Is Aldeburgh beach dog friendly?

ALDEBURGH is a beautiful coastal town in Suffolk – known for serving the best fish and chips around.

There’s plenty to do in the area including visiting the beach, restaurants, cafes and wide variety of shops.

Can dogs go on Aldeburgh beach?

Dogs are banned from the beach from 1 May until 30 september.

But for the rest of the year, you and your four-legged friend are allowed to roam freely.

If you want to take your dog to the beach during peak season, check out Sizewell beach nearby.

There’s plenty of places for dog owners to explore near Aldeburgh beach.

Aldeburgh beach is a sand and shingle beach in Suffolk (Credit: DS Williams/Flickr)

A track leads you from the Wentworth Hotel in Aldeburgh up to Thorpenes – and it’s dog friendly all year round.

But dogs must be kept on a lead and must not disturb the local wildlife.

There are two reserves nearby – North Warren and Snape Warren.

Dogs are allowed into both of these reserves all year round – but again, must be kept on a lead.

As well as the beach and paths, there are plenty of dog friendly pubs nearby.

You can enjoy a drink on the drink on the outdoor terrace of the Brudenell Hotel with your pooch.

If you want to stay in Aldeburgh, check out the dog friendly White Lion hotel with prices starting as low as £105 per night.

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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