Ready to switch up the park for a day at the beach? Whether you’re looking for luscious sand, secret coves or stunning scenery, we’ve got you covered in our roundup of best dog-friendly beaches within reach of London for you and your four-legged friend to enjoy.
West Wittering, Sussex
Pup-friendly and oh-so-instagrammable, West Wittering beach is a must visit for a perfect day out. Located just south of Chichester, West Wittering beach boasts a vast stretch of glistening golden sand, charming multicoloured beach huts and unspoilt scenery. Dogs are welcome all-year round, however some zones do have restrictions between May and September so be sure to check this before your trip.
West Beach, Whitstable
If it’s rustic charm you’re after, look no further than Whitstable. This shingle beach is a huge hit with dog-walkers all year round and it’s not hard to see why. Beautiful views, great foodie spots and a pub practically on the beach itself makes Whitstable hard to beat when it comes to a dog-friendly day out by the sea.
Kingsgate Bay, Broadstairs
The sandy cove of Kingsgate Bay is an attractive and popular beach, located between Margate and Broadstairs. Famed for its enchanting sea caves and surrounded by chalky cliffs, Kingsgate Bay is as intriguing as it is beautiful. Quieter than neighbouring Joss Bay and Botany Bay, Kingsgate Bay is our pick for a relaxing seaside trip with your four-legged friend.
Camber Sands, East Sussex
Camber Sands is a real crowd-pleaser. With soft, golden sand and undulating sand dunes, Camber Sands is objectively one of the most beautiful beaches in the south east of England and a firm favourite with families and dog-owners alike. Dogs are allowed on the beach (in specifically designated zones) between May-September but must be kept on a lead.