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Useful Pet Friendly Information

Dog Walking on our Beaches

This is a guide. A Public Spaces Protection Order in relation to dog control came into effect in the Dover District in July 2015. Please refer to this Public Spaces Protection Order for up-to-date information.

Deal Beach
There are restrictions between Deal Castle and Sandown Castle  - no dogs on the beach between 1 May and 30 September, however they are welcome on the promenade. Dogs are allowed off the lead from Deal Castle to Kingsdown.

Dover Beach
Dogs are to be kept on leads on 'the promenade and grassed areas (including Marine Parade and Granville Gardens) at Dover Seafront from junction with Union Street roundabout to roundabout with Jubillee Way off A20.' Dogs are excluded from ' the beach at Dover Seafront, Waterloo Crescent & Marine Parade from 1 May to 30 September between the hours of 9am and 8pm.'  

Sandwich Bay
There are no restrictions for dogs. 

Shakespeare Cliff Beach
There are no restrictions for dogs.

St Margaret's Bay
There is a restriction for dogs between 1 May and 30 September - no dogs are permitted to be walked along this beach during this time.

Walmer Beach
There are no restrictions for dogs. Dogs on leads restriction on Walmer Green from 1 May to 30 September from 9am to 8pm.

If you're still not 100% sure about which areas, follow this link to the Public Spaces Protection Order which contains a list and maps!

Parks and Recreational Areas

Dover District Council maintains over 200 parks, open spaces, play areas, allotments, commons and woodlands that attract millions of visitors every year. That's plenty of space for exercising your dog!

The key sites are listed on the Dover District Council website.

If you're still not 100% sure about some areas, follow this link to the Public Spaces Protection Order which contains a list and maps!

The White Cliffs of Dover
This wonderful cliff-top walk has been featured on Channel 4's 'Coastal Walks With My Dog'. The views across the English Channel are breathtaking and the flora, fauna and birdsong add to the experience. Please take care, keep your dog closely under control and on a lead in places - the cliff top is not fenced and there are Exmoor ponies and sheep grazing. You can walk from Dover White Cliffs Visitor Centre, towards St Margaret's and beyond to Kingsdown and Deal.

Please take a moment to read the advice from The National Trust - Walking Your Dog at The White Cliffs of Dover. 

 Places To Eat & Drink

All Things Nice
22A King Street, Sandwich, Kent CT13 9BT
01304 612596
Open Monday to Saturday 10am - 4pm

Family run coffee shop having a selection of homemade cakes, scones, pastries, hot and cold snacks, and soup. Pets welcome.

The Pines Garden Tea Room
Beach Road, St Margaret's Bay, Dover, Kent CT15 6DZ
01304 853173
Opening Hours in Winter: Wednesday to Sunday 9am - 4.30pm

Tranquil tea room opposite The Pines Garden. St Margaret's Museum is accessed via the Tea Room. Delicious local, homegrown and home cooked foods in a classic setting. Dogs welcome.

The White Horse Inn
St James Street, Dover, Kent CT16 1QF
Tel: 01304 213066
The White Horse Inn Facebook Page

Originally built in 1365, The White Horse is Dover's oldest pub. Offering real ales, ciders, wines and spirits along with homecooked meals and snacks. A warm welcome awaits at this character pub where the signatures of Channel Swimmers past and present adorn the walls. Beautiful courtyard garden to the rear. Located near to the seafront, town centre and Dover Castle. Dogs welcome.

Pet Supplies

The Animal Inn
Dover Road, Ringwould CT14 8HH
01304 373597

Jollyes Dover
Charlton Green, Dover CT16 2QH
01304 215631

Maxted's Pets & Gardens
136 High Street, Deal CT14 6BE
01304 375272

Pet Essentials
Queen Street, Deal
01304 362488

Pet's Pantry
5-7 Worthington Street, Dover CT17 9AF
01304 226166

Local Veterinary Centres

Burnham House Veterinary Surgery
33-35 Castle Street, Dover CT16 1PT
01304 206989

The Goodwins Veterinary Surgery 
4 Cambridge Road, Walmer CT14 7DN
01304 360005

Maison Dieu Veterinary Group
76-77 Dover Road, Dover CT16 1RE
01304 201617
Sondes Road, Deal CT14 7BW
01304 373042


Alkhamhurst Kennels
Alkham Valley Road, Dover
01304 822420

The Animal Inn
Dover Road, Ringwould
01304 373597

Bowesfield Farm Boarding Kennel & Cattery
Bowesfield, East Langdon
01304 212038

Bridledown Kennels
Gravel Lane, Dover
01304 201382

Frandham Boarding Kennels
Minnis Lane, Dover
01304 823133

The Muttley Crew Family

Doggy day care, dog boarding, dog walking, pet taxi services, house sitting, home visits and more. Licensed, Insured, DBS Checked, Vet Approved and Canine First Aid Trained.
General Enquiries: 07753 208 622
Sandwich & Deal area: Dog Walking and Small Pet Care: 07771 575 032


Telephone: 01304 201066


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