Dog friendly cottages in Norfolk

If you’re looking for dog friendly cottages in Norfolk, then head for the Norfolk Broads!  We have a number of pet friendly cottages that will suit you and your furry friend.

Norfolk has acres of wide open space, big skies, countryside and beaches, so there will be plenty of room for you and your four legged friend to escape.  And with many pubs and restaurants welcoming dogs, there’s no need to leave your pet at home.

Dog in a hammock

Dog Walking

If your dog has boundless energy, there are many places for your canine companion to walk off some of that excess energy.

But do bear in mind that nature reserves and some protected areas don’t generally allow dogs, due to migrating birdlife or wildlife.

Dog friendly pubs and cafes

Dog at a pub

There are many pubs on the Norfolk Broads that welcome dogs.  Here are some we know that welcome dogs:

The White Horse at Neatishead

Bridge Inn, Acle

The Ship, Reedham

Kings Head, Hoveton

Maltsters, Ranworth

Bridgestones of Potter Heigham welcome dogs and their walkers in the heated outside room, The Dog House

Dog Treats

Spoil your pooch with some local doggy treats from Norfolk Groomshed or Pooches

Beaches and Woodland

Dog running

Beaches are a great place to allow your dog to let of steam, and Norfolk has plenty of them.  Do check which beaches allow dogs, and when they are allowed, as some will allow dogs off season.

Also bear in mind that there may be wildlife on the beaches, especially at places like Horsey, where there is a seal reserve.  Dogs should not be allowed under any circumstances to go near the seals.

Winterton on Sea has a great stretch of beach and is popular with dog walkers.

Bacton Woods is a great place to walk with dogs, and has dog bins provided.

Dogs on the Broads

Salhouse Broad is a good place to visit.

There is a nice woodland walk which takes you to the edge of the Broad, where your dog can go for a swim.  There are also dog bins available.

Things to remember

Dog on lead

Please keep your dog under control at all times, and within sight, even if they are allowed off their lead.

Do clear up after your dog, and place any waste in designated bins

Do check local signage to make sure your dog is allowed, or check on websites.

Nature reserves often don’t allow dogs, so please check beforehand.

Don’t let your dog wander near livestock or wildlife.

If your pet falls into the water, never enter the water to rescue them, as you could also get into difficulty.  Call 999 and ask for emergency assistance.


If you want to take a boat out for the day with your dog, you can get 25% discount of day boat hire with Herbert Woods if you book your cottage through Broads Escapes.

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See also how to pet proof your holiday property