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Explore Our Top 5 Dog Friendly Beaches Nr The Quantock Cottages in Somerset

Updated: Nov 9, 2023


Are you looking for a luxurious dog-friendly holiday experience on the Quantock Hills - Somerset? Look no further than Quantock Cottages! Our luxury pet-friendly cottages offer the perfect home away from home for you and your four-legged friends. Best of all, North Somerset is home to some of the best dog-friendly beaches in the UK, which are only a short drive away. To make your planning easier, here is our list of the top 5 dog-friendly beaches near Quantock Cottages.

1) Dog-Friendly Beach: Weston-Super-Mare Beach

When staying at Quantock Cottages in Somerset, you'll be spoiled for choice when it comes to dog-friendly beaches. The first on our list is the iconic Weston-Super-Mare Beach. This expansive stretch of golden sand is a paradise for dogs and their owners alike.

Located just a short drive from Quantock Cottages, Weston-Super-Mare Beach offers miles of coastline for your four-legged friend to explore. The beach is easily accessible, with plenty of parking available nearby. One of the highlights of Weston-Super-Mare Beach is its dog-friendly policy all year round. This means you can enjoy a day out by the sea with your furry companion regardless of the season.

Whether your dog loves to paddle in the shallows or chase balls on the sand, Weston-Super-Mare Beach provides ample space for them to run free. And with its stunning views of the Bristol Channel and the famous Grand Pier, you'll have plenty of opportunities to capture some memorable moments with your furry friend.

When visiting Weston-Super-Mare Beach, be sure to pack everything your dog needs for a day at the seaside. Don't forget to bring water and a bowl for them to drink from, as well as some snacks to keep their energy levels up.

With Quantock Cottages being dog-friendly, your pooch will love coming back to the luxury cottages with secure gardens after a fun-filled day at Weston-Super-Mare Beach. The cottages offer a safe and comfortable haven for your furry friend to relax and unwind.

So why not pack your bags, book one of our dog-friendly luxury cottages in the stunning Quantock Hills, and enjoy a memorable trip to the first of our top 5 dog-friendly beaches in North Somerset?

2) Blue Anchor Beach is a sand and shingle beach alongside the village of Blue Anchor in West Somerset. A great place for a dog walk or Sunday stroll, the beach stretches for miles with views across to Wales and North Hill at Minehead. The shallow gradient allows for a large width of sand, particularly at low tide.

Blue Anchor is approximately 3 miles east of Dunster. Travelling east along the A39, you can head off at Carhampton to find Blue Anchor. Alternatively, travel along the small coastal road past Watchet. This coastal road takes you right along the beach front, railings sitting on top of the concrete wall bordering the back of the beach. The Driftwood Cafe is a great spot for lunch, a coffee or icecream. The Smugglers Inn offers good pub grub and a pint, towards the east end of the beach.

3) Brean Beach This 7-mile stretch of sandy shoreline runs along to the seaside town of Burnham-on-Sea. It is a great spot to enjoy a range of activities including walking and water sports. You have easy access to local facilities including a shop so you’ll be able to spend the whole day soaking up the Somerset sunshine.

4) Sandy Bay This secluded spot is a popular location to let your pooch run free. It is also a naturally wild beach so you’ll enjoy a quiet spot away from the bustling touristy beaches. Admire fantastic views across the Bristol Channel to South Wales and take advantage of free car parking too.

5) Minehad Beach One of the best beaches in Somerset for great activities and things to do are the sandy shores of Minehead. It is a traditional holiday resort with lots of facilities and amenities close by for a perfect day out. It is also part of the South West Coastal Path so you can explore the dramatic scenery along this stunning coastline.

What to consider when visiting a dog-friendly beach

When planning a trip to a dog-friendly beach, there are a few things to consider to ensure a fun and safe experience for both you and your furry friend. Firstly, it's important to research the rules and regulations of the specific beach you plan to visit. Of our top 5 beaches only Minehad has a restriction on for dogs between April and October.

Another important factor to consider is the safety of your dog. While many beaches welcome dogs, not all of them may have the necessary amenities to keep them secure. Look for beaches that have designated dog-friendly areas, as well as facilities such as waste bins and fresh water sources. If your dog enjoys a good run, consider beaches with spacious open areas or long stretches of shoreline.

Remember to clean up after your dog to maintain a clean and enjoyable environment for everyone.

Lastly, if you're planning a longer stay in or around the Quantock Hills in Somerset, consider choosing dog-friendly accommodations such as cottages with secure dog fields or luxury cottages with secure gardens. This will allow your dog to safely explore and play while you relax in comfort. Some accommodations even offer amenities such as hot tubs, providing an extra touch of luxury to your stay.

By keeping these considerations in mind, you can ensure a wonderful and memorable time exploring the top dog-friendly beaches near Quantock Cottages in rural Somerset.

Overview of Quantock Cottages and the Quantock HIlls Somerset

Welcome to Quantock Cottages, a hidden gem nestled in the picturesque Kilve Nr Taunton in rural Somerset. We are proud to offer three dog-friendly luxury cottages that are perfect for those seeking a peaceful and rejuvenating retreat with their four-legged friends.

Our cottages are truly unique, combining the luxuries of a boutique hotel with the independence, space, and style of a country home. Each cottage features a dog-secure enclosed garden, allowing your furry companions to roam freely and safely while you unwind.

Set within the privacy of a country estate, our cottages provide an idyllic escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Guests can enjoy amenities such as log burners, outside bars and fire pits, and even an agility course for those playful pups.

For nature lovers, the coast is just 1.5 miles away, offering endless opportunities for scenic walks along the sandy beaches. And after a long day of exploration, why not indulge in the luxury of our hot tubs, located in each cottage?

Our estate also boasts 3 enclosed paddocks, perfect for your four-legged friends to stretch their legs. And with a staggering 9000 acres of Moreland at your doorstep, you and your canine companions can truly immerse yourselves in nature.

Conveniently located under 3 hours from London and the home counties, our cottages are the ideal getaway for both locals and those looking to escape the city. Don't just take our word for it though, watch our video to see the beauty and charm of our cottages for yourself.

With the majority of our guests coming from returning guests and word-of-mouth, it's clear that Quantock Cottages is a beloved destination for dog-friendly luxury in the Quantock Hills. So why wait? Book your stay with us today and experience the tranquillity and serenity of Somerset with your beloved pets.

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