When we’re looking for staycations in the UK, I do try to look for dog friendly beach holidays as that way the whole family can enjoy the break. Dog friendly holidays are becoming more and more popular as we all want to take our pets away with us.
Living in the South West of the UK, we are blessed with some amazing beaches, and many of them are dog friendly. As we endeavour to see more of the UK, we are focusing our journey and short breaks on the South coast to reduce the travel time to start with.
There are some great dog friendly holidays by the sea in the UK, and I am excited to visit more of them. When travelling with your dog, we have found that dog friendly caravan parks are some of the best places to stay as we can keep the dog safe and contained in the caravan.
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Address: Devon Cliffs Holiday Park, Sandy Bay, Exmouth, Devon, EX8 5BT
Devon Cliffs Holiday park is Haven’s biggest park. Park facilities include a multi level heated outdoor swimming pool, multi lane water slides and flume rides in the heated indoor pool. Dry activities include adventure golf, outdoor play areas, an entertainment centre, multi sports and more.
Accommodation at Devon Cliffs include caravans and lodges. There are 1,800 static caravans on site
If you’re looking for dog friendly caravans in Devon, then you’ll find them at Devon Cliffs. Pet friendly facilities include a designated dog walking area in the park with an additional cliff walk from Sandy Bay to Exmouth. Dogs are permitted on the terrace of the Mash and Barrel bar and restaurant.
Address: Perran Sands Holiday Park, Perranporth, Cornwall, TR6 0AQ
Perran Sands holiday park has facilities which include a lazy river (something we love when researching holidays), water slides, direct access to Perranporth beach. Dry activities include adventure golf, a nature trail, outdoor play areas, an entertainment venue and plenty more.
Accommodation at Perran Sands include caravans, chalets, beach houses and glamping.
Pets are permitted in the nature reserve and the back of the complex entertainment area. Perranporth Beach which is accessed directly via the park is dog friendly all year round and has a dog friendly pub on the beach.
Address: Doniford Bay Holiday Park, Watchet, Somerset, TA23 0TJ
Doniford Bay holiday park is very pet friendly and a great choice for dog friendly beach holidays. We stayed for a few nights in a pet friendly caravan a little while ago. Park facilities include heated indoor and outdoor pool with multi lane water slide.
Dry activities on offer include the entertainment centre, archery, play areas, crazy golf and plenty more. All accommodation at Doniford Bay are in caravans.
At Doniford Bay dogs are permitted around the majority of the park on lead, and there is also a designated dog friendly area just to the side which was great for some off lead exercise.
There is direct access to Doniford Bay beach which has no dog restrictions. The beach is largely rocky however, but great for walking.
Address: Weymouth Bay Holiday Park, Preston, Weymouth, Dorset, DT3 6BQ
Weymouth Bay holiday park boasts a lazy river which connects the indoor and outdoor pools. There is plenty of green space to enjoy picnics, and a nature walk which starts at the park.
Other activities on offer include an entertainment centre, crazy golf and an arcade to name a few. There is no direct beach access at Weymouth Bay, however Bowleaze Cove is approximately 10-15 minutes walk from Weymouth Bay holiday park and is pet friendly.
Accommodation is made up of chalets, caravans and apartments.
Address: Seaview Holiday Park, Preston, Weymouth, Dorset, DT3 6DZ
Staying in Weymouth is Seaview holiday park. The nature walk from Weymouth Bay holiday park links into Seaview holiday park, so you can visit both parks.
Facilities at Seaview include heated indoor and outdoor pools, soft play, and entertainment venue and plenty more. As mentioned above, the nearest beach is Bowleaze Cove which is pet friendly.
Accommodation at Seaview is made up of caravans, chalets and glamping.
Address: Littlesea Holiday Park, Lynch Lane, Weymouth, Dorset, DT4 9DT
Littlesea is also based in Weymouth and has facilities including indoor and outdoor heated pools, an all weather multi sports court, outdoor play areas, entertainment centre, tennis courts, adventure golf and more. Dogs are welcomed onto the terrace outside Starbucks coffee shop.
There is no direct access to the beach at Littlesea, however there is a coastal walk to Chesil Beach, a pet friendly beach approximately two miles away.
Accommodation at Littlesea is made up of caravans and lodges.
Address: Rockley Park Holidays, Marina & Spa, Napier Road, Hamworthy, Poole, Dorset, BH15 4LZ
Rockley Park holiday park boasts facilities which include indoor and outdoor heated pools, splash zone, a spa, waterspouts centre, multi sports range to name a few. There are also three outdoor play areas, an entertainment centre and plenty more. I don’t think you’ll get bored at Rockley Park.
Accommodation at Rockley Park is made up of caravans.
Rockley Sands beach is accessed directly from the park and is dog friendly all year around. Dogs are also welcome on the terrace of the Mash and Barrel bar and restaurant.