Dogs welcome Suffolk seaside holidays

Thorpeness Beach

Do you love getting away from it all, but find it a bit of a wrench to leave your beloved pet?  A pet-friendly holiday cottage on the Suffolk coast is the answer you’ve been looking for!  There’s a wide variety of self-catering accommodation to suit all budgets, tastes and requirements, so that you can focus on enjoying every single second of your precious holiday.  The Suffolk coast is a stunning 50-mile stretch that has lots of dogs allowed beaches and is the perfect setting for you and your pooch!

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Dogs on holiday on the Suffolk coast

Wonderful walks with a dog on holiday in Suffolk

Staying at a pet-friendly holiday cottage on the Suffolk coast means that you have the freedom to explore all that this area has to offer alongside your best friend.  Check out one of the many nature trails around places like Dunwich and Orford: you’ll love the scenery and your precious pet will be in heaven exploring fascinating natural surroundings. 

It’s virtually impossible to go on holiday to Suffolk without exploring some of the gorgeous sandy beaches.  At Lowestoft, the golden sands stretch for miles, the perfect spot for you and your pooch to enjoy some bonding. Walberswick Beach, near Southwold, is an old dog-friendly favourite.

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A fisherman’s paradise from a Suffolk cottage

Staying at self-catering accommodation means that you decide how and when to spend your time, not a tour operator.  If you’re keen on fishing, you’ll be able to bring along all your kit and easily store it at your holiday cottage at no extra charge.  You can choose to get up early in the morning when it suits you best, pack a picnic and set off, your favourite pet alongside you for the ride.  What better way to spend your precious down-time?

Suffolk Fishing Centre, just outside Ipswich might be a suitable place to head for? Find somewhere to stay near Ipswich that accepts dogs and you can very quickly arrange that self-catering break with fishing thrown in. Ipswich also has a marina and boat trips on the River Orwell and around the coast.

People can often be seen fishing from the pier in Southwold. It is a fabulous up-market seaside town for a holiday.

Fishing off the pier in Southwold

Orford is a very small fishing village on the Suffolk coast, and is well worth a visit, even for those who are more keen on eating the fish than catching them!  Chocolate box pretty, with friendly locals, you won’t want to leave!

Accommodation to suit every holiday need in Suffolk

coastal cottage aldeburgh dogs welcomeYour pet-friendly cottage on the Suffolk coast can take many forms.  You can opt for a traditional country cottage with stunning seaside views.  There are also modern houses, apartments and even log cabin holiday options available for you and your pet.   Suffolk has some of the prettiest country cottages in the UK – it’s worth just browsing through them, to see just how lovely they are.  Whichever self-catering accommodation you go for, you can expect lots of modern conveniences that are designed to make your stay as comfortable and relaxing as possible.

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You’ll find a well-equipped kitchen that is the ideal space for creating delicious meals for you and your partner or family, and a relaxing living area that features a big screen television and squishy couches galore.  The great thing about going self-catering is that you can go out and explore whenever you want to, or take the dog for a walk when it suits, but if you want to stay in – you’ve got everything you need!

Eat, drink and be merry in up-market Suffolk

The Suffolk coast is a foodie’s paradise: there’s a huge range of fresh, local produce that you can take back to your holiday cottage for some fine dining on a budget.  When you feel like splashing out and treating yourself, you won’t find it difficult to locate a gorgeous bistro or restaurant in picturesque coastal villages like Aldeburgh or Thorpeness.

Take a trip to Southwold if you like a good pint – there are lots of great pubs and the pier and beach huts make this a lovely setting for fun and banter, or even a little romance?


Suffolk is a convenient pet-friendly destination for many

The Suffolk coast is the perfect choice for a holiday cottage break if you are looking for the most convenient option.  It’s just two hours away from central London and the Midlands, and easily accessible from the rest of the UK and Ireland, as well as Europe.  If you’re going for pet-friendly accommodation, it’s a cinch to pack up the car with your pooch and head off for a great holiday.

You may wish to broaden your horizons and consider dogs welcome holiday homes in East Anglia which also encompass Suffolk.

Get active - it's good for you and your dog

As well as walking and fishing, there is a whole host of fun things to do in Suffolk.  Hire a bike and start exploring, there are lots of dedicated cycle routes to help you to get the most out of the spectacular countryside.  If you’ve always fancied having a go at water sports, you’re in the best spot: try out canoeing, kayaking, sailing, windsurfing and surfing – it all depends on how daring you want to be!

Golf is a popular sport on the Suffolk coast.  You can bring your clubs – it’s easy to do that when you have your own space at a holiday cottage, or hire some when you get there – the choice is yours!

Why not try your hand at bird watching?  There is RSPB Minsmere on the coast near Saxmundham, also Dingle Marshes near Dunwich. View a collection of dogs welcome holiday homes near Minsmere on the Suffolk coast.  Suffolk is full of nature reserves and fantastic spots that feature some of the most beautiful examples of natural beauty in the world – don’t forget your binoculars!

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Pine lodge holidays are available to rent for a few days break near the nature reserves. These cosy lodges are ideal for people taking their dogs on holiday with them.

Budget friendly

Choosing a pet-friendly holiday cottage on the Suffolk coast means that you can tailor your break according to your budget.  You can choose the most cost-effective means of reaching your destination and eat out or in as you like – options that you just don’t get with package holidays.

If you’re organised, your holiday to Suffolk can allow you to have money left over for your next break, or even a big budget splash out at the end of your holiday – what will you choose?

The Suffolk coast has long been a popular choice for pet and family friendly holidays, and it’s not hard to see why.  Spectacular views, golden beaches at Southwold and Lowestoft, pretty villages and lots to see and do make this a fantastic destination.  If you have children, it’s much easier to cater for their needs when you go self-catering – you don’t have to worry about finding places that cater for fussy eaters, for example – as you can just stay at your cottage and concentrate on having fun!

Once you’ve stayed at a cottage in Suffolk with your precious pet, you’ll wonder why you ever went on any other kind of holiday.  This kind of break allows you lots of freedom whilst still providing luxury and convenience, and you don’t have to leave your pet in boarding kennels either – what’s not to like?  Book your break today!

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