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.

Dunstan Hill Club Site, Northumberland

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

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.

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. Stunning scenery, breath taking beaches and wondrous wildlife 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.

Wolverley Club Site, Kidderminster

lady walking dog down canal by wolverley campsite

  • Perfect for exploring the countryside on foot
  • Designated dog walk on-site
  • Nearby to a dog-friendly pub

Surrounded by the spectacular Worcestershire countryside, Wolverley Club Site is the ideal location for hiking and cycling. With the Staffordshire and Worcestershire canal just 60 metres from the campsite, canal-side walks with your dog are a must. Springfield Park is close 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.

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.

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

Normans Bay Club Site, East Sussex

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

With 200 pitches on site and adjacent to the beach, our Normans 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.

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

Family enjoying watersports on Bala Campsite

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

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. 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).

California Cross Club Site, Devon

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

California Cross, with the dramatic landscape of the Datmoor 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.

Slapton Sands Club Site, Devon

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  • 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.

Bude Club Site, Cornwall

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  • Enjoy a cliff top walk to castle ruins
  • Spend a lazy day at the beach
  • Head to Port Issac, filming location of ITV’s Doc Martin

In an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Bude delivers on views and outdoor escapades. On-site the small, dedicated dog walk is good for stretching your legs. For a day away from the campsite, it’s around a 20 minute drive to Sandymouth and Northcott Mouth beaches which have no dog restrictions year round.

The village and fishing port of Boscastle, offering scenic walks is just 15 minutes away whilst Tintagel Castle, with its King Arthur relations offers a wonderful cliff-side walk.

Kingsbury Water Park Club Site, West Midlands

kingsbury water park

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