There’s nothing quite like some vitamin ‘sea’ to help you and your dog refresh amid this pandemic. Especially long sunny walks, playing frisbee, launching tennis balls and even jumping in for a swim.
For those living in the UK, there is plenty of beautiful coastline to enjoy with man’s best friend and best of all there are many luxurious dog friendly hotels to stay in.
Dog adventure directory Dog Furiendly put together a list of 11 dog friendly hotels by the sea that are welcoming to your furry friend and are sure to make their tail wag.
If you’re planning to travel make sure to check out UK government guidance before booking.
Hotel Collingwood (Bournemouth)
This coast hotel is perfect for exploring the many treasures of the seaside town of Bournemouth. Dogs are welcome to stay for £10 per dog, per night and you can have up to two dogs per room.
The hotel provides a ‘Pawesome Pet Pack’ with guides to the local area, mineral water, bowls and locally made dog treats.
Dogs are welcome to join you in dining at the Bubble Lounge or Tea Lounge. While you have a meal, your dog can enjoy their own meal with a dog menu from Chef Manash Choudhry.
2. Soar Mill Cove Hotel (Devon)
This picturesque hotel is just a stone’s throw from seaside town, Salcombe, overlooking a dramatic seascape.
Dogs can stay overnight for £15 per pooch, per night (up to three dogs per room). Bedrooms are filled with crisp cotton sheets and snuggle in pillows, leading out onto either open lawns facing the sea or enclosed gardens. Dogs also supplied with goodies and a walking map from resident dogs Farley and Daisy. The hotel also features an outdoor wash-down area for cleaning muddy paws after the beach. Dogs are also welcome to join you in the bar area while you dine.
3. Karma St. Martin’s (Isles of Scilly)
The Karma St. Martin’s is a luxurious dog friendly hotel by the sea. Dogs are welcomed with a VIP (Very Important Pet) registration form, a welcome treat, bowls, and blankets.
Dog parents are welcome to dine with their pooch and they even have a dog menu prepared by Karma’s ‘Kanine Kitchen’. The hotel also provides dog-sitting services. The private beach is dog friendly year-round.
4. Bedruthan Hotel and Spa (Cornwall)
Located on the rugged cliff side of Mawgan Porth in Cornwall. This dog friendly hotel welcomes dogs for £15 per night and up to two dogs are welcome per room. Dogs are provided with a blanket, dog towel, two feeding bowls and a feeding mat. There are a limited number of dogs allowed on-site at one time so it’s always good to phone ahead to check.
Dog’s are welcome in the majority of common areas including the cocktail bar, tranquillity space, terrace, as well as the cafe and mezzanine. The hotel also includes a dedicated outdoor area to wash your pooch after a muddy walk.
5. The Joiners Arms (Northumberland)
Dogs are spoiled aplenty with treats on arrival and their own bottle of pawsecco to slurp. Dogs can also join you at the heels of your feet in the bar where tasty ‘gastropub’ food is available.
6. Titchwell Manor Hotel (Norfolk)
Dogs are welcome to stay for £10 per pooch, per night (3 dogs maximum per room). Furry friends are given a comfy bed, bowl, towel, poo bags, a bag of treats with their name on it, map of where to go for walks and a welcome letter (with a few rules for your dog to adhere to). The dog friendly en-suites are all on the ground level and situated in the herb garden courtyard.Dogs are also welcome to dine in the lounge and bar area.
7. The Gallivant (East Sussex)
One pooch is welcome to stay at this luxurious hotel for £25 per night. Dogs are provided with a warm welcome from resident pooch Brock, providing a complimentary dog rug, toy and water bowl in your room. Dogs are welcome to dine in the lounge (tables must be pre-booked).
8. Gairloch Hotel (Scottish Highlands)
Boasting spectacular views of the Isle of Skye, dogs are welcome to stay in this hotel for £10 per dog, per night. The staff provides dogs with treats and bowls on arrival. You can also dine with your pooch in the cosy bar and lounge.
9. Artist Residence (Brighton)
A quirky boutique hotel in the colourful seaside city of Brighton, this hotel features stylish bedrooms featuring artwork by local artists. Dogs are welcome to stay for £15 per pooch, per night, providing a cosy dog bed, towels, bowls and some Lily’s Kitchen organic treats. Dogs are also welcome to dine with you during breakfast and lunch in the front section of their dog friendly restaurant, The Set.
10. The Salty Dog (Co. Down, Northern Ireland)
The Salty Dog Hotel overlooks the beautiful marina of Bangor and the Irish Sea. This hotel has direct access to Ireland’s the famous Coastal Path. Dogs are welcome to stay for £15.00 for one dog, £20.00 for two dogs or £25.00 for three, £5 of which goes to a local animal shelter.
All dogs who visit receive complimentary treats and water, but those who stay the night receive a Doggie Box of goodies, a sausage for breakfast, a doggy toothbrush and guides to the local area. They can also provide comfortable bedding, feeding mat, bowl and towel for £10 per night. Dogs are more than welcome to dine alongside you while enjoying their own menu of chicken and beef meatloaf, liver rice and carrots, dog beer, dog ice cream and dog chocolate!
11. Fowey Hall Hotel (Cornwall)
Furry feet are welcome to stay for £15 per pooch per night and will receive bowls, blanket and a treat on arrival! Dogs are also welcome to join in the Morning Room or the terrace for breakfast, lunch, dinner – and even afternoon tea.