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EXPLORE DOG FRIENDLY BEACHES THIS SUMMER

Old Mother Hubbard's® handy guide to the best in the UK

For Immediate Release, 24 June 2015

With summer just around the corner, make the most of the promised sunshine to explore the UK with your four legged friends, just don't forget to pack the Old Mother Hubbard natural dog treats to reward the furry companion at your side...

Whether you and your dog are normally city-based dwellers or country companions, the long summer days are a perfect excuse to do something a little different, explore somewhere new and get the wind in your (human and dog) hair!

Old Mother Hubbard, makers of wholesome, naturally delicious dog treats, has helpfully pulled together a guide to the top pet friendly beaches throughout the UK for you and your faithful friends to explore: a quick-stop guide to some of the best of what the British Isles has to offer for the estimated nine million of us who own dogs.

Thorney Bay Beach, Canvey Island: Not too far from the capital - so a conceivable day trip - Thorney Bay Beach offers full access to dogs throughout the year. With parking, shops and a promenade as well as a sandy beach (and mud for your dog to roll in).

Formby, Liverpool: If its nature you're looking for, Formby's dunes is the one for you. Natterjacks, squirrels and miles of costal walks are backed by pinewoods. Dogs are welcome throughout the year, although need to be kept on a lead in order to protect the wildlife.

Berrow Beach, Burnham on Sea: With a ship wreck and marshland Berrow Beach is the perfect stretch of coasts to explore with your canine companion. This six-mile beach is a mixture of both dunes and sand, and dogs are welcome to roam throughout.

Blundellsands, Sefton: Known for its cast iron life size sculptures created by Antony Gormley, Blundellsands also offers the convenience of parking and public toilets. This impressive stretch is popular with surfers making for great viewing even if doggie surfing isn't your thing.

Littlestone Beach, New Romney: A popular spot for sand yachting this beach is possibly not one for dogs that are given to chasing moving things, but for the rest the long stretch of sand, picnic sites and the beach fronting pubs make it a great option.

Embleton Bay, Northumberland. With rock pools to explore and a picturesque rocky shoreline Embleton Bay offers the perfect location for inquisitive humans and dogs alike. Surrounded by cliffs and castles the surrounding area makes for interesting dog-friendly exploring too.

Westward Ho!, Devon: Offering mile upon mile of open sand as well as shallow water, perfect for a pup-friendly paddle, and a fresh water tap for a drink to round off your dog's adventure. Although during the summer months there are some restrictions, but with such a large area it barely limits the opportunity.

Rhossili Bay, Gower, Wales: This breath-taking expanse over three miles of Welsh coastline offers unspoilt golden sands at the end of the Gower Peninsula; a perfect location for a long run on two feet or four with the review of a spectacular view.

Gairloch Beach, Scottish Highlands: Surrounded by rugged mountains this coved bay is sheltered and secluded so the perfect run around location for you and faithful friend. Snettisham Beach, Kings Lynn: As the UKs only west-facing beach this part of Norfolk's ‘sunset coastline' is the perfect place to spend an evening without the pressure of work on Monday. With no restrictions on dogs visiting throughout the year both you and your dog can enjoy the sunset!

If it's not a beach-bound activity that takes your fancy there are plenty of other dog friendly activities or locations in the UK. Whether it's a basket and bask in the sun in a new pub garden, a pet-friendly hotel or a key canine park across the UK, the astounding number of doggie themed or friendly activities really do show that with some Old Mother Hubbard treats in your pocket the options are limitless!



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