The best beaches in Northumberland for your pampered pooch!

14 Feb 2019

Northumberland is heaven for man and his best friend with a mix of beautiful coastline and countryside to explore together.

Many holiday cottages don’t accept dogs, but Cheviot Holiday Cottages welcomes well-behaved four-legged friends to a selection of our luxury holiday cottages.

Our premium cottages maintain a 5 Star Gold rating because we provide the necessities for keeping both you and your furry friends comfortable during your stay with us.

The Stables, Honeysuckle, Barley Mill and Bluebell Byre are our dog-friendly holiday cottages. They’re located in Northumberland national park (perfect for long walks) and just a short drive from the Northumberland coastline.

Unfortunately, not everybody is as mad about dogs as Cheviot Holiday Cottages, so here’s a list of beaches and eateries that have been paw-picked for you.

Bamburgh Beach

Sitting at the base of the majestic Bamburgh Castle (to become dog friendly from 1st April), this stunning beach has been declared as a “Site of Special Scientific Interest” for being home to rare insects and plants. Bamburgh Beach is perfect for a walk and a popular spot for surfers!

Bite to eat:

The Lord Crew Restaurant is perfect for a pub lunch after a long walk on the beach. Dog friendly (of course) serving delicious lunch dishes and local specialty – Bamburgh bangers and mash!


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Alnmouth Beach

Once home to an important harbor destroyed by the great storm of Christmas Eve, 1806 – Alnmouth beach is now a charming village beach. The beach in front of the village can be busy but if your dog is shy you can venture south of the estuary for a quieter visit!

Bite to eat:

The Red Lion Inn looks over the estuary and serves fresh seasonal dishes and local specialties – check out the Craster kippers and relax with your pooch at your feet!


Historically passed back and forth from Scotland to England before the Act of Union in 1707, Berwick-Upon-Tweed is rich in history – the beach known as “King’s Mouth” is looked over by a beautiful lighthouse.

Bite to eat:

Audela is a fine-dining café/restaurant offering British and European cuisine. Eat and drink high quality food, whilst your pup enjoys dog biscuits!


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Holy Island, (Lindisfarne):

This tidal island is well known for its history, wildlife and national nature reserve. The beach on Holy Island boasts stunning views of 16th century Lindisfarne Castle and the medieval Priory – not only is the beach dog-friendly* the Priory welcomes dogs too.

*dogs must be kept on a lead or at heal to protect livestock and wildlife.

Bite to eat:

The Crown and Anchor Inn is independent, cosy and dog friendly. The locally sourced haddock and chips are to die for- if you’re feeling adventurous try out Lindisfarne Meade, a honey wine historically made by Lindisfarne monks!


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If you’re not a fan of sandy beaches, Cheviot Holiday Cottages is located ideally in the heart of the Northumberland national park – perfect for a countryside walk instead.

If you have any questions about bringing your pet(s) to Cheviot Holiday Cottages, please ring Trysha on 01665 578236.

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