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Written by  Don Amott Parks
, Posted on Wednesday January 31, 2024

Don Amott Parks: Our Dog-Friendly Holiday Parks

When you venture off for some relaxing time in your holiday home, you’re more than likely going to take family or friends with you at some point. Sharing a break with those you love is a great way to enhance your enjoyment. At Don Amott Parks we’re dog friendly – so you can actually bring your best friend and favourite family member with you!

Surprisingly, some parks in the UK still don’t allow canine companions (meaning you have to go through the process of making alternative arrangements for your furry friend) – but what is a holiday without your dog? We welcome dogs at our parks and hope they’ll enjoy their stay as much as you. There’s no shortage of things to do in the areas around our parks, either – so all of you are guaranteed a really great time with your canine pal. In this edition of our blog we’re going to make some dog-friendly suggestions for days out…

Cleethorpes

Whether you’re at our Lakeside park in North Somercotes, near Louth, or staying at our Nettleton park, you’re not too far away from the popular resort Cleethorpes. This east coast seaside town is rich with neon and fun – from the arcades and attractions to the vibrant nightlife. Its vast dog friendly beach has been awarded the Blue Flag for its high standards of cleanliness, and the soft golden sands stretch for miles so there’s plenty of opportunity for an extended stroll or to find a quiet spot to play.

Dogs are welcome on the main dog friendly beaches in Cleethorpes (North Promenade and Central Promenade) between October and April – but outside of those months there are restrictions in place. During spring and summer the beaches are very popular with families and children. Remember to be responsible – if your dog ‘goes’ on the beach you need to deal with it. Use a poo bag, and dispose of it in the bins provided!

There are plenty of dog-friendly places to have a bite and something to drink, too. Try The Globe (a distinctive coffee shop and bookshop on Cambridge Street), The Pig & Whistle (a bar, restaurant and hotel at Healing Manor), the café at Grimsby Minster (where there are sometimes art exhibitions, too) and you can enjoy a pooch-friendly pint in the pubs The Nottingham House in Cleethorpes and The Ship at nearby Barnoldby-le-Beck.

Mablethorpe

If you’re at our other parks – Whispering Waters, Windmill Park and Willows Park – you could consider them coastal holiday parks as you are very well sited to take advantage of the dog-friendly places around Mablethorpe. This popular seaside spot is another coastal town with rich views and some fantastic opportunities for walkies. Like Cleethorpes, the Blue Flag Award-winning beach at Mablethorpe is a dog-friendly beach. With long stretches of golden sands, it’s a great location for the dog to let off some steam. There are also wonderful picturesque walking trails around Mablethorpe which will ensure that all legs get worked!

There are also plenty of dog-friendly places to stop and have a snack or something to drink, including The Beck, a pub where you can enjoy a hearty traditional pub meal while sitting on the decking area outside. The Louth is another well-noted pooch-friendly pub sited in the heart of Mablethorpe, with The Mermaid Inn and The Dunes also high on the list of handy hostelries for dog lovers.

When you’re looking for a dog friendly caravan park, our five really stand out from the pack. Don’t paws (sorry)! Get in touch right away to find out more.