Dog-Friendly Campsites | Top 4 Favourites for Four-Legged Friends

Your canine companion is welcome at more than 60 Club Sites. With so many Club Sites to choose from, we’ve picked out 4 of the best - as voted for by our members – to help you pick the perfect one for your pooch… Get set for adventure.

1. Dunstan Hill Club Site

Stunning scenery, breath taking beaches, wondrous wildlife and a captivating coastline steeped in history await you. All this and more is accessible from the Dunstan Hill Club Site, which is located just one mile from the North Northumberland Heritage Coast.

This rural campsite provides a restful basecamp from which you can explore the renowned ‘castle coast’. Bamburgh Castle, Dunstanburgh Castle and Alnwick Castle – home of Hogwarts from the Harry Potter film franchise – are all a short distance away.

Why is Dunstan Hill so great for dogs?

Dog at Dunstan Hill Club SiteOur Dunstall Hill Club Site is spacious, and a popular destination for dog-lovers. Your four-legged friend can find other pooch pals to befriend and enjoy canine larks with.

A nearby woodland walk leading to a beach, allows your dog to meander and mooch through the trees before bounding onto the beach, where they can play on the soft sand or enjoy a swim – just remember to pack the towel!

The region’s charming castles will provide the backdrop for some memorable walks as you and your barking buddy explore the outer grounds of these once mighty fortresses.

Worthy of a visit is the village of Craster, which is just one hour away from our Dunstan Hill Club Site, on foot, with plenty for your dog to explore en route.

Enjoy a visit to Beadnell Bay too, with its colourful fishing port and a stunning beach just beyond the harbour, where your dog can run and run and frolic in the sand dunes.

The beach stretches all the way up to Seahouses – home to a quaint little nature reserve - the perfect place for you and your dog to take in some of the local wildlife.

What our dog-loving members say:

“Lovely, friendly site and only a 5-minute walk to the dog-friendly beach, which my two spaniels loved.”

2. Wolverley Club Site

Our Wolverley Club Site is surrounded by the spectacular Worcestershire countryside, the ideal location for hiking and cycling. You can also venture through 16 miles of glorious countryside aboard steam trains operated by Severn Valley Railway.

Why is Wolverley so great for dogs?

Dog at Wolverley Club SiteWith the Staffordshire and Worcestershire canal just 60 metres from the site, canal-side walks with your dog are a must. Trek down the towpath to your heart’s content while your four-legged friend rambles through the undergrowth in search of new smells and sounds.

With Springfield Park in close proximity to the canal, let your dog loose to explore the vast fields and enjoy hours of tail-wagging fun playing Frisbee and fetch, while enjoying the fresh air.

Take your dog on tour too as you explore the expansive Midlands countryside. 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.

Venture as far as Bridgnorth where you and your pooch can enjoy a riverside walk along the River Severn before exploring the historic castle gardens.

With plenty of walks to experience and an excellent dog walk on site, Wolverley Club Site will keep your dog ‘woofing’ for more. Plenty of happy dog days are guaranteed when you visit Wolverley.

What our dog-loving members say:

“There is a big field to let dogs run on and a good dog-friendly pub nearby.”

3. Norman’s Bay Club Site

With 200 pitches on site and adjacent to the beach, 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, which takes you on a tour of Battle, Hastings 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.

Why is Norman’s Bay so great for dogs?

Normans Bay Club SiteThe dog-friendly beach adjacent to the site is the perfect setting for canines that love to play, run and swim, they will be kept entertained and out of trouble – well mostly!

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.

Meanwhile, Eastbourne is home to plenty of canine-friendly parks and gardens to give your dog plenty of stimulation and outdoor fun, which they will thank you for with barks of joy.

What our dog-loving members say:

“You can walk dogs on the beach across the road, but it can be rather stony for small dogs’ feet until the tide goes out.”

4. Bala Club Site

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.

Why is Bala so great for dogs?

Dog at Bala Club SiteThe 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.

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, while several beaches - including Aberdovey, Barmouth, Colwyn Bay, Fairbourne, Harlech, Llandudno, Prestatyn and Rhyl – allow your dog to enjoy ‘wind-through-their-hair’ experiences.

Let’s not forget Mount Snowdon – Wales’ highest peak – your dog can enjoy the ultimate adventure with you. Just be sure to pack their ‘doggy-bag’ with the essential equipment for mountain climbing. We recommend a long, flexible lead, a spare short lead, lots of water, a dog coat, food, snacks and treats (for energy).

What our dog-loving members say:

“Staff at Bala are (extra) dog friendly.”

Before venturing to one of our dog-friendly destinations, check out our useful items checklist and health advice to ensure that your dog’s well-being is looked after when camping. We look forward to welcoming you to one of our Club Sites soon.