With endless stretches of glowing beaches the public can enjoy throughout the whole year, Suffolk is certainly one of the best destinations for a holiday for you and your dog.
From the month of October through to April, Suffolk’s beaches do not impose any restrictions on your dog, so your fluffy friend can enjoy exploring miles of any beach of your choice. The summer months, however, do come with some restrictions on a select group of beaches starting from the first of May to the 30th of September. Below is a list of town-by-town restrictions to take note of before you travel to Suffolk. Also, keep an eye on some of the local notices when you reach a beach in Suffolk.
Despite the main town beach imposing some restrictions during the summer, fortunately, just north of Aldeburgh, you’ll find a wide-open shingle beach that is completely dog-friendly. This beach is well indicated and reaches from Wentworth all the way to Thorpeness. Learn more about Aldeburgh here.
During your time at this lovely beach, be sure to visit The Brudenell Hotel, Aldeburgh. This is a family-friendly hotel that serves as the ideal location for a relaxing beach holiday. Moreover, the hotel welcomes well-behaved dogs.
The Wentworth Hotel is another dog-friendly accommodation option, found right across from Aldeburgh beach. The hotel is known to welcome pets and families with open arms.
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.
From May through to September, the main beach of Felixstowe imposes some restrictions on dogs. However, on both sides of the restricted area, you’ll find long stretches of dog-friendly beaches starting from Spa Pavillion all the way to Arwela Road. These dog-friendly areas are clearly indicated and you’ll find them with ease. Note that dogs must still be kept on leashes in these areas. Learn more about the Services in Felixstowe here.
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The combination of a fantastic dog-friendly beach and the stunning National Trust site makes Dunwich an idyllic place for a beach holiday. Enjoy long strolls along the coast and the crystal-clear waters with man’s best friend. Dunwich beach is a wide-stretched shingle beach that is relatively steep, particularly during high tide. If you walk around two miles north, you’ll find Walberswick and, just over the river, Southwold. Heading South will take you to RSPB Minsmere and Sizewell beach. Both of these walks can be quite strenuous, so be ready for a challenge.
Because Dunwich houses RSPB MInsmere, certain dog restrictions may apply on the Heath, which runs parallel to the beach when nesting season comes around. If this troubles you and your dog is fond of roaming, you would be better off checking with Aldeburgh TIC (check out Suffolk TICs) just to ensure there will not be any nesting restrictions in place when you arrive.
The Ship, Dunwich, boasts wonderful accommodation and refreshment, and welcomes well-behaved dogs! Enclosed in breathtaking nature reserves, heathland, and long stretches of gorgeous beach, this dog-friendly hotel is the perfect getaway for you and your four-legged buddy.