The best Welsh beaches for a dog-friendly winter stroll

The best Welsh beaches for a dog-friendly winter stroll

New research, conducted by the experts at West Wales Holiday Cottages, has revealed the best beaches across the Welsh coast for dogs & their owners! The study analysed a range of factors including the number of dog-friendly accommodations and eateries, average temperatures, and water quality, before giving each location an overall score!

Here's their top five Welsh beaches for a winter stroll with your dog...

1. Saundersfoot Beach, Pembrokeshire – 6.15

Saundersfoot Beach tops the list in Wales with an overall score of 6.15 out of 10. The beach comes with a strong review score of 4.7 out of 5. In the summer months, there are a few dog restrictions; however, your furry friends are always allowed in the area before Coppet Hall Beach. Two-thirds of Saundersfoot’s accommodation listings also allow pets, and over a quarter of restaurants are dog-friendly.

2. Barmouth Beach, Gwynedd – 6.04

Barmouth Beach comes in close second, boasting an “excellent” water quality rating and 77% of accommodation options in the town allow pets. It also has a high review score among those to have visited, at 4.8 and has clocked up over 18,000 posts on Instagram.

3. Llangrannog Beach, Ceredigion – 5.90

Llangrannog Beach comes in third with a score of 5.90. Like Barmouth, the water quality is rated “excellent”, although it’s slightly warmer and drier here, averaging 10.1°C and 1,282mm of rainfall. Llangrannog also has the highest rate of dog-friendly accommodation properties, at 83% and 50% of restaurants and places to eat are also dog-friendly.

4. Traeth Trearddur, Anglesey – 5.83

Fourth place goes to Traeth Trearddur, with an overall score of 5.83. This beach in Anglesey has a water quality rating of “excellent” and has a very high rating of 4.8 out of 5 with visitors. It’s among the island’s most popular beaches and has an average temperature of 10.9°C, the highest in the top five.

5. Whitesands Bay, Pembrokeshire – 5.80

Whitesands Bay is the fifth Welsh beach on the list, located in the picturesque area of St David’s in Pembrokeshire. The beach excels in its water quality with an “Excellent” rating. If you’re planning a visit, you’ll also find a reasonable number of dog-friendly establishments in Whitesands, making it a balanced choice for dog owners.

Alessandra Pacelli

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