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Dog Friendly Place In Pembrokeshire

When running a hotel in Pembrokeshire, within the UK’s biggest coastal national park, we feel it is integral to welcome dogs! With the majority of our front of house staff owning dogs, and the hotel having two friendly spaniels, we have an abundance of advice on where the best spots to take your furry friend are.  Here is the roundup of the best beaches, pubs, walks and places of interest.

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Dog friendly castles and beautiful gardens

 

Pembroke Castle

This castle is in the pretty town of Pembroke and boasts an incredible amount of fascinating history. It was the birth place of Henry VI and is an interesting place to visit all year round. The castle welcomes well behaved dogs on leads and has plenty of outside space to explore with wonderful views over Pembroke and out across the countryside.


Carew Castle

Situated on the most beautiful lake, this castle ruin is a fantastic place to go for a stroll with your dog. The loop walk around the lake from the castle is perfect for a gentle evening stroll with magical views of the castle reflected in the glassy water.

 

Picton Castle and Gardens

This picturesque spot is set in 40 acres of stunning woodlands and walled gardens where dogs are welcomed to explore with their owners. With guided tours, a maze and endless history there is something for everyone here to enjoy with your dog in tow. There is a café, plenty of facilities and shady spots to make sure your dog is hydrated and cool in the summer heat. 

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Dog Friendly Beaches in Pembrokeshire

 

Pembrokeshire has a large number of beaches, 51 to be precise, and a significant amount welcome dogs all year round. Be aware that during peak season there are dog restrictions during the day for dogs and certain parts of the beach are designated as dog free areas. 

 

Dog friendly beaches all year round...

 

Manorbier Beach

Endlessly pretty beach with a magical castle (also dog friendly and with a cafe!) which looks out to sea. 


Barafundle Bay and the Stackpole Estate 

Particularly great for beautiful walks around both lakes and beaches where dogs are welcomed everywhere you go. With sheltered swimming and a blissful absence of cafes, cars and pubs (bar the fabulous Stackpole Inn in the village!). 


Freshwater West Beach

This is THE place to spoil your dog. The beach expands off into the distance and for those dogs with endless energy and a serious need to run then nothing quite beats Fresh Water West and all the space it provides. 

 

Broad Haven South Beach 

This pretty, sheltered cove is perfect for early morning and evening walks – beware in the summer months as it can get incredibly busy with families, swimmers and holiday makers during the day!

 

Marloes Beach 

This long stretch of beach fits the same mould as Freshwater West with it’s great expansive space for dogs to go wild and stretch their legs! 

 

Dog restrictions on Pembrokeshire Beaches

Through the Summer months, many of the beaches in Pembrokeshire have restrictions for dogs. These beaches have either got designated sections of the beach for dogs or don't allow dogs during certain times of the day. The following beaches with these are:

Dale, Broad Haven North, Poppit Sands, Whitesands, Amroth Beach & Promenade, Saundersfoot & Promenade, Newgale Beach & Promenade, Lydstep, Tenby North, Tenby Harbour Beach & Tenby Castle Beach. 

You can download all the full restriction maps for each beach here...

Dog Restriction Maps 

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Dog Friendly Restaurants and Pubs in Pembrokeshire 

 

Penally Abbey Hotel | Penally 

Obviously, we are biased, but we are one of the most dog friendly places in Pembrokeshire! Our sun-room is the perfect place to relax and sip cocktails or enjoy a three-course dinner with a bottle of wine and your furry friend. Just let us know on booking that you would like to bring your dog and we'll make sure we have space.

We also have four beautiful dog friendly bedrooms that open directly out on to the gardens. You can walk from the hotel across the sand dunes to the beach which makes for the perfect spot for a morning stroll.

Website: www.penallyabbey.com

Phone Number: 01834 843033 

 

Stackpole Inn | Stackpole

Proprietors Becky and Gary are great dog lovers meaning that The Stackpole Inn knows that stopping for lunch during a long walk is something you’ll be doing with your dog in tow. 

Fantastic chips, fresh fish and a cosy bar area to dine with your dog. 

Tel: 01646 672324

 

The Golden Lion Inn | Newport 

Not only does is do the best veggie lasagne but it is also dog friendly. What is not to love? Close to beautiful walks too!

Tel: 01239820321

 

The Swan | Little Haven 

Perfect spot to perch on the harbour wall with a pint and packet of crisps as your dog plays in the waves below.

01437 781880

 

Old Point House | Angle

Sometimes cut off by the tide, this place is somewhere you’d be happy to be cut off at. Traditional, cosy and off the beaten track with plenty of space for the dogs to run. It is so popular with owners and their dogs that it is likely your pooch will go home with a dozen doggy friends.

01646 641205

 

The Moorings | Tenby 

Bang in the middle of Tenby, this fantastic restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner so no matter what time of day, or what you fancy to eat, the Moorings will cater for all you and your dog’s foodie needs. 

Tel: 01834 842502

 

The Buccaneer | Tenby 

For traditional pub grub, an enormous beer garden and fabulous location. 

Tel: 01834 842273

 

The Bishops | St. David’s

If you’re exploring the Cathedral and the sensational north Pembrokeshire coast line, this is the perfect place to pop into for a drink and lunch with your four-legged friend. 

Tel: 01437 720422

 

Hope & Anchor | Tenby 

Head to the Hope and Anchor for a warm welcome, filled with 

Tel: 01834 842131

 

St. Govan’s Inn | Bosherston 

Located in Bosherston village, it is a great stop off when walking around the Lily Ponds to Broad Haven. Nothing beats a hearty lunch after a long walk and this place is in the perfect spot! They also sell dog biscuits on the bar!

 

 Favourite Walks from our Staff


Tiggy | Tenby South Beach

 'Tenby South Beach is our favourite as we can get the train to Penally and walk through the sand dunes to the beach from the station! It's usually much quieter at the Penally end of South beach and more popular for dog walkers.'

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Miriam | Bosherston Lily Ponds round to Broad Haven followed by lunch at Bosherston Pub

'I love the Lily Ponds because it has everything you could want from a walk, a beautiful lake, stunning beach and a pub at the end for lunch!'

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Jacques | Stackpole Woods & Lily Ponds

'The woods are amazing and perfect for dogs like my spaniels who want to rush around in the undergrowth and need to use up a lot of energy. You don't need to worry about leads too much as the woods are enormous and the ponds are perfect for the dogs to wash off all the mud!'

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