Pickle’s Dog Friendly Holiday in North Wales

Pickle’s Dog Friendly Holiday in North Wales

This weeks guest blog comes from the extremely cute Pickle, who’s blogging about his first dog friendly holiday in North Wales!

We wanted to make it special so we took our little pup on his first holiday to Wales.

North Wales offers some of the most idyllic locations to take your pooch no matter what their size or breed, there is something for all. We chose Anglesey which is an island off the northwest coast of Wales to set up base and explore the nearby area.

Newborough Beach

Newborough Beach was by far one of the best beaches we have been to and what a treat for Pickle. Not only is there a beautiful beach which is absolutely spotless, there is also a pine forest which leads onto it.

The beach offers stunning panoramic views of Snowdonia National Park. There is a small island to the north of the beach area where you will find two lighthouses, a ruined church, and The Pilots Cottages. There is lots to discover here.

When we went: March

Cost: £4 (Annual pass £20)

Dog Friendly: May 1st – September 30th dogs have limited areas of the beach they can use. However, the pine forest is open to them all year round.

Beaumaris Castle

Built in the late 13th century this North Wales castle has a charming appeal and boasts impressive views of Snowdonia National Park. We thought it was the perfect opportunity for Pickle to experience a bit of history while we walked around the grounds. There is a short film about the castle which was really quite interesting. There is also a small gift shop on site.

Beaumaris itself has a wonderful selection of shops, however, not all of them are dog friendly. Although we did find a few and we treated Pickle to some lovely new dog bowls! We also went to a great little bistro called The Pier Head Bistro/Cafe which is dog friendly. The food was tasty and not expensive.

When we went: March

Cost: Castle Adult £6.50 Family £19.30 (2 adults 3 children) Parking £4

Dog Friendly: The castle is open to dogs but must be kept on a lead due to the surrounding moat and upper floor restrictions.

Shop Recommendations: Fat Face & Janet Bell Gallery/Shop

Food: The Pier Head Bistro/Cafe

Porth Wen Brickworks

We stumbled across this site while walking along the Anglesey Coastal Path from Cemaes Bay on the north Anglesey coastline. A bit of a tricky toe path down to it but it is definitely worth it! I must stress to take care as the site is decaying and in a state of disrepair.  It is a fascinating place to visit, right on the coast with a small beach cove. Built during the Victorian Industrial era, Porth Wen Brickworks used to produce Silica Bricks using local materials (Quartzite) from the surrounding area.

This place is off the track and I recommend being careful. But with that aside, it really does feel like you are discovering something that no one else has. We certainly were in awe of the site, its location as well as it’s ingenuity.

When we went: March

Cost: FREE

Dog Friendly: Yes, but please be careful! We kept Pickle on a lead at all times for his safety.

Have you ever been on a dog friendly holiday in North Wales? Share your favourite places below.

  • Sheila Rigby

    Sheila Rigby


    I haven’t even got a dog but still enjoyed your blog about places I can recommend to furiends who have !
    Mr Pickles is lovely x

    • Dog Furiendly

      Dog Furiendly


      Thank you Sheila. We’re so lucky to have such an amazing community who love to share amazing experiences like this, and indeed Mr Pickles is beautiful!

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