Dog Friendly Holiday Cottages in Norfolk - Norfolk Hideaways

Dog Friendly Holiday Cottages in Norfolk

Dog Friendly Holiday Cottages in Norfolk

There are few better holiday areas for dogs than Norfolk. Our county is full to bursting with pooch-friendly beaches, long walks as well as plenty of woodland - ideal for letting your four-legged friends off the lead.

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Of course, it's important to find the right accommodation: you don't want to be travelling an hour just to get to the beach! Fortunately, you've come to the right place.

At Norfolk Hideaways, we know that dogs are part of the family, and the last thing you want to do is leave them at home (especially if it means facing those sad puppy eyes!). That's why many of our properties are completely dog friendly.

Most of our cottages have fully enclosed gardens, so you're safe to let your dogs roam around without them running off. What's more, you're always close by to at least one (but usually several) of North Norfolk's most dog friendly locations.

You'll also find that many of our cottages are located within easy reach of dog-friendly beaches, walks and pubs, so you'll be able to do all the things you were planning to do anyway and your dog will be able to come along for the ride!

If you're unsure about our dog friendly accommodation, give us a call today on 01485 211022. We'll be happy to answer any questions you might have about our dog friendly self-catered accommodation.

Dog Friendly Beaches

There's nothing like a dog friendly beach: the sheer look of joy on your dog's face as they tear off across the sand is worth travelling practically anywhere!

Of course, you don't have to travel anywhere: we've got a number of dog friendly beaches right here in beautiful North Norfolk:

Heacham South

Is a seriously easy walking, with a number of lovely dunes. Heacham North is also worth looking at: it's just as nice a beach, but because there's a promenade where dogs need to be under control.


Another lovely beach for walkies. A picture perfect beach with a pinewood backdrop and a fantastic array of beach huts.  You are welcome to take dogs off the lead on the beach anywhere after the first 50 beach huts.  You can walk all the way to Holkham if you wish along the beach or on the pinewood trails behind.

Snettisham beach

Can also be worth trying. In the main, it's a shingle beach, but there's a grassier area on the other side of the dunes and at low tide the beach itself becomes more like wet sand, making it more 'walkie-friendly'.

Old Hunstanton

Is a lovely beach – one of our favourites – with miles and miles of open space, ideal for the long run!


Another perfect dog friendly beach. Indeed, you can walk all the way through to Snettisham from the beach. It's worth noting that it borders the Holme Nature Reserve, so you'll need to put your dog back on the lead once you're off the beach.

Thornham beach

Is great for a good long walk, it takes about 15 mins to get there across the beautiful saltmarsh and then it is a fantastic sandy beach with very few people out there. Perfect!


Which is one of North Norfolk's most enjoyable beaches, the stretches of unspoiled sand absolutely perfect for your four-legged friends!


Give your dog the chance to run around on the 'UK's best beach'.

West and East Runton

Are ideal for dogs. They're also very popular with archaeology fans, with the Steppe Mammoth – one of the oldest fossil elephants in the UK – discovered on West Runton beach!

Mundseley and Overstrand

Both of which are dog-friendly once passed their promenade.

If you'd like to find out more about dog walking in Norfolk, give us a call on 01485 211022 and we'll be able to help provide more information.

Dog Friendly Pubs

One of the most enjoyable things to do whilst on holiday is enjoy a slap-up meal in a quaint country pub. But where can you go if you wish to take your four-legged friend along with you?

Simple: head to one of the many dog friendly pubs in the North Norfolk area. There are a number of different pubs in our beautiful county that are happy to welcome dogs through their doors.

These are some of our favourites:

The Orange Tree, Thornham

The Norfolk Dining Pub of the Year is a must-visit if you're in the area. As well as providing truly stunning food for people (hence the award) they also serve up a full 'Canine Cuisine' menu full of delicious meals!

High Street, Thornham, Norfolk, PE36 6LY

The Coach and Horses, Dersingham

A whole host of real ales and pub meals are available here, and dogs are greeted with a bowl of water and a friendly hello: there's also a big beer garden!

77 Manor Road, Dersingham, PE31 6LN

The Rose & Crown, Snettisham

A lovely cosy pub with open fires and a full beer garden, The Rose & Crown really is a classic British pub in the best possible tradition.

Old Church Road, Snettisham, PE31 7LY

These are all great pubs, but there are a lot of others in the county, too. Some of our other favourites include:

The Hoste, Burnham Market
The Jolly Sailors, Brancaster Staithe
The Nelson, Burnham Thorpe
The White Horse, Brancaster Staithe
The Ship, Brancaster
The Jolly Farmers, North Creake
The Victoria, Holkham

To find out more and discover the perfect dog-friendly Norfolk accommodation,
give us a call today on 01485 211022.

Dog Friendly Days Out

Dogs love a good day out and Norfolk offers plenty of opportunities for you to take your four legged friends out for a brilliant time. Whether your pup's a walker, a scoffer or simply loves to run around like a lunatic, any of these dog friendly days out are worth a look:

The Norfolk Coast Path & Peddars Way

Whether this constitutes a proper 'day out' might be debatable, but it's still worth mentioning these walks along the coast, simply because they make such a great destination for walkies. There are a number of paths, from shorter walks up to longer treks: more than enough for even the fittest pooch!

Take a Seal trip

Dogs are more than welcome on the seal trip boats that head out to the Blakeney Point area, and this is a must visit day out for you too: especially in November and December, when the seal pups are around.

Take in a show

Though they're only on at certain points throughout the year, Norfolk hosts a number of shows that are perfect for dogs, including the Sandringham Game & Country Fair, Holkham Country Fair and the Deepdale Outdoor & Wildlife Festival.

If you're heading to Norfolk and would like more suggestions on doggy-friendly days out, remember you can always give us a call on 01485 211022 and we'll be happy to assist.

Where to walk with dogs

Dogs love nothing more than a good long walk with plenty of space to run around like a lunatic! Norfolk is a brilliantly beautiful county for dog walking, with a host of different sites absolutely ideal for encouraging your four-legged friend to stretch their legs:

Sandringham Country Park

The Royal Sandringham Estate is one of the best dog walking sites in the country: miles of forest walks, picnic areas, cafes, ponds… all ideal for a doggy with energy to burn!

Mundesley Beach

Another one of Norfolk's most enjoyable beaches, Mundesley is a mass of space (when the tide is out, obviously) that's perfect for dogs. What's more, if you head there in the off season you'll often find you've got the place to yourself! There are some date restrictions in place, so do check before you leave.

Holkham Beach

One of the most beautiful beaches in the world - let alone the UK - and used at the end of Shakespeare in Love, Holkham Beach is a must visit for you and your pooch. A beautiful expanse of white sand, fringed with dunes and pine woods, Holkham might well be the ultimate destination for walkies.

Sea Palling Beach

Another beach that's great for dog walks, with long stretches of golden sand and a number of grassy banks. There's so much space at Sea Palling Beach, so whether you're planning a quick 15-minute breeze around the area or a full three-mile trek, your dog will have absolutely everything they need to burn off their energy.

If you'd like to find out more about dog walking in Norfolk, please don't hesitate to give us a call today on 01485 211022 and we'll be happy to help.


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