It’s easy to see why the New Forest is a camping holiday favourite, grown-ups and kids alike love this area, but they’re not the only ones! Dogs simply can’t get enough of those wide-open spaces and beautiful forest trails which make for a paw-fect dog-friendly holiday.

There are so many reasons to take your four-legged friend camping in the New Forest. There are miles of winding footpaths where dogs can roam and take in all the exciting sights and scents and there are plenty of dog-friendly cafes, pubs and restaurants too.

If you’re considering a camping holiday in the New Forest with your pet this summer, take a look at our dog-friendly sites for ideas and inspiration:

Thoroughly canine friendly – nestle yourself among grand oak and pine woodland for a true sense of seclusion. Setthorns campsite is ideally located for dog walkers with many routes going directly from the site. On arrival, you'll be issued a Dog Welcome Pack, containing useful information on dog-friendly beaches, pubs and restaurants, local vet information and a tasty treat for your furry companion.

Hollands Wood
There’s so much to see and do in and around Hollands Wood. It’s a beautiful campsite with plenty of space to exercise your dog and has many walks and dog-friendly attractions nearby. It even has a dog shower so you don’t have to worry about muddy paws!

Love walking? One of our larger campsites, Holmsley is paw-fect for a dog-friendly break! The site is surrounded by stunning woodland and is the perfect base for seeing the New Forest at its best. Being next to Bournemouth also means the campsite is close to the coast, where pristine beaches and coastline walks await!

A haven for dog-walking - the spacious nature of this site makes it perfect for a dog-friendly holiday. You can enjoy long scenic walks with your four-legged family member and soak up all the natural beauty the New Forest has to offer. Roundhill also boasts a dog shower for mucky pups!

Aldridge Hill
Bordered by Blackwater Stream and Ober Water Aldridge Hill is perfect for adventure-loving dogs. Your dog will love ex-paw-ing the varied landscape around this site and with Brockenhurst being just a couple of miles away, there’s plenty for you and your pooch to explore on your trip. 

Matley Wood
A small site with plenty of character makes it easy to find the perfect pitch for you and your furry friend. There are plenty of walking paths direct from Matley Wood allowing you and your dog to ex-paw the New Forest. Lyndhurst is within walking distance, offering shops and dog-friendly pubs. 

A lovely campsite set in the northern part of the New Forest Ocknell is a great base for you and your furry friend to relax and explore. Paths take off in all directions, weaving through the site and in and out of the trees, creating an almost secret garden-like feel which your dog will love!

Whichever site takes your fancy, with so many outdoor adventures on your doorstep you’ll never be short of things to see and do in the New Forest. Best of all, dog’s camp for free on our dog friendly sites, which means there’s no reason to ever leave your four-legged friend at home.

You can also visit our ‘Map your Adventure’ page and download our free dog-friendly adventure trail map here.