For many dog-owners, putting their beloved pooch in kennels whilst they take their annual holiday is just not something they’d seriously consider. As many of us see our pets as part of the family, we just can’t bear the thought of them pining away for us, whilst we sit on the beach, enjoying the sunshine and admiring the view. Thankfully, there is an alternative, and that’s to take Fido along with us, for a holiday that everyone can enjoy. If you’re planning a holiday on the beautiful island of Anglesey, and you’re thinking of taking your dog along with you, read on to discover the best dog-friendly beaches there, along with some outstanding pubs where your furry friend will be just as welcome as you are.
Dog-friendly beaches on Anglesey
With 125 miles of stunning coastline, Anglesey is a beach-lover’s dream destination. Whilst many of the beaches on Anglesey are dog-friendly, it does pay to do some research in advance, to ensure that any beaches you plan to visit allow dog access all year round. Some beaches prohibit dogs from May until October, but allow dogs on the beach at other times, whilst others have no restrictions whatsoever. Also, some dogs find it hard to walk on pebble beaches, so it might be wise to look for sandy beaches, to ensure your dog can enjoy a run on soft, golden sands.
Some of the best dog-friendly beaches on Anglesey include Red Wharf Bay and Traeth Bychan on the east coast of the island, Rhoscolyn Beach in the south, and Cemlyn Bay on the north coast. All of these beaches have car parks, and Rhoscolyn, Traeth Bychan and Red Wharf Bay all have toilets too.
Dog-friendly pubs on Anglesey
Of course, after a day strolling on the beach, playing frisbee with the dog, or pottering through the rock pools, nothing beats a pint and something to eat at a local pub. Again, it pays to do some research before your trip, as not all pubs welcome dogs, especially those that serve food. Luckily, there are still plenty of great places to choose from, where Fido will be more than welcome.
In the Red Wharf Bay area, The Ship Inn is a dog-friendly pub serving traditional pub food. Dog-owners can sit outside to eat if they wish, or use the snug, which is specifically for people with dogs. Over at Rhoscolyn, The White Eagle is the best choice, offering seasonal dishes cooked with the best local produce in a smart, but very dog-friendly, setting. Up by Cemlyn Bay, The Stag will offer a warm welcome to all, including your four-legged friends, and there’s plenty of space to sit outside if your dog prefers this. Finally, if you fancy a trip to the pub after a day at Traeth Bychan, head north to Moelfre, where you’ll be welcome at the Kinmel Arms pub, or south to The Tavern on the Bay, which sits at the top of Red Wharf Bay.
Wherever you decide to explore on Anglesey, your furry friend is bound to have a great time with you, so long as you check beforehand that the beaches are dog-friendly, and that there are some pubs close by where you can enjoy a meal and a pint, with him, or her, by your side.