Our favourite UK dog-friendly holiday destinations for 2024

May 21, 2024

If you haven’t booked your dog-friendly UK holiday for 2024 yet, STAR Vets’ team have pulled together some fantastic destination ideas that your whole family can enjoy.

A UK staycation has many benefits including an abundance of pet-friendly accommodations, parks and days out, they’re cost-effective compared to travelling abroad and you’ll likely have easy access to veterinary care (just in case).

Although, to help you avoid an emergency vet visit when you’re on holiday, check out STAR Vets’ quick guide:

How to avoid vet visits on holiday

Best UK dog-friendly holiday spots for 2024

As voted for by STAR Vets’ vets & nurses:

1. Dog Friendly Holidays in Bude

Bude in Cornwall is a fantastic place to take your dog on holiday. There are several Bude beaches packed with soft sand for your dog to roll about in. Summerleaze Beach and Crooklets Beach do have restrictions between May and September (10am-6pm), but that just means if you go outside of these times, you’ll have more beach space to enjoy! Bude has lots of dog-friendly restaurants and cafes, and you can take your dog into many shops. Here’s a look at more dog friendly beaches in Bude and more things to enjoy: Dog friendly Bude

2. Dog Friendly Holidays in Anglesey

Anglesey is a real treat. Situated on the tip of North Wales, you and your dog will have over 125 miles of coastal paths to explore. Set your dog’s senses alight with walks through fishing villages, woodlands, over cliff tops, and head down to the many dog-friendly beaches. Here are even more things to do in Anglesey with your dog: Dog Friendly Anglesey

Have you been to Bude or Anglesey with your dog? Share your experiences with other Derbyshire dog owners on our Facebook page.

3. Dog Friendly Holidays in the Peak District

The Peak District has so much to offer, including over 100 dog-friendly pubs to enjoy a hearty meal and a refreshing drink in after your adventures. Visit the Peak District National Park with your dog for an excellent choice of walks such as the Monsal Trail between Chee Dale and Bakewell, and the challenging Kinder Scout, with Mermaid’s Pool and Pym’s Chair along the way. Check out these Dog-Friendly Pubs in the Peak District.

Want to know how to avoid vet visits on holiday?

4. Dog Friendly Holidays in the Brecon Beacons

The Brecon Beacons National Park might not seem like your typical summer holiday destination, but this really is a hidden gem with plenty of dog-friendly walks and attractions. Plus, it’s the perfect base to explore the Welsh countryside and places like Rhossili Bay (which dogs are allowed on all year round) on the south coast. There’s plenty of dog-friendly accommodation in the Brecon Beacons too. For something extra special, our Appleby Magna team suggests looking at Sugar & Loaf Cottages

Have you been to the Peak District or Welsh Brecon Beacons with your dog? Share your experiences with other Derbyshire dog owners on our Facebook page.

5. Dog Friendly Holidays in Northumberland

The UK’s northeast coast has it all – long stretches of golden beaches, stunning scenery, and a seemingly endless choice of unique walking trails for you all to enjoy. Northumberland’s dog-friendly beaches all year round include Alnmouth Beach, Beadnell Bay, Embleton Bay, Seahouses and Spittal Beach.

6. Dog Friendly Holidays in Galloway & Dumfries

Southern Scotland is a beautiful destination for your 2024 dog-friendly holiday. Choose from acres of forest, sandy beaches, river walks and plenty of castles to explore. Dumfries & Galloway is an ideal place to stay as it gives easy access to the surrounding areas. Read this guide on top things to do in Dog Friendly Dumfries & Galloway

Been to Northumberland or Galloway & Dumfries, or have a favourite dog-friendly destination you think Derbyshire dog owners would love? Share your holiday hot spots on our Facebook page.

Before you go, remember to download STAR Vets’ quick guide:

How to avoid vet visits on holiday

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