Dog Friendly Beaches in Somerset


As some of you know, Jess & Tilly headquarters is in Somerset - Wells to be exact and although we live in central Somerset, the beaches are not too far away.  I'm sure fellow dog owners will agree, the beach is one of our favourite places to visit with our dogs. Out of season you can often have the whole beach almost to yourself. Of the many beaches around the British coast only a relatively small proportion allow dogs all year round but the good news is that the vast majority of beaches welcome responsible dog owners outside of the summer (1 October to 30 April).  

Now the weather is finally improving and we are able to take more trips out, we decided to research which beaches are dog friendly in Somerset during the Summer months, to help you decide where to go with your beloved pooch. Some beaches do introduce a ban on dogs throughout the summer months (which came into force on May 1st)  but there are still plenty of beaches across Somerset that will allow you to take your dog freely onto them without any issues.

There are 24 beaches in all where dogs are allowed, seven where there are restrictions and only three where there is a ban. The great thing about many of the beaches here is that they are sandy and there is nothing most dogs love more than the feeling of racing around with  soft sand under their feet and a ball to chase!  
Dog Walking Waist Pack - perfect for beach days with your dog!
Well signposted paths  contour most of the coastline and there is an easy route for you and your dog to walk, with fantastic views out across the Bristol Channel to Wales. 
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Somerset must be among the best places in the UK to take your dog with you on holiday and the coast is no exception. Not only are there plenty of beaches where dogs can run free, there are cafes, pubs and attractions where dogs are more than welcome. 
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The beaches that welcome dogs in Somerset :
Blue Anchor Bay, Northern Brean, Southern Berrow, Brean Beach, Southern Brean,Bossington Beach, Burnham on Sea Yacht Club,North Dunster, Doniford, Watchet, Kilve, Porlock Weir,Uphill, Weston Super Mare, Stolford, St Audries Bay, Selworthy Sands, Sand Bay, Middle Hope, Lilstock, Ladye Bay, Greenleigh SAnd, Glenthorne Beach, East Quantoxhead.
Beaches where dogs may be restricted :
 Burnham-on-Sea Jetty,  South Dunster, Minehead Terminus, Minehead, The main Weston Super Mare beach.

Dogs are not welcome on:
Burnham on Sea beach, Clevedon Beach,  Marine Lake Weston-super-Mare, Grand Pier - Weston super Mare. 
Hope this is useful and you and your dog can explore these beaches together!
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