5 Reasons why Camber Sands is the Ideal Dog-Friendly Holiday

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If you’re planning on a trip to the seaside, pack up your pooch and bring them to Camber Sands. This beautiful stretch of coast is a truly pet-friendly destination, with a huge beach that’s pretty much doggie heaven. With that in mind, here are 5 top reasons why Camber Sands is the ideal dog-friendly holiday!

1. Huge beach

Pretty much every dog loves the beach. And Camber Sands has to be the most dog-friendly beach in East Sussex. With mile-upon-mile of golden sand, they’ll have tons of space to bound along the sweeping shoreline. Bring a ball and play fetch, enjoy long scenic walks beside the waves, or let them pick up the scent among the rolling dunes that line the beach – a veritable playground for curious canines!

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2. Paddle-friendly sea

No matter what the weather, most dogs love a splash in the sea. The great thing about Camber Sands is the water is particularly shallow, with a gently shelving beach that lets you walk out for quite some distance at low tide. Suffice to say, these kind of conditions are perfect for your pet pooch to crash into the surf and enjoy a doggie dip without getting out of their depth.

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3. Year-round destination

During the peak tourist months, a lot of UK beaches are off limits to dogs. But Camber Sands remains a dog-friendly destination all year round. There are some restrictions in place between May and September, but you’ll still find a huge stretch of beach to let them run far and free. The beach is also clearly signposted so you’ll know exactly where you’re free to enjoy walkies.

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4. Dog-friendly pubs

After a long morning on the beach, brush off the sand and treat yourself to lunch at one of numerous dog-friendly pubs. Grab a bite at William the Conqueror in nearby Rye Harbour, where dogs are welcome inside and out. While your four-legged friend catches his breath, tuck into a menu of traditional pub classics and Mediterranean options, including moussaka.

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in Rye will also happily welcome you and your pooch. You’ll love the cosy vibe here, just as much as the beautifully plated dishes and great selection of English wines. The Owl Pub and Grill is another dog-friendly establishment that’s right beside the dunes. The staff do a great job of looking after their four-legged patrons, dishing out water, doggie biscuits, and plenty of head-patting fuss.

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5. Close to medieval Rye

Camber Sands is just a 10-minute drive from the medieval town of Rye – one of the prettiest towns in England. The cobbled streets are great for exploring with Fido, while nearby Rye Harbour offers a tranquil spot for scenic strolls beside the water.

Need to pick up a few holiday essentials for your furry friend? Pay a visit to Paws n Claws Rye, or The Pette Shoppe. Rye also has a couple of dog grooming boutiques, Divine K9 and Pampered Paws – so you can get your pooch looking salon-ready after their mucky-pawed adventures by the sea!

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A pawsome place for dog lovers

If you’re visiting Camber Sands, there’s no reason to leave your hound at home. It’s the ultimate seaside destination for a dog-friendly holiday, with a stunning beach, lots of dog-friendly pubs, and plenty of scenic places to enjoy walkies just minutes from the sand.

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Beside The Sea Holidays is a family business: man, woman, boy, and dog. We’re lucky to live every day beside the sea, and we take pride in sharing what our beautiful coastline and countryside has to offer our guests. At our dog-friendly cottages, you and your loved ones can relax, unwind and simply enjoy spending time together.