Discover ten of the best dog friendly beaches on the Yorkshire coast. Perfect places to relax with your four-legged friend on your holiday or break. Booking accommodation near the beaches can be a good idea so you can make the most of enjoying the coast.
Cayton Bay is in a great location a short distance south of Scarborough. The beach here in the main is quiet and the large bay with lovely golden sand is the perfect spot to be with your dog.
The beach is also popular with surfers and there is a surf school. Wildlife lovers can enjoy bird watching and explorers can check out and find fossils century’s of years old.
A varied beach with some sand and some pebble. The closest town to the beach is Bridlington. The beach is dog friendly throughout the year. The beach has a café and toilets.
The beach extends for a long distance so there will be plenty of space for your dogs to explore and enjoy.
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Flamborough North West
This beach is a mix of sand and pebbles and is also commonly known as Flamborough head. Dogs are permitted on the beach throughout the year. Flanked by large cliffs and a designated a special area of conservation.
There is a large array of birdlife to spot including seabirds such as northern gannets, kittiwakes and Atlantic Puffins.
A lovely sandy beach where dogs are permitted to enjoy the fine beach with you. Not far from Bridlington and open for dogs throughout the year come summer or winter. The beach has some basic toilets and there is pay car parking available. When the tide is out there are miles of lovely sandy beaches.
Due to the size of the beach it will never feel over crowded. There are plenty of other people that enjoy the beach including fisherman, kite surfers, horse riding and people just looking to catch the sun. Bridlington’s main beach is around a 3 mile walk if you time it right and consider the tide.
This beach is a little more off the beaten track. The remoteness of the beach compared to many of the others means two things. One it is quieter and two it is harder to reach.
Access to the beach is a little tricky with a pretty steep and uneven path. If you are looking for a challenge with your dog then this could be the beach for you to try.
A beautiful sandy beach with fishing and surfing and of course dog friendly. The beach has some facilities that include toilets, shop and there is a pub not far away. Marske-by-the-Sea is a small seaside village between Redcar and Saltburn-by-the-Sea. This is without doubt one beach to visit if you are away in North Yorkshire.
A rugged beach with high cliffs and a rocky beach. The beach is accessible from a small winding road and there is car parking. The area where the car parking is can get crowded and if that is the case then parking at Hinderwell and the Badger and Hounds Pub car park is a good idea. Plus you have somewhere to relax and enjoy a drink after your walk.
The beach is accessible from a footpath that leads down from the cliff tops. There are a lot of steps to get down and back up from the beach. If you are lucky you might even find a fossil as this is a popular place for fossil hunters.
Dogs are permitted on the beach throughout the year.
Reighton is a popular area for holidaymakers and it is easy to see why when you check out the beach. A dog friendly beach but no beachside facilities of note. Reighton Beach is one of the beaches that makes up the larger Filey Bay.
There is a car park for the beach which is not far. As well as dog walkers the beach is popular with sun bathers and swimming (although there is no lifeguard service)
Robin Hoods Bay
A sandy and rocky beach which is dog friendly. The large beach is perfect for letting the dogs run and enjoy the open space. The nearest town to the beach is Whitby. There are few facilities here and that includes toilets and nearby is a pub.
Robin Hood’s Bay is a small fishing village and is within the North Yorkshire Moors boundary. The beach is around 5 miles from Whitby and 15 miles from Scarborough.