Looking for a coastal break without the fuss of flights and hotels? Our dog-friendly cottages in Pembrokeshire might be just what you need. Located on the South West coast of Wales, this beautiful county is home to sandy beaches, coastal cliffs, and quaint Welsh towns and villages.
Whether you’ve visited before or it’s your first time heading over, this county offers plenty to be discovered. From its wild woodlands to the dramatic cliffside coast paths, there’s so much to see and do at the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park. While your dog might not be as taken aback by the breathtaking scenery as you will be, they’ll still enjoy the sights and sounds of somewhere new. If your pup loves nothing more than splashing about in the sea, there’s certainly no shortage of beach walks over in Pembrokeshire.
By choosing to stay in one of our many pet-friendly properties, you won’t need to worry about kennels and pet-sitters for your beloved pup. Just pack their lead, toys and food, and enjoy some time away with all the family included. From Broad Haven to St Davids, Pembrokeshire is the ideal base for dog-walkers with its abundance of picturesque coastal paths and trails. Don’t just take our word for it, have a look for yourself today! (P.S. Keep an eye out for our special offers on pet-friendly properties!)
Best dog-friendly beaches in Pembrokeshire
This mile-long beach in Marloes is a great spot for relaxed walks with the dog. Along the way, you’ll find hidden bays and coves - ideal if you’re looking to find a quiet spot to spot and take in the views! The best thing is that there are absolutely no dog restrictions at Marloes Sands.
Freshwater West Beach
You might have already seen Freshwater West Beach on your TV before! This long stretch of sandy coastline in Castlemartin has actually made its way into a few Hollywood films, such as Harry Potter and Robin Hood. Dogs are allowed to run and play along the beach year-round.
If you prefer exploring off the beaten track, then Monkstone Beach is for you. Travel across the Trevayne Farm footpath to reach this remote hidden gem. Before you set off, make sure to check the tide times!
With over two miles of soft, golden sands, it’s no wonder that Newgale Beach earned its Blue Flag status last year. Popular with locals and visitors alike, you’ll find a cafe, surf shop and toilets along its stretch of coastline.
Yet another fantastic Blue Flag beach, Poppit Sands is a popular spot for surfing and kayaking. If you’d prefer to stay on the sand, then you’ll find plenty of space to sit down and relax to the sounds of the rolling waves.
Things to do in Pembrokeshire
This medieval 12th-century castle was once home to Richard I. Nowadays, it’s a popular tourist attraction, allowing dogs to wander the vast Pembroke Castle grounds with their owners.
Colby Woodland Garden
Set within a peaceful, secluded valley, Colby Woodland Garden is perfect for walks with the dog. From spring to summer, you’ll enjoy vibrant meadows of bluebells and daffodils. Later on in the year, the acers bring the typical red and orange hues of autumn.
Five miles from the town of Tenby stands the grounds of Manorbier Castle. Slightly off the beaten track, it’s well worth a visit if you love exploring the history of new places. Dogs are allowed within the walls, as long as they’re on a lead.
Dyffryn Fernant Garden
Meander around six acres of exotic plants, trees, and shrubs at the Dyffryn Fernant Garden. Throughout the year, the garden is home to a wide variety of plant species, making it the perfect day out for keen botanists and gardeners.
Welsh Wildlife Centre
For a day out the whole family can enjoy, head over to the Welsh Wildlife Centre in Cilgerran. Here, you can enjoy a variety of nature trails as well as getting the opportunity to meet the resident water buffalos and willow badgers!