Sussex’s most dog-friendly beaches, attractions and places to eat according to TripAdvisor REVEALED

With 2021 set to be the year of the staycation, there couldn’t be a better time to explore Sussex with our dogs. It can be difficult to find places to visit and eat that allow dogs, let alone welcome them as much as their human companions! Fortunately, dog-friendly holiday provider Canine Cottages has crunched the TripAdvisor data to find the most dog-friendly places to go in Sussex.

Based on the percentage of reviews on TripAdvisor suggesting a place was dog-friendly, they found the most dog-friendly beaches, places to visit, pubs and cafes across the county, which can also be found in this handy interactive map.

Finding a beach where your hounds can roam freely isn’t always easy, due to different seasonal restrictions applying to various beaches. Luckily, TripAdvisor users have come to the rescue and suggested that the most dog-friendly beaches in Sussex are:

Climping Beach, West Sussex
Lancing Beach, West Sussex
Pevensey Bay Beach, East Sussex
Winchelsea Beach, East Sussex
West Wittering Beach, West Sussex
15% of the total reviews left for Climping Beach commented on its dog-friendliness, making it the beach in Sussex to head to with your dog this summer.

If a day at the beach isn’t for you, the other top dog-friendly places to visit for a day out are:

Raystede, Lewes, East Sussex
Buchan Country Park, Crawley, West Sussex
Queens Park, Brighton, East Sussex
Stanmer Park, Brighton, East Sussex
Sumners Ponds, Horsham, West Sussex
Offering a real mix of attractions, it’s clear to see reviewers agree there are great places to go in Sussex with your dog, whatever your interests are.

Feeling peckish? Canine Cottages have rounded up the top dog-friendly places to eat across Sussex too. 31% of visitors to Chichester’s The Quarterdeck raved about its dog-friendliness, while the top cafe, Laughing Dog in Brighton, had similar praise from 29% of its visitors.

Below is the full top 10:

The Quarterdeck, Chichester, West Sussex
Laughing Dog, Brighton, East Sussex
The Shore Inn, East Wittering, West Sussex
The Kiosk, Eastbourne, East Sussex
Bluebird Cafe, Ferring, West Sussex
The Old Grain Store, Rye, East Sussex
The Owl, Camber, East Sussex
The Green Welly, Ditchling, East Sussex
William The Conqueror, Rye, East Sussex
The Lamb Inn, West Wittering, West Sussex
Canine Cottages have also released the Dog-Friendly Index, a handy tool where you’ll find these and even more dog-friendly places as recommended by TripAdvisor reviewers.

Covering the entirety of the UK, and featuring helpful filters for finding your perfect kind of day out or place to visit, the Dog-Friendly Index is a must-have tool for dog owners. Each place that has been featured has also been given a useful paw rating out of 5, with only places rated 3 paws or higher featuring in the tool.

Shannon Keary, Digital PR Manager at Canine Cottages, said: “With so many more people looking to explore what’s on their own doorstep with their dogs this summer, it’s fantastic to see the sheer number and diversity of places that welcome dogs across the country; hopefully this can only continue to grow.

We hope that our Dog-Friendly Index tool helps to highlight the top spots for dog owners to visit near them, as well as highlight some hidden gems they may not have been aware of.”