Dog Friendly Beaches in Europe

Dog friendly beaches are heaven on earth for Fido. And since sandy paws equal happy dogs, we’ve sniffed out the best beaches in Europe where dogs can run, swim, and frolic in the sand. Use the links/map below to find a dog-friendly beach in Europe.

Pet Friendly Vault Beach
Vault Beach Vault Beach in Saint Austell is dog-friendly. This sheltered beach is surrounded by calm sea, ideal for a doggy paddle. A 15 minute walk along the coastal path from the Vault Beach Car Park will lead you to this scenic seaside spot. Dogs are welcome, as long as they are cleaned up after. See Details
Plage de l'Escalet Plage de l'Escalet in Ramatuelle, FR is dog-friendly. This beautiful beach on the French coast allows leashed dogs to join their owners on the golden sands and for a paddle in the shallows of the blue waters. See Details
Pineta Beach Pineta Beach in Porto Recanati is dog friendly! At this beach club and restaurant, they feature a dog-friendly fenced area with twenty-four umbrellas and forty-eight sunbeds for customers don't want to leave their dogs at home. Amenities include a shower for dogs, food bowls and plastic waste bags. See Details
Dog Dreams Beach and Bar Dog Dreams Beach and Bar is pet-friendly. In fact, dogs are encouraged to come and enjoy the sand while owners soak up the sun with a drink from the bar. Wonderful beach where dogs are not only allowed, but welcomed. They are open every day of the week from 10am to 10pm. See Details
Carnolès Beach Small area of the beach designated for dogs and their owners (Unsupervised bathing) With an outdoor shower to rinse the dogs (and owners!) off after a swim. See Details
Sandymouth Bay Beach Sandymouth Bay Beach is pet-friendly. This National Trust beach is an awesome place to visit when the tide is out. At low tide you can walk the 2 miles from Crooklets Beach to Sandymouth along the beach. Dogs are allowed on the beach, as long as all mess is cleaned up after them. See Details
Gwithian Towans Beach Gwithian Beach is pet-friendly. Windsurfers love this spot, as well as visitors flying kites. Dogs are welcome on this beach except between May 1 to September 30 from 8am to 7pm. The seasonal dog ban is in place between Ceres Rock and Red River. This boundary has been adjusted following the collapse of the steps at St Peters Point which left the area where dogs were allowed inaccessible. See Details
Doggy Beach Doggy Beach is pet-friendly. This sunny spot in Lignano Sabbiadoro, Italy is the first dog beach in the area. Have a dip or a dig, play fetch and meet lots of other pups having fun in the sand and sun. The beach can be accessed from 9am to sunset from 4 May, 2019 to 29 September 2019. See Details
Crantock Beach Crantock Beach is pet-friendly. Explore these gold sands and dunes with your pooch by your side. There are trash cans at the car park for you to dispose of waste. A bowl of clean water and free bags are available when the car parks are manned. Adders can be common in the dunes, although rarely seen. They are poisonous and can give your dog a nasty bite. If your dog is bitten, please seek immediate veterinary attention. See Details
Torre di Barisardo Torre di Barisardo is a beautiful stretch of beach, featuring two dog-friendly areas, also known as "bau beaches." Torre di Barisardo is split by a 16th-century tower, one side with thick golden sand and one with fine white sand. The bau beaches are located in Planargia and Il fico. For information on the methods and conditions for accessing the bau beaches, see the ordinance and photos on its official website. Dog owners can enjoy Torre di Barisardo for free. See Details
Kennack Sands Kennack Sands is pet-friendly. Located near the village of Kuggar on the Lizard peninsula, this area split into two beaches with some grassy areas, perfect for dogs to go to the bathroom before getting on the beach. Dogs are welcome off-leash on the beach from September 30 through Easter Sunday. You can also bring your pooch onto the beach during peak season from 7pm to 7am. See Details
Campello Dog Beach Campello Dog Beach is pet-friendly. The beach is also known as the Cove of Punta del Riu Sec and is a pebble beach. The location is at the mouth of the Seco River, between the beaches of Carrerlamar and Muchavista. The small cove near the park is a surfing hot spot, so Fido can watch them hang ten. Dogs are welcome to run along the beach and swim to their heart's content. See Details
Porth Beach Porth Beach is pet-friendly. This expansive beach is full of rock pools, sandy stretches and plenty of places to hang out. Porth Beach is dog-friendly from September 30 through Easter Sunday. See Details
Daymer Bay Daymer Bay is pet-friendly year-round. This stunning beach forms long stretches of golden sand. Enjoy a stroll with your pup through the dunes and marvel at the ocean views. Dog owners are reminded to clean up any mess that is left behind. See Details
Summerleaze Beach Summerleaze Beach is pet-friendly. Dogs are welcome to explore the beach with their owners, as long as all mess is cleaned up after them. Located just five minutes from the center of Bude, dogs are welcome, but must be on a leash from 21 May to 30 September from 10am to 6pm. See Details
Hayle Towans Hayle Towans is pet-friendly. Towans means dunes in Cornish, so it's no surprise to find dunes here. Dogs are welcome off-leash on the beach from September 30 through May 1. During the rest of the year, dogs are still permitted on the beach, but only between the hours of 7pm to 8am between Hayle River and Black Cliffs. See Details
Harlyn Bay Harlyn Bay is pet-friendly. This surf beach is suitable for novices, so Fido can hop on and carve the waves too. It's an expansive sandy beach to explore with your pooch. Leashed pups are welcome, as long as all mess is cleaned up after them. See Details
Binigaus Beach Dogs are welcome to join their owners at Binigaus Beach on the Balearic Island of Menorca from 7 pm to 9am in the morning. The beach is sandy and the surf is calm, which makes it ideal for dogs and their owners to explore together. Dog owners are reminded to clean up any mess that their pooches leave behind. See Details
Trebarwith Strand Trebarwith Strand is pet-friendly. Located just over two miles from Tintagel along the north Cornwall heritage coastline landmarked by Gull Rock. Visit during low tide to explore with your pooch. Dogs are welcome on the strand, as long as all mess is cleaned up after them. See Details
Northcott Mouth Beach Northcott Mouth Beach is pet-friendly. Play with your pooch in the little stream crossing the beach and the rock pools, while watching surfers carve the waves. If you want to donate for the upkeep of the beach, there's a box at the car park. Dogs are welcome, as long as all mess is cleaned up after them. See Details
Cala Escorxada Cala Escorxada Cala Escorxada is a small, pet-friendly cove covered in sand. Dogs are welcome to join their owners for a dip in the lovely turquoise waters. The best way to get to this beach is by leaving the car in Cala Binigaus and walking down a small path to Cala Escorxada. Dog owners are reminded to clean up any mess that their pooches leave behind. See Details
Constantine Bay Beach Constantine Bay Beach is pet-friendly. Located three miles west of Padstow and is in the parish of St Merryn, this beach is popular with surfers and has lifeguard patrols in the summer, so dogs can paddle safe in the knowledge somebody is watching over them. See Details
Gyllyngvase Gyllyngvase is pet-friendly. Located on the South Cornwall coast, one of the most popular beaches in Falmouth, Gyllyngvase welcomes dogs from September 30 through Easter Sunday off-leash. The beach is covered in sand. Make sure you keep an eye on your dog while they are playing on the beach. See Details