Dog walks by the coast

We look after lots of places beside the sea which are ideal for walking your four-legged friends. With miles of golden sand to run around on, they're sure to enjoy themselves.

Dog playing in sea with owner

Compton Bay, Isle of Wight 

Compton Bay is one of the best-loved beaches on the Isle of Wight, and it’s a haven for dogs with its wide expanse of sand and the grassy Downs just behind. Beach restrictions apply mid-May to September, but there’s plenty of other dog-friendly places on the island if you’d like a change of scene.

Visitors making sandcastles on Embleton beach

Dunstanburgh Castle, Northumberland 

The beach and dunes below Dunstanburgh Castle provide miles of open space for playing or chasing balls, and there's always the sea if your four-legged friend wants to practice his doggy paddle. There are also plenty more coastal places to explore nearby.

Walkers and their dog sit in a meadow at Ravenscar looking out over Robin Hood's Bay

Robin Hood's Bay, Yorkshire 

The Yorkshire coast is prime paddling country, and the coastal paths and bridleways are very dog-friendly. Robin Hood's Bay is open to dogs all year round, and there's plenty of space to run and play.

Three girls walking their dog through Studland nature Reserve

Studland, Dorset 

With it's vast areas of sand and heathland, there's plenty for curious noses to sniff out at Studland. Dogs need to be kept on a lead on the beach between 1 May and 30 September, but they're free to explore for the rest of the year. If you need a rest after all that activity then Knoll Beach Cafe has water bowls, dog ties and shady spots.