Top 5 UK dog holiday destinations

When it comes to summer we love to get away. Whether that's travelling to Spain, Italy, Greece or further we love chasing after some summer sun. But with leaving our homes comes leaving our dogs and that can be the hardest thing to do. So with this in mind, we thought we’d come up with some of the best holiday destinations that you can take your dog with you this summer. With a bit of luck, you might still get to see the sunshine you’ve been waiting all year for.


When it comes to summer if you want to get the best weather in the UK you have to go south. More specifically places such as Cornwall. The subtropical climate that these places are able to reach makes this a top UK holiday destination with or without your dogs. The welcoming reception that dogs and their owners receive is one of the best in the country. With 51 beaches being dog-friendly all year round and 81 having seasonal restrictions it makes the perfect holiday destination for the whole family. As well as the beaches there are 571 tourist dog-friendly destinations for you to explore. This ranges from locations such as the award-winning  Lost Gardens of Heligan, exploring the variety of gardens from stepping back in time to the romantic Victorian gardens, exploring the foreign Italian and New Zealand Gardens or even their exotic outdoor Jungle. To great dog walks ranging in difficulty and length to keep you entertained all holiday.

Yorkshire Dales

Dog Walk

When it comes to walks in the countryside there’s nothing quite like Yorkshire and their famous Dales. This picturesque countryside is full of hidden Gems that are best discovered in the glorious sunshine of summer. You can take your dogs on treks ranging from 0-2 miles to 3-5 miles. All of these are easily accessible for all types of walkers with any level of ability. These relaxed walks around places such as Malham Cove, River Rawthey and Masham are all dog-friendly with a lot of Pubs and cafes that welcome both walkers and dogs alike.

Bolton Abbey, situated just outside of the lovely town of Ilkley has some amazing scenic walks for you and your dogs to enjoy putting the Abbey itself into some amazing views around your walks along with lovely countryside views that are just breathtaking.

Devon and the Cotswolds

Another southern retreat has made it to our list. This is another UK favourite when it comes to summertime. Similarly to its neighbour Cornwall the warm weather and lovely beaches draw in holiday makers from far and wide. This includes a lot of dogs and their owners as they have vast walks and attractions available to them. You can take your family on a walk through history with the Exeter medieval trail which takes you through 8 different information panels showing you how this city became one of the fastest-growing cities in the medieval era. If getting out into the wilderness is your thing then have no fear there are around 25,000 different geocache locations you can spend forever trekking around Devon. Orienteering to all these fun and interactive locations that will keep you and your dogs tired and entertained all whilst having the ability to share your experiences.


Wales Dog Walk

Wales as a whole is the perfect destination for the outdoors family. Home to Snowdonia one of Britain’s highest peaks a challenge many are willing to make. With so many different routes ranging in distance and steepness levels, this mountain allows walkers of all experience levels to conquer at their own pace. Whatever speed you may take this mountain will definitely make you feel tired after and in need of a rest. Luckily in Wales there are around 50 dog-friendly pubs dotted around for you to relax and enjoy a well-earned rest.  Coming away from the mountain and into the national park of Snowdonia, Wales still has a lot to offer, with deep valleys and vast countryside you can trek with your pooch for miles and miles with beautiful views along the way. Coming down further south you can enjoy the amazing beaches that Wales has to offer around Swansea’s Gower Peninsula there is a huge amount of countryside but Wales also boasts one of Europe’s top beaches. With Rhossili bay spanning over 3 miles all dog-friendly, it makes the perfect place for you and your dogs to play fetch.

Dog bed

When going on these holidays, make sure that your dog has the correct bed. As these journeys can be long and stressful for our beloved dogs it’s important that we have the correct type of dog beds. See our range of dog beds that are perfect for travel and for any more information feel free to visit our contact page.

By Raised By Humans