Top 10 Dog Friendly Beaches

Top 10 Dog Friendly Beaches

Autumn's finally here and the crowds have rolled their towels up and headed home from the nation's beaches, and for all you dog owners that means one thing - long sandy walks with your pet!

We love this time of year and the fact that it's perfect for letting your dogs enjoy some fun on the sand, so we've put our heads together and come up with our top ten absolute favourites incase you needed some inspiration. Enjoy.

1. Fistral Beach, Newquay, North Cornwall

Our number one has to be the heavyweight of British beaches - Newquay's Fistral Beach. This huge sandy beach is as popular for its surf as it is for its scenery, and it's so laidback it welcomes dogs all year round - hurray.

2. Woolacombe Beach, Woolacombe, North Devon

This gem of a Devon beach wasn't named the Mail on Sunday's Best British Beach for nothing, and not only is it so big you'll be able to walk for miles but most of it welcomes dogs.

3. Chesil Beach, Portland, Dorset

If your dogs are anything like ours, no matter how far you walk them along the beach they still won't want to get back into the car to head home, but the 18 miles of Chesil Beach are enough to tire even the most energetic of pups.

4. Slapton Sands, Torcross, South Devon

Slapton Sands is dog friendly all year round, and this three mile stretch of sand sits in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

5. Bembridge Beach, Bembridge, Isle of Wight

Picture this, sweeping views across the shimmering Solent and the sight of your pet bounding ahead on the sand...we love Bembridge Beach.

6. Watergate Bay Beach, Newquay, North Cornwall

Watergate Bay Beach is one of those that just has it all. From a convenient location to a beautiful backdrop and a dog friendly attitude, it's perfect for dog walkers.

7. Sandymouth Beach, Bude, North Cornwall

Now, this beach is a little off the beaten track - around five miles from Bude - but that only makes a quiet walk with your pet all the more special when you want to leave the madding crowd far behind.

8. Saunton Sands, Saunton, North Devon

Used as the backdrop for the Robbie Williams video for 'Angels', this dune-dotted beach is one of Devon's most beautiful, and it welcomes dogs throughout the year.

9. Branksome Dene Beach, Poole, Dorset

This modest little beach is the last one in Poole before the Bournemouth beaches begin, and it's a dramatic spot for a stroll with your dog.

10. Seagrove Beach, Ryde, Isle of Wight

Seagrove Beach is an impressive stretch of sand when the tide goes out, and with a Quality Coast Award to its name it's a safe, secluded little beach perfect for an autumn wander with you dog.
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