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Opting to spend your downtime in Dorset can be a fabulous experience for you and your pet. With acres of rolling countryside, miles of fossil-strewn coasts and attractions spread throughout the county, there's something for every member of the family - including those with four legs. With a good selection of pet-friendly hotels in Dorset, you don't have to leave your pooch behind. Not only does this help cut back on the cost of kennels or dog-sitters, but it also gives you peace of mind that your dog is being looked after by those who know him best: you and your family. Pet-friendly hotels come in a variety of shapes and sizes, ranging from intimate B&Bs and characterful guest houses, to upmarket hotels.
An important consideration for dog-owners is daily exercise for their pet. Dorset is blessed with outstanding beaches, from the seven miles of unspoilt sands offered by Bournemouth Beach to small, secluded coves. Many of these beaches are dog-friendly, such as Bowleaze Cove, Church Ope and Durdle Door. These beaches are among those that allow dogs throughout the year without restrictions. Other beaches, such as Burton Bradstock and Charmouth Beach allow dogs, but only at certain times of the year and between certain hours. You'll find plenty of pet-friendly hotels close to beaches in Dorset, such as the Denewood Hotel in Bournemouth and the Hunters Moon Inn in Sherborne.
However, there's far more for your pet to explore than beaches; many attractions in Dorset allow dogs such as Highcliffe Castle, Christchurch Castle and the Kingston Russell Stone Circle. You'll also find a huge number of dog-friendly parks, such as Delph Woods and Meyrick Park. Many hotels are within easy reach of local, pet-friendly attractions. The Greenlands Guest House, for example, is within easy access of Portland Museum, Radipole Lake and the beautiful Tout Quarry Sculpture Park. In addition, there are dog-friendly pubs and restaurants across the region, allowing the whole family to remain a unit - even at meal times.
Visiting Dorset is a wonderful way to spend your downtime and booking one of the county's pet-friendly hotels can allow you to make the most of your time there.