The best dog-friendly beaches in Lincolnshire holiday cottages


The best dog-friendly beaches in Lincolnshire

Boasting 50 miles of coastline just ready to be explored on two legs and four, Lincolnshire is a great destination for a dog-friendly holiday. With some fun resorts, epic areas of countryside and some historic sites to visit too, there is plenty to amuse both hound and human.

But we know that nothing beats walkies on the beach, where there is sand to dig in, sea to play in and a whole range of new scents to sniff out. 

To help you on the hunt for the best dog-friendly beaches in Lincolnshire, we’ve sniffed out five that welcome dogs all year round, so your pup can enjoy off-lead adventures on sand and by shore whatever time of year you choose to visit. And if you're looking for more destinations to visit with your dog, why not take a look at our blog 'Dog walks in Lincolnshire'?

Fitties Beach, Humberston

Humberston FittiesPhoto credit: Instagram @7nikolabonova7

If you and your four-legged beach bum are on holiday in Cleethorpes and looking for a year-round, dog-friendly beach, may we introduce you to Humberston Fitties? This is the closest dog-friendly beach to Cleethorpes and one of the best dog-friendly beaches in North Lincolnshire. Boasting a wide stretch of sand at the mouth of the Humber Estuary, it’s perfect for your pup to run wild and free!

Fitties is a term for a salt marsh and there are plenty along this stretch of coastline. While there is a large holiday park close to the beach, there is little else here other than a huge stretch of sand, so there’s plenty of room for the crowds even in the height of summer.

Why your dog will love it: The fresh, new scents of the salt marsh will set your pup’s nose twitching!

Good to know: Car park close to the beach; cafes, pubs and shops in Humberston

Stay at: Braybrook Cottage, Cleethorpes | sleeps 2 dogs + 2 humans

Saltfleetby-Theddlethorpe Dunes

Saltfleetby-Theddlethorpe dunesPhoto credit: Instagram @rachaeloman

Also known as Rimac Beach, the combination of salt marshland and sand here is perfect for your dog to explore. It’s situated on the edge of the Saltfleetby-Theddlethorpe Dunes nature reserve which is not dog friendly, but the beach has plenty of space for your pup to run free.

There’s even more space to explore at low tide, when the flat, sandy stretch seems vast, making it one of the best dog-friendly beaches on the east coast. And because the beach hasn’t been developed at all, it’s totally unspoilt, so it feels like you’re a world away from anything or anyone – apart from your four-legged best friend, of course!

Why your dog will love it: The opportunity to make four-legged friends – there are always plenty of dogs on this beach

Good to know: Two car parks, but not much else!

Stay at: That'll Do, Mablethorpe | sleeps 3 dogs + 5 humans

Moggs Eye

Moggs EyePhoto credit: Instagram @am8erjad

It may seem strange that we’re recommending a dog-friendly beach that sounds like a cat, but there’s more to this ‘mogg’ than meets the eye. Also known as Huttoft, this beach is the closest year-round, dog-friendly patch of sandy beach to Mablethorpe. It offers another giant expanse of sand on the Lincolnshire coast just waiting to be dug up by your dog!

This is also a great beach for a family day out as there are a lot more facilities, although it still maintains an unspoilt, peaceful atmosphere away from the main resorts on the Lincolnshire coast. Make sure you pack a picnic (and some treats for your four-legged beach bum) to enjoy while taking in the epic coastal scenery.

Why your dog will love it: There’s so much sand to dig, and dig, and dig!

Good to know: Car park, WCs, picnic area, beach café towards Anderby Creek

Stay at: Seathorn, Sutton-on-Sea | sleeps 2 dogs + 4 humans

Chapel St Leonards

Chapel St LeonardsPhoto credit: Instagram @densmocd

This traditional seaside resort may surprise you with the fact that its beach welcomes dogs year-round, but in our opinion, it only adds to the appeal! Hugely popular with holidaymakers due to the large resort to the north of the beach, it does get busy in summer, but it also means there’s plenty to do with the whole family.

As well as spending days at the beach all together, you can explore the resort’s many amenities like the arcades, crazy golf and places to eat and drink, making it a brilliant option for a day of family fun by the coast – four-legged family members included, of course!

Why your dog will love it: Because he can spend the whole day with his family by his side!

Good to know: Parking, pub, crazy golf, amusement arcades, children’s play areas; more facilities in Chapel St Leonards

Stay at: Hideaway, Chapel St. Leonards | sleeps 1 dog + 7 humans


IngoldmellsPhoto credit: Instagram @tori_adventures_19

The closest dog-friendly beach to the popular resort of Skegness, Ingoldmells is another brilliant destination for a coastal day out with your furry friend. It’s one of the best places on the Lincolnshire coast for a spot of doggy paddling, with generally flat and calm seas, so it’s a great place to visit if you’ve got a salty sea dog!

As it’s close to Skegness, Ingoldmells also has a wide range of facilities, plus there’s a large promenade that’s perfect for walkies if your dog is a pampered pooch who doesn’t like getting sandy paws!

Why your dog will love it: The opportunity to doggy paddle to his heart’s content

Good to know: Parking, public WCs, shops, pubs, places to eat

Stay at: Bede Cottage, Skegness | sleeps 1 dog + 6 humans

Other Lincolnshire beaches with seasonal dog restrictions

  • Anderby
  • Cleethorpes
  • Mablethorpe Town
  • Skegness
  • Sutton-on-Sea

Stay with us in Lincolnshire

When you’re dog tired after a day on one of these brilliant Lincolnshire dog-friendly beaches, head back to one of our dog-friendly cottages for a well-deserved rest. Packed with pup-pleasing features, our Lincolnshire cottages welcome four-legged guests with open paws. Sniff out your favourite from our full range of cottages by clicking the button below.

Disclaimer: Whilst every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information at the time of writing, please ensure you check carefully before making any decisions based on the contents within this article.

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