Hoping to take your pooch on holiday with you, but unsure of where they can go? We've researched for you, so now the whole family can enjoy a fantastic holiday in Suffolk together.

Where to Stay

If you're looking for a holiday lodge, White House Lodges are a sure bet. The lodges have rooms that will also happily accommodate your furry friends. For a truly comfortable stay in Suffolk, look at self-catered accommodation. White House Lodges offer dog-friendly holiday lets in across Suffolk, such as Napier Lodge, Amerdeep Lodge, Avocet Lodge, Meadow View, Dragonfly, Arjun Lodge, Wagtail and Tawy lodge. Each lodge has a cooker, fridge, and a modern dishwasher. The living rooms are furnished with beautiful furniture and a 42" TVs. The bedrooms are lavished with king-size double beds. Other facilities available include games room, gym, spa and ample free parking lot.

Places to Go

Several attractions in Suffolk welcome dogs on leads, including Framlingham Castle and Leiston Abbey, which both boast the remnants of magnificent architecture, or Landguard Fort in Felixstowe, the first land battle of the Royal Marines and the site of the last opposed seaborne invasion of England in 1667.

The Suffolk Punch Trust Colony Stud Farm in Hollesley, near Woodbridge and Orford, also welcomes dogs, of course, on leads due to it being a farm!

Ickworth House, near Bury St Edmunds, and Helmingham Hall Gardens, near Framlingham, are both stately homes that invite dogs on leads to enjoying the picturesque grounds. Alternatively, head to the East Anglia Transport Museum, an open-air attraction near Lowestoft.

There's also miles of rolling countryside within Suffolk filled with beautiful walking routes, so your pooch can get some exercise. Incorporate a pub trip, with these excellent Pub Dog Walk routes: Pettistree, Middleton, Eastbridge, Newbourne, and Dunwich.

There are also lots of pet-friendly events in Suffolk, some even celebrating dogs themselves, such as the annual Suffolk Dog Day at Helmingham Hall. There are always outdoor village fetes and carnivals happening in the little market towns


A trip to Suffolk is not complete without a day spent on the beach! All of Suffolk's beaches are entirely unrestricted to dogs from October to April. But as the weather begins to warm up, you need to know the right places to go!

Dunwich Beach allows dogs all year round. It is a peaceful sand and shingle beach, dotted with fishermen huts and backed by marshland. There are occasional restrictions on the heath during nesting season, due to RSPB Minsmere being nearby. These rules do not apply to the beach. Please be conscientious and keep the dog away from the heaths at this time!

In Southwold, the main pier beach may be out of bounds for your pooch, but head to Southwold denes and you'll find no restrictions. The whole stretch of lovely sandy beach to the south of the town, (and right down to Walberswick) is dog-friendly! It's good for walking, with grassy dunes and views across the estuary and, like its northern neighbor, received a Quality Coast Award.

Walberswick itself welcomes dogs all year around. Get involved with the local sport of crabbing while you're there!

And if you're up near Lowestoft, which does not allow dogs on its blue flag beaches, travel up to sandy Gunton Denes which is unrestricted all year.

If you're southward near Aldeburgh, note that dogs are not allowed on the beach from May to September, but that there is a mile's stretch of beach, clearly signposted, to the north of the town.

If you're planning to travel with your furry pal, look for Suffolk Holiday Lodges that are pet-friendly. Booking holiday lodges and lets in with make your stay in the county comfortable and memorable.

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