21 Dog Friendly Haven Holidays

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Are you looking for dog friendly Haven Holidays?

Haven is all about relaxation, fun and family holidays in beautiful coastal locations across the UK, with everything you need on hand for a comfortable, memorable stay. 

We’re a nation of animal lovers, and for one in 4 UK households, the family includes our dog, which is why dogs are more than welcome at 33 Haven Holiday Parks across England, Scotland and Wales. 

For many of us, holidays are not the same without our dog.  

More than half of the dog-friendly Haven parks have designated walking areas, with miles of cliff walks, unrestricted beaches, scenic countryside, and coastal paths.

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21 Dog Friendly Haven Locations


Dorset is an ideal destination for dog owners on holiday due to its wide range of pet-friendly accommodations and attractions. 

Weymouth Beach Dorset With Dog

The area boasts many iconic, dog-friendly beaches, scenic coastal paths, dog-friendly pubs and restaurants, and canine-centric activities such as agility courses and mini rural trails.

Popular dog-friendly locations in Dorset include Durdle Door and Lulworth Cove, two breathtakingly beautiful places for a great day out with our furry friends. The South West Coast Path provides various relaxing walks on scenic paths. 

Also worth exploring is Corfe Castle, where dogs are welcome within the grounds all year round, allowing us to take in its spectacular ruins. 

Kimmeridge Bay is one of Dorset’s many dog-friendly beaches providing plenty of fun activities for our four-legged companions and us.

All four of Haven’s holiday parks in Dorset are dog friendly.

1. Littlesea Holiday Park, Weymouth

Dogs are allowed on the restaurant terrace at Littlesea Holiday Park

man and woman feeding a dog while out on a walk in front of a static caravan on Littlesea Holiday Park in Dorset
Dog Walks At Littlesea Holiday Park (Photo Credit: Haven Holidays)

Locally there are plenty of coastal walks to tire everyone out and popular landmarks such as Durdle Door and Lulworth Cove.

2. Seaview, Weymouth

Dogs are welcome to relax and enjoy the views with you on the restaurant terrace, and there are several cosy, dog-friendly pubs close to the park. 

Nature Walks At Seaview Are Perfect For Dogs (Photo Credit: Haven Holidays)
Nature Walks At Seaview Are Perfect For Dogs (Photo Credit: Haven Holidays)

Seaview in Weymouth is a delightful area for long dog walks. The nearest beach is Bowleaze Cove, where dogs can run off the lead, and the park is within easy reach of Weymouth, where dogs are allowed all year in the area near the Pavillion. 

3. Weymouth Bay, Weymouth

The park has a superb range of pet-friendly accommodations and designated dog-walking areas. 

You can relax with your dog and enjoy a meal on the restaurant terrace. 

family enjoying a nature walk at Weymouth Bay holiday park
Littlesea Holiday Park, Weymouth (photo credit: Haven Holidays)

With miles of the spectacular, unspoilt Jurassic coast and dog-friendly beaches, including Bowleaze Cove, Ringstead Bay and Preston Beach, on the doorstep, Weymouth Bay is an ideal location for your family holiday.  

4. Rockley Park, Poole

Rockley Park has direct access to the beach, where dogs are allowed all year. 

There are tranquil woodlands and open spaces on Ham Common Nature Reserve and Pier Lake to explore with your pet on the park’s edge. 

dog friendly Sandbanks beach in Poole
Sandbanks is a dog-friendly beach all year round

Iconic Sandbanks Beach and Studland Bay are 20 minutes away, with designated, all-year-round dog areas. 

Besides all the activities on the park, there are many local attractions where you can take your dog, including the magical Blue Pool at Wareham, Hamworthy Beach and Lulworth Castle.


Norfolk’s 84 miles of vast, uncrowded, family and dog-friendly beaches, national parks and peaceful woodlands are perfect if you’re looking to escape the lead away from the crowds.

Among the many clean, sandy beaches where you can let your dog run free are Sheringham, Mundesley and Walcott. St stretching from Wells-next-the-Sea and Burnham Overy Straithe, Holkham Beach won The Kennel Club’s “Be Dog Friendly” awards.

Home to the Norfolk Broads National Park, Ladybelt Country Park, Holt Country Park and many more, there are nature reserves, streams and wildlife trails to explore and lots of cosy dogs welcome pubs and restaurants in the county.

Enjoy many fun days with your pet, including seal spotting on a Beans Boat Trip to Blakeney Point. 

Henry, the resident cocker spaniel, will accompany you on the Bure Valley Railway, an 18-mile ride through the Norfolk countryside with water bowls ready outside the Whistlestop café. 

For a small fee, your pet is also welcome on board for a Broads Tour, where you can get close to the abundance of wildlife and natural environment of the Norfolk broads. 

Magnificent Castle Rising is set among 20 acres of grassy earthworks with lovely views, perfect for a picnic, a ball game and a walk.

Choose from a wide variety of dog-friendly holiday homes for your family and your pet, many with direct beach access.

5. Haven Seashore, Great Yarmouth

Seashore is a peaceful, secluded, dog-friendly park between the racecourse and the sea. 

man and woman walking a small dog over sand dunes near Seashore Holiday Park in Norfolk
Dog Walks At Seashore Holiday Park (Photo Credit: Haven Holidays)

The beach is just a short walk across the dunes, and it’s less than 3 miles to the pleasure beach and pier at Great Yarmouth, where your dog is welcome.

6. Caister-on-Sea Holiday Park

Caister-on-Sea is a traditional, established holiday park with direct access to a long stretch of sandy beach, popular with dog walkers. 

Caravans With Views Of The Sea At Caister-On-Sea
Caravans With Views Of The Sea At Caister-On-Sea (Photo Credit: Haven Holidays)

Pets are allowed on the restaurant decking, and you can relax and enjoy a coffee on the deck area of the Mini Mart. There are comfortable, pet-friendly static caravans and lodges in different grades and sizes.

7. Hopton, Great Yarmouth

At Hopton Holiday Park, there’s a wide variety of pet-friendly static caravans and lodges sleeping up to 8 and a 3-bedroom house. 

man and woman walking a small dog on a lead by the lake at Haven run Hopton Holiday Park with luxury lodges in the background
Dog-Friendly Hopton Holiday Park (Photo Credit: Haven Holidays)

It’s just a 2 minute’s walk to the vast, clean sandy beach where dogs can run off the lead all year round, and you can enjoy a delicious meal in the restaurant with a dog-friendly, undercover outdoor area.

8. Wild Duck, Great Yarmouth

The tranquil, secluded woodland by the Norfolk Broads makes Wild Duck a unique Haven holiday location. 

family walking together at Haven owned Wild Duck Holiday Park
Family Walks At Wild Duck (Photo Credit: Haven Holidays)

The beautiful natural surroundings make this an ideal holiday setting to enjoy and explore with your dog. 

Wild Duck is less than 5 miles from the sea and offers a variety of pet-friendly static caravans and lodges.

North Wales

Magnificent North Wales is one of the most dog-friendly UK holiday destinations. 

You can explore the gorgeous beaches, long coastal walks, green valleys and woodlands, and magnificent Snowdonia National Park, and your pet can come too!

Dogs are welcome on the lead if you are both fit enough to climb to the summit of Mount Snowdon.

The popular, sandy beaches at the seaside resorts of Rhyl and Prestatyn are among the many dog-friendly days out by the sea to enjoy in North Wales. 

Unspoilt Harlech Beach, Red Dwarf Bay and the gorgeous Porth Neigwl Beach near Pwllellhi are a haven for dog walkers.  

Great days out with your family and your dog include Conwy Gardens and Greenwood Forest Park, and soaking up the Snowdonia scenery on the famous Blaenau Ffestiniog, the longest heritage railway in the UK. You’ll have to travel 3rd class, but dogs don’t seem to mind!

There’s a wide choice of pet-friendly accommodations and many dog-friendly pubs and restaurants. The Mulberry in Conwy, for example, welcomes dogs inside and out, with limitless dog treats and views overlooking the Marina.

9. Hafan y Môr Holiday Park, Pwllheli

Hafan y Môr is one of Haven’s biggest parks. This 5-star park is situated on the breathtaking outskirts of Snowdonia on the shores of the Llyn Peninsula, close to Pwllheli’s sandy, dog-friendly beach. 

family sitting on decking with a hot tub and table of a lodge overlooking the beach at Hafan y Mor Holiday park
Lodge Accommodation At Hafan y Mor Holiday Park (Photo Credit: Haven Holidays)

With endless possibilities for long walkies on the coast or scenic footpaths, the park is packed with family and doggy activities. Your dog will love the Bark Yard obstacle course.

10. Greenacres Holiday Park, Porthmadog

Greenacres enjoys a fabulous location right next to a nature reserve, with miles of award-winning sandy beach beside the park. 

dog running along wide sandy beach with a ball in his mouth
Dogs Will Love Exploring Local Beaches (Photo Credit: Haven Holidays)

Dog-friendly Black Rock Sands, aptly named Barkby, are backed by dunes with rockpools to explore, and Snowdonia National Park is on the doorstep, perfect for coastal walks, climbing and hiking.

11. Presthaven Holiday Park, Prestatyn

At Presthaven Holiday Park, you’ll find direct access to 5 glorious miles of flat sands and protected dunes, with views across the Irish sea running alongside the park. 

Things to do near Presthaven Holiday Park
Beach At Presthaven (Photo Credit: Haven Holidays)

Dogs can walk off the lead and are welcome on the decking outside the Mash and Barrel Restaurant. 

There’s a dog-friendly variety of holiday accommodations, from camping and touring to static caravans and luxury lodges.


One of the UK’s best-loved holiday destinations, dogs are right at home in Yorkshire.

With 3 magnificent national parks, miles of dramatic, uncrowded coastline to explore, timeless resorts and market towns, there are many dog-friendly day adventures in England’s largest county.

The parks are home to an abundance of wildlife, cattle and sheep, so you’ll need to keep your dog on a lead at times, and there will be lots of irresistible things to roll in.

The Yorkshire Dales are home to scenic trails and impressive peaks, so if your dog is used to long treks on rocky terrain, Scafell Pike will be worth the hike for you both.

The breathtaking North York Moors is an amazing adventure, and if your dog is nervous around cattle, there are 55 square miles of forest trails and woodland paths.

There are lots of family and dog days out, including a 24-mile ride on the North York Moors railway heritage steam train. Amazing scenery, steam trains through the ages, and a Rover’s Return cost £3.

Apart from the children’s play area, dogs are welcome at Filey Bird and Animal Park, with alpacas, meerkats, exotic birds, quiet woodland, and meadow trails to enjoy.

Historic attractions such as Whitby Abbey and Helmsley Castle are also well worth a visit.

Although there are summer restrictions with designated doggy areas on some of the busiest beaches, Scarborough, Bridlington and Filey, for example, your children and your dog can play and run free at 13 golden, sandy beaches, including Cayton Bay, Flamborough, Reighton, and Robin Hood’s Bay.

There are lots of dog-friendly accommodation options, caravans, chalets and lodges to guarantee a fabulous holiday for the whole family.

12. Blue Dolphin, Filey

Blue Dolphin is beautifully placed for long walks, between the wilds of the North York Moors and the long sandy beach at Filey, with views overlooking Gristhorpe Bay.

family running past static caravans overlooking the lake at Blue Dolphin Holiday Park
Family Fun At Blue Dolphin Holiday Park (Photo Credit: Haven Holidays)

There’s direct access from the park to the dog-friendly sandy beach below and 10 minutes to Filey.

Choose from a range of pet welcome accommodations to suit your family. There are lots of pubs and eateries nearby where you can take your dog inside, such as The Ox pub near the park, the Bull Inn in Gristhorpe and the Cobble Bar and Bistro in Filey.

13. Primrose Valley, Filey

Located on the clifftops with amazing views, it’s a short walk to the sandy beach from the lively Primrose Valley Holiday and 5 minutes to Filey.

Beach At Primrose Valley (Photo Credit: Haven Holidays)
Beach At Primrose Valley (Photo Credit: Haven Holidays)

There’s a range of pet-friendly holiday homes to choose from, a restaurant terrace, and you can walk your dog off the lead, although bear in mind that this family park gets crowded in the summer.

14. Reighton Sands, Filey

A huge walking field in the park and 5 miles of dog-friendly beach on the Flamborough Headland Heritage Coast make Reighton Sands an ideal choice for a family holiday with your pet.

girl and boy with fishing nets near sign saying 'To The Beach'
Beach Access At Reighton Sands (Photo Credit: Haven Holidays)

You can take your pet on the restaurant terrace, and popular attractions nearby include Bempton Cliffs, the Cleveland Way and Filey Brigg.

15. Thornwick Bay, Flamborough

One of the newest Haven parks, Thornwick Bay has a variety of pet-friendly static caravans and lodges, and you can take your dog into the North Landing bar or onto the terrace area at the Smugglers Bar.

two women and a man walking along a beach at Thornwick Bay
Beach Walks At Thornwick Bay (Photo Credit: Haven Holidays)

Perfect for scenic walks, the cliff path leads to the sand and shingle beach. There are no restrictions south of the coastguard station at Bridlington, and Filey Brigg Country Park is a 20-minute drive away.


With more than 130 incredible beaches with no dog restrictions, miles of spectacular coastline and pretty fishing villages, woodlands, trails, and bridlepaths to explore, your dog will love escaping with you to Cornwall.

Most of the cosy pubs in the county are dog-friendly too.

There are incredible places to walk on the dramatic, rugged North Cornwall coast.

Newquay’s spectacular Fistral beach is a paradise for surfers, and dog walkers, and the area between Towan Headland and Pentire Point.

Rock Beach welcomes dogs all year round, and if you’re looking to get away from the crowds, check out Porthilly Beach across the estuary from Padstow.

For a laid-back holiday, South Cornwall offers breathtaking coastal paths, picturesque fishing villages, and long walks in the country. You can walk your dog along the coastal path from Looe to Talland Bay.

The quiet, pretty beach below Seaton and Downderry is perfect for a day out for the family, with dog-friendly pubs and cafes and lots of room to run and play.

Polkerris and Whitsand beaches, and inland, the Camel Trail and Cardinham Woods are also worth exploring.

Cornwall has many pet-friendly attractions, including the famous Eden Project, where dogs are welcome on the paths in the outdoor gardens, water bowls are provided, and an undercover dining space.

You can take your pet on the scenic Bodmin and Wenford Railway, to the Cornish Seal Sanctuary, on a lead to Land’s End and in the smuggler’s bar at Jamaica Inn.

Cornwall is one of the most popular choices for a dog-friendly holiday, with dog-friendly holiday parks offering a huge choice of holiday homes, static caravans and lodges equipped for a relaxing stay for your family and the dog.

16. Perran Sands, Perranporth

Set in an amazing location with lots of green space, and a choice of pet-friendly accommodations, including caravans, chalets and lodges, Perran Sands is a popular dog-friendly holiday choice.

Dogs are welcome in the Coast Bar and in the covered restaurant area. There’s a bow-wow bar with dog treats at each venue and lots of walking spaces in the park.

family walking up the slope from the beach at Perran Sands Holiday Park
Beach Access At Perran Sands (Photo Credit: Haven Holidays)

It’s a 5-minute walk down the slope to the sandy beach and 2 miles to Perranporth. Dogs must be on the lead at the main beach between 10 am-5 pm.

If you’re hungry, check out the Yard for vegan tacos and free dog treats, and The Pavilion café for fillet steak doggy ice cream.


For long walks in nature or by the sea, Devon is one of the top UK dog-friendly holiday locations, with 2 national parks 300 miles of coast and 60 gorgeous beaches.

Many of the best attractions welcome your dog with water bowls and treats.

Dartmoor’s dog-friendly miles of wild, rugged moorland, incredible views and ancient monuments are home to some wonderful attractions, pretty market towns and villages with cosy, welcoming pubs.

Remote Exmoor is an idyllic walking country with wooded valleys, tumbling streams and spectacular sea views.

If you and your dog are up for a challenge, the view from Haytor Rock will take your breath. Head for the Tarr Steps and Nature Reserve for a splash in the tumbling stream as you cross the ancient stepping stones.

Wistman’s Wood is an absolutely gorgeous walk, and Spitchwick, a forest clearing on the river banks, is ideal for picnics and canine and human wild swimming.

Dogs are welcome on the stunning Lynton and Lynmouth cliff railway ride at Seaton Tramway and Stuart Line Cruises. You can explore the lovely grounds at historic Powderham Castle and visit the famous Becky Falls.

Yarmer, Newberry, Instow and Wildersmouth are among the 76 dog-friendly Devon beaches.

Choose from a wide variety of pet-friendly holiday parks and accommodations across Devon.

17. Devon Cliffs, Exmouth

The Sandy Bay location just outside Exmouth and the surrounding area are perfect for bringing your dog on holiday to Devon Cliffs.

Cosy, practical dog-friendly accommodation and a restaurant terrace.

Coastal Path At Devon Cliffs
Coastal Path At Devon Cliffs (Photo Credit: Haven Holidays)

There is lots of walking space on and off the park. There are designated dog areas on the beach during the summer, and the Jurassic World Heritage Site path runs through the park.


With majestic mountains and glens, and wild, remote, secluded beaches, Scotland is a wonderful choice for a dog-friendly holiday.

Dogs are most welcome in the cities, too, and can join you on a walk along the Royal Mile and through the Old Town.

You have the right to walk anywhere with your dog in Scotland, provided you follow the Scottish Outdoor Access Code, so check it out before you head for the hills.

There are 2 national parks, Loch Lomond, with 17 scenic dog-friendly trails and the stunning Cairngorms National Park, with 57 woodland paths and nature trails, ranging from a hiking challenge up a Munro mountain or a relaxing stroll by a tranquil loch.

There are lots of pet-friendly attractions, including unmissable Loch Ness. Your dog can help hunt the monster on a trip with Jacobite Cruises from Clansman Harbour.

Go for a delightful walk on the grounds of ancient castles such as Culzean Castle and Country Park or Drumlanrig Castle, Dumfries and Galloway.

The Isle of Skye’s wild beaches and rugged, enchanted landscapes allow you both to roam off the lead.

Scotland offers a wide variety of dog-friendly holiday accommodations.

18. Seton Sands Holiday Village, East Lothian

Pretty Seton Sands is just 20 minutes from Edinburgh and has a dog walking field in the park; there’s a sandy beach with a designated dog area on the doorstep.

Beach at Seton Sands
Beach At Seton Sands (Photo Credit: Haven Holidays)

Dogs are welcome to enjoy the views across the Firth of Forth from the spacious restaurant terrace.

You can choose from a range of comfortable, pet-friendly accommodations at this small, welcoming park.

19. Craig Tara, South Ayrshire

Situated on the rugged southwest coast, 40 miles from Ayr, Craig Tara is a stone’s throw from a fine sandy, dog-friendly beach, with spectacular views across the Firth of Clyde to Arran.

two children jumping in the water on the beach at Craig Tara
Beach At Craig Tara (Photo Credit: Haven Holidays)

Dogs are welcome in the park in a range of pet-friendly holiday homes and at the many places of interest nearby, such as Culzean Castle.

Holiday homeowners can get together with like-minded people and their dogs at “Bark on the Park” meets.


The green hills and meadows, valleys and woodlands, gorgeous sandy beaches, pretty villages, and bustling market towns of sleepy Sussex are just a couple of hours from London.

The county is a wonderful choice for a getaway with your dog.

The South Downs National Park is a dog walker’s paradise, with miles of farm and heathland, forests, and historical places.

Play ball in the fields, or follow the Queen Elizabeth Country Park trails. Bring out your inner champion for plenty of fun in the custom-built dog training area.

Head for Butser Hill for a run off the lead and stunning views across 3 southern counties or breathtaking Devil’s Dyke.

Bodiam Castle and Seven Sisters Country Park are also well worth a visit.

Sussex is home to gorgeous dog-friendly beaches sheltered by chalk cliffs. There are restrictions at some of the most popular resorts, such as Brighton, West Wittering and Hastings, but you can walk through the dunes to Littlehampton West Beach and stop for a cuppa with your dog at the West Beach Café.

When the tide is out at Lancing, there’s a large expanse of flat sand where dogs love to run, and you’ll get a warm welcome from the Harry, Perch café’s resident dog.

Worthing, Shoreham by Sea and Ferring are among the many dog-friendly Sussex beaches.

Your family pet will be welcome to join you on holiday at a variety of Sussex holiday parks, where you can choose from comfortable accommodations in different styles and sizes to suit your needs.

20. Church Farm Holiday Village, Bognor Regis

An ideal choice for a relaxing family getaway with lots of sunshine, Church Farm is located next to the peaceful Pagham Lagoon.

family walking along pebble beach at Church Farm
Beach at Church Farm (Photo Credit: Haven Holidays)

It’s a gentle walk to Pagham Harbour and the beach and a short distance to the popular resorts of Bognor Regis and West Wittering.

Dogs are welcome to walk on the footpaths and bridleways in the nature reserve, and there are miles of sand to run free.

Choose from a range of pet-friendly caravans and lodges.

21. Combe Haven, St Leonard’s on Sea

Combe Haven is an excellent choice for a dog-friendly family holiday, close to Hastings and the stunning, dog-friendly Bulverhythe Beach and 2 miles from Bognor Regis.

view from caravan at Combe Haven
View From Caravan Decking At Combe Haven (Photo Credit: Haven Holidays)

Dogs are welcome on the Mash and Barrel restaurant decking, and there is a wide selection of holiday homes for your family and your pet.

FAQ About Dogs At Haven Holiday Parks

What Is Included In A Dog-Friendly Haven Holiday?

“Dog friendly” at Haven means your pet can stay with you in a range of comfortable caravans, lodges and chalets and are welcome at your side on restaurant terraces.

Not only are there fabulous family activities and evening entertainment, but at parks in North Wales, Lincolnshire and Norfolk, Bark Yards are specially designed obstacle courses that will keep your dog’s tail wagging too. 

Your dog can take on the challenge at Golden Sands, Mablethorpe, Thorpe Park, Cleethorpes, Caister on Sea, Great Yarmouth, and Hafan Y Mor, Pwllheli.

At Hafan Y Mor on the gorgeous North Wales coast, while your kids are taking on the high ropes course or whizzing down the tube slide, your dog can tackle the Top Dog Challenge on the Bark Yard agility course!

How Many Dogs Can You Bring On A Haven Holiday?

You can bring up to two well-behaved dogs when you book from the wide range of designated pet-friendly Haven holiday homes.  

What Are The Rules For Bringing A Dog On A Haven Holiday? 

Well-behaved dogs are welcome on your Haven holiday; however, you might be asked to remove them if they’re noisy or naughty, so keep them on the lead unless you’re in the dog walking area.

Also, you can’t take your dog into the restaurants or entertainment areas, although they can accompany you for a drink or a meal on the terrace and a coffee on the decking outside the mini marts on some parks. 

You must keep your dog on a lead when walking around the park. Public areas and outdoor pools are also no-go areas. 

Some parks will allow you to bring other pets but talk to the individual park you book. 

Dogs listed under the Dangerous Dogs Act, such as the Pit Bull Terrier, Dogo Argentino, Fila Brasileiro and Japanese Tosa, are not permitted.

How Much Does It Cost To Bring A Dog On A Haven Holiday?

The cost is included in the total price displayed on the website when you book directly from Haven. 

If you book from one of Haven’s promotional partners, there is a charge of £40 per dog. If you’re touring or camping, the cost is £1 per pet per night with up to 2 dogs per pitch. There’s no charge for assistance dogs.

What Haven Parks Can I Bring My Dog To If I Buy A Holiday Home?

If you are thinking about buying a caravan on a Haven Holiday Park, you can bring your dog(s) to any park that is dog friendly. Check out our complete Haven Ownership Guide for more details.

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