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Dog Friendly Norfolk

You'll be delighted to know that this is dog friendly Norfolk!!

Norfolk is without doubt one of the most dog friendly places to visit in the UK. 

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There need be no more waving goodbye to those sad looking eyes when you set off for your holidays. 

With amazing dog friendly Norfolk beaches, (miles of vast expanse of sand to run wild on), incredible heathlands with views towards to the sea, and dense woodland with incredible smells, don’t even think about leaving your dog behind!

And if you’re worried about finding dog friendly accommodation or places to eat with your pet, then rest assured there are plenty to discover.

Norfolk welcomes you and your pet with open arms!

Dog Friendly Accommodation

There’s a huge range of dog friendly accommodation in Norfolk ranging from:

Bringing your dog on holiday is becoming ever more popular, and being a rural county, Norfolk accepts them openly. 

A welcome dog friendly Norfolk sign at a bar in a pub

There are often a few restrictions in the accommodations such as allowing dogs into the bar areas but not the restaurants, but that's understandable.

The only hard work you need to do is to consider the type of accommodation you want to stay in for you and your pet!

Many of the pubs and hotels in Norfolk provide dog bedding and dog towels for you; particularly useful if you've had a great day on the beach or been for a muddy walk!  

Dog treats are often of offer behind the bars, and one pub provides sausages for your dogs breakfast - probably far more than you would normally give at home!

Dog Friendly Norfolk Beaches

Wow – with approximately 52 beaches right around the Norfolk coast, you certainly won’t be stuck for ideas of where to take your dog for walks.    What fun they can have running wild on the huge expanses of open sand, rushing into the sea and thoroughly enjoying themselves.

Norfolk's amazing beaches, perfect for dogs!

And the best thing about letting them loose on the beach is that you can bring them back to your accommodation and they should sleep soundly all night, leaving you to have a wonderfully relaxed evening!

This dog friendly Norfolk beaches guide will tell you exactly which restrictions each beach has.  And for more detail on each individual Norfolk beach, visit my comprehensive beach guide on all of Norfolk's beaches

Many of the beaches in Norfolk do have restrictions in the summer months, but there are areas away from the restrictions where you are able to take you dog.  On the busier beaches in the summer such as Cromer and Sheringham, it certainly makes sense to avoid these beaches with dogs.

There are plenty of alternative completely dog friendly beaches where you don't have to worry at all.

Dog Walks On Norfolk Trails And In Parks

Explore Norfolk UK is delighted to announce the publication of "Dog Walks Around the Norfolk Coast".  You can read more about the book here

This book has 16 coastal dog walks covering the whole of the Norfolk coast.  They are based on walks where you can let you dog roam under control, with very little time needed on roads and lanes.

Dog Walks Around The Norfolk Coast

Norfolk is also very lucky to have lots of trails to follow and Country Parks to walk in

The Peddars Way, The Norfolk Coast Path, The Nar Valley, Boudica Way are just a few of the Norfolk trails that you can follow, to name just a few.

And you can also read about many coastal and inland walks that are good for dogs as well as humans!

Peddars Way

Sheringham Park and Holt Country Park are beautiful Parklands to walk around in North Norfolk with your well behaved dog.

Sheringham Park

Dog Walks In The Grounds Of Norfolk Stately Homes

As you may know, Norfolk has some amazing stately homes.   All of these have wonderful parkland where you can walk your dog (restrictions need to be adhered to due to cattle or deer in some of these parks). 

Dog walking in the grounds outside  Sandringham House

Why not take a beautiful walk around the parkland of Blickling Hall, or Felbrigg Hall, it’s different for the dogs and different for you too.  You also get to see some amazing houses at the same time. Sandringham House has gorgeous woodland you can walk in, and Houghton Hall and Holkham Hall have the deer parks.

Dog Shows

Some of the Norfolk villages put on dog shows during the summer months which always provide great family entertainment.    Crufts they may not be, but still fun!

Hunstanton is a good example of this – The Hunstanton Fun Dog Show, usually in May of each year.

The Norfolk Showground also hold an event, usually over the August bank holiday, titled “All About Dogs, Norfolk”.

For fun family entertainment, why not keep an eye open for dog shows happening right here in dog friendly Norfolk!

So, you’ve got no need to worry about bringing your dog to Norfolk, we welcome them.   In fact we love them, especially on the beaches!  Your one worry, I know, is probably the accommodation, so I have highlighted a few suggestions for your ease.

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