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Dog-Friendly Worthing: Great places to eat, stay and visit

Heading to the coast with your pooch? Travelling with your canine companion might feel daunting but we’re here to help you to make it hassle-free. Whether you’re looking for dog-friendly beaches near Worthing or you’d like to stop at one of the best restaurants in the area, you’ll discover plenty of options in this beautiful part of the Sussex coast.

Read our handy guide below to find out everything that you need to know about the best dog-friendly restaurants, hotels, and beaches in Worthing ready for your next trip to the seaside.

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Are there any dog-friendly beaches in Worthing?

Not every Worthing beach is dog-friendly all year round. The good news is that the dog-friendly beaches in and around Worthing offer exactly the same facilities as those on the main seafront, including an impressive array of cafés and eateries to welcome you and your dog, too.

Between the 1st May and 30th September, dogs are not allowed between the Splashpoint Leisure Centre and the Heene Road end of Worthing beach, next to the public toilets. This covers just a mile of the shore, meaning that the majority of beaches near Worthing are dog-friendly. If you’re heading to Worthing with your dog, we’d recommend visiting:

• Ferring beach

• Lancing beach

• East Preston beach

If you visit Goring beach, you’ll just need to keep your dog away from the two boat-launching ramps. Any updates to beach restrictions can be found on the official website for the Adur and Worthing Councils.

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Can I find dog-friendly restaurants in Worthing?

Yes! Worthing is teeming with independent dog-friendly cafés, pubs and restaurants waiting to welcome you and your dog. If you’re looking for a lunch spot just steps away from Worthing pier, the top-rated NRG Cavern serves fresh, nutritious dishes with exquisite presentation in a trendy setting.

For the best dog-friendly restaurants in Worthing closer to the seafront, meanwhile, the Beach House bar and café combines a relaxed atmosphere overlooking the pier with authentic, delicious lunch and dinner. If you’re visiting Lancing beach, it’s worth stopping by at Perch on the Beach with your pooch to enjoy hand-cooked food with panoramic sea views. For dog-walkers on Ferring beach, the Bluebird Café offers ample outdoor seating, perfect for keeping your dog cool under the shade of your table.

Are there any dog-friendly hotels in Worthing?

If you’re planning on staying for the weekend, you’ll be pleased to hear that it’s easy to find and book dog-friendly hotels in Worthing. For those on a budget, opting for Travelodge Worthing Seafront guarantees a smooth check-in process, and you might even be able to secure a stunning sea-view bedroom.

Perfect for those seeking a luxury stay in a dog-friendly hotel near Worthing, Findon Manor is just under five miles from the shores and offers a tranquil and relaxing atmosphere with a Full Sussex breakfast included with every room.

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Is it possible to hire dog-friendly cottages in Worthing?

We know that flexibility is invaluable when you’re travelling with your whole family – including the dog. If you’d prefer to book self-catering accommodation during your time on the Sussex coast, it’s just as easy to find dog-friendly holiday cottages in Worthing, plus apartments and glamping accommodation.

There are several sites designed specifically to help you to find dog-friendly accommodation but it’s always worth searching for stays in Worthing on Airbnb beforehand, too. There’s no shortage of quality self-catering accommodation in Worthing and surrounding towns on the Sussex coastline – just remember to toggle your search to dog-friendly stays only.

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Getting to your dog-friendly accommodation in Worthing

If your pooch is a nervous traveller, you might not want to drive down to Worthing. Instead, why not sit back and relax on a comfortable journey by rail? With trains arriving into Worthing Station from the capital at least twice hourly, there’s no need to get stuck in traffic on your way to the coast.

Book train tickets to Worthing today to embark on the next exciting adventure with your pooch – and save the hassle of driving.



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