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Dog-friendly stays in South Wales

Looking for a dog-friendly holiday spot? The Dramatic Heart of Wales welcomes your four-legged friends to explore the mountains and valleys, rivers and coastline, country parks and cultural heritage sites which make this region the ultimate dog-friendly holiday destination.

Where to stay:

Dog-friendly trips are soaring in popularity in the UK, and South Wales’ rugged landscape offers dog walkers and families a range of options to enjoy.

When it comes to accommodation, there are B&Bs, hotels, cosy cottages and campsites ready and waiting to host your pup.

Families seeking a wild adventure can camp at Spring Valley Lakes, or treat themselves to a lodge with a private hot tub at the campsite’s stunning lake-side grounds.

Those looking for a touch of luxury are welcomed at Afan Lodge in the heart of the Afan Forest, surrounded by walking routes that weave through towering trees and the undulating valley.

Prefer a cosy cottage? Ty Hiraeth welcomes up to four dogs and sleeps up to four adults, with glorious views over the Afan Valley and Forest Park.

There are plenty of dog-friendly options to browse ¾ find your perfect dog friendly holiday accommodation here.


What to do:

The Dramatic Heart of Wales is the south coastline’s adventure playground. Bring your dog along for the ride as you roam the rolling grounds and gardens at Margam Country Park, discover breathtaking waterfall walks at Aberdulais Tin Works and Falls and Melincourt Falls, or explore the dramatic coastline along Aberavon Promenade.

Neath Abbey welcomes dog-walkers from near and far to stroll through its ancient ruins, and there is a whole host of walks along the canal path, through nature reserves, across Margam’s Moors and along the coast path.

Dogs are even welcome to join you for a stand-up paddleboard session with Margam Park Adventure, and the seafront at Aberavon has a small section which allows dogs on the beach year-round.

Explore our walks and dog-friendly activities here.

Where to eat:

Even if you’re staying at a self-catering cottage or holiday rental, you’ll still want to treat you and your loved ones to a delicious meal without worrying about the washing up.

Enjoy a cosy pub dinner at The Brit Pub in Cwmavon, or indulge in a three-course meal at Afan Lodge’s restaurant. Aberavon Seafront’s cafes The Front and Café Remo’s also welcome dogs, with plenty of menu options to suit all tastes.

Explore our restaurants, cafes and pubs here.

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