Here is our pick of the best dog-friendly beaches in Britain for walkies


Durdle Door, Dorset

This unspoilt and beautiful stretch of shingle beach allows dogs on leads and will instil any walker with a sense of childhood adventure. With ancient rock arches and steep cliff paths over the clear waters, it offers great walks and some of the finest views along the south coast.


Whitstable, Kent

This pretty maritime town boasts a dramatic dog-friendly beach, which at low tide reveals The Street, a half-mile strip of land that you can walk along until it disappears into the rich waters. The Neptune pub is another notable feature of this beach, and a great place to watch the sun set.

Scenic View Of Beach Against Sky
Whitstable beach in Kent (Getty)

Balmedie, Aberdeen

Balmedie is home to 5 miles of stunning dunes, so if you and your dog seek some solitude, this is the perfect beach. You can walk alone but for the sound of the waves and birds. However, if you fancy a family gathering, you can hire a beach barbecue from April to September.

Sea and sand dunes
Balmedie beach, near Aberdeen (Getty)