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Places to stay, things to do – even venues to eat and drink. They’re all things that can be done with the whole family. Yes, we mean the whole family. Four-legged friends are very welcome and there’s nothing better than a long run on the sand – your furry bff will enjoy it too!

Dog Friendly Beaches

There are loads of beaches that welcome dogs. The best of the bunch (according to TripAdvisor), Rhossili Bay, allows dogs all year round.

Dogs allowed with restrictions

Dogs are allowed on all of these beaches in some way shape or form – but bear in mind there may be restrictions with regards to access or seasonal dog bans. More information is available on the individual beach pages.

Dogs allowed all year round

That’s right – whenever you fancy. Bring your furry friend at any time to these beaches in any weather – flip flops or wellies.

A mixed (doggy) bag

Here’s a list of all dog friendly beach pages in one place – some allow dogs all year and other have access or seasonal restrictions. Please check the individual pages for more information.


If the beaches weren’t enough, your pooch will be truly spoiled by our parks and outdoor spaces. They include the 200 acre Singleton Park, the ornamental gardens at Clyne, the scenic stretch of Swansea prom and numerous other parks, coast paths and river routes.

Outdoor spaces

An extensive list of all Swansea Bay’s parks, nature reserves and outdoor spaces with maps and facilities can be found here.

Find a dog walking route

Routes cover everything from a trot along the coast path to a lope through woods and commons.

The Dog Walking Code

Livestock roam free around much of Gower and many walking routes cross farm land, you must keep your dog on a lead in these situations, read up on the Dog Walking Code.

Pick it up! You’ll find dog waste bins dotted around all walking routes.

Dog Friendly Hotels (and other places to stay)

After a good day exploring the area, there’s nothing better than a nice comfy bed to kip in. And you can do so rest assured that your dog is welcome too. We always recommend calling ahead to confirm though, as many of our places to stay welcome pets by arrangement and just ask for a bit of notice.  Look for the ‘pets welcome by arrangement’ symbol.

All pet friendly places to stay

Hotels, holiday rentals and more. Browse through this list containing all of our dog friendly accommodation.

Dog friendly hotels

All of these hotels welcome pets on arrangement. They’re great bases for exploring the area (whether on two legs or four).

Dog friendly self catering accommodation

Another list that does exactly what it says on the tin.

Dog friendly camping & caravan sites

One of the stalwart UK family holiday experiences – here are the pet friendly ones.

Bone-afied Bed & Breakfasts

Sorry for the horrible pun (just couldn’t help myself). Check out this list of Bed & Breakfasts that care about canines.

Dog Friendly Places To Eat & Drink

We (us dog owners) have all been caught out at some point.  A lovely day out with a decent walk. And working up a hunger. And realising dog’s aren’t welcome everywhere. And then feeling sad. And then learning from the experience and planning ahead in future.

Hungry? No worries!

We’ve got you covered! Plan ahead with this list of dog friendly places to eat and drink.

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