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Dog friendly walks across coastal Yorkshire (incl. North Yorkshire)

Posted on 2nd April 2018 by CE Team

There are numerous dog-friendly walks across the North York Moors, many of which include a relaxing stroll along its many famous beaches. A few stand out as ‘must visit’ locations and we will look at these in more detail.

Robin Hood’s Bay beach


A walk for all the family and easily accessible to the older generation. It has a good quality, wide path and is an easy climb that opens up to an impressive view of the North Sea. The descent into Robin Hood’s Bay allows for excellent walking opportunities, along with access to its many pubs and restaurants. Dogs are permitted in the beach area all year round.

Fraisthorpe Beach


Fraisthorpe offers two options, depending on how long you wish to walk for. Travel south and Hornsea is ten miles away, though care is needed as the tide reaches the cliffs. A check on tide times is highly advisable. Walking north will bring you to Bridlington within three miles. Both walks offer plenty of beaches for the dogs to run and enjoy the freedom.

Flamborough Head


The walk will take you from Flamborough head to the beautiful cove at North Landing. At approximately four miles it is a comfortable distance for most dog walkers and they can be let off the lead away from the cliffs. Flamborough also offers a great opportunity for swimming and other water sports activities.

Bridlington Beach South


The beach is an expansive flat space and ideal for an out of season walk as restrictions apply to dogs from May 1 through to September 30. Along with stunning views, Bridlington also offers the opportunity for a swim, for the dogs too! A rewarding and easy two-mile stroll

Runswick Bay


Open all year round for dog access, Runswick is the typical seaside walk, with impressive cliffs to be viewed at Kettleness Point. At around two miles, it is easy, and a pleasant stroll along the front with the chance to take in the delights of its picturesque village setting.

Danes Dyke Beach


Again, this walk is open all year round to dogs and offers fabulous views of the Yorkshire Coast from its unspoilt beaches. At two miles with largely flat, easy to navigate pathways, Danes Dyke offers dog walkers with more physical boundaries, the chance to enjoy the Yorkshire coastal area. It also boasts some of the most significant cliffs in Europe for nesting seabirds. Another interesting reason to visit.

The Yorkshire and North Yorkshire  offers a plethora of dog-friendly walks, regardless of capability. With many cottages in North Yorkshire available to rent, it gives the opportunity to explore this rugged, yet peaceful coastline at leisure. There is plenty to enjoy at all times of the year for you, and your furry family members.