Dog-Friendly places in and around Bridlington

Bridlington is the ideal dog-friendly holiday destination, Yorkshire folk are known for their love of dogs.

We’ve compiled a list of places in the area which we recommend that you try. If we’ve missed any that you find on your travels please let us know so we can add them to the list for future guests.

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Dog-Friendly Beaches

These are 4 of the best beaches in the area, though there are many others along Yorkshire’s East Coast. These are all dog-friendly, though some have restrictions during the summer months.

Bridlington South Beach

As the name would suggest this lovely beach with its wide expanse of sand is located south of the town. This is one we regularly take our own dogs to and they love the amount of space there is to run, play and meet others. From 1st May – 30th September there is a no-dogs restriction at the northern end of the beach but south of the boat launch there is still plenty of beach for you and your dog to enjoy. Parking nearby is pay & display on the sea front or you can use the park & ride at South Shore where there is a large pay & display car park. This is free in the evenings but does close overnight so keep an eye on the time.

Danes Dyke

A hidden gem on the East Yorkshire coast just north of Bridlington, this pebble beach becomes sandier nearer the water and is a quieter beach. There are rock pools at low tide which can keep other members of the family entertained. There is a car park with toilet and a refreshment kiosk. Due to the fairly steep footpath to the beach it may prove tricky for those with limited mobility.

Fraisthorpe Beach

A few miles south of Bridlington is Fraisthorpe beach. This is a continuation of the South Beach and again is flat and sandy. A perfect dog-friendly beach. The parking is reached down a country lane and is pay & display. There is a lovely dog-friendly café which we’ve featured below.

Bridlington North Beach

This sand & shingle beach is located north of the harbour and welcomes dogs all year round. Like the South Beach there is a restriction on dogs from 1st May – 30th September south of the coastguard station. There are some great views of the chalk cliffs of Flamborough Head from the North Beach.


Once you’ve enjoyed all the fresh air and your dog has had enough exercise you’ll likely be in need of a drink or something to eat, and there are plenty of good places to stop for a break. We’ve chosen a few highly recommended places that will welcome your dog.

Richies Café Bar

Located on the Princess Mary Promenade south of the Harbour, this is a lovely place when visiting the South Beach. Have a tea or coffee, or something more substantial while enjoying the sea views with your dog.

Cow Shed, Fraisthorpe

As mentioned earlier, when visiting Fraisthorpe Beach a stop at the Cow Shed is a must. They pride themselves on comfort and quality with good home-cooked food, and are very dog-friendly. Enjoy the panoramic sea views while treating yourself to one of their delicious cakes.
They are closed on Tuesdays.

The Beach Hut, North Marine Drive

A place to try when on the North Beach is The Beach Hut, with their breakfasts coming highly recommended. They also provide healthier options. Sourcing local produce to reduce food miles, they also take pride in cutting out single use plastics.

The Old Ship Inn, Sewerby

This friendly pub situated next to Sewerby Hall has ample car parking and is dog-friendly with views out over Bridlington Bay. A place to have a coffee and a snack or maybe lunch, with a menu of good pub food and also an outdoor pizza oven.

Places to visit

If you are looking for somewhere different to visit, your dog is welcome in many places in the area. There might be some restrictions on access but there is a wide variety of dog-friendly attractions for you to choose from.

Sewerby Hall

Just along from The Old Ship Inn is Sewerby Hall with its dramatic clifftop position north of Bridlington. There’s something for everyone, with the magnificent gardens and zoo and the house itself. Dogs are welcome in the grounds and gardens and there is a section of the café where they are permitted.
Only Assistance Dogs are allowed in the zoo, house, children’s playground and gift shop but with 50 acres of grounds there is plenty of room, including woodland walks.

RSPB Bempton Cliffs

The RSPB reserve at Bempton Cliffs welcome dogs on leads. Home to one of the UK’s top wildlife spectacles. Throughout the season, Bempton is home to gannets, guillemots and puffins.
It features 6 safe view points on the cliff tops to give incredible views of the nesting birds and along the impressive coastline to Flamborough & Filey.

Flamborough Head & Lighthouse

Flamborough is situated north of Bridlington and is an old fishing town with a history of Vikings raiding the village in the 8th century. There are some lovely walks around the cliff tops and the lighthouse which is open every day in the Summer holidays. Flamborough is a very relaxed village, which has a lovely dog-friendly café near the Lighthouse.

Burton Agnes Hall

Just a short drive inland from Bridlington is Burton Agnes Hall, an Elizabethan manor house built in 1600’s. Dogs are welcome in the grounds and woodland walk. The house itself is reputed to be haunted by Katherine Griffin who died in 1620.
Whilst dogs are not allowed in the small café there is a large outdoor seating area for a coffee or bite to eat where you can enjoy a wood fired pizza for lunch. Produce from the walled gardens is sold in the Hall’s shop.

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