Dog Friendly Dorset

Looking for a holiday destination that your dog will enjoy as much as you? Then you’ve found the perfect location in Dorset!

Dorset is a wonderful place to spend some time with your faithful friend. With stunning landscapes to explore and things to do, places to stay and delicious food and drink on your doorstep, your pet pooch will be in seventh heaven and we’re sure you'll enjoy yourself too!

Dog-friendly accommodation

Looking for somewhere to stay that will accommodate your dog can be tricky to find; but not here in Dorset.

We’ve got a fantastic variety of accommodation that are more than happy to accept dogs and other pets. With so many of them set in beautiful locations, your pup will be ecstatic with the miles of Dorset coast and countryside to explore.

Whether you’re dreaming of a coastal escape, a relaxing rural retreat or a vibrant city break, you can be sure to find your perfect setting for that special getaway with your pooch.

Look out for accommodation with the Pets Welcome accreditation for those extra little touches to make you and your pet's stay as enjoyable as possible.

Delicious Dorset Food and Drink

With many of Dorset's dog friendly pubs and restaurants located on scenic walking routes, you can treat yourself and your loyal companion to a hearty pub lunch while exploring some of Dorset's stunning countryside and coast.

Let’s be honest, there’s nothing more satisfying than enjoying a generous, freshly prepared treat with your pup after a crisp mornings walk and in Dorset, you’re never too far away from a welcoming establishment. From a quick bite to eat, to a traditional English cream tea or a delicious locally-produced evening meal, you and your treasured friend are spoilt for choice!

How about some special Dorset doggie treats to? Look out for dairy free ice cream for dogs delightfully called Doggy Doggy Yum Yum!

Attractions you’ll lap up

There are plenty of dog friendly attractions in Dorset that welcome pets. From historic castles to fascinating museums, you and your pup will be running round in circles deciding what to do next! So there is no need to leave your dog all alone, they can join in the fun too.

Visit your favourite attractions in Dorset with your four legged friend by your side. Whether you want to take a walk with prehistoric giants at the Dinosaur Museum or you both want to explore some new grounds with a ride on the Swanage Steam Railway, there’s so much you’ll both enjoy!

Dorset's dog-friendly beaches

Bounding through the waves and digging holes in the sand - every dog loves a good day at the beach and Dorset has the finest selection of dog-friendly beaches to choose from.

If a stroll along the beach with your pup is exactly what you both need, Dorset’s has beaches open to dogs all throughout the year. As your furry friend cools off in the water, you’ll be spoilt with breath taking views to look out on and visiting our iconic Jurassic Coast is a must!


Dorset’s breathtaking landscape lends itself perfectly for long walks with your faithful friend. Dorset has miles of walking routes to explore, from countryside rambles to coastline strolls, allowing you to enjoy stunning views and fresh air. Be sure to follow the Doggy Do Code when you're out exploring.

With all this and more waiting to be discovered by you and your pooch, there are so many reasons to bring them along!

For even more ideas for walking routes and information about getting out and about with your pup, check out the Dorset Dogs website.

Check out our Dog Blogs

Read our dog blogs from our regular guest four-legged blogger, Dylan, for some great ideas and recommendations on where to go and what to see in dog-friendly Dorset.

Book a dog-friendly break to Dorset

With comfortable accommodation, incredible attractions, delicious food and drink and more walks than you could ever wish for; don’t you think it’s about time you started planning your holiday to Dorset?

Plan your break

Dog friendly attractions

Discover all the places to visit in Dorset where your faithful companion is more than welcome to visit with you.

Dog friendly accommodation

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