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Visiting Mwnt with your dog

Dog walker on Brancaster beach, Norfolk
Enjoy the outdoors with your dog | © National Trust Images/Ian Ward

Find out about visiting Mwnt with your dog and enjoy a day out in nature from 1 October to 30 April. Please keep the beach enjoyable for everyone by keeping your dog on a short lead, cleaning up after them and following the guidance below.

Our pawprint rating system

We’ve been working on making it easier for you to find out how dog-friendly your visit will be before you and your four-legged friend arrive. To help with this, we've created a new pawprint rating system and given all the places in our care a rating. You can find this information in the National Trust members’ handbook.

Mwnt is a one pawprint rated place.

Dogs are welcome here, but facilities are limited. They’ll be able to stretch their legs in the car park and walk in the nearby open spaces, depending on the season. Read on to discover exactly where you can take your dog.

Where can my dog go at Mwnt?

Enjoy a day out with your four-legged friend at Mwnt. Well behaved dogs are welcome on the beach from 1 October to 30 April. To keep surrounding livestock safe, please keep dogs on a lead at all times.

What facilities are available for dogs?

Bins can be found in the car park.

If your dog requires anything during your visit, we will be happy to help where we can.

What do I need to be aware of?

Mwnt may have livestock grazing close by throughout the season, so we kindly ask visitors to keep their dogs on short lead at all times to keep the animals safe.

You are also advised not to leave your pet in the car for long periods of time, as there is limited amount of shade during warmer seasons.

Please also be aware of strong tides and uneven steps all the way down to the sandy beach.

The Canine Code

We’ve worked with our partner Forthglade to come up with this Canine Code, which helps to make sure everyone can enjoy their day:

  • Keep them close: using a short lead helps to keep your dog from disturbing ground-nesting birds and farm animals. It's essential to use a short lead around sheep. But if cattle approach you, it's best to let your dog off the lead, and call them back when it's safe to do so.
  • Pick up the poo: please always clear up after your dog. If you can't find a bin nearby, take the poo bags home with you.
  • Watch the signs: keep an eye on local signs and notices wherever you're walking. They'll tell you if a beach has a dog ban, for instance, or if a path has been diverted, or if you're in an area where dogs can run off-lead.
  • Stay on the ball: remember that not everyone loves dogs, and some people fear them. So make sure your dog doesn't run up to other people, especially children.

Keeping control of your dog

Our definition of close or effective control is: ​

  • Being able to recall your dogs in any situation at the first call
  • Being able to clearly see your dog at all times (not just knowing they have gone into the undergrowth or over the crest of the hill). In practice, this means keeping them on a footpath if the surrounding vegetation is too dense for your dog to be visible
  • Not allowing them to approach other visitors without their consent
  • Having a lead with you to use if you encounter livestock or wildlife, or if you are asked to use one
A woman is standing holding a bodyboard and smiling in the shallows, while waves roll in behind her at Mwnt, Ceredigion, Wales.

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Our partners


We've partnered with natural pet food maker Forthglade so that you and your dog can get even more out of the special places we care for.

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