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Enjoy spring walks

Pet-friendly stays for spring walks

The New Forest is the perfect place to stay with your dog, with superb walking country and plenty of pet-friendly accommodation to choose from.

Spring is the ideal time to explore 300 square miles of idyllic woods and open moorland, criss-crossed with trails through the ancient National Park landscape. And when the sun is shining you can head for the New Forest’s coast, with 43 miles of wide open beaches to discover.

The New Forest offers a range of pet-friendly accommodation to suit all tastes and budgets, including cosy B&Bs, self-catering cottages, camping and caravan sites, holiday parks and hotels where you can take your dog on holiday. For more information see our dedicated dog page.

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To help choose from the extensive range of walking routes, try a downloadable walk including some designed by New Forest National Park rangers. Take your pick from routes which take you from the banks of the Beaulieu River to the Beaulieu Road Station rustic corrals, used for cowboy-style Drifts which round up New Forest ponies.


Dogs are allowed on the following beaches:

Friars Cliff (part of)
Hengistbury Head
Highcliffe Castle
Highcliffe Crows Nest (part of)
Hordle Cliff
Lepe (part of)

Dog-friendly attractions

Buckler's Hard

Beaulieu 01590 616203

Visit Exbury Gardens today.

Beaulieu 023 8089 1203

Longdown Activity Farm

Ashurst 023 8029 2837

The New Forest Centre

Lyndhurst 023 8028 3444

New Forest Reptile Centre

Lyndhurst 023 8028 3141


Dog friendly Hotels

Passford House Hotel

NFTA Assessed £60-£255 prpnb, Lymington, 01590 682398

Crown Manor Hotel

Green Leaf Tourism Scheme £64-£179 prpnb, Lyndhurst, 023 8028 2922

Thatched Cottage

NFTA Applied £85-£394 prpnb, Brockenhurst, 01590 622005

The Mortimer Arms

NFTA Assessed £85-£105 prpnb, Cadnam, 023 8081 4379

The Master Builder's House Hotel

AA 3 Star Country House Hotel £70-£240 prpnb, Beaulieu, 01590 616253


Dog friendly B&B's

Auld Mother Hubbard's Burton

NFTA Assessed £70-£80 prpnb, Christchurch, 07878 316915

Far Side B&B, New Forest

Green Leaf Tourism Scheme £34-£38 pppnb, Brockenhurst, 01590 610422


NFTA Assessed £35-£55 pppnb, Lyndhurst, 023 8081 2137


Green Leaf Tourism Scheme £30-£70 pppnb, Lyndhurst, 023 8028 2406

1 Honeysuckle Gardens

Green Leaf Tourism Scheme £80 prpnb, Lymington, 01590 641282


Dog friendly cottages

Milford Croft

VisitEngland 5 Star Self-catering £475-£1450 pupw sleeps 4-6, Milford on Sea, 01590 644014

Windmill Cottage

VisitEngland 3 Star Self-catering £0-£635 pupw sleeps 5, Milford on Sea, 01590 643516

St Mary's Garden Cottage

NFTA Assessed £100 pupn sleeps 4, Fordingbridge, 01725 514474

New Forest Cottages

Quality Accredited Agency £300-£3350 pupw sleeps 2-12, Lymington, 01590 679655

New Forest Cottage Holidays

Green Leaf Tourism Scheme £625-£1275 pupw sleeps 2-8, Burley, 07710 854348


Dog friendly campsites & holiday parks

Hoburne Bashley

VisitEngland 4 Star Holiday Park £450-£1200 pupw sleeps 4-8, New Milton, 01425 612340

Oakdene Forest Park

Green Leaf Tourism Scheme £219-£1699 pupw sleeps 4-8, Ringwood, 01590 648333

Sandy Balls Holiday Centre

VisitEngland  Holiday Park £200-£1000 pupw sleeps 4-6, Fordingbridge, 01442 508850


Green Tourism Silver Award £12-£22 ptpn, Cadnam, 02476 423008

Hollands Wood

Green Tourism Silver Award £16-£31 ptpn, Brockenhurst, 02476 423008