Dog-friendly beaches near me in England: All the places you can take your pet

THERE is no happier sight that seeing your dog running around on a beach with their tail wagging.

Our animal best friends can charge around in the open space and splash about in the ocean until their heart’s content – but only certain beaches allow dogs on their sandy shores.

Here is a list of where you can take them in England – with dogs allowed on the beaches all year round unless restrictions are stated.

Table of contents

  1. Cornwall
  2. Cumbria
  3. Devon
  4. Dorset
  5. Durham
  6. East Sussex
  7. Essex
  8. Gloucestershire
  9. Hampshire
  10. Isle of Wight
  11. Isles of Scilly
  12. Kent
  13. Lancashire
  14. Lincolnshire
  15. Merseyside
  16. Norfolk
  17. Northumberland
  18. Somerset
  19. Suffolk
  20. Tyne and Wear
  21. West Sussex
  22. Yorkshire

Cornwall

Perranporth Beach is one of the nicest beaches in Cornwall and allows dogs too
Perranporth Beach is one of the nicest beaches in Cornwall and allows dogs too
  • Bamaluz Beach, St Ives
  • Black Rock, Widemouth Bay
  • Booby’s Bay Beach, Padstow 
  • Bossiney Cove, Tintagel
  • Cadgwith Cove (dog restrictions from July to August)
  • Carbis Bay, St Ives (dog restrictions from May to September)
  • Carlyon Bay, St Austell (dog restrictions from Easter to September)
  • Carne Beach (dogs must be kept on leads)
  • Castle Beach, St Mawes (dog restrictions from July to August)
  • Cawsand Beach (dog restrictions from July to August)
  • Chapel Porth, St Agnes (dog restrictions from July to August)
  • Cleave Beach, Kingsand
  • Constantine Bay, Padstow
  • Coverack (dogs must be kept on leads)
  • Crackington Beach (dog restrictions from May to September)
  • Crantock Beach, Newquay (dogs must be kept under control)
  • Crooklets Beach, Bude (dog restrictions from May to September)
  • Daymer Bay Beach
  • Deadman’s Cove, Camborne
  • Downderry Beach
  • Duckpool Beach, Bude (dogs must be kept under control)
  • Eastern Green Beach, Penzance
  • Finnygook Beach, Portwrinkle (dog restrictions from Easter to October)
  • Fistral Beach, Newquay
  • Flushing Beach, Falmouth
  • Freathy (dog restrictions from Easter to October)
  • Godrevy (dog restrictions from July to August)
  • Gorran Haven
  • Great Molunan & Little Molunan Beach, St Anthony’s 
  • Great Western Beach, Newquay
  • Greenaway Beach, Trebetherick (dog restrictions from Easter to October)
  • Gunwalloe Church Cove (dog restrictions from July to August)
  • Gwithian Towans Beach (dog restrictions from July to August)
  • Gwynver Beach, Land’s End
  • Gyllyngvase Beach, Falmouth (dog restrictions from May to September)
  • Hannafore Beach, Looe
  • Harbour Cove, Padstow
  • Hawker’s Cove, Padstow
  • Hayle Beach (dog restrictions from Easter to October)
  • Hemmick Beach, Mevagissey
  • Holywell Bay
  • Kennack Sands, Lizard (dog restrictions on main beach from July to August)
  • Kynance Cove, Lizard (dog restrictions from July to August)
  • Lamorna Cove, Land’s End (dog restrictions from Easter to October)
  • Lankidden Cove, Helston
  • Lantic Bay
  • Lizard Church Cove (dog restrictions from Easter to October)
  • Loe Beach, Feock (dog restrictions from Easter to October)
  • Longrock Beach (dog restrictions from July to August)
  • Lusty Glaze, Newquay (dog restrictions from May to September)
  • Maenporth Beach (dog restrictions from July to August)
  • Marazion Beach (dog restrictions from Easter to October)
  • Mawgan Porth Beach
  • Men-aver Beach, Gillan (dog restrictions from Easter to October)
  • Mexico Towans Beach
  • Millendreath Beach (dog restrictions from May to September)
  • Mother Iveys Bay
  • Nanjizal Beach, Land’s End
  • Newlyn Tolcarne Beach
  • Northcott Mouth Beach
  • Par Sands Beach
  • Pedn Vounder Beach, Porthcurno
  • Pendower Beach
  • Pentewan Beach (dog restrictions from March to November)
  • Perranporth Beach (dogs must be kept on leads from July to August)
  • Perranuthnoe, Penzance (dog restrictions from July to August)
  • Perran Sands, Perranporth
  • Plaidy Beach, Looe
  • Poldhu Cove, Lizard (dog restrictions from July to August)
  • Polkerris Beach (dog restrictions from Easter to October)
  • Polnare Cove, Falmouth
  • Polpeor Cove, Lizard
  • Polperro Beach (dog restrictions from Easter to October)
  • Polridmouth Cove, Menabilly
  • Polstreath Beach, Mevagissey
  • Polzeath Beach (dog restrictions from May to September)
  • Poly Joke Beach, West Pentire
  • Porth Beach, Newquay (dog restrictions from May to September)
  • Porthallow Beach
  • Porthbean Beach, Falmouth
  • Porthbeor Beach, Bohortha
  • Porthcothan Beach
  • Porthcurnick Beach, Gerrans
  • Porthcurno Beach (dog restrictions from July to August)
  • Portheras Cove
  • Porthglaze Cove, St Ives
  • Porthgwarra Beach, Land’s End (dog restrictions from July to August)
  • Porthgwidden, St Ives (dog restrictions from July to August)
  • Porthkidney Sands, Lelant
  • Porthleven Beach (dog restrictions from July to August)
  • Porthluney Cove
  • Porthmeor Beach (dog restrictions from May to September)
  • Porthmeor Cove 
  • Porthminister Beach, St Ives (dog restrictions from May to September)
  • Portholland Beach
  • Porthoustock Beach, The Lizard
  • Porthpean Beach, St Austell (dog restrictions from July to August)
  • Porthtowan Beach (dog restrictions from May to September)
  • Porthzennor Cove, St Ives
  • Portloe Beach
  • Portmellon Beach (dog restrictions from July to August)
  • Portreath Beach (dog restrictions from July to August)
  • Portscatho Beach (dog restrictions from July to August)
  • Port Gaverne Beach, Port Isaac
  • Praa Sands Beach (dog restrictions from July to August)
  • Priests Cove, St Just
  • Readymoney Cove, Fowey (dog restrictions from July to August)
  • Rinsey Cove 
  • Rock Beach, Padstow (dog restrictions from Easter to October)
  • Sandymouth Beach, Bude
  • Seaton Beach
  • Sennen Beach, Land’s End (dog restrictions from May to September)
  • Sharrow Beach, Whitsand Bay (dog restrictions from Easter to October)
  • St George’s Cove, Padstow (dog restrictions from July to August)
  • Summerleaze Beach, Bude (dog restrictions from May to September)
  • Sunny Cove, Falmouth
  • Swanpool Beach, Falmouth (dog restrictions from July to August)
  • Talland Bay
  • Tintagel Haven
  • Towan Beach, Newquay
  • Towan Beach, St Anthony
  • Trebarwith Beach, Tintagel
  • Tregantle Cliff Beach, Whitsand Bay
  • Tregardock, Newquay (dog restrictions from Easter to October)
  • Tregonhawke Beach, Whitsand Bay
  • Trevaunance Cove, St Agnes (dogs must be kept on leads)
  • Trevone Bay, Padstow (dog restrictions from May to September)
  • Treyarnon Bay
  • Upton Towans, Hayle
  • Vault Beach, Gorran Haven
  • Watergate Bay, Newquay
  • Wherrytown Beach, Penzance
  • Widemouth Bay, Bude (dog restrictions from May to September except Black Rock & South Beach)

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Cumbria

Haverigg Beach has a wide open expanse for dogs to run around in (Tom Bastin/Flickr)
Haverigg Beach has a wide open expanse for dogs to run around in (Tom Bastin/Flickr)
  • Aldingham Beach
  • Allonby Beach
  • Arnside Beach
  • Askam-in-Furness Beach
  • Bardsea Beach
  • Biggar Bank Beach, Walney Island
  • Braystones Beach, Beckermet
  • Earnse Bay (dog restrictions from Easter to September)
  • Grange-over-Sands
  • Haverigg Beach
  • Maryport Beach
  • Millom Beach
  • Nethertown Beach
  • Newbiggin Beach
  • Parton Beach, Whitehaven
  • Rampside Beach
  • Ravenglass Beach
  • Roanhead Beach, Barrow-in-Furness
  • Sandy Gap Beach, Walney Island
  • Seascale Beach
  • Siddick Beach
  • Silecroft Beach
  • Silloth West Beach, Silloth
  • Skinburness Beach
  • St Bees Beach
  • Whitehaven Beach
  • Workington Beach

Devon

The beaches in Torquay are among the most beautiful in Devon - but some do come with restrictions for dogs (Heather Bell/Flickr)
The beaches in Torquay are among the most beautiful in Devon – but some do come with restrictions for dogs (Heather Bell/Flickr)
  • Anstey’s Cove, Torquay
  • Babbacombe Beach
  • Bantham Beach (dog restrictions from May to September)
  • Barricane Beach, Woolacombe (dog restrictions from May to September)
  • Batten Bay Beach, Plymouth
  • Beacon Cove, Torquay
  • Beer Beach (dog restrictions from May to September)
  • Beesands Beach, Kingsbridge
  • Blacklands Beach, Lynmouth
  • Blackpool Sands (dog restrictions from Easter to November)
  • Bovisand Beach (dog restrictions on main beach from May to September, dogs allowed all year round on Crownhill Bay Beach)
  • Branscombe Beach (dogs forbidden from parts of the beach all year round)
  • Breakwater Beach, Brixham (dog restrictions from May to September)
  • Broadsands Beach, Paignton (dog restrictions from May to September)
  • Budleigh Salterton Beach (dog restrictions from May to September)
  • Burgh Island Beach (dog restrictions from April to August)
  • Castle Cove Beach, Dartmouth
  • Challaborough Bay Beach (dog restrictions from May to September)
  • Churston Cove, Brixham
  • Clovelly Beach
  • Combe Martin Beach (dog restrictions from May to September)
  • Coryton Cove, Dawlish (dog restrictions from May to September)
  • Croyde Beach (dog restrictions from May to September)
  • Dawlish Warren Beach (dog restrictions from April to September)
  • East Portlemouth Beach
  • Elberry Cove, Paignton
  • Exmouth Beach (dog restrictions on the main beach from May to September)
  • Fairy Cove, Paignton
  • Fishcombe Cove, Brixham
  • Gara Rock Beach, East Portlemouth
  • Goodrington Beach, Paignton (dogs allowed on North Sands, but banned on South Sands)
  • Great Mattiscombe Beach
  • Greysands Beach, Northam
  • Grunta Beach, Mortehoe
  • Hallsands Beach
  • Hartland Quay Beach (dog restrictions from April to October)
  • Heddon’s Mouth Beach
  • Hele Bay Beach, Ilfracombe
  • Holcombe Beach, Teignmouth 
  • Hollicombe Beach, Paignton (dog restrictions from May to September)
  • Institute Beach, Torquay
  • Instow Beach (dog restrictions near to the town from May to September)
  • Jacobs Ladder, Sidmouth (dog restrictions on the main beach from July to August)
  • Lannacombe Beach
  • Leas Foot Sands Beach, Thurlestone
  • Lee Bay, Ilfracombe 
  • Livermead Sands, Torquay
  • Maceley Cove, East Prawle
  • Maidencombe Beach
  • Man Sands, Kingswear
  • Meadfoot Beach, Torquay (dogs banned on southwestern part all year round)
  • Mill Bay, Salcombe
  • Moor Sands, Salcombe
  • Mothecombe Beach, Plymouth (dog restrictions from May to September)
  • Mouthmill Beach, Clovelly
  • Mouthwell Sands, Hope Cove (dog restrictions from May to September)
  • Ness Cove Beach, Shaldon
  • Newberry Beach, Combe Martin
  • North Sands, Salcombe
  • Oddicombe Beach, Babbacombe (dog restrictions from May to September)
  • Oyster Cove, Paignton
  • Paignton Beach (dog restrictions from May to September)
  • Peaked Tor Cove, Torquay
  • Peppercombe Beach, Parkham
  • Petitor Point, Torquay
  • Preston Sands, Paignton (dog restrictions from May to September)
  • Putsborough Beach, Croyde (dog restrictions apply in certain areas)
  • Rapparee Cove, Ilfracombe
  • Rockham Beach, Mortehoe
  • Row Cove, Netton
  • Saltern Cove, Paignton
  • Sandy Bay Beach, Exmouth (dog restrictions from April to October)
  • Saunton Sands, Braunton (dogs must be kept on lead by the beach huts)
  • Scabbacombe Sands, Kingswear
  • Seaton Beach
  • Sedgewell Cove, Bigbury-on-Sea (dog restrictions between causeway east to Sedgewell Cove from May to September)
  • Shipload Bay, Titchberry
  • Shoalstone Beach, Brixham
  • Sidmouth Beach (dog restrictions on the main beach from May to September)
  • Sillery Sands Beach, Lynton
  • Slapton Sands
  • Soar Mill Cove, Soar
  • South Milton Sands, Thurlestone
  • South Sands, Salcombe (dog restrictions from May to September)
  • St Mary’s Bay, Brixham
  • Strete Gate Beach, Strete
  • Sugary Cove Beach, Dartmouth
  • Sunny Cove Beach, East Portlemouth
  • Teignmouth Beach (dog restrictions on the main beach from April to September)
  • Teignmouth Back Beach
  • Torre Abbey Sands, Torquay (dog restrictions from May to September)
  • Tunnels Beach, Ilfracombe (dogs banned from the beaches but allowed on leads through the tunnels)
  • Watcombe Beach, Torquay
  • Watermouth Bay
  • Welcombe Mouth Beach, Welcombe
  • Wembury Beach (dog restrictions from May to September)
  • Weston Mouth Beach, Weston
  • Westward Ho! Beach (dog restrictions to Sandymere from May to September)
  • Wildersmouth Beach, Ilfracombe
  • Wild Pear Beach, Combe Martin
  • Wonwell Beach, Kingsbridge
  • Woody Bay Beach
  • Woolacombe Beach (dog restrictions apply in certain areas)
  • Wringcliff Bay, Lynton
  • Yarmer Beach, Thurlestone

Dorset

Bournemouth's coastline is one of the most popular in the UK - but can you take your dog to the beach all year round?
Bournemouth’s coastline is one of the most popular in the UK – but can you take your dog to the beach all year round?
  • Alum Chine Beach, Bournemouth (dog restrictions from May to September)
  • Avon Beach, Christchurch (dog restrictions from May to September)
  • Boscombe Pier, Bournemouth (dog restrictions from May to September)
  • Bournemouth Beach (dog restrictions from May to September)
  • Bowleaze Cove, Weymouth
  • Branksome Chine Beach, Poole (dog restrictions on the main beach from May to September)
  • Canford Cliffs Beach, Poole (dog restrictions from May to September)
  • Chapman’s Pool Beach, Swanage
  • Charmouth Beach (dog restrictions on the central area from May to September)
  • Chesil Beach
  • Church Cliff Beach, Lyme Regis
  • Church Ope Cove, Isle of Portland
  • Cogden Beach, Bridport
  • Durdle Door Beach, West Lulworth
  • Durley Chine, Bournemouth
  • East Cliff Beach, Lyme Regis
  • Eype Beach, Bridport
  • Fisherman’s Walk Beach, Bournemouth (dog restrictions from May to September)
  • Gore Cove Beach, Weymouth 
  • Greenhill Beach, Weymouth (dog restrictions from May to September)
  • Harbour Lake, Poole
  • Hengistbury Head Beach, Southbourne
  • Highcliffe Beach (dog restrictions from May to September)
  • Highcliffe Castle Beach, Christchurch
  • Hive Beach, Burton Bradstock (dog restrictions from June to October)
  • Kimmeridge Bay
  • Knoll Beach, Studland (dog restrictions from May to September)
  • Lulworth Cove
  • Lyme Regis Beach (dog restrictions from May to September)
  • Manor Steps Beach, Bournemouth (dog restrictions from May to September)
  • Man O’War Beach, West Lulworth
  • Monkey Beach, Swanage
  • Monmouth Beach, Lyme Regis
  • Mudeford Quay
  • Mudeford Sandbank, Southbourne
  • Mupe Bay Beach, West Lulworth
  • Overcombe Beach
  • Preston Beach, Weymouth (dog restrictions on parts of the beach  from May to September)
  • Ringstead Bay
  • Rockley Park Beach, Poole
  • Sandbanks Beach, Poole (dog restrictions from May to September)
  • Seatown Beach (dog restrictions from May to September)
  • Shell Bay Beach, Studland (dog restrictions from May to September)
  • Shore Road Beach, Poole (dog restrictions from May to September)
  • South Beach, Studland (dog restrictions from May to September)
  • Southbourne Beach, Bournemouth
  • Steamer Point, Christchurch (dogs must be kept on a lead in the Nature Reserve)
  • Swanage Bay (dog restrictions from May to September)
  • Swanage Beach (dog restrictions from May to September)
  • West Bay East Beach (dog restrictions from May to September)
  • West Bay West Beach (dog restrictions from May to September)
  • Weymouth Beach (dog restrictions on parts of the beach from Easter to October)
  • White Nothe Beach
  • Worbarrow Beach, Tyneham

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Durham

Crimdon Dene Beach is a lovely location in Durham to escape to nature with your dog (Yaffa Phillips/Flickr)
Crimdon Dene Beach is a lovely location in Durham to escape to nature with your dog (Yaffa Phillips/Flickr)
  • Blackhall Rocks Beach, Blackhall Colliery
  • Crimdon Beach
  • Crimdon Dene Beach
  • Easington Beach
  • Featherbed Rocks, Seaham
  • Hartlepool North Sands
  • Horden Beach
  • North Gare Beach, Seaton Carew
  • Seaham Beach
  • Seaham Hall Beach
  • Seaton Carew Beach – (dog restrictions between North Shelter and Seaton Carew Golf Club from May to September)

East Sussex

Eastbourne Beach is one of the best places to visit in East Sussex - but you will have to watch where your pooch goes
Eastbourne Beach is one of the best places to visit in East Sussex – but you will have to watch where your pooch goes
  • Bexhill Beach (dog restrictions between Brockley Road and Sea Road from May to September plus dogs must be kept on leads between the promenade and Sea Road)
  • Birling Gap
  • Brighton Beach (dog restrictions on certain parts of Brighton Beach – please check the advice boards for further information)
  • Bulverhythe Beach, Hastings (there are dog free zones – please check the advice boards for further information)
  • Camber Sands (dog restrictions from May to September on certain parts of the beach)
  • Cooden Beach, Pevensey
  • Cuckmere Haven Beach, Seaford
  • Eastbourne Beach (dogs banned between Wish Tower and the Pier and must be kept on a lead on other areas from May to September)
  • Fairlight Glen Beach, Hastings (dog restrictions from May to September)
  • Holywell Retreat Beach, Eastbourne (dogs must be kept under control)
  • Hove Beach, Brighton (dog restrictions from May to September)
  • Newhaven East Beach
  • Newhaven West Beach
  • Normans Bay, Pevensey
  • Ovingdean Beach, Brighton
  • Pett Level Beach (dog restrictions from May to September)
  • Pevensey Bay
  • Rottingdean Beach, Brighton (dog restrictions from May to September)
  • Saltdean Beach, Brighton (dog restrictions from May to September)
  • Seaford Beach (dogs banned between Edinburgh Road and West View and must be kept on a lead on other areas from May to September)
  • St Leonards on Sea Beach (dogs must be kept on a lead when campsites are open)
  • Winchelsea Beach (dog restrictions from May to September)

Essex

The beaches in Shoeburyness are great for getting away from the hustle and bustle of Southend-on-Sea - but your dogs might not be allowed to come along
The beaches in Shoeburyness are great for getting away from the hustle and bustle of Southend-on-Sea – but your dogs might not be allowed to come along
  • Bell Wharf Beach, Leigh-on-Sea (dog restrictions from May to September)
  • Brightlingsea Beach (dog restrictions from May to September)
  • Canvey Island Beach (dog restrictions between Concorde Cafe and Labworth Cafe from April to August)
  • Chalkwell Beach, Southend (dog restrictions from May to September)
  • Clacton Beach (dog restrictions between the Pier and West Road from May to September)
  • Cudmore Grove Beach, Mersea
  • Dovercourt Beach, Harwich (dog restrictions from May to September)
  • Frinton Beach, Frinton-on-Sea (dog restrictions between Seafront Warden Station and Cambridge Road from May to September)
  • Holland-on-Sea Beach (dog restrictions between Breakwater south west of Queensway and cafe north west of Queensway from May to September)
  • Irlam’s Beach, Harwich
  • Jaywick Beach, Clacton-on-Sea (dog restrictions north of West Road Outfall Pipe)
  • Jubilee Beach, Southend (dog restrictions from May to September)
  • Mersea Stone Beach
  • Osea Island Beach
  • Shoebury Common Beach, Shoeburyness (dog restrictions from May to September)
  • Shoebury East Beach, Shoeburyness (dog restrictions from May to September)
  • St Osyth Naturist Beach
  • The Naze Beach, Walton-on-the-Naze (dog must be on leads from from May to September)
  • Thorney Bay Beach, Canvey Island
  • Thorpe Bay Beach (dog restrictions from May to September)
  • Westcliff Beach, Westcliff-on-Sea (dog restrictions from May to September)
  • West Mersea Beach

Gloucestershire

  • Severn Beach

Hampshire

Hampshire has numerous beaches along the south coast - and plenty to take your four-legged friends to (GrahamPics1/Flickr)
Hampshire has numerous beaches along the south coast – and plenty to take your four-legged friends to (GrahamPics1/Flickr)
  • Barton-on-Sea Beach
  • Browndown Beach, Lee-on-the-Solent
  • Calshot Beach
  • Eastney Beach, Southsea (dog restrictions west of The Yomper from March to September)
  • Hayling Island Beach (dog restrictions from May to September)
  • Hill Head Beach, Fareham (dog restrictions east of the main car park from May to September)
  • Hotwalls Beach, Portsmouth (dog restrictions from May to September)
  • Lee-on-the-Solent Beach (dog restrictions between Pirates Cove skate park and The Esplanade from May to September)
  • Meon Shore Beach, Titchfield
  • Milford-on-Sea Beach
  • Solent Breezes Beach, Warsash
  • Southsea Beach (dog restrictions west of The Yomper from March to September)
  • Stokes Bay Beach, Lee-on-the-Solent (dog restrictions between the promenade and low water mark of medium ties and between Sailing Club Slipway and GAFIRS Slipway from May to September)
  • Taddiford Gap, Lymington
  • Weston Hard Woolston Beach

Isle of Wight

Isle of Wight has plenty of incredible beaches and well-known for its coastal beauty - so why not take your dog along with you
Isle of Wight has plenty of incredible beaches and well-known for its coastal beauty – so why not take your dog along with you
  • Atherfield Bay, Ventnor
  • Bembridge Beach
  • Binnel Bay
  • Brightstone Bay
  • Brook Bay
  • Colwell Bay (dog restrictions from May to September) 
  • Compton Beach (dog restrictions from May to September away from area between Brook Chine and Hanover Point)
  • East Cowes Beach (dog restrictions from May to September)
  • Freshwater Bay (dog restrictions from May to September in the main part of the beach)
  • Gurnard Bay (dog restrictions from May to September)
  • Luccombe Bay
  • Monks Bay
  • Mount Bay
  • Norton Beach
  • Orchard Bay
  • Priory Beach
  • Reeth Bay
  • Rocken End Beach
  • Ryde Beach
  • Sandown Beach (dog restrictions from May to September)
  • Seagrove Bay
  • Seaview Bay (dog restrictions from May to September)
  • Shanklin Beach (dog restrictions from May to September)
  • Shepherd’s Chine
  • Steephill Cove Beach (dogs must be on leads until 6pm)
  • St Helens Beach
  • Thorness Bay Beach (dog restrictions apply – check information board)
  • Totland Bay (dog restrictions from May to September)
  • Ventnor Beach (dog restrictions from May to September)
  • Watcombe Bay
  • Whale Chine, Chale
  • Whitecliff Bay
  • Yaverland Beach, Sandown

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Isles of Scilly

Hugh Town has two popular beaches in its vicinity and both allow dogs
Hugh Town has two popular beaches in its vicinity and both allow dogs
  • Appletree Bay Beach, Tresco (dogs must be kept on a lead)
  • Covean Beach, St Agnes (dogs banned during summer months)
  • Great Bay Beach
  • Green Bay Beach
  • Lawrence’s Bay Beach
  • Old Town Beach, St Marys (dog restrictions from May to September)
  • Par Beach
  • Pelistry Bay Beach, St Marys
  • Pentle Bay (dogs must be kept on a lead all year around and no dogs allowed overnight)
  • Periglis Beach, St Agnes
  • Porth Hellick Beach, St Marys
  • Porthmellon Beach, Hugh Town (dog restrictions from May to September)
  • Porthcressa Beach, Hugh Town (dog restrictions from May to September)
  • Rushy Bay Beach, Bryher
  • The Bar Beach, St Agnes
  • Town Beach, Hugh Town

Kent

Margate is well-known for its incredible coast and you can take your dog along too - but only during certain months
Margate is well-known for its incredible coast and you can take your dog along too – but only during certain months
  • Abbot’s Cliff Beach, Folkestone (dog restrictions from May to September)
  • Allhallows Beach
  • Botany Bay, Broadstairs (dog restrictions from May to September)
  • Deal Beach (dog restrictions between Deal Castle and Sandown Castle from May to September)
  • Dover Harbour Beach (dog restrictions at Dover Seafront, Waterloo Crescnet and Marine Parade from May to September)
  • Dumpton Gap Beach, Broadstairs
  • Dungeness Beach
  • Dymchurch Beach, Romney Marsh (dog restrictions between Sycamore Gardens and Martello car park from May to September)
  • Epple Bay, Margate
  • Foreness Point, Margate
  • Fulsam Rock Beach, Margate
  • Greatstone Beach (dog restrictions between two parts of the beach from May to September)
  • Grenham Bay, Margate
  • Herne Bay Beach (dog restrictions between The Pier and Land Ends from May to September)
  • Hythe Beach (dog restrictions between Twiss Road and St Leonards Road from May to September)
  • Isle of Grain Beach
  • Joss Bay Beach, Broadstairs (dog restrictions from May to September)
  • Kingsdown Beach (dog restrictions between Sandown Castle and Deal Castle from May to September)
  • Kingsgate Bay Beach, Broadstairs
  • Leysdown Beach (dog restrictions from May to September)
  • Littlestone Beach (dog restrictions between Madeira Road and Clark Road from May to September)
  • Louisa Bay, Broadstairs (dogs must be kept on leads from May to September)
  • Margate Beach (dog restrictions from May to September)
  • Mermaids Beach, Folkestone (dog restrictions from May to September)
  • Minnis Bay, Birchington-on-Sea (dog restrictions from May to September)
  • Minster Leas Beach (dog restrictions from May to September)
  • Palm Bay Beach, Margate
  • Pegwell Bay, Ramsgate (dog restrictions from May to September and banned from mud flats and saltmarsh all year round)
  • Ramsgate Main Sands (dog restrictions from May to September)
  • Reculver Beach, Herne Bay
  • Samphire Hoe, Dover (dogs must be kept on a lead all year round)
  • Sandgate Beach (dog restrictions between Sandgate Castle and Princes Parade Junction from May to September)
  • Sandwich Bay
  • Seasalter Beach
  • Shakespeare Beach, Dover
  • Sheerness Beach (dog restrictions from May to September)
  • Shellness Beach, Leysdown-on-Sea
  • St Margaret’s Bay (dog restrictions from May to September)
  • St Mary’s Bay, Broadstairs (dog restrictions between The Fairway and River Outfell from May to September)
  • St Mildred’s Bay, Westgate-on-Sea (dog restrictions from May to September)
  • Stone Bay, Broadstairs (dog restrictions from May to September)
  • Sunny Sands, Folkestone (dog restrictions from May to September)
  • Tankerton Beach, Whitstable (dog restrictions between Pier Avenue and The Street from May to September)
  • The Warren, Folkestone
  • Viking Bay, Broadstairs (dog restrictions from May to September)
  • Walmer Beach
  • Walpole Bay (dogs must be kept on leads from May to September)
  • Warden Bay, Sheerness
  • Westbrook Bay, Margate (dogs must be kept on leads from May to September)
  • West Bay, Westgate-on-Sea (dog restrictions from May to September)
  • Whitstable Beach

Lancashire

Blackpool's Pleasure Beach is one of the most recognisable hotspots in the UK - but when can you take your dog there?
Blackpool’s Pleasure Beach is one of the most recognisable hotspots in the UK – but when can you take your dog there?
  • Anchorsholme Beach
  • Bispham Beach
  • Blackpool Beach (dog restrictions from May to September)
  • Blackpool Pleasure Beach (dog restrictions from May to September)
  • Cleveleys Beach (dog restrictions from May to September)
  • Dog Friendly Beach, Morecambe
  • Fleetwood Beach (dog restrictions from May to September)
  • Hest Bank Beach
  • Half Moon Bay, Heysham
  • Lytham St Annes Beach (dog restrictions from May to September)
  • Marine Beach, Fleetwood (dog restrictions from May to September)
  • Morecambe Beach (dog restrictions from May to September)
  • North Shore Beach (dog restrictions from May to September)
  • Pilling Sands Beach, Morecambe
  • Rossall Beach
  • St Annes North Beach (dog restrictions from May to September)

Lincolnshire

Skegness Beach allows dogs on its golden sands all year round - but only on certain parts (Roz Vincent/Flickr)
Skegness Beach allows dogs on its golden sands all year round – but only on certain parts (Roz Vincent/Flickr)
  • Anderby Creek Beach, Skegness (dog restrictions in the south part of the beach from March to September)
  • Chapel St Leonards Beach (dog restrictions 200m either side of the main pullover from May to September)
  • Cleethorpes Beach (dog restrictions between Wonderland Slipway and Cleethorpes Leisure Centre from Good Friday to September)
  • Fitties Beach, Humberston
  • Ingoldmells Beach
  • Mablethorpe Beach (dog restrictions on specific areas from May to September)
  • Moggs Eye Beach, Anderby Creek
  • Saltfleetby-Theddlethorpe Dunes
  • Skegness Beach (dog restrictions on specific areas from May to September)
  • Sutton-on-Sea Beach (dog restrictions on specific areas from May to September)

Merseyside

Formby Beach is an amazing spot in Merseyside where dogs can run free in most parts of it (Alexey Komarov/Flickr)
Formby Beach is an amazing spot in Merseyside where dogs can run free in most parts of it (Alexey Komarov/Flickr)
  • Ainsdale Beach (dog free zone 200m either side of Shore Road beach entrance)
  • Crosby Beach, Liverpool
  • Formby Beach (dogs must be kept on a lead along the Squirrel Walk)
  • Hightown Beach
  • Holylake Beach
  • Leasowe Beach
  • Meols Beach
  • Moreton Beach
  • New Brighton Beach, Wallasey
  • Southport Beach (dog free zone from the Pier to Pleasureland)
  • West Kirby Beach (dogs must be kept on a lead)

Norfolk

Gorleston-on-Sea Beach has plenty of room for your dog to run around in - but there are restrictions during the summer months (Kevin Millican/Flickr)
Gorleston-on-Sea Beach has plenty of room for your dog to run around in – but there are restrictions during the summer months (Kevin Millican/Flickr)
  • Bacton Beach (dog restrictions on parts of the beach from May to September)
  • Blakeney Point (dog restrictions on parts of the beach from April to August)
  • Brancaster Beach (dog free zone to the left of the entrance from May to September)
  • Caister-on-Sea Beach
  • California Beach
  • Cart Gap Beach, Norwich (dog restrictions from May to September)
  • Cley Beach
  • East Runton Beach
  • Gorleston-on-Sea Beach (dog restrictions on the main part of the beach from May to September)
  • Great Yarmouth Beach (dog restrictions from June to September)
  • Great Yarmouth Pleasure Beach
  • Happisburgh Beach
  • Heacham South Beach (dogs must be kept on a lead from April to August)
  • Hemsby Beach (dog restrictions on the main part of the beach from May to September)
  • Holme-next-the-Sea Beach
  • Horsey Beach (dogs to be kept away from the seals during the summer months and banned during the winter months)
  • Hunstanton South Beach (dog restrictions during the summer months)
  • Mundesley Beach (dog restrictions on the Promenade section of the beach from May to September)
  • Old Hunstanton Beach
  • Overstrand Beach (dog restrictions on the main beach from May to September)
  • Scratby Beach
  • Sea Palling Beach (dog restrictions south of the lighthouse during the summer)
  • Sheringham Beach (dog restrictions during the summer months(
  • Snettisham Beach (dogs must be kept on a lead from April to August)
  • Titchwell Beach (dogs must be kept on leads and only allowed on the West Bank)
  • Trimingham Beach
  • Walcott Beach (dog restrictions between the main groynes from May to September and dogs to be kept on a lead from March to August)
  • Waxham Beach
  • Wells Next The Sea Beach (dog free zone for the first 200 yards from the main entrance)
  • West Runton Beach (dog restrictions on part of the beach during the summer months)
  • Weybourne Beach
  • Winterton Beach, Winterton-on-Sea

Northumberland

Spittal Beach is a fantastic location to take your dog for a walk all year round (Karen Bryan/Flickr)
Spittal Beach is a fantastic location to take your dog for a walk all year round (Karen Bryan/Flickr)
  • Alnmouth Beach
  • Amble Links Beach
  • Bamburgh Beach
  • Beadnell Bay Beach (dogs must be kept on a lead from March to July)
  • Berwick-upon-Tweed Beach
  • Blyth Beach (dog restrictions between the beach access at Beachway and beach access at southern end of Links Road car park from May to September)
  • Cambois Beach
  • Cheswick Sands
  • Cocklawburn Beach, Berwick-upon-Tweed
  • Craster Beach
  • Cresswell Beach
  • Druridge Bay Beach
  • Embleton Bay Beach
  • Fisherman’s Haven Beach, Berwick-upon-Tweed
  • Holy Island Beach, Lindisfarne (dogs must be kept on leads during bird nesting season)
  • Link House Beach, Alnwick
  • Longhoughton Steel Beach
  • Low Newton-by-the-Sea Beach, Alnwick
  • Newbiggin Beach, Ulverston (dog restrictions between the breakwater at Church Point and the beach access from the promenade from May to September)
  • North Sunderland Beach
  • Ross Back Sands Beach, Belford
  • Sandstell Point Beach, Berwick-upon-Tweed
  • Seahouses Beach
  • Seaton Sluice Beach
  • Spittal Beach
  • Warkworth Beach

Somerset

Weston-super-Mare is famous for its beach - but there are heavy restrictions for dogs running around on it
Weston-super-Mare is famous for its beach – but there are heavy restrictions for dogs running around on it
  • Berrow Beach
  • Blue Anchor Beach, Minehead
  • Bossington Beach
  • Brean Beach
  • Burnham-on-Sea Jetty Beach
  • Burnham-on-Sea Yacht Club Beach
  • Doniford Beach
  • Dunster Beach
  • East Quantoxhead Beach
  • Glenthorne Beach
  • Greenaleigh Sand Beach, Minehead
  • Helwell Bay, Watchet
  • Kilve Beach
  • Ladye Bay, Clevedon
  • Lilstock Beach
  • Middle Hope Beach, Weston-super-Mare
  • Minehead Beach (dog restrictions between the  harbour and the golf course from May to September)
  • Porlock Beach, Porlock Weir
  • Sand Bay Beach, Weston-super-Mare
  • Selworthy Sands
  • St Audries Bay, Taunton
  • Stolford Seafront
  • Watchet Beach
  • Weston-super-Mare Beach (dogs banned from Grand Pier and Marine Lake all year round and dog restrictions on the rest of the beach from May to September)

Suffolk

  • Aldeburgh Beach (dog restrictions on the main part of the beach from May to September)
  • Corton Beach (dog restrictions on parts of the beach from May to September)
  • Covehithe Beach
  • Dunwich Beach
  • Dunwich Heath Beach
  • Felixstowe Beach (dog restrictions on parts of the beach from May to September)
  • Kessingland Beach
  • Lowestoft South Beach (dog restrictions on parts of the beach from May to September)
  • Shingle Street Beach (dogs must be kept under control around nesting birds)
  • Southwold Pier Beach (dog restrictions on parts of the beach from May to September)
  • The Denes Beach, Southwold 
  • Thorpeness Beach (dog restrictions on parts of the beach from May to September)
  • Walberswick Beach

Tyne and Wear

Roker Beach is a fabulous spot to let your dogs run wild - but there are restrictions (Peter M/Flickr)
Roker Beach is a fabulous spot to let your dogs run wild – but there are restrictions (Peter M/Flickr)
  • Cullercoats Beach, Tynemouth (dog restrictions from May to September)
  • Hendon Beach, Sunderland 
  • King Edwards Bay, Tynemouth (dog restrictions from May to September)
  • Long Sands Beach, Tynemouth (dog restrictions on the south part from May to September)
  • Marsden Beach, South Shields
  • Roker Beach, Sunderland (dog restrictions from the pier to the slipway from May to September)
  • Ryhope Beach, Sunderland
  • Sandhaven Beach, South Shields (dog restrictions from May to September)
  • Seaburn Beach, Sunderland (dog restrictions from opposite Morrison’s supermarket to steps opposite the Whitburn Road-Dykelands Road junction from May to September)
  • Whitburn Beach, Sunderland
  • Whitley Bay Beach (dog restrictions on the south part from May to September)

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West Sussex

Bognor Regis plays host to numerous beautiful beaches - and dogs are allowed on most parts of them
Bognor Regis plays host to numerous beautiful beaches – and dogs are allowed on most parts of them
  • Aldwick Beach, Bognor Regis
  • Bognor Regis Beach (dog restrictions between Park Road and Gloucester Road from May to September)
  • Bracklesham Bay Beach (dogs must be kept on a lead by the cafe)
  • Church Norton Beach (dogs must be kept on a lead)
  • Climping Beach, Littlehampton
  • East Head Beach, West Wittering (dogs must kept on leads in the sand dunes)
  • East Preston Beach
  • East Wittering Beach (dog restrictions between the A49 and S1 groynes from May to September)
  • Elmer Beach, Bognor Regis
  • Felpham Beach, Bognor Regis (dog restrictions between Canning Road and Felpham Sailing Club from May to September)
  • Ferring Beach
  • Goring-by-sea Beach (dogs only allowed between groynes near the Sea Lane cafe from May to September)
  • Kingston Beach, East Preston
  • Lancing Beach
  • Littlehampton East Beach (dog restrictions during the summer months)
  • Littlehampton West Beach
  • Middleton-on-Sea Beach, Bognor Regis
  • Pagham Beach
  • Rustington Beach
  • Selsey East Beach (dog restrictions between E26 and E33 groynes from May to September and dogs must be kept on a lead on the sea wall)
  • Shoreham Beach
  • Southwick Beach
  • Thorney Island Beach
  • West Wittering Beach (dog restrictions from May to September)
  • Worthing Beach (dog restrictions between Heene Road and Splash Point from May to September)

Yorkshire

If you are in Yorkshire, why not revel in the sunset with your dog in Scarborough - but watch out for the restrictions
If you are in Yorkshire, why not revel in the sunset with your dog in Scarborough – but watch out for the restrictions
  • Barmston Beach, York
  • Bridlington North Beach
  • Bridlington South Beach
  • Cayton Bay Beach, Scarborough
  • Danes Dyke Beach, Bridlington
  • Filey Beach (dog restrictions between the Royal Parade and the promenade from May to September)
  • Fraisthorpe Beach, Barmston
  • Granville Beach, Redcar (dog restrictions between signposted areas from May to September)
  • Hayburn Wyke Beach
  • Hornsea Beach (dog restrictions from May to September)
  • Kettleness Beach
  • Mappleton Beach
  • Marske-by-the-Sea Beach
  • North Landing Beach, Flamborough
  • Port Mulgrave Beach
  • Redcar Beach (dog free zones in operation from May to September)
  • Reighton Sands Beach
  • Robin Hood’s Bay Beach
  • Runswick Bay Beach
  • Saltburn Beach (dog free zones in operation from May to September)
  • Sandsend Beach (dog restrictions on the main part of the beach from May to September)
  • Scarborough North Bay Beach (dog restrictions on the main part of the beach from May to September)
  • Scarborough South Bay Beach (dog restrictions on the main part of the beach from May to September)
  • Selwicks Bay Beach
  • Skipsea Beach
  • Skinningrove Beach
  • South Gare and Coatham Dunes, Redcar
  • South Landing Beach, Flamborough
  • Staithes Beach Sands
  • Stoupe Beck Sands
  • Tate Hill Beach, Whitby (dogs must be kept on a lead from May to September)
  • Thornwick Bay Beach
  • Tunstall Beach
  • Upgang Beach, Whitby
  • Whitby Beach (dog restrictions on the main part of the beach from May to September)
  • Wilsthorpe Beach
  • Withernsea Bay Beach (dog restrictions on small part of the beach from May to September)

If there are any dog-friendly beaches that we have missed off, let us know in the comments below.

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