UK Holiday Hotspots for Pets


It’s never easy having to leave the dogs at home when you head off on holiday, plus there’s always the added pressure of having to find a pet-sitter you know and trust to look after them too. With this in mind, more and more Brits are taking to the idea of bringing their pets with them on their holidays. There’s no shortage of beautiful places to visit in the UK, and these days it’s no longer too difficult to find pet friendly accommodation wherever you choose to go. To help you plan your pet-friendly summer holiday, here at helpucover we’ve put together this list of the best holiday hotspots for pets.



Perranporth Beach, Cornwall
This beautiful beach is perfectly geared towards long walks with your dog, and welcomes them onto the beach so long as they’re kept on a lead between the hours of 9am-5pm in July and August. Situated right on the beach with great views of the waves, is a dog-friendly pub named the Watering Hole where you can take a break for some great food and drinks. The charming village of Perranporth offers plenty of options for shops and restaurants, and is a great destination if you’re interested in surfing.

Holkham Bay, Norfolk
One of Norfolk’s most stunning beaches also happens to be one of Norfolk’s most dog-friendly beaches, with no restrictions at all. At low tide, you’re able to walk your dog along miles of golden sand and they can even enjoy a paddle in the water. Just down the road from the beach, Holkham village also offers a quaint local pub, a café and children’s playground.

Lake District
Not only can you find some incredibly picturesque villages to wander and explore, there are many dog friendly options when it comes to pubs, cafés and shops. The Lake District is also renowned for some of its beautiful and scenic walking routes, which your dog is sure to love.

West Wittering, Sussex
At this pet-friendly beach in Sussex there is plenty to do to keep you entertained on a trip with your pet pooch. As well as a beach café, there are also plenty of restaurants and stores that you’d hope to find on a trip to the beach. The only limitation of this beach is that dogs aren’t allowed on the area in front of the beach huts during the months of May to September.

Pobbles Bay, Gower
Offering up some of the finest viewpoints of nooks all along the Welsh coast, Pobbles Bay is the perfect spot for a long scenic walk along the coast, and is also dog-friendly throughout the entire year. The Bay also has many grassy hills which overlook the stunning coastline, which make for ideal picnic spots with some incredible views.

Durdle Door, Dorset
One of the most iconic beaches on the British coast, the limestone arch of Durdle Door is an incredible backdrop for a long dog walk. Dogs are allowed on the beach all year round, however it’s required that they’re kept on a lead. As well as enjoying the incredible beach and its views, there’s plenty of activities and attractions nearby to keep yourself entertained on your trip, such as kayaking trips, the Tank Museum and even Monkey World.