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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

Crown Manor Hotel

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

Forest Lodge Hotel

AA 3 Star Hotel £62-£197 prpnb, Lyndhurst, 0800 44 44 41

Beaulieu hotel

AA 3 Star Country House Hotel £57-£200 prpnb, Beaulieu, 0800 44 44 41

Thatched Cottage

NFTA Applied £90-£394 prpnb, Brockenhurst, 01590 622005

The Master Builder's House Hotel

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


Dog friendly B&B's

The Pilgrim Inn

New Forest Marque £75-£125 prpnb, Hythe, 023 8086 7752

A Little Gem

Green Leaf Tourism Scheme £35-£40 pppnb, Lymington, 01590 672799

Bridge House

VisitEngland 3 Star Bed & Breakfast £3-£48 pppnb, Brockenhurst, 01590 623135

1 Honeysuckle Gardens

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

Pinecroft, Boldre, New Forest

NFTA Assessed £40 pppnb, Brockenhurst, 01590 624260


Dog friendly cottages

Burgate Manor Farm

VisitEngland 4 Star Self-catering £414-£4700 pupw sleeps 4-18, Fordingbridge, 01425 653908

Old Stables Cottage

VisitEngland 4 Star Self-catering £408-£537 pupw sleeps 2, Beaulieu, 01590 626707

Okeover Flat

Green Leaf Tourism Scheme £400 pupw sleeps 4, Lyndhurst, 023 8028 2406

Little Seymours

NFTA Assessed £325-£425 pupw sleeps 2-4, Lyndhurst, 07778 879663


VisitEngland 3 Star Self-catering £400-£750 pupw sleeps 4, Milford on Sea, 07722 729132


Dog friendly campsites & holiday parks


Green Tourism Silver Award £15-£29 ptpn, Christchurch, 02476 423008

Oakdene Forest Park

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

Hoburne Bashley

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

Hollands Wood

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

Shorefield Country Park

Green Leaf Tourism Scheme £0-£1559 pupw sleeps 2-8, Lymington, 01590 648333