Dog Friendly

The Yorkshire coast is one of the most dog-friendly places in the UK, with miles of beautiful beaches and open countryside to roam, plenty of welcoming places to stay with your pooch where they’ll be as comfortable as you, and a huge range of places to eat and drink. 

Did someone say ‘walkies’? You’re spoilt for choice with a range of walking trails along the coast, and acres of room to run around. Tackle the Cleveland Way’s 109 miles path, opt for a shorter route on The Cinder Track between Scarborough and Whitby, or take a leisurely stroll in one of the coast’s parks and gardens. Some beaches in North Yorkshire have seasonal restrictions on dogs so be sure to check the rules before you go, and always clean up after your canine chum. You can check beach restrictions on the North Yorkshire Council website, or head straight for the likes of Hunmanby Gap, Cayton Bay, Runswick Bay and Staithes which are open to dogs year-round. 

If you need somewhere to rest your head after a day exploring the Yorkshire coast, there are plenty of dog-friendly places to stay from self-catering cottages and bed and breakfasts to lodges, campsites and hotels.  

Planning a day out? Many of the coast’s well-known attractions are dog-friendly, including Whitby Abbey, Filey Bird and Garden Park and North Yorkshire Water Park, and dozens more places to visit with your furry friend. 

Whether you’re heading to Scarborough, Whitby, Filey or to the North York Moors, you’re sure to find your perfect dog-friendly minibreak. Take a look at our dog-friendly pages below or use the search to find your next Yorkshire coast holiday.