Horsey

Visit website  NR29 4EF

Dog friendliness:  10/10
Really great for dogs. Lots of beach and dunes separating the beach from a level track that runs along the back beside the marshy grazing areas.

You can do a circular walk along the beach and back along the track or do a circular walk across inland farmland and stop off at the quaint little, dog friendly pub, The Nelson’s Head.

Restrictions: During the winter the beach is famous for its amazing seal breeding colony (see two useful websites here and here for much more info) and there are roped off areas and wardens during these times.  Whilst this does limit dog walking to the track and dunes, it is an amazing sight, well worth seeing.

Access:  Sandy slope to beach over dunes.

Facilities:  Large National Trust pay and display car park. Poppylands cafe (a wonderful war time themed place) on the road just before the track leading to the beach.
Nearby Horsey Windpump has a cafe and shop open in the summer.
Nearest toSt Benets and Red Roofs but an easy drive from many of the other cottages, particularly those in Winterton.

What the locals know:  When the tide is in you can still walk in the dunes, the best area is heading north.