We always love to see pics of your canine chums enjoying the coast – here is our annual look at a few making the most of their seaside time in recent months. And our thanks go to our generous sponsor Forthglade for providing the winners’ prizes


Winner: This is a picture of our Cockapoo Aoife Bear, this past summer on Nairn Beach at sunset. The photo was taken by my eight-year-old son son Archie. Kath

Second Place: This is our 12-year-old Samoyed Maya having a paddle on the dog-friendly part of Widemouth Bay near Bude last year. Not a swimmer though, as soon as her belly starts getting wet she runs back to the beach! Craig Vaughton

Third place: Bailey sunbathing on Mannal Beach, Tiree, last August.  Sharon McMullen

4. My labradoodle, Ted, loves going on trips to different beaches! Her favourite activity is swimming out to sea to fetch her ball, but she also enjoys helping out on beach litter picks! Otto

5. This is Skye, a lurcher who likes to make you come in the sea to collect her ball. Here she is enjoying the beach at Alnmouth, Northumberland. Tina

6. This is Basil, my Boston terrier, aged eight, pictured on the Red Rocks in Hoylake, The Wirral. Alex

7. Freddie and Skye are loving life on the Watergate Bay Beach, Cornwall.  Bev Bethell

8. This is 10-year-old Bessie loving the beach and  water on our first-ever trip to the Isle of Harris. Christine Soutar

9. Meet Tucker, our Retriever/Irish Setter cross. He loves to jump waves and stretch those long legs on the beach! This is Embleton Beach in Northumberland. Michele Clayton

10. Here is Minnie enjoying a Noss Mayo coastal walk. She is a two-year-old Norjack (Norfolk terrier-Jack Russell cross), with so much attitude! Jo Plummer


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