If you’re planning a holiday to Wales this summer, no doubt you’ll be visiting the country’s many beautiful beaches.
From the tip of Anglesey to the toes of Pembrokeshire, there are some fantastic dog friendly beaches in Wales, and all of our top ten have no restrictions at all, meaning that even during the summer months you and your dog can splash in the sea and catch stick on the sand!
Take a look at our dog-friendly accommodation in Wales here.
A beautiful Victorian seaside resort, the pier juts out across the water and holds cafes, little shops, and kiosks for a lunchtime treat! Your dog will love running along the sand and over the rocks, and there are some great opportunities for birdwatching.
At low tide, a wide sandy bay is exposed perfect for long walks with a four legged friend and it’s a good beach for birdwatching.
Afon Wen on the Llyn Peninsula
This is a lovely sand and shingle beach with some pretty coastal walks along the shore.
Llanila, New Quay
At high tide the beach is quite pebbly so we would recommend walking the coast path instead. But at low tide, the beach is wide and sheltered and sandy and perfect for long walks with your dog.
There’s a choice of seven different beaches around Swansea Bay that all are free from dog restrictions. All are sandy at low tide, but can get quite muddy too so make sure you pack your ‘dog towel’!
Jackson’s Bay, Barry
This small sandy bay is perfect for a dog walk, and you can enjoy all the fun things to do on Barry Island too!
This pretty little harbour town has a rocky beach.
Broad Haven (South)
This is a beautiful sand beach surrounded by a rugged coastline. Access is by a National Turst car park and there are plenty of pretty walks along the Pembrokeshire Coast Path around the local area. The water is safe and clean although be aware that there is no lifeguard service. This beach is recommended by the Marine Conservation Society
This sheltered sandy beach is just around the coast from Broad Haven. There are plenty of local shops and pubs close by and the beach is along the beautiful Pembrokeshire Coast Path
Monkstone Beach, Tenby
Gorgeous golden sands are backed by steep coastal cliffs, making this beach wonderfully sheltered. The beach is accessed by steep steps- 151 to be precise! A popular beach for swimming and fishing and it’s along the Pembrokeshore Coast path. This beach is recommended by the Marine Conservation Society.
Remember though- beaches where no dog restrictions apply usually have no lifeguard service, so if you swim, please take extra care of the tide and deep water!