A dog-friendly guide to Wales holiday cottages

A dog-friendly guide to Wales

Dawn Stephens-Borg 04 October 2019

From the highest point in Snowdonia National Park to the depths of the Gower Peninsula, Wales is one of the most popular destinations for dog owners, and once you’ve read this guide to dog-friendly holidays in Wales, we think you will agree. We have pulled together some of the best beaches where dogs can roam free, attractions that allow pets and pubs that offer the warmest of welcomes to four-legged visitors.

Do you know where in Wales you are headed? You can skip straight to your destination of choice:



Or you can search our full collection of dog-friendly cottages in Wales, to find somewhere simply perfect.

Dog-friendly beaches in Wales

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Peppered with over 100 beaches, many of which remain dog-friendly throughout the year, the magical coastline of Wales is a haven for dogs and their humans. While some of the busier destinations operate seasonal bans on some sections, you are unlikely to find a beach where dogs are completely unwelcome. Visit pristine white sands like Rhossili Bay on the Gower Peninsula - previously named as the 'UK's No. 1 Dog-friendly Beach'. Explore the 50 incredible beaches in beautiful Pembrokeshire, all of which are dog-friendly (some restrictions apply to small sections in the summer). In North Wales on the Isle of Anglesey and Llyn Peninsula, it wouldn’t be uncommon for it to be just you, your pal and miles of beach.


(Gower, Pembrokeshire)


(Llyn Peninsula, Anglesey & the rest of North Wales)

Dog-friendly places to visit in Wales

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To save the disappointment of your pet having to miss out, we have researched the very best dog-friendly places to visit in Wales. You will be delighted to learn that across Wales, many attractions welcome dogs, from castles and abbeys to adventure parks and mountain railways! Visit famous landmarks like Pembroke Castle or Valle Crucis Abbey, go underground at the National Showcaves or climb high on the Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways



Dog-friendly pubs in Wales

The White Eagle

There is nothing better than cosying up in a country pub after a long day of adventures, especially when your pup is a welcomed customer too!  We have searched high and low to find some of the most dog-friendly pubs in the whole of Wales but, if you know of any we are yet to find, we would love for you to let us know on Facebook or Instagram.

The White Eagle on the Isle of Anglesey is one of our personal favourites, not only do the owners love dogs but there is a doggy dining room, an outside doggy bar and treats are a given! We also love The Black Cock Inn because it's conveniently located halfway along the circular walk from the top of Caerphilly Mountain. A hearty meal for you and fresh bowls of water for canines will reward your efforts! 



Dog-friendly cottages in Wales

Now for the big question: where are you going to stay during your dog-friendly holiday in Wales? We have plenty to choose from but here are a couple of our favourites.

Book a dog-friendly cottage in Wales

Ready to book a break with your pup? More than half of our escapes in Wales are dog-friendly, so we are confident you will find the perfect place to stay, whether you are searching for a dog-friendly cottage in South Wales or North Wales. Our dedicated dog-friendly North Wales guide and dog-friendly South Wales guide can help you out if you still aren't sure where in Wales to go. 

Disclaimer: Whilst every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information at the time of writing, please ensure you check carefully before making any decisions based on the contents within this article.

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