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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

National Motor Museum

Beaulieu 01590 612345

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

The Woodlands Lodge Hotel

AA 3 Star Country House Hotel £79-£179 prpnb, Ashurst, 023 8029 2257

The Pig

AA 3 Red Star Hotel £125-£195 prpn, Brockenhurst, 01590 622354

Bartley Lodge Hotel

AA 3 Star Country House Hotel £62-£197 prpnb, Cadnam, 0800 44 44 41

Forest Lodge Hotel

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

Main Pub Area

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


Dog friendly B&B's

1 Honeysuckle Gardens

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

Pinecroft, Boldre, New Forest

NFTA Assessed £40 pppnb, Brockenhurst, 01590 624260


Green Leaf Tourism Scheme £60-£70 prpnb, Brockenhurst, 01590 622426

The Rowans

Green Leaf Tourism Scheme £35 pppnb, Lymington, 01590 672276

Alderholt Mill

Green Leaf Tourism Scheme £70-£120 prpnb, Fordingbridge, 01425 653130


Dog friendly cottages

VW Camper Hire

NFTA Assessed £285-£715 pupw sleeps 4, Ashurst, 023 8083 9924

Wilf's Cabin

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

Percy's Retreat

NFTA Assessed £486-£821 pupw sleeps 3, Fordingbridge, 01747 828170

The Tallet

VisitEngland 4 Star Self-catering £622-£1350 pupw sleeps 4-6, Fordingbridge, 01747 828170

Quay House

VisitEngland 5 Star Self-catering £2555-£4000 pupw sleeps 15, Christchurch, 01425 517311


Dog friendly campsites & holiday parks

Red Shoot

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

Sandy Balls Holiday Centre

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

Downton Holiday Park

VisitEngland 4 Star Holiday Park £145-£720 pupw sleeps 4-8, Milford on Sea, 01590 642515


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

Matley Wood

Green Tourism Silver Award £10-£19 ptpn, Lyndhurst, 02476 423008