Miles Of Empty Sandy Beach For A Great Dog Lover's Holiday

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Britain's beaches can at times feel impossibly crowded, and many of them don't allow dogs. North Norfolk though is different. North Norfolk offers miles of almost empty, dog friendly sandy beaches, summer and winter. During the summer, family beaches don't allow dogs for reasons of hygiene, and that is perfectly fair as there are many unspoilt off-the-beaten-track stretches of sand which go on for miles, where you and your dogs can run and play on, winter and summer, to your heart's content.

If you are renting a holiday cottage, you want to know where you can safely take your dogs. Two cottage, Ollands Farm and The Old Forge, East Ruston, both in the Happisburgh (pronounced Hays-boro) area, are specially designed to welcome dogs. One of the services they offer is dog walking maps, with walks for dogs both energetic and elderly all laid out and easy to follow. On arrival, your dog will receive a delicious doggie welcome pack including home made biscuits. There are dog beds, blankets, leads, even special dog tags with a local contact number in case your dog gets lost.

Not only are there beach walks, but there are lovely long country walks, most of them over flat easy ground, and with few if any livestock around. Local dog friendly pubs are highlighted – this is the real England, so dogs are part and parcel of everyday life and welcomed in most places.

Ollands Farm is ideal for couples and their dogs, whereas the Old Forge, East Ruston can take up to ten humans and up to six dogs or more. (The first four dogs stay free). The cottages are elegant, beautifully equipped and cozy, and have wood burning stoves, so they are perfect for winter and early spring breaks, and of course, for long hot summer days.

So if you really love your dogs, there's no need to leave them feeling lonely in an expensive kennel, or take them to a cottage where they won't be truly welcome. North Norfolk is the perfect holiday destination for the whole family, dog and human.

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