Dog friendly stays in Northumberland
Northumberland is fast becoming one of the most popular staycation locations in the country.
What’s more it’s dog friendly approach to life makes it the perfect trip.
At Little Hideaways, all our cottages are dog friendly, that’s because we know your dog is part of the family and let’s face it, it’s cheaper and a lot more fun than kennels!
Here’s our top things that make Northumberland so dog friendly:
Miles and miles of beaches!
All beaches in the AONB on the Northumberland Coast are dog friendly, there is the odd seasonal restriction, such as at Beanell Bay that tends to be more dune based due to shore nesting birds. Access to the beach is still allowed as long as dogs are kept under control on the beach and also on a lead through the dunes.
Dog friendly watering holes
If like us, a dog friendly pub is an important part of your holiday, you’re in luck! With more dog friendly pubs than you can shake a stick at, you and your pooch won’t be short of somewhere for a drink together after an exciting day exploring.
Some of our favourites are:
- The Red Lion, Alnmouth
- The Bamburgh Castle Inn, Seahouses
- The Ship Inn, Low Newton
- The Jolly Fisherman, Craster
- The Lord Crewe Arms, Bamburgh
- The Black Swan Inn, Seahouses
Great Instagram Opportunities!
Who doesn’t like taking cute dog pictures for Instagram?! Our pooch Betty, loves a beach walk picture! Just check out these cute pictures of pooches on beaches in Northumberland.
Forest and woodland walks
If the open beaches all get too much then head inland to explore woodlands and hills.
Northumberland really is a dog’s paradise not only are there miles and miles of beaches, but why not venture to the acres of woodland in Kielder Forest, or Thrunton Wood.
National Trust’s Cragside has over 40 miles of footpaths for you and your dog to explore over their 1000 acre estate.
Barter Books for a more relaxed dog!
If when it comes to a wet weather day and no matter how much your dog wants to, you simply just don’t want to brave that weather, Barter Books the country’s largest second hand book store is a haven for sheltering on a cold day, dogs are very welcome and there is even a café and opportunities for fireside coffee with your pooch.