We know that leaving your pup behind when off on an exciting coastal escapade is the last thing on a lot of dog owners’ minds, so it comes as no surprise that there’s a ton of hotels on the UK coast fit to take in the whole family, pooch included!
With hotspots across the isles, and hotels at stunning seaside locations offering pooch pampering facilities and doggy goodie bags on arrival, you can sit back and enjoy your break, trusting that all canine needs are catered for!
Whether you’re looking for a jam-packed coastal adventure on the Devon coastline, or after a weekend of luxury in the Hebrides, we’ve rounded up the best dog-friendly hotels across the British coast to suit everyone’s needs.
1. Isle of Mull Hotel & Spa, Isle of Mull, Scotland
With gorgeous coastal views right on your doorstep, and a path that leads straight from the hotel grounds to a remote beach, the Isle of Mull is the perfect location for scenic dog-walkers who love the fresh country air. There’s endless miles of countryside and some stunning beaches to explore alongside the hotel grounds itself, and with dog-friendly restaurants, pubs and cafes just at walking distance from the hotel, you’ll sure feel well looked after here.
The Isle of Mull Hotel & Spa offers 48 dog-friendly rooms for guests, accommodating a maximum of two dogs each at an extra £20 per dog, per night – and after a day spent wandering the shores, or exploring the local harbourside towns, your pooch is also welcome to relax and dine with you in the hotel bar and lounge.
2. Golf View Hotel & Spa, Nairn, Scotland
From award-winning beaches right on your doorstep, gorgeous riverside walking routes through the countryside and the chance to explore the forest in full bloom, staying at Golf View will certainly keep all outdoor adventures covered! The local Nairn beach can be accessed from the hotel grounds, with dog-friendly trails nearby and stunning gardens to explore at Cawdor Castle, dating back to the 15th century.
All hotel rooms are dog-friendly, with pooches welcome at an additional £20 per dog, per night – and your pup will even be treated to a home-made dog biscuit on arrival! Dine with your dog in the evenings at the dedicated dining area in the bar and outside terrace, before unwinding in the Drawing Room, open for furry guests to relax in front of the fireplace, or in the dog beds provided. A dog walking service is also available on request.
3. Loch Fyne Hotel and Spa, Inveraray, Scotland
Embrace the Scottish countryside at this enchanting stay overlooking the waters of Loch Fyne. The hotel is just a stone’s throw from Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park, and there are endless opportunities for exploring the surrounding area on local forest trails, Lochside and woodland walks, and on the grounds of Inveraray Castle.
All guest rooms offered at the Loch Fyne Hotel & Spa are dog-friendly, at an additional charge of £20 per dog, per night. You can dine with your pooch in the evenings at the Loch View Bar after a long day of adventure, where they can relax in front of the fireplace in one of the dog beds provided.
Set in the heart of the English countryside, within the 700-acre Seven Sisters Country Park and surrounded by rolling chalk downland, river valleys and lush ancient woodland, Saltmarsh Farmhouse is a stunning retreat for an active pup.
With plenty of scenic coastal trails, nature reserves and wild gardens to explore, whether you’re keen for a wild adventure or a charming stroll, the farmhouse provides a landscape fit for kings! Dogs are welcome in the outdoor courtyard and farmhouse café, with 2 dog-friendly rooms available providing dog baskets and bowls – charge may be applicable upon request.
Enjoy a well-deserved break with plenty of fun activities for you and your pup at The Goodwood Hotel, set on the edge of the South Downs National Park in West Sussex.
The hotel boasts a range of sports-related facilities and outdoor activities for pups and guests alike, including a golf course and tennis courts, as well as walking guides and maps available for exploring the grounds of the estate at your leisure. At an additional charge of £30 per dog, per stay and with a comfy bed, dog bowl and delicious treats provided on arrival, rest assured your pooch’s stay will be as comfy as yours!
There is also the opportunity for a VIP Dog Stay, where a luxury dog crate is provided containing butcher’s dog treats, toys, a water bottle and even a bow-tie! Doggy playdates can also be arranged on request, as well as the opportunity for dog yoga, Pet Behaviour Therapy sessions and pup-friendly golf lessons!
Sitting on its own 30 acres of land waiting to be explored, and at just a short walk from the local beach with gorgeous waves for pups to run amok in, the Bailiffscourt Hotel & Spa is the perfect spot for a pooch who loves the great outdoors!
At £30 per dog per night, you and your pup can discover the beauty of the Sussex countryside, from walkies in picture-perfect gardens to ancient castles in the historic Arundel, just a 20 minute trip away. You can dine with your dog in the Courtyard or Rose garden or in one of the hotels’ cosy lounges, unwinding after a long day of exploring as your pup curls up in front of the fire.
There is also an extra dog-friendly package available, where dogs are welcomed with plenty of treats and food as well as a ball thrower, tennis ball, and a ‘Ruff and Tumble’ drying coat to keep – perfect for drying off after a dip in the sea!
Set within the back lanes of a deeply rural spot in the Welsh countryside, surrounded by 26 acres of grounds and with views of the Preseli Hills in the distance, this location provides an excellent spot for those who love scenic walks with their furry companion. Dogs are met with upcycled doggy towels, a blanket and very special treats on arrival, at a charge of £20 per dog per night.
The Grove of Narberth hotel offers six dog-friendly rooms, with rear gardens, open spaces and ground floor terrace access to ensure your pooch can stretch their legs throughout their stay. There are also a number of dog-friendly tables in the Artisan Restaurant, with a special doggy dining menu by Burns Real Dog Food available.
This seaside retreat offers a wonderful base for an outdoor enthusiast. With its elevated clifftop position boasting panoramic sea views across Torbay and beyond, and with walled gardens and woodland to enjoy nearby, this hotel will sure get anyone’s tail wagging!
The local area provides six acres of woodland with direct access onto the South West Coast Path, as well as the Berry Head Geo-Park and Nature Reserve – perfect for your pooch to have a sniff around! At an additional charge of £10 per dog per night, you can also enjoy the indoor swimming pool with sauna and hot tub, as well as the outdoor boules or croquet as you unwind in the evenings.
Situated on one of the most beautiful stretches of the South Devon coastline, this Grade-II listed manor house offers lakeside views and a stunning 28 acres of grounds to explore – and for an active pup, the South West Coast Path is nearby! Dogs are welcome to mooch around the grounds and terraces of the manor, with access to the Exe Estuary Trail for further exploring, and you can head to local Exmouth beach for a scenic stroll at sunset across 2 miles of golden sands.
Lympstone Manor offers a variety of accommodation fit for you and your pooch, offering two dog-friendly suites, both with their own separate entrances, private terraces and gardens. Alternatively, there are five ‘Shepherds Huts’ which are dog-friendly due to size, each with a dog bed, towel, torch and dog bowl provided.
If you want to set your pup loose in the rolling hills of the English countryside, The Horn of Plenty hotel is in the perfect location. Set on the edge of Dartmoor, with far-reaching views over Tamar Valley (and beyond) and residing in its own 5 acres of lush gardens, the outdoor space here reaches further than the eye can see, all around!
Ground floor Coach House rooms are all dog friendly, with plenty of treats and a water bowl provided – there’s even towels and a hosepipe to hand if an over-excited pup needs a hose down after a day out on the moor! And for a true touch of countryside living, your pooch can join you in the library for afternoon tea after a morning stroll, or for fine dining on the restaurant terrace.
There are plenty of unique dog walks and outdoor activities to pursue on Dartmoor, and on warmer days, overheated pups can take a dip in the nearby River Tamar at Gunnislake. There is also the South West Coastal Path slightly further afield for an endless choice of coastline walks with stunning coastal views. The hotel charges £20 per dog per night.
For those who love a backdrop of quaint cottages and traditional countryside views, The Masons Arms is set within the thatched village of Branscombe provides a stunning location for a charming little getaway.
With 3 styles of rooms to choose from, all oozing with countryside chic, this spot will act as the perfect base for your rural escape. You’ll be met with a ‘Proper Dog’ hamper complete with tennis ball, Forthglade treats, biodegradable poo-bags and beer to take away with you – perfect to get you putting your feet up at this home-away-from, at an additional £15 per night, per dog.
Your pup won’t miss out on any outdoor fun either! The hotel is just a stones throw from both the South West Coastal Path and Jurassic Coastline, perfect for running around in the waves, strolling along shingle coves and uphill climbs towards spectacular views – and surrounded by the Devon countryside, you can also enjoy endless afternoon walks through miles of local woodland.
The Imperial Hotel is a gorgeous getaway set on a clifftop over the English Riviera, within easy reach of Exmoor National Park and with some of the most celebrated beaches of the North Devon coastline right on your doorstep, including Woolacombe Sands, Saunton Sands and Westwood Ho! Beach. This is the perfect retreat for pooches and lovers of the Devon coast and countryside alike, with miles of golden beaches, idyllic sea views and the rugged countryside waiting to be sniffed around and explored!
All designated dog-friendly rooms are in their own luxury annex next to the main hotel, at a £10 per dog, per night charge.
Hounds receive the royal treatment at the Boringdon Hall Hotel, with a selection of dog-friendly courtyard rooms providing blankets, dog beds, poo-bags and treats on arrival at an extra £20 per night. With dog-friendly dining options in the Grenville, your evenings are catered for – see if your pooch can resist the temptation to curl up in front of the fire in the Great Hall!
Located on the outskirts of Dartmoor within the Devon countryside, you’ll find miles of beautiful walks for you and your pup right on your doorstep here, where you can take a map of local walking routes, provided by the hotel, to keep your days filled. And for a pup who loves the waves or simply for a change of scenery, the coast is also a short drive away.
For a pooch who loves to make a splash, this is the spot that comes to mind! This contemporary-coastal hotel boasts breath-taking views set back from the water’s edge, surrounded by sun-drenched beaches and sitting directly on the South West Coastal Path – all waiting to be explored!
There are six dog-friendly rooms at the hotel, and dogs are welcome to dine with you on the terrace in the evenings, with panoramic views over Salcombe Estuary enough to get anyone’s tail wagging!
With easy access to the quayside and coastline, The Crown and Castle is an idyllic spot for a peaceful retreat with lots to discover nearby. Local seaside towns of Woodbridge, Aldeburgh as well as coastal nature reserves Minsmere RSPB and Orford Ness offer picturesque walking locations for you and your pooch to explore – and with esteemed awards from the Good Hotel Guide, why take your pup anywhere else?
With a selection of 5 dog-friendly Garden Rooms at a charge of £10 per night, you’ll find doggy biscuits, poop bags, and drying towels waiting on arrival. There’s a small patio outside the rooms, perfect for a sit down or a stretch of legs and paws, and pups are also welcome in the bar and restaurant at a dedicated doggie table, tucked away next to the fire and fit with a special paw-print mat and bowl of water – the ultimate exclusive dining experience for a hungry pup!
This elegant Georgian countryside dwelling is a well placed retreat to explore both the gorgeous Suffolk coastline and Ipswich, with some stunning dog-friendly beaches to let your pup run amok. The hotel itself offers a stunning 38 acres of lush lawn and shady woodland to explore, with a trickling stream running right through the middle.
Milsoms Kesgrave Hall offers an outdoor dining option for you and your pooch to enjoy the view in the evenings, in the (mostly) heated and undercover terrace area, or otherwise in the bar and lounge, where drinking bowls are provided. Dogs are welcome in most of the hotel’s 23 rooms, at an additional charge of £10 per dog, per night.
Spend your days at your own pace here, and escape from civilisation on your very own secluded, private retreat, surrounded by open fields in the coastal countryside, waking up to the scent of sea air. There are 2 dog-friendly guestrooms available at The White House, alongside vast wooded grounds to explore with your pooch. There are also walking routes into Burnham Market and to the coast at Brancaster, where you can pick up the Norfolk Coast Path for a scenic walk beside your pup.
And if you’re planning on the perfect day out, picnics can be provided by the hotel for a trip to the beach worth bragging about!
The Rose & Crown is the perfect spot to recharge after a day full of scenic countryside dog walks by a stunning coastline. For things to do, nearby is Snettisham Beach, an important RSPB bird reserve, with the long-distance Peddar’s Way footpath close by and the lavender fields at Heacham – and for a pooch who loves the royal treatment, the King’s Sandringham Estate is open to be explored!
This hotel was awarded Editor’s Choice Dog Friendly Hotel of The Year by The Good Hotel Guide in 2021, so sit back at the pub with pint in hand, and trust that all pooch needs are catered for! Dogs are welcome in most guest rooms at no extra cost, with dog treats provided and a dog hosing / drying area for any mucky pups!
This idyllic inn, with rustic Georgian features but a totally contemporary feel, is situated perfectly for a pooch who loves a wander. Just a short drive from Norfolk’s coastal footpath for a doggy paddle on the sandy coastline, nearby to Holkham with its Palladian hall and deer park and an easy drive from the nature reserves of Titchwell and Cley, you cannot get more immersed in wildlife than this!
The Hoste Arms is completely pup-friendly with a number of guestrooms available at ground level, some with their own private terrace if anyone fancies stretching their paws. With the central green of Burnham Market right out front, it’s the perfect spot for a sunrise stroll with your pooch or a pre-dinner game of fetch.
Dogs are free to have a mooch around the enclosed garden as you recharge in the evenings with a drink in hand, and can dine beside you in the Conservatory, bar and lounge areas, all at an additional £15 per dog per night.
With a backdrop of harbour views of Porthmellon Beach and the chance to visit the off-islands, this is an unrivalled getaway giving a taste of the island lifestyle! The Isles of Scilly offers endless spots for some top notch pooch fun, from having a splash in the turquoise waters to embarking on walking trails with gorgeous coastal views – its the perfect weekend escape for all!
Dogs are welcome at The Atlantic hotel and can roam the grounds to their delight – ideal to walk off their breakfast before a dip in the sea!
Giving way to panoramic views and nestled close to the popular North Coast 500, this scenic hotel lying on the edge of Loch Glendhu allows guests to explore a wildly beautiful part of Scotland. With dramatic mountains and glorious white sandy beaches, this location provides a backdrop for the most serene dog walks going.
If you have an active pooch and are a big walker yourself, get drawn to some of the best walking (and climbing) in the country here, as well as gorgeous hotel grounds to explore on evening strolls. Pooch pamper baskets can also be provided for your stay, with pups very welcome in all guest rooms, from £15 per dog per night up to £60 per stay.
For a pup in need of a wild adventure worthy of its own story book, this private island country house fits the bill! This enchanting hotel offers an idyllic escape in stunning natural surroundings, with 300 private acres of garden and coastline for you and your pooch to explore for days on end.
Dogs are welcome at Eriska in any of the bedrooms, at £20 per dog per night – and for an extra bit of TLC, special meals can be arranged for pups if required. Towels are also always handy for any over-excited explorers!
It comes as no surprise that this retreat is multi award-winning for being dog-friendly. All pooch needs are meticulously met, with no pup left behind as yours can stay beside you all throughout your trip, even in the restaurant! Pups are welcomed on arrival with a treat, bowls and blankets and receive a VIP (Very Important Pet) form to fill out, telling staff all about your pup, for an extra touch of TLC! A dog-sitting service is also available if needed, and specific meals can be ordered from a canine-friendly menu.
Surrounded by sub-tropical gardens and perched at the edge of the golden beachside, this escape is the perfect base to get a true taste of island life. A beach-lovers’ paradise, Karma’s waterfront position is ideal for your pooch to go swimming as you try your hand at water sports, or go for a spot of kayaking in the Isle’s crystal clear waters! The hotel also offers a stunning 2.8 hectares of sloping terrain in an area of remarkable natural beauty for morning walkies before the day ahead!
Did we mention all of this is at no extra cost?
The Isle itself provides a Creature Comforts service offered by the Isles of Scilly Vet Support Group where, for a small donation, they will provide every pup-related amenity you need for your trip, from dog beds to crates and toys. A bag of goodies is available for collection from the waiting room at St Mary’s harbour, and just needs to be dropped back off when you leave. Saves room in the suitcase at least!
Positioned right at the seafront of this vibrant seaside town, this spot is perfect for a coastal pup! At just a minute from the beach, with postcard views and bustling beachside antics to keep yourself busy, a pooch here will sure be a spoilt one! And for a real fix of the English countryside for a scenic stroll or long-haul dog walk, a short train ride away will take you into the depths of the South Downs National Park, covering 1600km2 of beautiful views, rolling farmland, woodlands and heaths all waiting to be explored.
All dog-friendly rooms come with a doggy bed, bowl, and Lily’s Kitchen dog treats, at an extra charge of £15 per night, per dog.
This historic seaside retreat has been offering iconic sea vistas of Brighton seafront for over 150 years, proving a favourite for travellers and locals alike! Originally built in 1864 and with luxurious Victorian architecture and interiors throughout, you’ll get a real taste of the grandeur of the city’s history here, all while enjoying the iconic seaside just across the road.
Alongside being a hotspot for sun kissed pooches to frolic in the waves, the city of Brighton is only a short distance from South Downs Way, stretching 100 miles, and offering endless opportunities for scenic dog walks through the English countryside.
Filled with plenty of home comforts throughout, dogs are welcome here at £30 per pooch.
The Lifeboat Inn is the ideal hideaway for those looking for period charm, roaring fires, timber beams and hearty food. Set down a quiet country lane on the outskirts of Hunstanton, it offers an ideal spot for dog-walking, bird-watching and cycling breaks around the English countryside.
The busy seaside resort of Hunstanton is five miles from the inn, and you can also find the salt marsh and dune bird reserve of RSPB Titchwell nearby to explore. And for a tasteful pup who loves a good garden, the King’s Sandringham Estate and it’s grounds are close by for a royal mooch around!
Dogs are welcome to stay at The Lifeboat Inn at a charge of £15 per dog, per night, and are welcomed with a ceramic dog bowl, some treats and a blanket on arrival.
Situated just a stones throw from the South Devon seaside towns of Salcombe and Knightsbridge, surrounded by sandy beaches and miles of wild coastal paths, Thurlestone Hotel is the perfect spot for an explorer’s pup! Witness rocky coastlines and sea vistas on an exhilarating two-hour jaunt along the South West Coastal Path, or embark on a stunning countryside walk through the beautiful local villages of Bantham and Hope Cove – whatever you fancy, there are miles to explore around the local area with pooch in tow!
On arrival, the hotel will welcome you with a goody bag of Forthglade dog treats, a ball, dog waste bags and leaflets on dog friendly beaches around the South Hams. Dogs are welcome in most rooms at an additional charge of £15 per night.
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