Dog Friendly places in and around Bridlington
Bridlington on the east coast in East Yorkshire is a fantastic place to visit either for a day or longer with it’s extensive dog friendly beaches, places to eat and visit which welcome dogs.
We’ve looked at several places in the area which we can recommend for you to try.
Dog Friendly Beaches
We’ve taken 4 of the beaches in the area there are many others along Yorkshire’s East Coast but these are all dog friendly.
As the name would suggest this lovely beach with it’s wide expanse of sand is located south of the town. This is one we regularly take our own dogs to and they love the amount of space there is to run, play and meet others. From 1st May – 30th September there is a no dogs restriction at the northern end of the beach but south of the boat launch there is still plenty of beach for you and your dog to enjoy. Parking nearby is on a pay & display on the sea front or you can use the park & ride at South Shore where there is a large pay & display car park. We’ve found this is free in the evenings but does close overnight.
A few miles south of is Fraisthorpe beach. This is a continuation of the South Side Beach and again is flat and sandy. A perfect dog friendly beach. The parking is reached down a country lane, make sure you follow instructions for parking as it’s recently been taken over by a company with a pay & display machine. Close by is a lovely dog friendly café which we’ve featured below.
This sand & shingle beach is located north of the harbour and welcomes dogs all year round. Like the south side beach there is a restriction on dogs from 1st May – 30th September south of the coastguard station. There are some great views of the chalk cliffs of Flamborough Head from the North Beach.
A hidden gem of a place between Bridlington and Flamborough, this pebble beach which does become sandier nearer the water is a quieter beach. There are rock pools at low tide which can keep other members of the family entertained. There is a car park with toilet & kiosk.
Of course once you’ve enjoyed all the fresh air and your dog has had enough exercise you may like a drink or something to eat and there are many good places to stop for a break but we’ve chosen a few highly recommended places that will welcome your dog.
Located on the Princess Mary Promenade south of the Harbour this is a lovely place when visiting the South Side Beach. Have a coffee or something more substantial with your dog while gazing at the sea views.
As mentioned earlier when visiting Fraisthorpe Beach a stop at the Cow Shed is a must. They pride themselves on comfort and quality with good home cooked food. Panoramic sea views with your dog. They are closed Monday (except Bank Holidays) and Tuesday. And I can recommend their cakes.
A place to try when on the North Side Beach is The Beach Hut with their breakfasts coming highly recommended they do also provide healthier options. Sourcing local produce to reduce food miles they also take pride in cutting out single use plastics.
This friendly pub situated next to Sewerby Hall has ample car parking and is dog friendly with views out over Bridlington Bay. A place to have a coffee and a snack or maybe lunch with a menu of good pub food and also an outdoor pizza oven.
Places to visit.
If you are wanting somewhere different to visit from the beach your dog is welcome to go to many places in the area. Although there might be some restrictions on access in some areas of attractions the places chosen all allow dogs in some areas.
Just along from The Old Ship Inn is Sewerby Hall with it’s dramatic clifftop position north of Bridlington. There’s something for everyone with it’s magnificent gardens and zoo to the house itself. Dogs are welcome in the grounds and gardens and there is a section of the café where they are permitted.
Only Assistance Dogs are allowed in the zoo, house, children’s playground and gift shop but with 50 acres of grounds there is plenty of room including woodland walks.
The RSPB reserve at Bempton Cliffs welcome dogs on leads. Home to one of the UK’s top wildlife spectacles. Throughout the season Bempton is home to gannets, guillemots and puffins.
With 6 safe view points on the cliff tops to give incredible views of the nesting birds and along the impressive coastline to Flamborough & Filey.
Flamborough is situated north of Bridlington and an old fishing town with a history of Vikings raiding the village in the 8th century. There are some lovely walks around the cliff tops and the lighthouse which is open every day in the Summer holidays and other days but you would need to check. Flamborough is a very relaxed village, cheap to park and a lovely dog friendly café near the Lighthouse.
Just a short drive inland from Bridlington is Burton Agnes Hall, an Elizabethan manor house built in 1600’s dogs are welcome in the grounds and woodland walk. The house itself is reputed to be haunted by Katherine Griffin who died in 1620.
Whilst dogs are not allowed in the small café there is a large outdoor seating area for a coffee or bite to eat where you can enjoy a wood fired pizza for lunch. Produce from the walled gardens is sold in the Hall’s shop.