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 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
Pet Friendly Tallink Silja Line
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
Perros al Agua Bring Fido to swim and splash at Perros al Agua, a water park designed for dogs! The park features large swimming pools, space for small dogs, a shallow water area, surfboards, canoes, a jumping ramp, water slides, an oasis with sand dunes, large grassy spaces to run, and a restaurant for humans. Hours vary seasonally. Dog owners can check out Perros al Agua's official website to purchase tickets, check hours, and view a list of rules and regulations. 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
A Tiny Hidden Beach A Tiny Hidden Beach, also known as Howth Secret Beach, is pet-friendly. Bring your dog for a wander on this pebbly windswept beach with great views and seclusion. See Details
Phoenix Park Phoenix Park is the largest enclosed park in any capital city in Europe. This pet-friendly park boasts a variety of walking paths and trails for you to enjoy with your pooch. Dogs must be on-leash at all times in the park. Make sure your pooch is close by and under control as the park is also home to a herd of fallow deer, who shouldn't be approached. Certain areas in the park are off limits to dogs and their owners. Keep an eye out for signage when you're exploring the park. Phoenix is open every day of the week, all day. 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
Batobus Paris Batobus boat tours offer a panoramic view of the iconic sights of Paris viewed from the river Seine. Dogs on a leash and wearing a muzzle can travel on board, and small dogs may be kept in a bag. Day passes are 17 EUR and annual passes are 60 EUR. See Details
Six Legs Walking Tour of Florence Six Legs Walking Tour of Florence is pet-friendly. Enjoy this walking tour of the historical centre of Florence with your furry friend, where you can enjoy all of the most important monuments of the town, guided by Mila, a Licenced Tourist Guide of Florence. Highlights include a visit to the Cathedral, Brunelleschi Dome, Giotto Bell Tower, Baptistry, Signoria Palace, Uffizi Palace, copy of Michelangelo's David, the Old Bridge, the Straw Market, and the Republic Square. Tours take place early in the morning, late in the afternoon or in the evening. See Details
Amsterdam Boat Adventures Amsterdam Boat Adventures is pet-friendly tour in Amsterdam, NL. Dogs are welcome on board this amazing Amsterdam canal cruise. Amsterdam is famous for its unique canal network with a stunning 168 canals, beautiful bridges, old locks and thousands of houseboats. The canals truly define Amsterdam’s unique landscape and provides a stunning backdrop to the city’s historical centre. One of the best ways to experience this amazing city and its wonderful sights is from the water while cruising down the beautiful canals with your pooch. See Details
Meg K9 Paddock Meg K9 Paddock is a secure 1-acre dog park available for private hire in Lincoln, UK. The site can be reserved in 30 minute increments for a nominal fee. The paddock is lighted and is open year-round. Water is provided and waste bags are available. See Details
Italy Unfiltered - Wine Tours for Dog People Italy Unfiltered - Wine Tours For Dog People is a pet-friendly attraction hosted by Italy Unfiltered and Massi the Driver in Siena, IT. Bring Fido and join other pet people on tours of various Tuscan wine regions. Small to medium-sized well behaved pups are welcome. See Details
Brasserie Tuque de Broue Brewery Embrun, FR, is home to the pet-friendly Brasserie Tuque de Broue Brewery. This dog-friendly microbrewery welcomes visitors to bring their leashed pups with them to enjoy the outdoor patio. Here, humans can treat themselves to various craft beers, including Tuque Dorée, Gougounes Rousses, Tessier House Lager and Courage Session IPA. See Details
Monty's Dog Beach & Bar Monty's Dog Beach & Bar in Crikvenica, HR, welcomes Fido to join you for some fun in the sun. This pet-friendly beach and bar offers free washing and drinking water for dogs. Sunbeds, umbrellas and cabanas are available for rent, and dogs are allowed on the furniture. Enjoy a drink from the bar while you and your pup relax in the sand, or cool off with a swim at this unique oceanfront destination. 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
Killiney Hill All good dogs go to Killiney Hill. At least they ought to. It’s dog heaven. A beautiful park to walk your dog off the lead. It has spectacular views of Killiney Bay.

Suitable for: Most. Either walks has a good bit of an incline, but the main paths are laid out in tarmac and stone steps where they get steep.

Potential dangers: You won’t want to leave.
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Grunewald Forest The Grunewald Forest is the biggest forest area in western Berlin that caters to walkers, cyclists, and Fido! Numerous paths and lake access provide plenty of things for Fido to do. 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
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