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Dog Friendly Holidays in Dorset - March 19th, 2015

At Newlands we understand your dog is part of the family, so why would you leave it behind. Newlands Holiday Park is a dog-friendly Holiday Park in Dorset.

What makes the Holiday Park so special for dogs is the coastal walks. At Newlands we have lots of beaches that are perfect for morning or evening walks – no matter what the weather.

Here’s why we think Dorset is perfect for is the ultimate .

Dog-Friendly attractions Dorset

Corfe Castle – Dogs welcome on a lead
Beaminster Museum – Dogs welcome on a lead
Dinosaur Museum in Dorchester – Dogs on leads allowed during quiet times
Dorchester Roman Town House – dogs welcome on a lead
Forde Abbey and Gardens – Dogs on a lead welcome in gardens and tearooms. Dogs not allowed in the House
Maiden Castle – dogs welcome on a lead
Minterne Gardens – dogs welcome in the grounds on a lead
Montacute TV and Toy Museum – Well behaved dogs welcome on a lead in museum, tearoom conservatory and garden
Sherborne Castle – dogs on a lead welcome in the grounds but not in the castle
Jane Austen Guided Walks – dogs welcome on a lead
Many Anning Guided Walks – dogs welcome on a lead

Weymouth & Portland

Portland Museum – dogs welcome on a lead
Radipole Lake – dogs welcome on a lead

Dog Friendly Beaches

Dorset’s Jurassic coastline stretches 95 miles and over 185 million years. It is also first natural UNESCO World Heritage Site – which includes the Great Barrier Reef and the Grand Canyon.

Dogs are welcome on all beaches…but not always all year round. Here is a list of Beaches in the area and there Dog-friendly status.


Dogs are allowed.


Between 1 May and 30 September dogs are allowed to the west of Durley Chine and east of Fisherman’s Walk up to Hengistbury Head.

Bridport area

Burton Bradstock Beach – No dogs between 1 May and 30 September, except on East Beach.
West Bexington Beach – dogs allowed in a restricted area.
Eype Beach – dogs permitted.
West Bay – no dogs allowed between 1 May to 1 October, except in the port area where they must stay on a lead.
Cogden – dogs allowed.


Between 1 May and 30 September no dogs on Avon Beach, Friars Cliff Beach and Highcliffe Beach between Groynes H4 and H8. Dogs are allowed between the wave wall at end of Friars Cliff Beach and Groyne H4 at Highcliffe Beach, Mudeford Sandbank and Gundimore Beach.

Lyme Regis

Between 1 April and 31 October no dogs on Lyme Regis’s front beach and on leads for rest of year. Dogs allowed on Monmouth Beach, Cobb Gate and East Beach. Charmouth West Beach, no dogs from 1 May to 30 September, Charmouth East Beach, no dogs in July and August between 10am-6pm. Seatown Beach-no dogs.
More information can be found on the West Dorset dog warden page.

No dogs from 1 May to 30 September on the main beaches, but dogs are allowed on the beach all year round at Branksome Dene and at the west end of Sandbanks beach.


Various restrictions apply at the Studland Beaches – for further information download the Beach Guide.
Dogs are allowed all year at Kimmeridge, Worbarrow Bay, Lulworth Cove, Durdle Door and Man O’ War Beaches.


No Dogs from 1 May to 30 September on the main beach, but dog walking is allowed elsewhere (opens in a new window) all year.


There is a dog area all year round at the Weymouth Pavilion end of the beach and Preston Beach.
No dogs on remainder of beach from 1 May to 30 September.

Dog Friendly Dorset Pubs

If you enjoy quenching your thirst with a cold pint after a long walk, Dorset is bursting with traditional Inns and dog friendly Pubs.

The George in Charmouth

A super pub in the heart of Charmouth. Dogs are allowed on leads all year round. There is also a children’s play area.

If you are looking for Dog Friendly pubs further afield. Try the Doggie Pubs website.

Website: Doggies Pubs

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