Dorset with your Dog

Dorset Coastal Cottages fill us in on the best dog friendly attractions and pet friendly accommodation on Dorset's coast.

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Why leave your best friend at home and spend money on kennel fees while you are away having fun?

Finding a pet friendly place to stay can be an onerous task – however nearly half of the cottages Dorset Coastal Cottages offers accept pets so this task is now a whole lot easier.  The whole family can go on holiday together and rest assured the gardens are enclosed so our four legged friends can enjoy the garden while you are relaxing in the comfort of your holiday cottage.

Where better than to spend your holiday than in Dorset which has amazing walks some really iconic places and beaches many of which remain dog friendly right through the summer months. In the height of summer many of Dorset's beaches have pet restrictions... but there are quite a few that allow free dog access:

  • On Kimmeridge, Lulworth Cove and Durdle Door beaches our four legged friends are more than welcome to roam free
  • Between Lulworth/Durdle Door and Weymouth lies Ringstead Beach, there aren't any restrictions on Ringstead at any time of year
  • To the West of Dorset there aren't many restrictions all along Chesil Beach and then there is a personal favourite of many of our regular visitors which is the beach at Eype it is also total freedom all year round!
  • The path at the rear of Chesil Beach from Abbotsbury to Hive Beach in Burton Bradstock is a great walk with your dog being allowed to roam freely.  Here there is a really dog friendly café – The Hive Beach Café which is open all year round and serves some lovely local seafood dishes. Parking is easy at Abbotsbury, Cogden Beach or Hive Beach – all great places to start a day out with your family.

Even the best trained dog can all of a sudden become “selectively deaf” once they have their nose picks up an irresistible scent, (believe me my dog thinks there are many) so, to save any dramas it is advisable to put your dog on his lead when walking along the cliffs. Other things to consider are that many walks are near farmland and footpaths cross fields containing sheep which will soon be lambing – keep your dog on the lead when in these fields to avoid any upset.

Now the best thing to look forward to at the end of a great day out is returning to your great holiday cottage and putting your feet up with a lovely cup of Dorset Tea and a slice of Dorset Apple Cake!!!

To take your whole family away on holiday and enjoy a wonderful walk in the Dorset countryside or on one of the many beaches simply visit


Dorset Tea thanks Dorset Coastal Cottages for generously supplying this blog and image. 

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