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Why the Norfolk coast is a perfect dog-friendly holiday destination

With nature walks, open-air attractions and dog-friendly locations to explore, the Norfolk coast is a fantastic dog-friendly holiday destination.

For many of us, bringing our four-legged friends on holiday with us is essential, as they are just as much a part of our family as any human. If you’re looking for dog-friendly destinations for your 2024 holiday, the Norfolk coast is a fantastic choice as it combines sandy beaches, gorgeous walking routes and a host of dog-friendly attractions, all within easy reach of each other.

At Richardson’s Hemsby Beach Holiday Park, we know just how special dogs are to our families, and that’s why we go the extra mile to provide exciting, dog-friendly holidays where everyone can have fun by the seaside.

Why choose dog-friendly?

We have a selection of dog-friendly self-catering accommodation at Richardson’s Hemsby Beach Holiday Park, including a range of new accommodation for 2024.

Bringing your dog with you on holiday gives you peace of mind that they are safe and happy, while also saving precious pennies that may otherwise be spent on a boarding kennel, as we charge just £35 for pets.

All you need to pack for your pet to keep them happy is their food, bedding, bowls, doggy bags, lead and some of their favourite toys. For more tips, click here.

Why choose dog-friendly?
New updates for 2024

Our latest dog-friendly accommodation includes two luxury 13ft Platinum caravans and several three-bed Platinum Plus lodges, which sleep six and include a spacious, open-plan living area, hot tub, smart TV, free superfast WIFI and alfresco dining area.

Our on-park activities will also be improved in 2024 with the launch of the new outdoor Quarterdeck area. It will bring together existing activity zones, such as the outdoor gym, trim trail, multi-use games court, climbing and traversing walls and junior low ropes, with a refurbished bowls green with four rinks, a brand-new 12-hole crazy golf course that will have a tropical theme, and a new pirate-themed attraction where you can battle with water balloons in a unique wooden wet play area.

New updates for 2024

The Richardson’s Family Entertainment Centre, adjacent to the Holiday Park, will also be getting an extension in 2024. This will feature a new outdoor terrace and play area for little ones, the Crow’s Nest High Ropes Experience and another new experience for this year, the Coconut Tree Climb, where families can race to the treetops and compete to see who the fastest climber is.

We will also have a purpose-built Astroturfed tent where indoor activities including fencing, archery, laser clay shooting, panna soccer, hoverboards and body zorbing will take place. Learn about more on and off-park activities here.

Your dog can even join you for a family meal in the Quarterdeck Restaurant, where we serve up a range of breakfast, lunch and dinner options, including vegan and veggie dishes and lots of options for children.

Dog-friendly days out

As well as our range of on-park activities, there are plenty of fantastic places to see and things to do with your dog on the Norfolk coast. Well-behaved dogs on leads are welcome at many locations along the coast, so you can be sure they’ll have a great time while still protecting natural wildlife. Dogs are welcome all year at Great Yarmouth’s South and North beaches, Scratby Beach and the beach at Caister-on-Sea. Please remember to check rules on dogs before you visit any beach so that you can ensure the whole family can be safe and have fun by the water.

There is a plethora of smaller towns and villages to explore along the coast too, as well as lots of dog-friendly parks, eateries and attractions. History lovers should pay a visit to Great Yarmouth’s Burgh Castle, where well-behaved dogs on leads are welcome, and the coast is just a stone’s throw from the abundance of nature walks, activities and attractions at the Broads National Park.

You could even spend a day exploring the waterways in a dog-friendly day boat from our marina in Wroxham. Click here to learn more.

Dog-friendly days out
Last reviewed 24th August 2021. Please check specific beaches for dog restriction, and please check with service providers and attractions that they are pet-friendly before travelling. Marked pet-friendly areas in our yacht Club Bar.