We’re just back from a wonderful week away at the coast with our furry son. So much so, I thought I’d share with you some of our experiences of dog friendly Dorset.
During the first part of June, we go away for a week or so. Since we’ve had Rodney, and because we can’t bear to leave him, our holidays have been UK based. This year we chose Dorset as our location as we’ve been a few times and loved it. Also, we knew the village that we had in mind well, and had stayed there before.
Where to Stay
We had previously camped in this village but this time we decided upon a caravan as our base. Being fair weather campers, we don’t trust the UK weather enough to book months in advance. We had been staying in cottages whose
write-ups boasted short walking distances to the nearest beach. At the very least, I would describe those location descriptions as rather embellished.
We desperately wanted to be close to a beach and were perfectly aware that our chosen caravan site really was a stone’s throw away. Plus it was a small site with twenty or so vans meaning that it should be relatively quiet. Caravanning, we thought, is a little like camping indoors.
We stayed at Eype House Caravan and Camping Park, in the pretty little village of Eype. Situated right on the Jurassic coast, not much happens in Eype, which suits us perfectly. In fact, it’s like going back in time.
Our caravan was nice although simply furnished and compact. It was pretty much what we expected. Dogs are allowed in some caravans, although not on the furniture or beds. Set on a fairly steep slope, the site is well-manicured and tidy. The sloping grounds are probably not ideal for those in wheelchairs or with walking difficulties, which is mentioned on the Eype House website.
The shingle beach at Eype Mouth, just next to the Eype House site, is dog friendly year round. It really is a great beach. The village itself offers a pub and a hotel, both of which freely allow your pooch. Eype House also has a small shop and café in a lovely garden. What more do you need?
We had great fun exploring Dorset villages and a bit of East Devon. Join me next time to find out what we did during our stay in dog friendly Dorset.