The East Coast of Yorkshire has some of Britains finiest beaches . For dog owners there are few things more enjoyable than seeing their canine friends bound, hop and leap into the sea of a dog friendly beach.

Here’s our pet lovers guide to the 10 best coastal walks for dogs in Yorkshire.

Robins Hood’s Bay Beach Walk

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Dog enjoying the sea at Robin Hoods Bay. Image Credit

Distance: 6.5 miles
Dog’s allowed on beach: all year round

With its wide easy to follow path, the walk offers a good steady climb opening up magnificent views of the North Sea and Ravenscar. Returning along the cliff tops into the historic Robin Hood’s Bay packed with cosy pubs and cafés to satisfy both the pet and owner after a brisk walk along the coast.

Runswick Bay Walk

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Dog enjoying Runswick Bay. Image Credit

Distance: 2 miles
Dog’s allowed on beach: all year round

Runswick Bay offers an idyllic and picturesque walk all year round. Kettleness Point cliffs jut out into the brisk North Sea. Shaped like a crocodile’s head, legend has it that Runswick Bay opens its mouth to swallow stranded sailors at night. All we know is it makes a wonderful location for a short dog walk on the East Coast.

Danes Dyke Beach Cliff Walk

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Take in the Cliff views at Danes Dyke Beach. Image Credit

Distance: 2 miles
Dog’s allowed on beach: all year round

Unspoilt stretch of coastline offers beautiful views of the Yorkshire Coast. This scenic walk takes in a short climb through the trees to join a flat and easy to follow path. Don’t forget to keep your eyes out for nesting seabirds in the chalk cliffs, Danes Dyke is one of the most important cliffs in the United Kingdom for nesting.

Flamborough Head to North Landing Walk

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Dog walks along Flamborough Head. Image Credit

Distance: 4 miles
Dog’s allowed on beach: all year round

This exhilarating walk takes you and your canine friend the peaceful cove beach at North Landing is set in the idyllic chalk cliffs of Flamborough Head. On approaching North Landing its allowable for dogs to be let off their lead and explore the open space away from the Cliff edge, maybe even a dip in the ocean.

Filey’s Centenary Way Walk

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Filey dog walkers enjoying a stroll. Image Credit

Distance: 5 miles
Dog’s allowed on beach: October – April

An interesting walk for you and your dog along green lanes and through fields Along Centenery Way. Great if you need a stretch on the golden sandy beaches, but please be aware that May – September dogs are not allowed. Cap of the day with a stroll through the charming seaside town of Filey, its many cosy pubs and amusements allow you to pass away the hours on a lazy weekend.

Sandsend to Whitby Walk

The sea groynes at Sandsend offer lots for dogs to explore. Image Credit
The sea groynes at Sandsend offer lots for dogs to explore. Image Credit

Distance: 4 miles
Dog’s allowed on beach: October – April (some parts open all year)

This is a great long stretch of golden sandy beach. Various cafés en route offer the perfect opportunity to enjoy a well earned pit shop along the route. Please note, the tide is known to be particularly strong in this region so please keep a watchful eye on your dog at all times.

Bridlington South Beach Walk

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Explore the stunning Bridlington coastline with your dog. Image Credit

Distance: 2 miles
Dog’s allowed on beach: October – April

Bridlington’s south beach provides a vast and flat area ideal for dog walking on the Yorkshire Coast. The sea here is popular with dogs taking a quick swim, but please be aware of the no dogs rule from May to September.

Fraisthorpe to Hornsea Beach Walk

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Idyllic Yorkshire coastline perfect for dog walks. Image Credit

Distance: up to 10 miles
Dog’s allowed on beach: all year round

One of the most popular coastal dog walks in Yorkshire, the tide at Fraisthorpe retreats long into the distance offering a a 10 mile stretch south to Hornsea. Take in the cliff path but be aware of the erosion.

Do you know of any great coastal walks for dogs in Yorkshire? If so, let us know in the comments below or view our pet friendly log cabins in Yorkshire and take in some of these fantastic dog walks yourself.

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