Our best dog friendly campsites in the UK

At The Camping and Caravanning Club we welcome canine companions on all of our Club Sites. Bring your four legged friend along for no additional fee, whether you’re a member or non-member. We have over 100 campsites that allow dogs, just look for the dog friendly symbol on the facilities tab of any of our campsite pages. With so many dog friendly campsites for you to choose from we’ve highlighted some of our favourites below.

Slapton Sands Club Site, Devon

Slapton-Sands

  • Top campsite for beaches
  • Dog friendly pubs within walking distance
  • In reach of Dartmouth and Plymouth

The golden, sandy, pooch friendly beaches of Devon are just a few steps from your pitch when you camp on Slapton Sands. Right on the South Devon Heritage Coast, the campsite offers the perfect base to sit back and relax after a day of adventure.

Off-site the coastal walks to Beesands and Hallsands result in fantastic views whilst Slapton Sands itself is accessible just a few minutes from the campsite on foot. Just a few minutes away, the dog friendly pubs of The Queen Arms and The Tower Inn are great for a bite to eat. Dartmouth and Plymouth are both around a 40 minute drive away.

West Runton Club Site, Norfolk

west-runton

  • Explore the Norfolk coast and countryside
  • Just a short walk to a sandy beach
  • Ideal for nature lovers

Just a short walk away from this campsite, you’ll find the quaint village of West Runton. If you walk just a little further, you’ll arrive at Cromer which is worth a visit to grab a famous fresh crab sandwich. As well as sandy beaches, there are plenty of towns and attractions to fill your time.

Dunstan Hill Club Site, Northumberland

Dunstan-Hill

  • 5 minute walk to dog friendly beaches
  • Designated dog walk on-site
  • Explore Craster & Beadnell Bay

Explore the renowned ‘castle coast’ from this rural campsite. Bamburgh Castle, Dunstanburgh Castle and Alnwick Castle – home of Hogwarts from the Harry Potter film franchise – are all a short distance away.

With plenty for your dog to explore en-route, the village of Craster is an hour away from Dunstan Hill Club Site on foot. Enjoy a visit to Beadnell Bay too, with its stunning beach just beyond the harbour, where your dog can run and frolic in the sand dunes. Stunning scenery, breath taking beaches and wondrous wildlife await you.

Moffat Club Site, Scotland

Moffat (Shutterstock, Agent Wolf)

  • Access to some of the finest hill walking in Scotland
  • Scottish Castles to explore
  • Victorian spa town setting

Our Moffat Club Site makes a great pit stop for those travelling around Scotland. The campsite dog walk is handy for using up a little energy for a day spent on-site however the off-site walking opportunities are endless. See one of the UK’s highest waterfalls at the Grey Mare’s Nature Reserve which is well worth a visit for the views alone.

Wolverley Club Site, Kidderminster

Wolverley

  • Explore the countryside on foot
  • Designated dog walk on-site
  • Dog friendly pub nearby

Surrounded by the spectacular Worcestershire countryside, Wolverley Club Site is an ideal location for hiking with dogs. You’ll find the Staffordshire and Worcestershire canal just 60 metres from the campsite, providing great dog walking trails. Close to the canal you’ll find Springfield Park, ideal for letting your dog loose to explore the vast fields and enjoy hours of tail-wagging fun.

Hop aboard the Severn Valley Railway and stop off at a series of stunning locations like Bodenham Arboretum, the Earth Centre, Wolverley and Arley Arboretum, which are veritable wonderlands packed with trees and shrubs for dogs to mooch among.

Norman’s Bay Club Site, East Sussex

Normans-bay (Shutterstock, Flyby Photography)

  • Dog friendly beach adjacent to the campsite
  • Great campsite for walking
  • Top campsite for watersports

With 200 pitches on site, our Norman’s Bay Club Site on the East Sussex coast is a favourite among walkers and nature lovers. The area is steeped in history – in 1066 the Normans landed here. Walkers can join the 1066 Way and one of Britain’s oldest fortresses; Pevensey Castle. Meanwhile, the popular holiday resort towns of Eastbourne and Brighton are a short-distance away, bustling with activity if you fancy a change of pace.

The dog friendly beach adjacent to the site is the perfect setting for canines that love to play, run and swim. There’s no shortage of walks either… You and your four-legged friend can explore the South Downs Way trail, a hotspot for walkers and dog-lovers alike, which you can pick up at the Seven Sisters Country Park.

Bala Club Site, Wales

Bala (Shutterstock, Dave Chang)

  • Camp within Snowdonia National Park
  • Dog friendly beaches nearby
  • Within distance of Mount Snowdon

Set against the exquisite backdrop of Snowdonia National Park, Bala Club Site is an idyllic, secluded piece of camping paradise. The Club Site sits on the eastern boundary of the National Park and is the perfect spot from which to explore the attractions of North Wales. Bala is also home to a number of dog friendly pubs, so you and your four-legged friend can share meal times away from the campsite. Several dog friendly beaches are nearby - including Aberdovey, Barmouth, Colwyn Bay, Fairbourne, Harlech, Llandudno and Prestatyn.

Bala Club Site makes for dog friendly camping, with a small on-site dog-walking area available. Meanwhile, you can enjoy lakeside strolls with Bala Lake just a short distance away. Let’s not forget Mount Snowdon – Wales’ highest peak – your dog can enjoy the ultimate adventure with you.

California Cross Club Site, Devon

California-Cross (shutterstock, ATJA)

  • An area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
  • Access to Two Moors Way
  • Nearby dog friendly beaches

California Cross, with the dramatic landscape of the Dartmoor National Park, is great for an active holiday with your four legged friend in tow. Choose between sandy beaches, perfect for running and playing fetch or perhaps a long walk along the South Heritage Coast. Bigbury on Sea, boasting the biggest sandy beach in south Devon is nearby where you can catch a Sea Tractor to Burgh Island.

Being in Devon, there are plenty of dog friendly beaches to run, jump and fetch. Some recommendations are Bantham, Wonwell and Thurlestone but there are plenty of others to choose from. For places to eat and drink, check out Modbury and Ivybridge which are small towns, great for a meander around the shops and a spot of lunch.

Kingsbury Water Park Club Site, West Midlands

Kingsbury

  • Great campsite for fishing
  • Canal side walks
  • Great nearby attractions

You’ll be surprised how peaceful a campsite can be when it’s just 30 minutes from the main attractions of Birmingham. A walk along the canal towpath brings you out at Middleton Hall where dogs are permitted on leads in the grounds.

On-site facilities include a children’s play area, family shower room, and washing machines. The campsite is in great proximity to Birmingham however it’s well sheltered and offers a tranquil break from busy surroundings.

Culzean Castle Club Site, Scotland

Culzean-Castle

  • Designated on-site dog walk
  • Within the grounds of Culzean Castle
  • Dog friendly country park a short walk away

Enjoy exploring the South Ayrshire coast from this campsite with your dog in tow. Culzean Castle Club Site offers unbeatable views across to the islands of Arran and Ailsa Craig. Close to the town of Ayr, you’ll find plenty of shops, and dog friendly pubs to explore.

Barnard Castle Club Site, County Durham

Barnard-Castle

  • Camp on the north eastern edge of the Yorkshire Dales
  • Visit the nearby Barnard Castle
  • See the spectacular High Force waterfall

This small, friendly campsite caters for dogs well with an on-site dog walk as well as plenty of walking opportunities straight from the campsite. Off-site there are excellent walks available due to the campsites location on the edge of the National Park. Barnard Castle is near the site, welcoming dogs on leads.

Keswick Club Site, Cumbria

Keswick

  • Great campsite for exploring the northern Lakes
  • Trails accessible directly from the campsite
  • Enjoy a boat ride with your four legged friend

Camp in the ever popular Lake District and make the most of exploring some of the UK’s finest lakes, walking paths and attractions. On the shores of Derwentwater, you’ll never be short of an outdoor adventure with your pup. There are also plenty of dog friendly attractions nearby including cruises, railways and one of the oldest stone circles in the UK, Castlerigg.

Scarborough Club Site, North Yorkshire

Scarborough

  • Coastal location with plenty of walking trails
  • Exercise field for dogs on-site
  • Lots of dog friendly attractions nearby

Head to Britain’s first holiday resort for a camping trip with your dog. From the campsite you’re just a short cliff-top walk away from the beach which has dog friendly areas all year round. If the sand and sea isn’t your thing, there’s also plenty of nearby attractions that welcome dogs. Whitby Abbey, the grounds of Scarborough Castle and Peasholm Park included.

Chertsey Club Site, Surrey

Chertsey

  • On the banks of the Thames
  • Designated dog walk, great for days on-site
  • Dog friendly attractions nearby

This sheltered site feels like an oasis away from the busy city, being just a 50 minute train ride away. Whether you’re looking for a long weekend away from city life, or looking for a campsite with great access to some of the dog friendly spots in the city, Chertsey makes for a great base.

Chichester Club Site, West Sussex

Chichester (Shutterstock, JMSH photography)

  • Miles of sandy beaches to explore
  • Trails from the campsite to the coast
  • Nearby dog friendly attractions

If you’re looking for a beach holiday with plenty of trails, attractions and history to explore then Chichester Club Site might be for you. There’s an abundance of dog friendly beaches nearby with a coastal trail from the campsite down to Chichester Harbour where you’ll find plenty to explore and do.