Just how dog friendly is Norfolk?

Short answer:  Very!  Probably one of the most dog friendly counties in the UK.

Being tucked over on the East coast and out of the way of motorways and big cities, Norfolk is a quiet county and that gives us plenty of room for dogs!

Miles and miles and miles of sandy beaches (over 90!) line the coast and just about all of them are either dog friendly year round or only have restrictions at certain times of year in short stretches.  We’re big on open countryside too – lots of open arable farmland and very little in the way of livestock.  They are all easy to access and you can walk for miles along them or the cliff top paths or little lanes, depending on the tides.  

The county is criss crossed with paths and bridleways, among them the Weavers Way, Peddars Way, Marriotts Way and others, all running through the quiet Norfolk countryside and perfect for dog walks.  The Weavers Way goes right through East Ruston and you can be on it in minutes from several of our cottages. Deep into the countryside and very easy to walk on.

Walking on the beach


Many of our cafes and pubs genuinely welcome dogs too with doggy menus, little beach huts to sit in to keep away from other dogs or avoid the rain. I think it is very true to say that we really ‘get’ dog friendly here in Norfolk! All of our holiday cottages are truly dog friendly, of course!