Dog-Friendly Things to Do Near Seahouses

Dog sitting in a pub with owner

In the heart of Northumberland, Seahouses is a haven for dog lovers, offering countless activities that cater not just to human whims but to canine delights too. 

From the sprawling, sandy beaches under the watchful eye of ancient castles to the welcoming warmth of local pubs, this guide unveils the treasure trove of dog-friendly things to do near Seahouses. 

So leash up and let this guide inspire your next escapade into the picturesque landscapes and dog-friendly delights of Northumberland’s coast.

Spend the day at a dog-friendly beach

The region’s coastline offers beautiful stretches of sand where your furry friend can run, play, and splash to their heart’s content.

Beadnell Bay is just a stone’s throw away from Seahouses. Its sandy shores and crystal-clear waters make it a picturesque spot where dogs can roam and play freely. With plenty of space to run and explore, dogs can enjoy the beach year-round, making it a perfect destination regardless of the season. Being within walking distance from Seahouses, it’s convenient for visitors staying in the area.

Dog running along on the Beadnell beach

With its views of Bamburgh Castle and the Northumberland coastline, Bamburgh Beach is another wonderful option for a trip out with your dog, offering a scenic backdrop for outdoor adventures with your furry friend. Dogs are welcome on Bamburgh Beach throughout the year, which is conveniently located within walking distance from Seahouses – just three miles along the beach.

Low Newton Beach offers a serene beach setting that welcomes dogs year-round, with sandy shores and scenic coastal views. With its peaceful atmosphere and unrestricted access for dogs, Low Newton Beach is a great place to enjoy the outdoors with your furry companion. While it’s not as close to Seahouses as some other options, it can still be reached by car or a longer coastal walk, offering a more secluded retreat for dog owners looking to explore the Northumberland coast.

We love that so much of Northumberland’s coastline is dog-friendly, and when you’re at the beach with your dog remember: 

Keep your dog on a leash if required by local rules. It’s not just for their safety but also for other people, animals and wildlife.

Always clean up after pup. Bring waste bags and use designated bins to keep the beach clean.

When you encounter wildlife, give them space. Try to stay at least 50 metres away to keep them safe and undisturbed. Always follow any guidelines posted for wildlife interaction.

Visit Bamburgh Castle

Explore the grounds of the majestic Bamburgh Castle, walking distance from Seahouses (three miles north along the beach). 

While dogs aren’t allowed in the staterooms, they’re welcome in the grounds, museums, Victoria Stables Bar and the Tack Room Café. Plenty of cover makes it a fantastic spot for an outing with your pet​ come rain or shine.

Dog on a field

Take your dog on a boat trip to the Farne Islands

An adventure to the Farne Islands becomes something to share with your furry friend, thanks to the welcoming policy of both Billy Shiel’s Boat Trips and Serenity Farne Island Boat Tours

These trips, embarking from Seahouses, offer a unique blend of natural wonders—from seal spotting to bird watching—across different tours like Grey Seal Cruises, Puffin Cruises, and enchanting Sunset Cruises. Witness Northumberland’s coastal beauty and wildlife for a memorable day between you and your dog​​​​​​.

Bird perching on a rock

Explore the pup-friendly pub scene

In the North of England, pubs are so much more than just somewhere to order a drink. Often housed in charming, historical settings, by the beachside or amongst rural greenery, they’re somewhere you can while away hours chatting with locals and sampling some of the brews made nearby. 

With the number of dog walkers in Northumberland you’d be hard-pressed to find a pub that’s not pup-friendly. However, just to be certain, some of our favourites in Seahouses are: 

    • Black Swan Inn
    • The Olde Ship Inn
    • Schooner Inn

You can also explore our dog-friendly pubs near Beadnell, a picturesque village just 45-minute walk from Seahouses. 

Discover the dark skies with your doggo

Looking for a relaxed outdoor activity that you can do with your pooch that’s a little different? Northumberland’s Dark Skies are a must-see, and you can take along your furry friend. The region is home to Europe’s largest Dark Sky Park, covering nearly 580 square miles, including Kielder and the National Park, and is recognised with the prestigious Gold Tier Dark Sky Park award. 

Dark sky view showing stars

Soak in the mesmerising celestial views with your pup – leash up and get ready for a stargazing adventure that’ll leave both you and your furry buddy in absolute wonder.

Enjoy some dog-friendly dining

All that exploring will have you working up an appetite, but don’t worry, there are plenty of cafes, pubs and restaurants waiting to welcome you and your pooch. Such as Rosemary’s Cafe on Main Street, known for their homemade treats, and The Bistro at Seahouses Golf Club which serves hearty dishes and has a dedicated dog-friendly area. 

The Bamburgh Castle Inn is the perfect retreat after a blustery walk along the coast, and they even offer pups complimentary treats and water. At The Olde Ship Inn, you can enjoy pub grub and award-winning ales in a maritime setting with your dog welcome by your side. Seahouses has something for every appetite, both human and canine!

A dog-friendly place to stay

As we wrap up our guide to dog-friendly things to do near Seahouses, remember to book dog-friendly holiday homes in Beadnell for your stay. Offering easy access to both Seahouses and Beadnell’s attractions, the apartments provide a comfortable base for your adventures. So pack up your pup and embark on an unforgettable seaside getaway.

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