A guide to the best dog-friendly beaches in West Wales

What better way to enjoy a weekend break than exploring the best beaches in West Wales with your family and four-legged friends?

With so many dog-friendly beaches to visit in our local area, we are never short of recommendations for our guests. So we’ve put together the ultimate guide.


This popular beach is situated only 2 miles from our cottages and is within walking distance. Llangrannog has two beaches to explore; the right-hand side of the stream is dog-friendly all year around. We recommend a visit to The Pentre Arms, where you can enjoy fabulous views of the beach as you enjoy a drink and a bite to eat – it’s dog-friendly too! Alternatively, there are a number of fantastic cafes in Llangrannog serving delicious treats.

When you return to Dolgoy Cottages, why not spend the evening relaxing in front of the log burner or stargazing from the hot tub?


Cwmtydu Beach, once known as a smugglers’ cove, is surrounded by a gorgeous wooded valley, where it’s possible to see wild ponies in their natural habitat. Enjoy a walk along the cliffs with spectacular views and pay a visit to one of the many nearby cafes.

Located only 2 miles from our luxury pet-friendly cottages, between New Quay and Llangrannog, it’s an ideal day out and a lovely walk for the whole family.


West Wales has so many dog-friendly beaches on offer, we are spoilt with choice!

When it comes to nature, Penbryn has it all. A stunning National Trust beach, just 4 miles from Dolgoy Cottages. We highly recommend a day trip here to wander around the sandy dunes and secluded coves. Plus, it’s a beautiful destination for a stroll with your dog.

If you get peckish, you can find delicious homemade desserts at the Plwmp Tart cafe, a gorgeous hidden gem of a restaurant near the Penbryn beachfront.


Tresaith is another popular, sandy beach and a winner for adventure seekers. If you are visiting in the Summer, it’s a superb spot for sailing and surfing. For those looking for a more relaxing day out, there are rock pools and a waterfall to explore, not to mention The Ship pub to enjoy a beverage with a view. Situated 5 miles from our cottages, it makes a brilliant location for those who love to wander.


Are you looking to go further afield? Then check out Aberporth’s cosy fishing village and beaches, located 9 miles from Dolgoy Cottages. 

It’s home to two lovely beaches; Dolwen is listed as a Blue Flag beach and Dyffryn Beach welcomes dogs.

Poppit Sands

Situated 16 miles from us, just the other side of Cardigan Bay is Poppit Sands. It’s a fabulous, long sandy beach sheltered by dunes, sitting at the mouth of the Teifi and looking towards Gwbert and Cardigan Island.

Poppit Sands is a favourite all year round for walking holidays in Wales, with beautiful coastal paths to take the dogs. Just be aware in the Summer months there are dog restrictions on certain areas of the beach.

New Quay

New Quay is a small coastal town with sandy beaches, a harbour, restaurants, bars and cafes, as well as dolphin spotting trips and a wildlife conservation area to visit.

For those who love to stretch their legs, New Quay is a 6-mile walk from our cottages and has three sandy beaches to explore; Habour, Dolau and Traeth Gwyn.

Dolau and Traeth Gwyn are dog-friendly all year round, and are popular destinations for dog-walkers!

It’s a must-visit destination where you can spend the whole day exploring the wildlife, walking along the coast, browsing the shops and tucking into some delicious grub at the local eateries.

Book your stay at our luxury pet-friendly cottages!

Don’t miss out on your chance to explore these beautiful local beaches when you stay with us at Dolgoy Cottages. Our luxury holiday cottages are an ideal retreat all year round. Offering dog-friendly accommodation with enclosed gardens by the sea, wood burners and private hot tubs, available to use all year round.

Follow our monthly blog for more inspiration, explore our website to find out more about our cottages and check for availability. We hope to see you soon.