Dog-friendly walking holidays in West Wales

Now that the summer is out of the way and we head into autumn, it’s the best time to start planning your walking holiday with your most loved companion!

Beach restrictions are lifted at the end of September, the weather is cooler and the area is generally a little quieter, perfect for a last minute break to the coast.black and white whippet on cliff path

If you’re planning on getting away, we’ve got tons of dog-friendly cottages to choose from, and you can book direct with the owner, too – super easy!

Hit the coast path4 images, one of a black and white whippet stood near a beach, another of a fluffy white dog carrying a stick in its mouth, another of the coastline in Ceredigion and one of the witches cauldron in Pembrokeshire

Ceredigion: Bottlenose dolphins and seals are popular on the coast of Cardigan Bay. The Ceredigion coast path is renowned for its mixture of landscapes to include dramatic high cliffs, sandy bays and many interesting spots along the way such as Borth’s sunken forest. For more information and to plan your route see our guide to walking the Ceredigion coast path.

Pembrokeshire: Quite a few walking boots have been worn out over the years since the Pembrokeshire coastal path first opened, and we’re not surprised, it’s absolutely stunning! Many are tempted here every year to experience the dramatic coastline. A wonderful walk discovering some of the diamonds of Pembrokeshire’s treasure chest makes a perfect day out. Use our guide to walking the Pembrokeshire coast path to plan your trip and get prepared.

Carmarthenshire: Carmarthenshire has a continuous route all the way along its coast. Popular spots include Dylan Thomas’ Boathouse, near Laugharne and the view of Kidwelly’s medieval castle. There are many glorious and varied beaches along the way, prefect cooling off points for you and your dog! Carmarthenshire Bay is one of the most important conservation areas in Wales. To plan your walk, use our guide to walking the Carmarthenshire coast path.

Whichever West Wales county you choose to base yourself in for your walking holiday with your dog, we’re 99% certain this is how he or she will appear at the end of your stay!black and white whippet asleep in garden

 Tips for walking the coast path with your dog:

  • Keep your dog on a lead in areas of exposed cliff edges
  • Take a small container and bottle of water in your bag as some sections have no access to drinking water
  • Make sure you check the route before you go, some have stiles with no provisions for dog access, unless you can haul your dog over, you may want to choose an alternative
  • If your dog somehow ends up in the water or stuck in mud, don’t go in after him/her – move to a safe area and call your dog, chances are he/she will come to you
  • If you’re worried call 999 and ask for the Coastguard

Most of all, have fun! Dogs love a good outing and what better way than walking the out-of-this-world coastline of West Wales?

Choose your perfect dog-friendly holiday cottage here.

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