Dog Friendly Beaches in Wales

When you want to go away on holiday and bring your special canine part of the family with you, it’s great to find beautiful places that allow both of you to enjoy the day, as well as your loved ones. We’ve compiled a list of the best dog-friendly beaches in Wales with beautiful location nearby – hopefully this will help you plan your next dog-friendly stay.

Barafundle Bay, Pembrokeshire

Commonly known as one of the best beaches in not only Wales, but in Britain and the world – it’s often compared to a Caribbean beach! Set is a beautiful, isolated location, this beach is kept pristine and the gorgeous long sandy shore gives plenty of space for you dog to burn off energy and where your whole holiday party can relax and enjoy the views.

There is parking nearby along with a café and toilets. A short walk into Stackpole village will also unearth a pub serving meals in you get peckish as well.

A small haven in Pembrokeshire – and if you’re looking for some beautiful unique places to stay nearby Barafundle Bay, why not check out Elm Grove or the Globe House. All amazing places to stay that are all within 35 minutes’ drive to this stunning beach.

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Whitesands Bay, Pembrokeshire

This stunning expanse of beach can also be found in Pembrokeshire close by the two of St Davids. It isn’t dog friendly all year round, sadly – but between the 1st October – 30th April this beach is open to dogs. Thankfully that includes the dog friendly month of April.

As it is one of the most popular beaches in Wales, it can get crowded. But there is still plenty of room for you and your dog to walk up the gorgeous sandy beach. There is a car park nearby so it has easy access, and is perfectly situated next to St Davids, which is a lovely place for you and your four legged friend to explore as well.

Beaches at New Quay

New Quay is a truly lovely place to go on holiday with your dog, with plenty of space to go around the gorgeous town of New Quay itself to explore. There is a dedicated dog-friendly beach to the left of the pier with views of the sea and the pier and harbour to the right, so you can see the boats taking off. You could even go on a trip yourself to go dolphin spotting or sea fishing just off the coast of New Quay, which makes for a spectacular day out! Dogs have been allowed on dolphin spotting trips – but make sure to check with the company you choose to make sure!

New Quay is also a great base to explore the rest of Cardigan Bay, either to travel north and visit Aberaeron or Aberystwyth, or go to some more beaches and towns down south, such as in Tresaith.

If you’re looking for a dog-friendly base to stay nearby as well, then look no further than Troedyrhiw, just a short drive to New Quay, and based in a beautiful location itself.

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For other dog-friendly places to stay in Wales, make sure to look at our dog-friendly accommodation. You’re sure to find somewhere special to really make your holiday memorable.

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