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Walking your dog in the countryside

Well controlled dogs are usually welcome members of any trip to Pembrokeshire, be it a stroll along the 186 miles of the Pembrokeshire Coast Path, the miles of  country lanes, footpaths and bridleways, or at over fifty of the county's beaches. Many of the accommodation options in Pembrokeshire welcome dogs as do its attractions and coastal buses.

Dog Walking

Most of the beaches here welcome your best friend but during the height of summer there are dog restrictions at some of the most popular family beaches. For more information view our Dog Walking Code of Conduct or see our Dogs on Beaches page.

  • Keep your dog safe - keep it on a lead.
  • Clean up dog mess and dispose of it responsibly.

We want you and your dog to enjoy the Park without risk to yourselves or to other visitors, farm animals or wildlife. Uncontrolled dogs can injure or kill animals and wildlife and it is against the law to allow your dog to disturb or chase them.

Uncontrolled dogs are also at risk of falling off cliff edges (each year the Coast Guard rescues stranded dogs or recovers ones bitten by adders).

When walking among cattle, if you feel threatened - don't hang on to your dog – let it go and make your own way to safety.

Dog mess can cause infections and disease in humans and farm animals. It can also affect special soils that rare plants need to survive. Please carry a bag to pick up dog mess and take it away to put in a litter bin.

When walking your dog in the countryside of the National Park, you will often be passing through privately owned farmland and wildlife habitats. So please be responsible visitors and follow the Countryside Code.