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Dog-friendly hotels and cottages on The Suffolk Coast

Holidays are for spending quality time with those near and dear to you; you wouldn’t dream of leaving a family member at home, and luckily for you, with a holiday on The Suffolk Coast, your four-legged friend can come along too! Whether you’re planning a long stay, short break or a day out, The Suffolk Coast is famously dog-friendly, and there's never a beach too far away from one of the many coastal towns and villages. From October through to April, there are no dog restrictions in force across Suffolk so your pooch is free to enjoy any stretch of beach they desire, and whilst some beaches accept dogs year-round, during the summer months it’s worth checking where restrictions apply.

Dunwich Heath M FarrowThe stunning National Trust site of Dunwich Heath and Beach is dog-friendly all year round and makes for a fantastic day out. If you’re feeling energetic, take the 3 mile coastal path walk to Walberswick where you can rest your weary feet (and paws) and enjoy freshly cooked, locally produced food at The Bell Inn - washed down with an Adnams beer of course!

If the coastal trek seems a little arduous, you may feel more inclined to crash out with your four legged friend at The Ship at Dunwich, a dog friendly hotel where you’ll receive a warm welcome, a well-deserved pint or a bowl of refreshing water.

Westleton Crown ExteriorBarely more than a stone’s throw away is the Westleton Crown, where Kate and William are known to have spent their first anniversary weekend. Here is another canine-caring establishment where well behaved dogs are not only welcomed with a drink and biscuit but are allowed to accompany you whilst you dine in the cosy bar too! This beautiful pub dates back to the 12th century and is situated in one of Suffolk’s prettiest villages. If you fancy a longer stay here, check out availability of their well-appointed, individually furnished, dog friendly rooms.

Ideal for families and pets, Suffolk Coastal Cottages have a range of dog-friendly, self-catering accommodation too, within easy reach of the Suffolk Heritage Coast and near to the towns of Southwold and Aldeburgh.

Additionally, nestled in The Suffolk Coast countryside and set on open farmland you will find Mollet’s Farm, offering luxury self-catering accommodation with storage for bikes and trailers for the adventure seekers amongst you, and of course, a warm spot for your dog to snooze.

Whether it’s an action packed outdoor adventure, or a luxury hotel stay, you, your family and your dog can enjoy a stay on The Suffolk Coast.