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Paws in the Vales - We are dog friendly

Paws in the vale

The Vale of Glamorgan prides itself on welcoming your entire family, including your four-legged friends! You’ll find everything you need to enjoy a day out or a holiday with your dog.

Look out for the Paws in the Vale logo – these places are especially keen to welcome you and your dog.


Dogs are welcome on nine of our beaches all year round, and on the other five beaches between 30 September and 1 May. You’ll be spoilt for choice when it comes to a splash around in the sea.

A couple walking their pet dog in front on Nash point lighthouse


With miles and miles of spectacular Glamorgan Heritage Coast, wooded valleys and rural routes, you and your dog are guaranteed a great walk. Follow the links further below to our 5 dog friendly walks.


We have a range of dog-friendly places to stay – from hotels to caravan parks. Each one is dedicated to making sure your four legged friend has the best time too. The list below is a great starting point to find that perfect dog friendly place to stay, but head over to our accommodation pages as there are lots more places to stay too.

Places to Eat

You and your dog will receive a very warm welcome at cafes, restaurants and pubs displaying the Paws in the Vale logo. Expect dog bowls with fresh water and recommendations on where else to go with your dog.


Many of the shops accross the Vale also welcome well behaved dogs, so keep an eye out for the Paws in the Vale logo as you explore our towns and villages.

Look out for the Paws in the Vale logo. Many of our businesses display the logo on their businesses showing you that you and your best friend are very welcome.

Follow the links further below to our Dog-friendly businesses

DOGS are PERMITTED on the beautiful beaches Featured on the gallery below from october to april.

They are welcome on all our other beaches all year round!

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We'd love to see photos of you best friend having the best time in the Vale. Tag your Insta posts with #PawsVTV or #visitthevale for us to like and share.

Dog friendly businesses