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The best dog walks around Bridlington

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Some of our beautiful Bridlington cottages welcome your family’s furry friend, but what sort of walks are available in the Bridlington area for you to enjoy with your dog? Here are a few favourites which you might want to take advantage of:

1. Fraisthorpe Beach

Just a few minutes south of the centre of Bridlington is Fraisthorpe Beach. Dog friendly, this former nudist beach is now a haven for our four-pawed friends all year round. There are a few car parks to choose from, so allow a few pounds to pay to park.

The tide goes out a long way, leaving expanses of sand for your dog to run about on. Expect to meet other dogs, horse riders and people on the hunt for razor clams. You may even spot a kite surfer. Walk a few miles up the coast to get to the main town, enjoy some fish and chips and head back to your start point before the tide comes in.

2. Flamborough Head

If you’re an experienced walker, this is a great choice. Coastal scenery makes this walk well worth the twenty minute drive north. Start your walk at the lighthouse and head for the Fog Signal station. Stay on the path with the fence on your left and the wall on your right, because there are cliffs and sea beyond them. You’ll eventually meet a track which will take you to the signal station, and keeping the station on your left, head for the coast. There’s plenty of off lead space here.

When you see the wooden bridge, turn right at the footpath signposted for Lighthouse Road, and head back inland. You’ll get the odd glimpse of the Flamborough lighthouse line up. When you see the wooden steps, you’re back at Lighthouse Road. You’ll be able to follow the path beside the road, so it’s time for the dog lead to come back into play as you return back to your start point. This three mile walk should take about an hour.

3. Danes Dyke

This beautiful nature reserve is about ten minutes from the centre of Bridlington. It’s well known for its nesting seabirds, so if you’re a keen bird watcher, you’ll love visiting. There’s plenty of car parking, with toilets, a picnic area, shop and cafe, and plenty of different routes to explore. Head for the beach path, the wooded tree trail or join the coast path to Sewerby. Dogs can be off lead across the site, but must go back on lead if asked. Do beware that there are some steep steps here.

We’re sure your dog will have a fantastic time in this area, so why not book a stay in one of our dog-friendly holiday cottages in Bridlington and enjoy some quality time with your dog?

Photo: Beach dog by mislav-m licensed under Creative commons 2

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