Dog Friendly Great Yarmouth Beaches

Looking for a Great Yarmouth Dog Friendly Beach, then look no further, the miles of Golden Sandy beaches along the Great Yarmouth coastline includes no less than nine dog friendly beaches in Great Yarmouth area, all stunning beaches to explore with your four legged friends, a couple of them have restrictions during the summer months, but not anything that will stop you and your dog enjoying a daily stroll along this amazing coastline.

Great Yarmouth is a very dog friendly place to visit for a holiday, with lots of dog friendly cafes, dog friendly pubs and of course dog friendly accommodation for you to stay in.

So, if you live locally or are on holiday and wondering about Dog Friendly Beaches near me, check these out

Winterton Beach

Dog Friendly Great Yarmouth Beaches - winterton beach

Winterton Beach forms part of the Winterton Dunes National Reserve which means there is a lot of wildlife about and birds nesting, so please be careful not to disturb them.

Winterton has become very popular with a Grey Seal Colony, that comes in the winter months to breed so please ensure you follow the advice from the wardens. Keep your dogs on the lead, and keep a safe distance away when they are present. There are no restrictions on the beach, other than this.

Hemsby Beach

Hemsby Beach is mainly dog friendly all year, although there are restrictions on the main Hemsby beach from the 1st of May to the 30th of September. This is just a small section of approximately 100m either side of the beach entrance, however the rest is fully accessible all year. Hemsby has some great dog friendly pubs and holiday parks.

Scratby Beach

Scratby Beach has stunning panoramic views across the sea, up on the cliff top, (where you will also find parking and toilets). Once you have finished admiring the views, there are several paths back down, the beach which is a mix of sand and shingle can be accessed via a slope and some steps. Scratby Beach has no dog restrictions and you are welcome to bring them all year round.

Caister Beach

Caister Beach has no restrictions throughout the year for dogs, it is a mix of sand and pebbles with sand dunes as a backdrop. There is a small free car park next to the beach with public and disabled toilets. The beach is usually nice and quiet and has easy access if you are staying at Caister Holiday Park

Great Yarmouth Beach South

Dog Friendly Great Yarmouth Beaches - Great Yarmouth Beach South

The South beach starts south of the Pleasure Beach and Wellington Pier. It is quieter than the main beach with grassy sand dunes but still close to the main attractions. It is a lovely beach to walk along and gets lots of little pools, which are perfect for the dogs not so keen on swimming in the waves.

Great Yarmouth Beach Central

Dogs are still allowed on the Central Beach Promenade if they are on a lead.The central beach is between Wellington Pier and Britannia Pier and has restrictions for dogs between 1st May and 30th September. Dogs must be kept on a lead on the promenade and are not allowed on this section of the beach during these months.

Dog Friendly Great Yarmouth Beaches - Great Yarmouth Beach central

Great Yarmouth Beach North

Great Yarmouth Beach North

The Northern end of Great Yarmouth Beach has no restrictions all year round and is perfect for a summer stroll or winter hikes, and a great place to take your furry friend . It stretches from Britannia Pier and it stretches for miles especially handy if you are staying at Seashore Holiday Park, as this is right outside it’s door!

Gorleston Beach

On Gorleston beach dogs are welcome from the ravine up to the Cliffs all year round, with Jay Jays cafe halfway along the promenade,  which is a great dog friendly cafe with outdoor seating and bowls of water for the dogs.

If you are wanting no restrictions at anytime of the year, on the beach,  I recommend parking in the large car park on Gorleston Cliffs, there are plenty of parking spaces and if its completely full, there is parking on the roadside, plus a very tasty ice cream van that is there most days throughout the year. the only rule is that your dog must be kept on a lead along the promenade from 1st May to the 30th of September

If you are parking at the bottom end, near the harbour where the amusements and cafe are, there are restrictions from 1st May to 30th September , as far as the ravine.

There are signs both on the beach and on the promenade letting you know which part has restrictions, but there is plenty of room for everyone, throughout the entire year. In fact in less than perfect weather I am often the only person walking on the beach!

Hopton Beach

If you are staying at Haven Hopton you will have direct access to Hopton Beach, it is a dog friendly beach, with no restrictions. But please be advised that if you are visiting Hopton and not staying local, the Beach Road is quite a narrow one, with double yellow lines on both sides, and there is no parking, so its advisable to park further away and walk with your dog to access the beach.