The summer holidays may be winding down in the UK, but there's likely to be plenty of beachworthy weather for the next month or more. At the end of September, a lot of UK beaches that have been no-go zones for dogs are suddenly open for canine playtime. But beaches are great places for doggie socializing all the time and, luckily, there are quite a few dog friendly beaches that you can visit right away because they are open to well-behaved dogs and their conscientious owners all year round. Wallace the Westie and I have tried several.
Check our our favorite dog-friendly beaches, along with some ideas about good beach manners for dogs and their owners that should keep these places dog-friendly for many seasons to come.