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Top Dorset holidays with dogs

Simon L 17 February 2018

Holiday with dogs are some of the most exciting and memorable experiences giving everyone the chance for some adventure and a fabulous excuse to explore the great outdoors. So when choosing a location what do you look out for? If amazing dog walks, charming market towns and spectacular dog-friendly accommodation are top of the list, then a visit to Dorset is a perfect choice.

Dorset is home to an abundance of places that welcome your furry friends, take a look at some of the best spots to enjoy your stay in the region.

Beside the seaside

Dorset Beach

If you want to holiday by the beautiful Dorset coastline, you’re in luck. Home to plenty of dog-friendly beaches, you can have top picks from well-known seaside spots including Durdle Door, Eype, Lulworth Cove and Worbarrow Bay. There are plenty of others too but be sure to check on restrictions during peak times.

Sightseeing and attractions

Upton Country Park

There are lots of lovely attractions and heritage sites to visit on your stay in Dorset. If you fancy seeing the impressive historic sights in the region head to Forde Abbey, although you can’t take your pooch into the main house, they can still enjoy the beautiful gardens and join you at lunch in the tearoom. Others dog-friendly Dorset attractions include Upton Country Park, Castle Corfe Model Village and The Dinosaur Museum.


Whether you’re into thrill seeking adventures or just want to ramble the glorious pathways in the county, Dorset has something for everyone. Steamer Point is an ideal spot for stretching those legs as this charming nature reserve sits over a 24-acre cliff top location, which is ideal for long walks and admiring your surroundings whilst the beach offers a designated area for water sports.

Rural retreat

Moors Valley Country Park

If you’re holidaying further inland, Dorset has several beautiful spots to enjoy the tranquillity of rural living. A great dog-friendly location is Moors Valley Country Park which gives you access to trails and walking routes galore. Why not head along the trailway that follows the old Southampton to Dorchester railway line and soak up the spectacular scenery on your stroll.

Perfect accommodation

Dog in cottage

Holidays with dogs couldn’t be easier with a fantastic range of accommodation options catering for your families every need. Whether you’re looking for the ultimate in flexibility and privacy, a holiday cottage is the perfect choice.

You don’t have to leave anyone at home when planning your next break and staying in the beautiful destination of Dorset is an idyllic spot for your perfect pet-friendly staycation.

Disclaimer: Whilst every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information at the time of writing, please ensure you check carefully before making any decisions based on the contents within this article.

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