Dog-Friendly Beaches in Cornwall, Dorset and Hampshire
We love dogs at Luxury Family Hotels and know all too well how hard it can be to leave canine companions at home when you go away for the weekend or a short break. Why should your furry friend miss out on all the fun, especially when you’re staying in the UK with all that gorgeous countryside and seaside to explore?
With dogs welcome at all our properties, we’ve looked at the best beaches to take them for a run-around close to those of our hotels by or near the coast - beaches where they are welcome all year round.
Mullion Cove, Cornwall
Less than a mile’s walk from the Polurrian Bay Hotel, part of it along the South West Coastal Path, this tiny sandy gem in scenic Mullion harbour is only accessible at low tide.
Lantic Bay, Cornwall
Another fabulous beach in a hidden cove, located four miles from Fowey Hall Hotel, this pebble, shingle and sand stretch is worth the 20-minute walk across farmland and down a steep cliff path (and climb back up!).
Chesil Beach, Dorset
Moonfleet Manor Hotel has gorgeous views of the nature reserve of Chesil Beach, part of the Jurassic Coast World Heritage site. Eighteen miles in length, Chesil is separated from the mainland by the Fleet Lagoon - to get there from the hotel, it’s a five-mile walk along the South West Coastal Path or 15-minute drive to Weymouth.
Ten miles from New Park Manor Hotel nestled in the New Forest, this long shingle stretch has Isle of Wight views plus brightly painted beach huts, an Art Deco café, an ice-cream kiosk and a kids’ play area.
See also our blog on the best beach cafés handy for Luxury Family Hotels.
Image credit: Matt Jessop/Visit Cornwall.