Is Mundesley beach dog friendly

MUNDESLEY is one of the most beautiful beaches in Norfolk.

Located around eight miles from Cromer, this sandy hotspot has everything you need for a family day out.

Can dogs go on Mundesley beach?

Mundesley beach is dog friendly – but there are restrictions in place during peak seasons.

Dogs are banned from the Promenade section from the start of May until the end of September.

The rest of the beach is pet friendly all year round.

This sandy beach, lined with colourful beach huts, is the perfect place to explore with your four-legged friend.

Mundesley beach is the perfect place to take your dog (Credit: Michael Day/Flickr)

If you’re feeling adventurous, you could walk along the seafront as far as Trimingham.

Parking is available nearby – but you will need to get a ticket as it is a pay-and-display.

To access the beach, you will need to head down the steps down the steep cliffs.

There are good facilities in the area including the world’s smallest maritime museum.

If you want to spend the night in the area, check out The Lookout – which is also pet-friendly.

Why are dogs banned from going onto beaches?

The main reason for not allowing dogs on to beaches at certain times is for health and safety purposes.

Although most owners will clean up after their pets when they are out, some fail to pick up their dog’s poo. 

Due to a dog’s diet being largely meat-based, leaving their faeces on the beach runs the risk of humans contracting toxocariasis – or zoonosis. 

And during the busy months, this becomes even more dangerous – especially for children – with potential problems including blindness and breathing difficulties.

Things to consider when taking your dog to the beach

Dogs love a nice trip to the seaside, just like their human companions. 

But there are a number of rules and tips to consider when heading to the beach.

These include: 

  • Check with beach management to see if dogs are allowed
  • Take poo bags to clear up their mess
  • Bring a lead – dogs have to be on a leash on some beaches at all times
  • Avoid the big crowds
  • Consider some people may not like dogs
  • Take plenty of fresh water and a bowl for your dog
  • Take a first aid kit in case your dog becomes injured
  • Check for local vets in case of emergency
  • Make sure your dog is wearing their collar and ID tag
  • If they are wear a GPS tracker, make sure it is fully charged
  • Take spare towels to dry them
  • Keep an eye on your dog at all times

Looking for a beach near you? Check out our full UK dog-friendly beach guide.

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