Bringing your dog to Brean Down

Have your pooch join you for a stroll at Brean Down

Dogs on leads are very welcome at Brean Down. There are water bowls in the car park and outdoor eating area and plenty of coastal terrain to stretch four legs.

Four-legged friendly

With rugged cliffs and soft sand to explore, Brean Down is a dog-friendly place to visit. Please remember to pick up any mess your dog makes and dispose of it in the bins provided. Please keep your dogs on short leads at all times. Due to the nature of Brean Down's rocky cliff edges, keeping your dog on a lead keeps them safe.


Ground nesting birds

In open countryside, the law requires dogs be kept on a short lead between 1 March and 31 July. This protects the rare birds in the area that nest and lay eggs on the ground


Let loose on the beach

Well behaved dogs are welcome on the sandy beach off the lead, year-round. Please be aware Brean Down beach is along the Bristol Channel, prone to areas of sinking mud. It's safest to keep your pooch in view at all times. The tidal of the Bristol Channel is one of the largest in the world - the beach can disappear very quickly!


Put your paws up at the café

Although dogs can't go into the café, they are welcome to wait outside or join you when you eat your lunch al fresco. There are dog bowls in our spacious outdoor seatin area, as well as in the car park and by the beach hut. Please consider all visitors if you dog is very chatty.

Walking at Brean Down
Brean Down, coastal site, Somerset

The ups and downs of Brean

Take a look at fascinating historic remains from a bygone age on an easy walk to the quiet side of Brean Down, with stunning views over the Somerset Levels.

Brean Down, coastal site, Somerset

Brean Down winter walk

Take a bracing winter walk with a steep climb to the top where you can be rewarded with fantastic views out across the Bristol Channel.

The footpath to Brean Down fort

Brean Down coastal walk

Discover one of the great landmarks of the Somerset coastline on this scenic coastal walk across Brean Down.