Pet friendly holidays in the UK are becoming increasingly popular, and Kent is a very pet friendly holiday destination. In Kent there is a great choice of pet friendly hotels, pet friendly holiday cottages, pet friendly bed and breakfast guest houses and pet friendly caravan parks which are perfect for holidays with dogs, cats, rabbits, parrots or any other pet you may want to take on holiday.
The Kent Coast and the Kent North Downs and High Weald offer extensive walking opportunities, perfect for dog friendly walking holidays. Choose from stunning coastal walking along the Kent Channel Coast and White Cliffs of Dover to woodland walks around the Blean near Canterbury or tours of the Kent High Weald and North Downs Way. For Dog Byelaws and access to Kent Thanet Coast Beaches see www.thanet.gov.uk. Over the Summer season dogs are not allowed on many of the main Thanet beaches including Margate Main Sands, Broadstairs' Viking Bay and Ramsgate Main Sands. However, Dogs are welcome on many of the Thanet resort beaches outside the main tourist areas including Kingsgate Bay at Broadstairs and Margate's Fulsam Rock.
Pet friendly hotels and guest houses are popular accommodation choices for people wishing to holiday with pets in Kent. Whilst many hotels advertise themselves as pet friendly accommodation, it is important to check with the hotel or guest house before booking to make sure you understand their pet friendly policy. Does the hotel or guest house allow all pets, or just dogs? For dog friendly hotels and dog friendly guest houses in Kent you may need to check how many dogs are allowed, and if the hotel or guest house has any restrictions on the size or breed of the dog. Hotels may be happy to accept a hotel booking with one small dog, but if you arrive with four poorly trained Alsatians they may decide that they are not so dog friendly after all!
When booking pet friendly hotels in Kent, you should check what pet facilities the hotel provides. Think about where your pet will sleep, if bedding is provided, and if food dishes and water bowl are provided by the hotel or if you need to bring your own. Some rural dog friendly guest houses in Kent have hose pipes and towels outside so that you can clean your dirty dog after a long walk in the countryside before you bring it into the hotel. If you are taking cats on holiday, you need to make sure that the cat friendly hotel or guest house that you choose is secure so that your cat cannot escape and get lost in the Kent countryside.
Renting Kent holiday cottages is a great idea for pet friendly holiday accommodation in Kent. Not all cottages are pet friendly, but most cottages don’t mind one or two well behaved dogs. A list of pet friendly holiday cottages to rent in Kent can be found on the iknow-kent website. Other options for self catering holidays with pets include pet friendly holiday apartments and pet friendly holiday flats.
Dog friendly holiday cottages are usually a more practical choice for holidays with dogs rather than pet friendly flats or apartments, as they are usually larger than holiday flats or apartments and have easy access to outside. Some pet friendly cottages in Kent have an enclosed garden area which is great for exercising dogs, however if you leave your dog unattended in the garden be sure to check the height of the fence! Rural holiday cottages in Kent are great dog friendly holiday accommodation, as the Kent countryside is right on your doorstep so you can enjoy long dog walks with your pet. Similarly, coastal cottages can be excellent pet friendly self catering accommodation to rent in winter, when the nearby beaches are open to dogs.
Kent's extensive choice of campsites and caravan parks are usually pet and dog friendly and you will find a good choice of Kent self catering oast houses and Kent fishermens cottages which welcome dogs listed here on iknow-kent.