I’ve said it once before and I’ll say it a thousand times more – one of the best parts of owning a dog is the amount of walking you do. Rufus is quite a well travelled pooch – we try and take him everywhere we can with us but one place we’ve never been is the beach. Living in the landlocked Midlands, our nearest beach is over a 2 hour drive in Wales and even then, how the heck do you know if it’s dog friendly?
The lovely people at holidaycottages.co.uk* got in touch with me and asked me if I wanted to review their new app, Dog Spot which is an interactive guide showing all the dog friendly beaches in the UK. I thought it was the perfect opportunity to take Rufus to the beach so off we went!The app is really easy to use. It tracks your location through thr GPS in your phone and shows you the beaches closest to you. Our closest one was Filey Beach, about a 30 minute drive. Using the GPS and Maps on your phone, it’ll direct you straight from your location to the beach front. We put it to the test and within 30 minutes we were on the beach and running into the sea with Rufus. Perfect!
The app not only tells you that the beach is dog friendly, it also states any restrictions. Filey Beach doesn’t allow dogs between May and September which was great to let us know. It also stated that it was a sandy beach so there was no need to worry about stones getting stuck in paws. Finally, it even gave us the weather! Luckily, Yorkshire granted us with gorgeous blue skies and was dry but if you do have to travel, it’s great to know the local weather.
The app also links up with dog friendly cottages on the holidaycottages.co.uk website so you could plan a whole holiday. It’s the perfect app for dog owners who want to bring their dogs on holiday with them and ensure that they safe and having a good time! Its available on iOS and Android devices for free.
You can download the app here so there’s no reason not to get involved and have a nosey!
*I was asked to review the app from Holiday Cottages. All reviews and thoughts are my own and we had an amazing time at the beach