsurfing to paddle boarding.

Enzo loves splashing in the water and finding lots of new furry friends to play with!

Our top tips for a pawfect day out

  1. Make sure the beach you are visiting is suitable for dogs – see the map above from our friends at to find all the paw friendly beaches.
  2. Make sure your dog has a collar & ID tag in case they zoom off too far!
  3. Take plenty of fresh water and a bowl, we recommend a collapsible travel bowl
  4. Always, make sure your dog can find some shade.
  5. Don’t forget some toys! Chester’s favourite is his squeaky pig, much to his human’s delight.
  6. Be aware of people having picnics, most dogs can’t resist the delicious smell of a picnic lurking nearby.  It’s useful to bring a lead and a tether anchor that can be sunk into the sand if you need to stop your dog wandering off.
  7. Check tides and watch out for strong currents.  The sea is wonderful but can be dangerous so always keep a close eye on your dog near the water.
  8. Don’t forget those all-important doggy bags and pick up any mess, so everyone can enjoy the beach.
  9. Pack their favourite treats (Crumble’s are fishy favourites of course).
  10. Make sure you wash your dog at the end of the day, no one likes sandy paws or fur to go to bed!