We reckon a dog friendly holiday in St Davids is your dog’s idea of heaven!
Here are our four-legged friends suggestions …
St Davids Dog Friendly Cottages
We haven’t asked them, but we reckon a dog friendly holiday in St Davids is your dog’s idea of heaven! With beaches to run on, boats to ride, miles of coast path to walk and log fires to snooze in front of, your pooch will enjoy a holiday to St Davids just as much as you will. Lots of cafes, restaurants, pubs and shops welcome dogs, as do many of our beautiful cottages in and around this tiny city.
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What can dogs do in St Davids?
There are heaps of dog friendly attractions in St Davids. Many business owners are genuine dog lovers, so your pooch will be welcomed with open arms – there’s often a treat to be had too! Here are some of our favourite dog friendly activities in St Davids.
St Davids Walking Comedy Tour -‘Historian’ Liam and his overzealous assistant Polly lead this hilarious tour of St Davids, twisting the facts and serving up laughs along the way. Your dog will adore the walk while you chuckle your way around St Davids.
Really Wild Food Tour – Discover your inner forager and get up close with nature on this food tour. You’ll learn about what you can eat from the local hedgerows and coast, and your dog will adore exploring with you.
Thousand Islands Boat Trip Round Ramsey – There’s so much to see, hear and sniff on a trip around Ramsey Island, and if they like boats, your dog will adore it all!
Dog friendly walks around
Whitesands Beach is a dog paradise from October to May. They’ll love running up and down this beautiful stretch of soft sand, and the more water confident among them will be jumping the waves in no time. From 1st May the whole beach is restricted to dogs, but there are plenty of other options!
When the dog ban is at play, head to Whitesands car park but instead of hitting the beach, climb Carn Llidi and take in the breathtaking view over the bay, to Ramsey Island and beyond.
St Davids Airfield is a fantastic inland option at any time of year. The wildlife that springs up here is glorious, and ponies graze in fields alongside the path. Dogs need to be kept under control, more so at some times of year when signs will inform of the life cycles of native wildlife that need to be protected.
Dog friendly places to eat and drink in St Davids
We ask that dogs aren’t left alone in your holiday cottage, and with so many dog friendly places to eat in St Davids that won’t be a problem!
The Bishops – A cosy pub in the centre of St Davids. In winter the woodburner roars and your dog can snooze while you tuck into a Sunday roast. During summer, head to the beer garden and gaze over the Cathedral with some delicious fish and chips!
The Farmers Arms – The Farmers has a livelier, friendly atmosphere with an outdoor bar that opens up in warm weather. Serving a menu packed with fantastic pub grub over the summer.
The Grove – The highlight of The Grove at the top of St Davids has to be the large walled garden, where you can enjoy a G&T in the sun while your dog dozes at your feet or has a good sniff around for a dropped chip!
The Bench Ice Cream Parlour – Home-made ice creams for all the family with 100’s of flavours to choose from including ice cream for your dog!
The Cross Hotel – Dogs are very welcome outside in the Beer Garden or in the Bar area of The Cross Hotel. Situated right on the Cross Squre in St Davids is a great spot for people watching and serves delicious homecooked food as well.
Dog friendly beaches in and around St Davids
Caerfai – A mile’s walk from St Davids sits Caerfai beach, a beautiful large cove accessible down a steep path from the car park above. This beach is ideal for a day picnicking and swimming, and your dog will love it too!
Newgale – If you’d like a longer walk ending at this fantastic beach, park at Caerfai and set off on the coast path with your dog. 10 miles of twisting path, glorious views and fascinating wildlife (so much so dogs must be kept on a lead!) bring you to Newgale, a stunning beach with a conveniently placed dog friendly pub where you can refresh yourselves before catching the coastal bus back to Caerfai!
Porthsele – Just around the corner from Whitesands and a brilliant beach during the dog ban, meaning your dog can still enjoy Whitesands Bay!