15 dog friendly beaches in Yorkshire

Yorkshire is an incredibly dog friendly county, and what makes this even better is that there are plenty of dog friendly beaches in Yorkshire too. This makes for the perfect Yorkshire holiday and the most cherished memories!


Whether you want to explore the more secluded beaches like Hunmanby Gap, or the more bustling beaches like Cayton Bay, you’ll be glad to know that you can find a beach for all types of needs for both you and your pooch! With this handy list of Yorkshire beaches, you can find the perfect additions to your UK getaways close to holiday parks where you can rest after all of the beach explorations. But, where will you begin?

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Bridlington South Beach

Bridlington is a seaside town located in the East Riding of Yorkshire, the perfect beach if you’re staying at The Bay Filey Holiday Resort – it’s a 20-minute drive away! This extensive, sandy beach stretches for miles, making it a popular destination for families and dogs wanting to play – plus, you can see stunning views of the harbour.

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Robin Hood’s Bay

This picturesque fishing village nestled in a narrow bay on the North Yorkshire coast is perfect for the whole family, making it a great option for dog friendly beaches in North Yorkshire. The beach here is full of sand and rockpools to explore, as well as ancient fossils to find. Robin Hood’s Bay is set on the Heritage Coast of the North York Moors.

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Hunmanby Gap

Hunmanby Gap is a secluded beach located between the Yorkshire Wolds and the coast, with miles of untouched sands. Set in Filey and a 30-minute walk from the holiday park here, the beach is relatively quiet, making it an ideal spot for those seeking a tranquil escape. There are several heritage trails nearby. It’s an underrated, hidden gem of Yorkshire.

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Barmston Beach

Barmston Beach is a serene stretch of coastline, which is characterised by its wide sandy beach, backed by grassy dunes and cliffs. The beach is a popular destination for families, offering ample space for picnics, beach games, exploring the rock pools during low tide, and playing fetch with your pooch – making it a great choice for dog friendly beaches in East Yorkshire.

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Scarborough Beach

Scarborough Beach is one of the most famous beaches in Yorkshire and among the UK’s top seaside resorts – and it’s obvious why once you visit! Renowned for its stunning scenery and vibrant atmosphere, the beach is divided into two sections, the livelier South Bay and the North Bay. You can even bring your dog along to discover (on leads).

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Thornwick Bay

This secluded and picturesque cove located in Flamborough is surrounded by stunning, towering chalk cliffs and offers a peaceful atmosphere. Thornwick Bay is a mix of shingle, pebbles, and flint with rock pools to explore during low tide. You can enjoy coastal walks along the cliffs, taking in the stunning views of the bay and the surrounding countryside, perfect for doggy days out!

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Danes Dyke Beach

Discover this unique and striking beach in Flamborough where you can catch views across Bridlington Bay. It's famous for its dramatic white chalk and white pebbles. You can find a number of paths through the woodlands – one leads down to Danes Dyke Beach. At this dog friendly beach in East Yorkshire, you can enjoy walks along the cliffs and enjoy the coastal views!

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Skipsea Beach

Skipsea Beach is a hidden gem on the East Yorkshire coast, known for its long stretch of golden sand and tranquil atmosphere, alongside being a hotspot for nature enthusiasts. The beach is backed by grassy dunes and offers plenty of space for relaxation, beach games, and picnics – making it a perfect family day out where your furry friends can explore to their heart’s content!

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Hayburn Wyke Beach

Take a break away from the crowd with this secluded and picturesque cove. It's accessible via a short, steep path from the cliff top that leads down to the beach, but it’s worth it for the views and spotting the waterfall! Why not enjoy coastal walks along the cliffs with your pooch, taking in the stunning views of the bay and the surrounding countryside?

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Fraisthorpe Beach

Fraisthorpe is a small village, boasting a beautiful sandy dog friendly beach in East Yorkshire with a tranquil atmosphere. The beach is backed by low clay cliffs and offers ample space for everything that you could wish for at the seaside. Perfect for kitesurfing and dog walks at any time of day, why not add this beach to your Yorkshire holiday itinerary?

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Cayton Bay

If you’re looking for even more dog friendly beaches in Yorkshire, look no further than Cayton Bay! This picturesque beach is a popular location at any time of year, set between Scarborough and Filey. Visitors can also enjoy coastal walks, taking in the stunning views of the bay. Did you know that this beach is also ‘Marine Conservation Society Recommended?

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Selwicks Bay

Selwicks Bay is set at the foot of high cliffs and is a mix of sand and pebbles, with rock pools to explore during low tide. It's surrounded by towering cliffs and offers stunning views of the coastline – plus, it’s a dog walkers paradise! Popular for dog walks, remember your camera for some of the most picture-perfect opportunities. 

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Filey Beach

One of the most popular beach destinations for families, discover a traditional seaside location, that’s under a 10-minute drive from The Bay Filey Holiday Resort! The beach is backed by a promenade, where visitors can enjoy a stroll and take in the sea air and the Sculpture Trail. So why not take your pooch here for a sunset walk?

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Home to the iconic Saltburn Cliff Tramway, a historic funicular railway that transports visitors from the town to the beach below. Saltburn Beach is a large, flat, shingle and sand beach backed by cliffs, offering plenty of space for beach games, picnics, and more. The coastal walks you can take here make for one of the best dog friendly beaches in North Yorkshire

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Flamborough North Landing Beach

Flamborough Beach is known for its dramatic white chalk cliffs, which are home to a variety of seabirds, including puffins. The beach itself is a mix of sand, pebbles, and rock pools to explore. Come here to take in the breathtaking views of the bay and the surrounding countryside, or simply relax and soak in the peaceful atmosphere of this beautiful beach with your dog!

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Remember to always check the dog restrictions yourself before visiting as some may vary.

Are you ready to explore the dog friendly beaches in Yorkshire with your pup?

All of that running about and playing fetch on the beautiful beaches of Yorkshire deserves somewhere for you and your furry friend to rest your heads. Luckily, you don’t have to go far with Yorkshire holiday parks that cater to all of your getaway needs. You can simply wake up and head to your chosen park, which won’t be too far away.

So, what are you waiting for? Book now, as your Yorkshire holiday awaits you!

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