Happy #NationalDogDay! August 26th marks the day where we show our beloved four-legged friends just how much they mean to us, and what better way to treat Fido than allowing him to join the rest of his family on a short break in the UK?
At SuperBreak we’re all dog lovers, and with approximately 8.4 million dogs in the UK, we’ve been hard at work digging out the most dog-friendly destinations where you can enjoy your next short break.
1) Canine-Friendly Fistral Beach, Cornwall
With its infinite stretches of soft, sandy beaches, vast woodland and a multitude of dog-friendly pubs and restaurants, it’s no secret that Cornwall is a sure-fire tail-wagging destination.
Cornwall boasts lots of Dog Friendly Beaches, such as Bamaluz Beach in St Ives and Beachview Beach in Hayle, but our favourites is Fistral Beach in Newquay – great for surfing, dog-walking and family beach days.
2) Fido-Friendly North York Moors, Yorkshire
Perhaps the greenest county in the UK, Yorkshire is a pooch paradise, brimming with national parks, beaches and walking trails.
The North York Moors National Park is a top spot to let your dog off their leash and feel the magic of the outdoors. Robin Hood’s Bay to Boggle Hole is a 3-mile stretch of unblemished landscape which is dog-friendly all year round, your dog will simply woof it!
3) Dog-Friendly Highlands, Scotland
Home to some of the most beautiful and unmarred landscapes in Britain, Scotland is the perfect choice for a trip with your pooch.
Everyone and their dog should visit Scotland. Coastal Fife as is filled with dog-friendly beaches and pet-welcoming pubs, while The Highlands are a great option if you really want to spoil your dog, with expansive mountains and rippling lochs; the Cairngorms National Park, Inverness and Loch Ness are all postcard-perfect locations.
4) Pet-Friendly Pembrokeshire, Wales
As a country, Wales is as dog-friendly as they come, with glossy green countryside and miles of beach, it’s another firm favourite with our furry friends.
A little doggy told us that Freshwater West Beach in South West Wales is a paw-fully good beach where dogs can dig in the dunes, splash in the sea, and afterwards enjoy a drink from the cool freshwater stream. Pembrokeshire National Park is also a Welsh wonder for when it’s time for walkies!
5) Puppy-Friendly Thurlestone Beach, Devon
They say you can’t teach an old dog new tricks, but you can let them have the time of their little doggy lives in Devon at this huge, dog-friendly beach.
A quiet, sweeping beach with clear waters, rock pools and stunning coastal path walks, Thurlestone beach is a gateway to serenity as well as being a puppy paradise for an outdoor adventure any day of the year.
6) Pooch-Friendly Lake Windermere, Lake District National Park
We know that every dog has his day, and your dog will have the best day with a trip to the Lakes. With a smorgasbord of rolling hills and sprawling lakes, The Lake District is a tail-wagging treat for all dogs.
As England’s largest lake, the mesmerising Lake Windermere is a particular highlight and offers 10.5 miles of unparalleled lake panoramas. It’s also worth driving half-an-hour south to the quaint village of Cartmel, where there are lots of scenic local walks and a small village shop world-famous for its sticky-toffee pudding.
Are you planning a UK short break with your dog this year? Let us know your favourite destinations in the comment box below!