The Yorkshire Coast is Calling for a Pet Holiday

The Yorkshire Coast is Calling for a Pet Holiday

Going on holiday can be a stressful affair, especially when you are carting around a young family and have pets to worry about too. Sometimes you need a holiday, just to get over the holiday! Rather than spending twice as much to send your pet on their own holiday when you're away, consider treating your family to a staycation in the UK this year and take yourselves off to the wonderful Yorkshire coast, where a plethora of dog-friendly activities and beaches await you!

Holidaying in Yorkshire

This year, create unforgettable memories with a Yorkshire-bound family holiday. With miles of beautiful beaches, plenty of woodland to explore, wild moors to lose yourself on and an incredible host of exciting and exhilarating activities, Yorkshire is soon to become your favourite location.
Choose to stay in a romantic log cabin, surrounded by nature and well-placed for interesting walks, indulge your family in a luxury countryside retreat or stay on the sunny Yorkshire coast, where award-winning sandy beaches and spectacular clifftop walks abound. Wherever you choose to stay in Yorkshire, you are sure to delight your senses.

Your Holiday and the Yorkshire Coast

Does the thought of a coastal holiday have you rushing out for a new wardrobe and swimming gear? Are the kids eagerly waiting with their bucket and spade ready to go? The Yorkshire coast offers you the ultimate in UK coastal destinations with golden sandy beaches and striking clifftop spots to watch the glorious sunrise and sunset. Not to mention, Yorkshire is one of the best places in the UK to find dog-friendly beaches where Fido can join in with an ice cream on the coast before dipping hot paws into the welcoming summer surf.
Dog-friendly beaches along the Yorkshire coast include:
  • Danes Dyke
  • Cayton Bay
  • Fraisthorpe
  • Hayburn Wyke
  • North Landing
  • Port Mulgrave
  • Reighton
  • Robin Hoods Bay
  • Marske Sands
  • Kettleness
  • Flamborough – South Landing
  • Runswick Bay
  • Saltburn-By-Sea
  • Staithes
  • Selwicks Bay
  • Skipsea
  • Wilsthorpe
  • Stoupe Becks Sands
There are a number of dog-friendly beaches in Yorkshire with restrictions, so keep an eye out when travelling to the following beaches:
  • Filey
  • Filey Bay
  • Barmston
  • Bridlington North/South Beaches
  • Cattersty Sands Skinningrove
  • Coatham Redcar
  • Granville Redcar
  • Hornsea
  • Hornsea South Beach
  • Lifeboat Station Redcar
  • Scarborough North Bay
  • South Gare
  • Stray Redcar
  • Earls Dyke
  • Withernsea
  • Mappleton
  • Whitby
  • Turnstall
It's best to check these coastal locations before you travel to be sure of the best time for your furry friend to be on the beach.
In comparison, there are only three coastal locations in Yorkshire where dogs are banned, which are:
  • Scarborough South Bay
  • Spurn Head
  • Scarborough South No. 2

The Yorkshire Countryside, Your Dog and You

Dog walks are so popular in the Yorkshire countryside that there are plenty of resources available on finding the best dog walking spot in Yorkshire for you. However, here are a couple of our favourite recommended dog walks for you and your pooch, perfect for planning your Yorkshire break.

City Walk – 2 miles - York

York is probably not the first place that would come to mind when planning a dog walk in Yorkshire, however, this 2-mile round-trip is based on the legendary Dick Turpin's walk with his dog Nell back in the early 1700s. Along the way, you can revel in the glory of historic York, visit a number of dog-friendly pubs and places to stop for a drink and enjoy the buzzing city sites.
  • The walk begins at Clifford’s Tower, heading up to Piccadilly
  • Head along Whip-Ma-Whop-Ma-Gate
  • The first official stop is The Last Drop Inn, Dick Turpin’s old local
  • From The Last Drop Inn, head to Minster for another stop at The Three-Legged Mare
  • From The Three-Legged Mare, it’s back to Clifford’s Tower, where Tower Gardens makes a great place for a warm down

Countryside Walk – 4 miles – Stamford Bridge and the River Derwent

This short 3.5-mile circular walk is perfect for immersing yourself in the beauty of the Yorkshire countryside and includes a serene amble up the quaint River Derwent and through the peaceful village of Stamford Bridge. While the walk itself is fairly flat, some areas can become slippery after heavy rain, so care should be taken and some fields do contain livestock, so a calm dog, careful planning and a lead are required.
Full walk details and a map can be found here.
This summer, delight yourself with the attractions and experiences that God's Own Country has to offer. You never know, you might find your new favourite spot, or at the very least, your dog’s new favourite outdoor spot!
Don’t forget to pick up some holiday-ready pet tags, just in case you and your pet end up separated while you are away on holiday. Up-to-date pet tags are the fastest way for you and your pet to be reunited and they offer peace of mind that you can be contacted readily, should the worst happen.