Brighton is a diverse seaside city, filled with rich culture and countryside. Located in the heart of Sussex on England’s south coast, Brighton is a must-visit any time of the year.
As well as its pebble beach, Brighton is home to famous piers, a Royal Pavilion and a wealth of cafes and restaurants that cater to all, whether you’re in the mood for a fry-up or a vegan hotdog.
Due to its beach-front location, Brighton hosts a range of al-fresco activities, making it a great spot to visit with your furry friend.
WHERE TO STAY
Whether you’re looking for rooms with sea views, or quaint cottages away from the hustle and bustle of Brighton’s busy center - Brighton offers something for every budget.
Head to Brighton Holiday Lets to browse their dog-friendly listings. You can find a great selection of properties where dogs are welcome, from cottages to townhouses and even a portside apartment located on Brighton’s picturesque marina.
However, if you’d prefer not to lift a finger on your staycation, hotel luxury is still on the cards. Settle into the Hilton Brighton Metropole, situated right on Brighton’s seafront. For just an extra £35, your dog will experience a dedicated pet experience.
WHERE TO GO
There’s lots you can do to fill a trip in Brighton, whether you catch the best of British weather or you visit during a rain shower.
No sunny trip to a seaside city is complete without a wander along the seafront. Although Brighton’s iconic piers are not dog-friendly, there are plenty of stretches of beach that welcome dogs all year round.
Off-season, between 1 October and 30 April, dogs are permitted on all beaches. However, in the summer months, look out for signs at the entrance to the beach to see if dogs are allowed during the season. Brighton and Hove City Council have a map online that shows the dog-friendly areas of the coast.
Next, take a few steps back from the beach and stroll through The Lanes, Brighton’s iconic shopping hot-spot. The Lanes are made up of quaint alleyways and hidden squares lined with quirky shops and lots of spots to grab a coffee or a bite to eat.
Lots of the shops are dog-friendly, but it’s always worth checking as you enter.
WHERE TO EAT
Dog-friendly restaurants are plentiful in Brighton, and there are lots of spots to enjoy a bite to eat with your pooch. From cosy cafes to high end dinners - Brighton has it all.
If you fancy a quick pit-stop on your day exploring, Knoops are chocolate specialists that serve an excellent range of choco filled drinks. The menu features 20 different types of chocolate, from 28% white to 100% dark, and you can have these in hot chocolate, milkshake, iced chocolate, or mocha. They also have a bakery if you’re feeling peckish too.
However, if you’re after a fancy sit-down meal, Coppa Club, nestled in the heart of The Lanes is a great option. They offer early morning brekkie to late night drinks and everything in between. Al Fresco dining is also on the cards here, with plenty of outdoor seating, so you and your dog can experience the sights - and smells - of the seaside.
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