Your dog will love a cottage holiday in Blackpool
The UK’s answer to Las Vegas, Blackpool has everything you could possibly need for a fun-filled family holiday. Let’s not forget your dog is part of your pack and, when you book one of our dog-friendly cottages in Blackpool, there’s no reason for him to miss out on some family fun times! With some outstanding attractions and the rest of Lancashire to explore, Blackpool is sure to prove a real treat for dogs and their owners.
Overlooking the Irish Sea, Blackpool Beach is world famous for its entertainment and attractions. You won’t be able to walk your pooch on the sands between May and September, but bracing winter walks are just as rewarding. However, if you’re looking to book one of our dog-friendly cottages in Blackpool during the summer, drive for around 15 minutes to Cleveleys. Cleveleys Beach is open to dogs throughout the year, although you might need to keep an eye out for the signs that’ll tell you where and when your four-legged friend should be on a lead.
Hungry hounds and their owners will find plenty of places to grab a bite to eat. Dahlia’s Kitchen and Fresch are perfect places for a light lunch and offer their canine customers water bowls and treats. For evening meals, The Mandarin Chinese Restaurant welcomes smaller dogs, while the Pump and Truncheon Pub, on Bonny Street, allows dogs of all shapes and sizes, as long as they’re on a lead.
Dog-friendly things to do
Blackpool is an exciting town to explore. Dogs can ride on the trams and many of the shops are patronised by pooches. However, there’s much more to ‘The ‘Pool’ than sticks of rock and Kiss Me Quick hats. To help you find the best dog-friendly destinations in the area, we’ve put together some of our favourites:
What’s a holiday without a little retail therapy? The Affinity Outlet is just 20 minutes’ drive north of Blackpool and is packed with everything from your favourite high-street brands to smaller independent shops. The good news for dog owners is that the outlet centre welcomes pooches with open arms, so you can both sniff out some bargains together.
Ride a Heritage Tram
These old-fashioned trams will allow you to step back in time and soak up the local scenery at your leisure. Dogs are permitted and are usually fussed over by the conductors!
World Horse Welfare Penny Farm
If you’ve had enough rides and slides for one day, take the family to the World Horse Welfare Penny Farm. Dogs on leads are more than welcome and you’ll get a chance to get up close and personal with horses that have been rescued and rehomed.