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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

Forest Lodge Hotel

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

Crown Manor Hotel

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

Main Pub Area

AA 4 Gold Star Inn £95-£190 prpnb, Lymington, 01590 672160


AA 5 Red Star Hotel £225-£1050 prpn, Lyndhurst, 023 8028 7177

Cottage Lodge exterior

AA 2 Star Hotel £50-£9060 prpnb, Brockenhurst, 01590 622296


Dog friendly B&B's

1 Honeysuckle Gardens

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

The Pilgrim Inn

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

Bridge House

VisitEngland 3 Star Bed & Breakfast £33-£48 pppnb, Brockenhurst, 01590 623135

The White Buck Inn

Green Leaf Tourism Scheme £100 prpnb, Burley, 01425 402264

A Little Gem

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


Dog friendly cottages

Undercastle Cottage

VisitEngland 4 Star Self-catering £1190-£2435 pupw sleeps 8, Fordingbridge, 01747 828170

St Mary's Garden Cottage

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

Wilf's Cabin

NFTA Assessed £100 pupn sleeps 2-4, Burley, 01425 403735

Karelia Holidays

NFTA Assessed £250-£900 pupw sleeps 2-8, Ringwood, 07725 240558


Green Leaf Tourism Scheme £550-£690 pupw sleeps 8, Beaulieu, 07708 009920


Dog friendly campsites & holiday parks

Sandy Balls Holiday Centre

VisitEngland  Holiday Park £200-£1000 pupw sleeps 4-6, Fordingbridge, 0844 249 1184

Downton Holiday Park

VisitEngland 4 Star Holiday Park £175-£720 pupw sleeps 4-8, Milford on Sea, 01590 642515

Long Meadow

VisitEngland 3 Star Holiday, Touring & Camping Park £18-£32 ptpn, Brockenhurst, 01590 622489

Forest Edge Holiday Park

Green Leaf Tourism Scheme £109-£1699 pupw sleeps 4-6, Ringwood, 01590 648333

Red Shoot

Green Leaf Tourism Scheme £17-£35 ptpn, Ringwood, 01425 473789