Dog Friendly Beaches in Suffolk
With miles of beautiful beaches
open to the public year round, Suffolk
is a great place to bring your dog on holiday.
The good news is that from October through April there are no dog restrictions in force on Suffolk's beaches so your pet can enjoy the benefits of any stretch of beach you like! In the Summer however, there are restrictions on some beaches, so here's a town-by-town listing of restrictions from ca 1st May through to ca 30th September (and please check notices locally when you get to the beach)
Although the main beach has restrictions during the summer months, there is a mile of wide dog-friendly shingle beach just to the North of Aldeburgh which is well signposted, and stretches from the Wentworth Hotel to Thorpeness.
Find out more about Aldeburgh here
When visiting this fantastic beach, why not check out The Brudenell Hotel, Aldeburgh ? (above)
This family friendly hotel is the perfect place to stay for a seaside holiday, and well behaved dogs on a lead are welcome.
Another dog friendly option for Aldeburgh accommodation is the Wentworth Hotel.
Situated directly opposite Aldeburgh beach, this friendly hotel welcomes dogs and families alike.
Dog Friendly Suffolk
With fantastic beaches, open coastlines, and very few places you can't take your canine pals, plan a day out on the Suffolk Coast today. For dog friendly places to take your hounds in Suffolk, please see Dog Friendly Suffolk
While the main beach of Felixstowe
has dog restrictions in place from May through September, there are dog friendly beaches on either side of the restricted area, streching from Spa Pavilion to Arwela Road. These areas are well signposted and easy to spot. However dogs have to be kept on leads even on these stretches.
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Dog Friendly Pubs in Suffolk
Find the perfect place for some light refreshment for you and your four-legged friend in Suffolk by clicking on the link above!
Dog Friendly Beaches in Suffolk
With the beautiful National Trust site of Dunwich Heath
(pictured above) and a beach (part of which is pictured below) that's dog-friendly all year round, Dunwich
makes a fantastic dog friendly location with plenty of long walks and refreshing water on offer. The beach at Dunwich is a very wide open shingle beach, quite steep, especially at high tide. Walking in a northerly direction you can reach Walberswick in about 2 miles, and then Southwold over the River (the ferry in the Summer does take dogs), or heading south you'll walk past RSPB Minsmere & then onto Sizewell beach. Both walks are highly recommended but reasonably streneous = flip flops not advised!
Bear in mind also that Dunwich is the home to RSPB Minsmere
so there are occasional restrictions on dogs on the Heath that runs parallel with the beach during the nesting season. If you're not sure that your dog will stay on the beach then it's best to check with nearby Aldeburgh TIC (see Suffolk TIC's
) before you make your trip to ensure these nesting restrictions aren't in place. The Ship, Dunwich
offers fantastic refreshment and accommodation, and also happily welcomes dogs. Surrounded by magnificent nature reserves and heathland as well as miles of beautiful beach, this dog loving hotel makes for a great place for both you and your four-legged friend to visit.