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Dog Friendly Holidays in Dorset

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Category: Out & About

Andrew Griffiths

Written by: 6th February 2017

Estimated time to read: 2 minutes


At Darwin Escapes, we know and understand that dogs are part of the family

Without our canine-chums, there tends to be significantly less fun, affection and excitement! With this in mind, we have catered for dog owners across a number of our luxury holiday parks & lodge retreats by providing a range of pet-friendly accommodation. You can enjoy all the scenery and relaxation on offer, knowing that your best friend is also having a great time!


Pet Friendly Holidays in Dorset


In Dorset, we have 2 resorts with dog friendly accommodation –  Swanage Bay View Holiday Home Park and the brand new Wareham Forest Lodge Retreat.

Swanage Bay View Holiday Home Park is 10 minutes walk from the beach and offers exceptional views of the Jurassic Coast. There is plenty to do around the resort too, with a countless number of walking routes, golden beaches and dog friendly local attractions.

Wareham Forest Lodge Retreat is also in Dorset and offers a number of pet-friendly lodges. Opened at the end of 2016, the retreat boasts luxury self catering accommodation with ovens, fridge freezers and all the utilities you would find at home. Set within the beautiful scenery of Holton Heath, the retreat is located within tranquil countryside – with many walks and adventures waiting for you and furry friend.  The park is surrounded by nature reserves, including the Morden Bog National Nature Reserve, the Holton Heath Nature Reserve, the Hartland Moor National Nature Reserve and of course – Wareham Forest which has a popular circular walk popular with dog owners.


The Doggy Do Code


We’ve recently teamed up with Dorset Dogs, an organisation founded by local animal lovers who promote responsible dog ownership and dog friendly accommodation.

We encourage our holiday guests to adhere to their Doggy Do Code when exploring Dorset:

  1. Do respect other visitors and keep your dog in sight
  2. Do protect nesting birds on heaths, downs and wetlands. Keep to the paths and use a short lead from February to August
  3. Do follow requests on signs
  4. Do prevent your dog from chasing wildlife and farm animals
  5. Do bag it and bin it (dog mess)
  6. Do enjoy Dorset with your dog

We would like to emphasise point 6 – Do enjoy Dorset with your dog and make some memories that will last a lifetime! Find out more about our dog and pet friendly accommodation here

Have a puppy-filled holiday with Darwin Escapes!


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Photo Credits: Daniel Stockman

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