A dog is so much more than a pet, they are a part of your family, a best friend and a companion…a companion that would love to join you on your holiday!
Dog friendly locations and accommodation are becoming an increasingly important factor for families when choosing where to go on holiday.
Luckily the Norfolk Coast has both of these in plenty!
With its wide choice of pet friendly accommodation and breathtaking natural locations, dog lovers flock to the Norfolk Coast throughout the year. Whether you are looking for cosy dog friendly Norfolk cottages or a relaxing cabin for your next family trip, Norfolk caters for everyone. To help you decide on where to stay, read on for the 3 best dog friendly locations on the Norfolk Coast, guaranteed to provide a memorable holiday for both your family and your four legged best friend.
Dog Friendly Norfolk Coast
Recognised as a haven for nature and with a variety of walks available, Holkham is a wonderful location for you and your dog to explore.
A very popular place with visitors is Holkham National Nature Reserve which is a vast stately home and grounds. The walk to the beach is in itself a great stroll, and once there, you’ll see the famously featured final scene with Gwyneth Paltrow in Shakespeare In Love.
Dogs can revel on a sandy beach that stretches 4 miles and is widely regarded as one of the finest and most unspoilt in the country.
What makes Holkham particularly popular with dog walkers is the availability of different sceneries and terrains that provide many hours of fun and exciting places for your dog to explore with all their senses.
It is this variation, along with the vast stretches of open space, that make this location loved by so many when travelling with a dog (or two!). The windswept sand dunes and pine woods are just some of the unique features you can look forward to exploring at Holkham.
Blakeney is a spectacular area of North Norfolk that is known particularly for the impressive Blakeney Point where you can see seals in their natural habitat. It is also very popular with birdwatchers.
Blakeney itself is an enchanting coastal village with a captivating natural landscape of twisting and turning marshes, a village of quintessentially English cafes and shops. There is also an excellent array of dog friendly pubs to dine on local produce and fine ales.
It is renowned for its magnificent coastline and has an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty status, with the stunning views of the estuary and the salt marshes out to Blakeney Point.
An often recommended and popular path to take is a walk along the salt marshes from Blakeney to Cley-next-the-Sea.
These salt marshes will provide your dog with an ideal place of exploration and joy, and for yourself it is a place to ponder and be at peace, with it often described as a tranquil and idyllic natural environment.
On the North Norfolk Coast located between Holkham and Blakeney, is Wells-next-the-Sea. Wells-next-the-Sea is a perfectly located coastal town in the middle of the Norfolk Coast, bordered by further idyllic Norfolk coastal towns, ideal for dog walking.
Coastal paths and sandy beaches are within easy distance at Wells-next-Sea, including the picturesque quayside with its traditional seaside shops and eateries.
Either direction takes you and your dog along miles of superb walks and new places to sniff out. The long walk to the sands at Wells provide great views across the quayside out to sea. Stop off at the beach cafe, with its doggy wash station and free unique watering bowls for your pooch. Head west towards Holkham on the ramblers walk or head to the sandy beach that stretches for miles. And don’t forget to spot the iconic brightly coloured beach huts lining the beach bank!
Walking to your east, you will acquaint yourself with the splendid salt marshes and onwards to Blakeney.
Wells-next-the-Sea is a delightful, historical family seaside town that is very dog friendly with its expansive golden beach and open spaces. There certainly will be plenty of fun and energetic walks for your dog!