Dog Friendly Activities in Europe

Don’t leave Fido in the hotel room when you’re on vacation. Get out and play! No matter where you’re headed in Europe, we can point you towards the nearest off-leash dog park, the most popular dog beach, a really great hiking trail, and lots of other places to play with Fido.

Pet Friendly Dog Beach in Ayia Napa
Dog Beach in Ayia Napa As loving dog owners, we are trying to promote pet friendliness in Cyprus. Not in it of the prize just the publicity...join us at the beach with your best friends! Ayia Napa - the area opens the Mediterranian's first official canine beach...you really have to live in Cyprus to understand what a huge step this is for dog owners...Thank You Ayia Napa's mayor, Antonis Tsokkos! See Details
Pet Friendly Jardin du Luxembourg
Jardin du Luxembourg The Jardin du Luxembourg is the largest public park (22.5 hectares) in the 6th arrondissement of Paris, France. You’ll find the Luxembourg gardens’ dog path takes a shared path with the joggers on the periphery leading toward Blvd. Saint Michel (there’s even a little dog fountain on this path). See Details
The Regent's Park & Primrose Hill The Regent's Park covers 166 hectares (410 acres) and includes stunning rose gardens with more than 30,000 roses of 400 varieties. The Park has excellent sports facilities and with nearly 100 acres available is the largest outdoor sports area in Central London. Please note that dogs are not allowed in the Avenue Gardens, English Gardens, Queen Mary's Gardens, Wildlife Gardens, St. John's Lodge Gardens, or in Boating Lake. Dogs must be leashed on the edge of the Boating Lake and in Heather Gardens. See Details
St. James's Park With its royal, political and literary associations, St James's Park is at the very heart of London and covers 23 hectares (58 acres) with a lake harboring ducks, geese, and pelicans. St James's is also home to the Mall, the setting for many ceremonial parades and events of national celebration. Please note that dogs are not allowed in the Memorial Gardens (in front of Buckingham Palace) or in the fenced-off grass area around the perimeter of the lake. Dogs must be leashed on the footpath around the perimeter of the lake and on the Horse Guards Parade Ground. During the spring and summer, you and Fido can watch the changing of the guard in the open area in front of Buckingham Palace at 11:30 A.M. each morning (weather permitting). See Details
London Nature Dog Walk and Pub Lunch London Nature Dog Walk and Pub Lunch is a pet-friendly Airbnb Experience in England's capital city. Meet your host at the corner of Millfields Park before walking around the ancient Middlesex Filter Beds. Afterwards, walk to the River Lea to see the nature reserve and the Walthamstow Marshes before heading to a traditional English pub for a pub lunch. Bring a water flask, comfy shoes and a rain coat just in case. Rates start at $49. See Details
Jardin du Palais Royal Created in 1629 for Cardinal de Richelieu, this garden has witnessed many of the events that have marked the Palais-Royal 's history. Dogs are allowed in designated areas of the garden only. See Details
Kensington Gardens Covering 111 hectares (275 acres), Kensington Gardens is planted with formal avenues of magnificent trees and ornamental flower beds. It is a perfect setting for Kensington Palace, peaceful Italian Gardens, the Albert Memorial, Peter Pan statue and the Serpentine Gallery. Please note that dogs are not allowed to swim at Long Water, Round Pond, or the Peter Pan statue, and that dogs must be leashed at the edge of Round Pond and Long Water, around the Italian Fountains, and in the North and South Flower Walks. See Details
Bushy Park With an area of 445 hectares (1,099 acres), Bushy is the second largest of the Royal Parks. Lying to the north of Hampton Court Palace, the park has a distinctly rural character and is home to around 320 free-roaming deer. The famous Arethusa 'Diana' Fountain forms the centrepiece to the famous Chestnut Avenue. Please note that dogs are not allowed in the Woodlands Gardens and that they must be leashed when in close proximity to deer or the Water Gardens. See Details
Richmond Park Richmond Park, at almost 1000 hectares (2500 acres), is the largest Royal Park in London and is home to around 650 free roaming deer. The pastoral landscape of hills, woodlands, ponds, gardens and grasslands set amongst ancient trees offers a peaceful respite to visitors. The Park is designated as a National Nature Reserve (NNR), a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) and a Special Area of Conservation (SAC). Please note that dogs are not allowed in the Pembroke Lodge and Gardens, and that they must be leashed in Isabella Plantation, in close proximity to deer, and on the edge of the ponds during bird nesting season (signs will be posted). See Details
Beatrixpark Beatrixpark is a lovely park in the Zuider Amstel neighborhood. While it's not exactly centrally located, the park is less crowded and cleaner than other parks in Amsterdam. It has beautiful gardens and a manicured hedge garden that you'll enjoy, but your dog will be most impressed with the canals. Swimming anyone? See Details
Ainsdale Beach Ainsdale Beach is pet-friendly. Bring your dog along to one of England's best extreme kite sports destinations. You and your pooch can marvel from the sand as kites take flight high in the sky above the beach. See Details
Paddington Recreation Ground Very dog friendly park between St Johns Wood and Notting Hill. 3 doggy only areas, dogs allowed off leash in main park, some wooded areas. Cafe has special section for dog owners and dogs. See Details
Tuileries Gardens At Tuileries Gardens, dogs are allowed on two elevated flanks or ‘allees’ overlooking the gardens. The northern flank faces the the Rue de Rivoli and the southern flank overlooks the Seine River. This is an especially well-protected allee where you and your dog can enjoy a jog or a saunter. See Details
Hyde Park Hyde Park is pet-friendly. One of London's finest historic landscapes covering 142 hectares (350 acres), the largest of four Royal parks across the city is a must-visit for pups. There is something for everyone in Hyde Park. With over 4,000 trees, a lake, a meadow, horse rides and more it is easy to forget you're in the middle of London. Please note that dogs are not allowed in the Princess of Wales Memorial Fountain, Lido swimming area, Serpentine Lake, or Bowling Green and Tennis centre area, and that dogs must be leashed in the Rose Garden and at the edge of Serpentine Lake. See Details
Park Guell Park Guell is an urban park to the north of the Barcelona district of Gràcia designed by the great Antoni Gaudí. Filled with mosaic animals, and benches that provide a fantastic view of the city, the park is considered one of Gaudí's most colorful and playful works even though it was never fully completed. The park also offers lots of paths and gardens where you can walk Fido amid the lush foliage and a small snack shop with outdoor tables. See Details
Greenwich Park Covering 74 hectares (183 acres), Greenwich is the oldest Royal Park and home to a small herd of Fallow and Red deer. Situated on top of a hill, visitors enjoy sweeping views across the River Thames to St Paul's Cathedral and beyond. The park is part of the Greenwich World Heritage Site, host to the Prime Meridian Line and the old Royal Observatory, as well as having the National Maritime Museum as a neighbour. Please note that dogs are not allowed in the Flower and Rose Gardens or Wilderness Deer Park. See Details
Mercat de Sant Josep de la Boqueria Just off Las Ramblas, Mercat de Sant Josep de la Boqueria (or simply la Boqueria) is a popular food market that sells some of the freshest fruit, vegetables, meats, cheeses and seafood in Barcelona. Dogs are perfectly welcome to stroll through the aisles with you, but be prepared to pick him up if it's too crowded. See Details
Oosterpark This spacious park from the end of 19th century in East Amsterdam, just located behind the Tropical Museum, exhibits several big, monumental sculptures. There is also a huge grassy field, stretches of shady lawn along the waterfront, a children's wading pool, and paved paths for bikers. Both dog-friendly and dog-free zones are available. See Details
Tallink Silja Line Tallink Silja Line is a pet-friendly overnight cruise around the Baltic Sea. The Tallink Silja Line offers pet-friendly cruises from the Swedish capital to three other capital cities in Scandinavia and Eastern Europe: Helsinki, the capital of Finland; Tallinn, the capital of Estonia; and Riga, the capital of Latvia. There are a number of different pet-friendly cabin options on board, including one below the pet recreation area, one with a window, and a cheaper room lower down in the boat. There's a kennel option if all of the pet-friendly cabins are booked. The pet fee is 32 EUR for a round trip cruise. Up to three pets are allowed in each cabin, but dangerous breeds are not allowed on board. Dogs require an EU passport to travel internationally in Europe. This can be acquired from a licensed veterinarian in the EU, who will run a health check and administer rabies shots to applicant animals. Those traveling to Tallinn or Riga do not require any additional documents, although pets going to Finland need to be wormed one to five days before travel. If all the pet-friendly cabins are booked, there’s also a kennel option. More information can be found in the Traveling with Pets section of their website. See Details
Vondelpark Vondelpark is the largest city park in Amsterdam, and the most famous park in the Netherlands. It welcomes about 8 millions visitors every year, and is a very popular destination for jogging, dog-walking, or just enjoying the view. In the summer, there are often free concerts at the park's bandstand or open-air theater. You'll also find four cafes in the park where you can stop for a bite to eat after enjoying the park's miles of paved paths and wooded trails with Fido. See Details
Ice Cream Tasting for Humans and Dogs Ice Cream Tasting for Humans and Dogs is a pet-friendly Airbnb Experience. During this tasty experience, you will visit a local ice cream shop, where they make organic and craft natural ice creams. They even offer a pet-friendly ice cream to taste. Tours start at $18. See Details
Your Happy Pet in Montserrat Mountain Your Happy Pet in Montserrat Mountain is a pet-friendly Airbnb Experience. Meet your host, Marcelo, at the Magic Fountain of Montjuïc in Barcelona, before embarking on an hour long drive to the Monastery of Montserrat. Share a lovely walk through the mountains with your pooch and a picnic with a view. Rates start at $57. See Details