Top 4 beaches near our Suffolk dog friendly cottages

Suffolk coastal cottages dog friendly

4 stunning dog-friendly beaches to visit on your Suffolk staycation
Suffolk is blessed with miles of beautiful coastline, from busy seaside towns to quiet promenade paths, there is an offering for every pace of holiday, from the active to the leisurely.



Felixstowe beach is the only completely south-facing seaside resort in the UK. It also features a host of historical Edwardian architecture to enjoy on dog-walks. Seafront gardens offer the best in surroundings, with well-kept plants and flowers backgrounded by a sea view. The Landguard Peninsula is the center of Felixstowe’s maritime and military history, with a visitor center if you’d like to find out more about its uses through time.

Beach street is a great spot to visit for shopping or lunch. Housed in a vibrant collection of recycled shipping containers, the accessible and dog-friendly street features coffee shops, street-food vendors, artisan markets and independent boutiques. It’s a must for any seaside visit.


Frinton Beach

Frinton is a wide, sandy beach lined with colourful beach huts. During the summer months (1st May-30th September) dogs are not permitted from the seafront warden station below Connaught Avenue to the public conveniences below Cambridge road. However, the sand is perfect for sandcastle building the whole way along the beach, making beach-games and swimming perfect activities for adults, children and pets alike. Why not take a picnic made from our on-site farm shop and enjoy it in the nearby green areas?


The Naze beach (near Walton-on-the-Naze)

(with Naze Tower)
The Naze beach is perfect for families keen on historical sites and fossil-finding. Featuring Naze Tower, a Hanoverian construction reaching 86ft on the Naze cliffs, the beach is populated by information boards that will tell you about the local history and geography. It is common to find fossils and sharks teeth on your walk, a perfect memento of your visit.

The Naze is close to Walton-on-the-Naze beach which features ice-cream shops and other classic seaside amusements. Their seasonal lifeguard service makes for safe swimming at this spot. Similar to Frinton, dogs are not permitted on the beach from the Pier to the end of the Parade, and from Percival Road to Naze Park road during the summer months.


Dovercourt Beach

Dovercourt beach is the perfect destination for a peaceful beach visit. Without the usual hustle and bustle of seaside resorts, you’ll be treated to uninterrupted views of the meeting of the River Stour and Orwell, where you can watch ships sail in. The beach houses two lighthouses, two historic forts, and the Ha’penny pier, are all idyllic spots. Dogs aren’t allowed between Mill Lane subway to the end of the Promenade at Spa Cabins and from the slipway south west of the Swimming Pool to the upper Lighthouse, from May 1 to September 30th, however, there is plenty more sand and sights to explore.


We can’t wait to meet you at Gladwins Farm, and help you plan your beach trips during your stay with us. Take a look at our range of dog-friendly, self-catering holiday cottages.