Why Suffolk and Essex are perfect for a dog-friendly holiday

For many of us, a UK holiday is only complete if you can take your four-legged furry friend with you.

Posted: February 23, 2023

Dog-friendly holiday

For many of us, a UK holiday is only complete if you can take your four-legged furry friend with you. A happy holiday sees tails wagging and Suffolk and Essex provide the perfect dog-friendly holiday destination for that to happen. So, why are Suffolk and Essex perfect for you and your hound?

1. Dog-friendly beaches

Few pleasures compete with watching your dog scoot through the shallows and dart back up the beach towards you, tongue lolloping free. Knowing your pup is in their element while you also get to enjoy some of Britain’s most glorious coastline is a fabulous experience.

Suffolk and Essex have plenty of dog-friendly beaches, including Denes Beach (near Southwold), Felixstowe, Aldeburgh, Covehithe and Dunwich in Suffolk, as well as Mersea Island and Dovercourt Bay Beach in Essex.

2. Countryside walks

Suffolk and Essex offer a plethora of dog-walking opportunities, from a countryside amble to a headland romp. Peppered with walks that boast incredible vistas, The Suffolk Coastal Path is lovely, and Dedham Vale is perfect for a meander through Constable Country.

3. Dog-welcoming cafes and pubs

Knowing that dog-welcoming cafes and pubs surround you is an essential ingredient for a happy holiday with a furry friend in tow. From the Essex Rose Tea Room in Dedham to The Ship at Dunwich and The Sorrel House at Shottisham, there’s a perfect place to recharge and refuel for both you and your dog.

Dog-welcoming cafes and pubs

4. Dog-friendly accommodation

Suffolk and Essex make for an outstanding holiday destination with the family dog in tow for many reasons, but they also win out because of the choice of dog-friendly holiday lets. We’ve made it easy by allowing you to search by dog-friendly properties amongst our Suffolk and Essex holiday lets.

5. Attractions

Often you think you’ve found a dog-friendly destination and then realise you’ve got a problem when it comes to visiting attractions. In Suffolk and Essex, many beloved attractions allow your four-legged friend to come too. Choose from incredible history at Sutton Hoo, Framlingham Castle or Landguard Fort, enjoy a family day out at the East Anglia Transport Museum or Easton Farm Park or hop on board a Waveney River Tour at Oulton Broad.

6. Splashing fun and natural spaces

If your dog loves the water, you’re not limited to the beach. Epping Forest boasts many ponds where your dog can swim, and the Saltmarsh Coast is bursting with waterways that allow for a dip or two mid-walk. What’s more, as long as your dog is on a lead, you can even enjoy some of Suffolk and Essex’s incredible nature areas, including Snape Warren.

7. Shopping

Last but not least, Suffolk and Essex have more than their fair share of dog-friendly shopping opportunities. Many of the smaller high street shops welcome your dog and may even provide water and treats. For example, check out O&C Butcher on the High Street in Aldeburgh to kit your dog out with some holiday souvenirs.

We know you’ll have a good holiday when your dog is welcomed and catered for. Suffolk and Essex holiday lets allow you to have a dog-friendly base to explore the wonderful countryside, coastline and welcoming communities of the surrounding areas.

Choose your dog-friendly Suffolk or Essex holiday let.

Posted: February 23, 2023   •   Posted in: Holiday Lets

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