Dog Friendly Cottages
We have a wonderful range of dog friendly cottages in Dorset so there is absolutely no need to leave your beloved pets at home. Our beautiful pet friendly cottages are nestled in peaceful, pretty villages with heavenly walks right on the doorstep, hidden away in never ending lush green countryside and alongside some of Dorset’s dog friendly beaches.
Many of our dog friendly cottages have enclosed gardens (check in the property features alongside each property below), so your dog or dogs can enjoy outside space while you relax. After enjoying your morning coffee in your pretty cottage garden, or by the fire in the colder months, gather up the family and take the dog for long coastal walks, stopping at the dog friendly beaches on the way. Or take a more rural route and traverse the glorious countryside. Whichever direction you take, you are bound to arrive at a dog friendly traditional thatched dog friendly pub along the way. We appreciate that every dog walker requires a little dog friendly pit stop, so we have selected some of our preferred dog friendly watering holes right here.
Meander through picture book villages stopping for a cream tea or a glass of something refreshing in a dog friendly pub or restaurant and relax with a blissfully worn out dog by your feet. Many of the dog friendly pubs in Dorset have little doggie treats at the bar, so everyone in your party will be happy!
The best Dorset dog walks
There are a huge range of dog walks in Dorset covering every possible terrain. We have some particular favourites to try including a lovely little 2 mile route along Hive Beach or a 2.2 mile walk along Lulworth Cove passing through the Fossil Forest which will completely fascinate the children as they walk through the remains of a tropical forest, which grew for a short time at the end of the Jurassic period, before flooding to form a saline lagoon. A walk around the rugged Isle of Portland is one of our absolute favourite ways to spend a weekend, we highly recommend this route for you and your furry companions. The complete Isle of Portland circuit is 13 miles long, so not for the faint hearted, but you don’t need to complete the whole thing. Dipping in to any section of it will be just as pleasurable.
Dog Friendly Beaches in Dorset
There are plenty of dog friendly beaches in Dorset that are free for dogs to play on all year round. Some beaches are dog friendly though have restrictions in that dogs are not allowed during peak summer season from 1st May to 30th September. Many beaches are dog friendly all year round. Our particular favourites include Bowleaze Cove, Chesil Beach, Church Ope Cove, Durdle Door, Hive Beach, Ringstead Bay and Studland.
Dog Friendly Pubs and Restaurants in Dorset
Many pubs and restaurants in Dorset lovingly welcome guests with dogs. Whether you prefer a traditional thatched pub in the countryside, a cool harbourside bar or a charming little café, we have picked out some delightful establishments who pride themselves on being dog friendly.
Browse through our ever growing selection of dog friendly holiday cottages, pack your bags and a doggie bowl and head to Dorset for the perfect getaway for you and your trusty companion.