Dog-friendly cottages in Lincolnshire
With a long coastline, sleepy village and countryside that rivals the Lake District, Lincolnshire is a hidden gem nestled in the East of England.
Find a secret holiday cottage with a private hot tub or swimming pool - and an enclosed garden for the pooch - and hide away from the world. Or, you could get out and about with your four-legged friend to explore this fascinating county. From the Humber to the Wash, discover woodland walks, vast beaches and bustling market towns.
If you’re looking for ideas to help plan one of the best dog-friendly holidays you’ve ever been on, then we’re here to help; with suggestions for the finest dog-friendly accommodation and the best things to do to guarantee a memorable Lincolnshire holiday.
Dog-friendly attractions in Lincolnshire
Best for: A day at the seaside
Skegness is a seaside town sitting on the coastline with views out across the North Sea. The sandy Skegness Beach - which is open to dogs from October to April - stretches for around two miles from the pier and is great for walkies, playing fetch or paddling in the sea. Children can enjoy donkey rides along the beach, watersports or a host of fun family activities in the town.
Dog-friendly pit stop: The Boating Lake Cafe welcomes dogs inside and out, and serves award-winning fish and chips, ice cream and drinks.
Best for: Walking, cycling and exploring
Explore the Lincolnshire Wolds - an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty - on foot or by bike. Follow the meandering chalk streams, take in the magical views of the rolling hills and discover its hidden valleys. Alternatively, take in the views from the comfort of a dog-friendly carriage on the Lincolnshire Wolds Railway.
Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage Centre
Best for: Learning about World War Two
Take a ride in a Lancaster Bomber and explore the World War Two airfield at Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage Centre. The family-run museum, in Spilsby, is home to famous aircraft and wartime vehicles. Dogs are welcome throughout the museum but cannot enter the restaurant.
Dog-friendly pit stop: Enjoy a pint and warm lunch in front of a roaring fire at the dog-friendly Nelson Butt pub.
Hartsholme Country Park
Best for: Wildlife spotting
Hartsholme Country Park is a beautiful 200-acre site on the outskirts of Lincoln with Victorian landscaped gardens, a reservoir, woodlands and grasslands. The park boasts a visitor centre, children’s play area and cafe, and welcomes dogs on leads all year round. Follow one of the bicycle routes or walking trails and be sure to bring your binoculars to see what wildlife you can spot.
Dog-friendly pit stop: The Swan Holme is a dog-friendly pub a short walk south of the country park.
Best for: Getting up close and personal with seals
Natureland is a seal sanctuary in Skegness that works to rescue, rehabilitate and release sick and injured seals back into the wild. The sanctuary is also home to an array of animals including butterflies, fish, alpacas and penguins. Dogs are welcome but must stay on the lead at all times.
Dog-friendly pit stop: The Welcome Inn is a family-friendly and pet-friendly pub in Skegness welcoming dogs into the ground floor.