Yorkshire Coast Dog Friendly Attractions

Sometimes it can be frustrating searching for things to do or places to go that are dog friendly. Luckily the Yorkshire Coast and countryside are full of attractions from farms to forests that are welcoming for your four-legged friend.

We’ve handpicked our top choices of attractions that welcome pets without compromising on things to do for all the family.

Dalby Forest

Brimming with a handful of picturesque walks and unique trails, award-winning Dalby Forest is the perfect day out for you and your furry friend and the obvious first choice. If you’re looking for a day out with the dog without compromising on activities for the family, Dalby is ideal. It has a wide range of things to do including a Go Ape zip line and climbing course, two adventure play areas, cycling tracks and much more. The on-site visitor center welcomes pets too, so you can stop by here for a bite to eat or to pick up a few information leaflets. Alternatively, head out on one of the many walking trails around the forest and find a peaceful picnic spot for lunch.

Yorkshire Lavender Farms

Yorkshire Lavender is one of a few beautiful lavender farms found on the Yorkshire Wolds. These farms are a wonderful sight to see when the lavender plants are in full bloom, displaying all shades of purples and brilliant whites across their fields. May through to summer is the perfect time to visit the farms too as it is prime blooming season for the lavender flowers. Dogs are more than welcome to visit the lavender farm and enjoy the flowers in all their bloom while wandering the extensive grounds – a sensory fun-filled day out for you and your pup!

North Yorkshire Water Park

North Yorkshire Water Park is still a fairly new and lesser-known local attraction with fun activities and outdoor adventurous play for families, countryside lovers and dog walkers alike. Being pet friendly means that you can bring the whole family along to enjoy a day out and still have plenty of things for the kids (and adults) to do. The water park features a floating obstacle course, kayak hire, open water swimming and much more. More importantly, it has acres of outdoor walks and picnic spots surrounding the lakes offering hours of exploring for your dog.

Filey Bird & Animal Garden

Local to Crows Nest and Lebberston Caravan Park, Filey’s Bird & Animal Garden is a fun walk-around farm just outside of Filey. The park holds all sorts of animals from your typical farm sheep and ducks to adorable alpacas and much more. There’s a choice of picnic spots around the farm and plenty of gardens to explore too, including a wildlife pond and exotic bird garden. Dogs are welcome everywhere on the park including inside the adjoining cafe and gift shop. Drinking water is available for them too - but the park does ask you keep them on a short lead at all times.

Dog Friendly Beaches

Throughout May to September a lot of our local beaches enforce dog bans, but there are still a few sandy spots available for your dog to enjoy the water and the waves. Cayton Bay, located just a mile from Crows Nest, is dog-friendly all year round and has some of the best surfing and nature-watching spots on the Yorkshire Coast.

Scarborough’s North Bay welcomes dogs year-round on the southern most strip of beach (below the busier tourist spot by the chalets). There is signage on the beach to mark the dog friendly end – be sure to keep an eye out for these.

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