What’s better than a cozy cottage getaway in the coastal town of Aldeburgh with your favorite furry friend? The good news is that Aldeburgh has many choices for dog friendly cottages available so you can enjoy all the hiking, biking and sightseeing in the countryside together.
Keep in mind when visiting Aldeburgh, from the 1st October to 30th April dogs are not allowed on the main beach. This is okay though, because cottage rentals are cheaper during this time!
But don’t worry, many of the shops that line the High Street are dog-friendly or at least have a water dish available outside.
If you are visiting Aldeburgh in the summer with your dog, there are sections of the beach that are dog-friendly.
Just north of the Wentworth Hotel to Thorpeness, dogs are allowed as long as they’re on a lead and they stay on the designated path.
Additionally, only a few more minutes north, Sizewell Beach allows dogs year-round.
And if you’re up by Sizewell, don’t miss taking a trip to East Bridge for the dog friendly pub walk.
You can start at the pub at the Eels Foot Inn for a beverage in the sunny beer garden and then take the footpath to the Dunwich Heath and Beach where the cafe is also dog friendly.
Another great spot is the Southwold Pier only 30 minutes north of Aldeburgh, which allows dogs as long as they’re on a lead.
There are also many great dog-friendly pubs in this vicinity as well. It would make for a great day trip strolling around the coast and admiring the architecture and fascinating buildings.
Here are the top-rated and highly recommended pet-friendly cottages in Aldeburgh and along the Suffolk coast (some even have hot tubs).
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Below you will find my top recommendations, but you can also use this map to quickly search for real-time pricing and availability on both Booking and VRBO at the same time.
Perfect for: couples or small families on a weekend break
This 2-bedroom and 2 bathroom holiday home is centrally located on High Street in Aldeburgh and just a few minutes walk to the beach, shops, cafes and pubs.
Plus it comes with the most picturesque patio with a painted-pink brick backdrop.
If you’re looking for a cozy and historic feel, this is your spot.
Why it’s great: as far as dog-friendly cottages go in Aldeburgh, this is probably the best location.
If you only have a few days for a quick weekend break, make the most of your time by staying close to all the attractions (beach & shops).
Perfect for: a group of friends or two families.
This dog-friendly holiday home is not only perfect for a group (4 bedrooms), there’s no additional fee for your pet to stay with you!
You and your guests will love making use of the large garden terrace as well.
Why it’s great: lots of space and amenities make it perfect for a longer stay, it’s centrally located, (just one minute off the High Street) and there’s no pet fee.
Perfect for: those who enjoy a slower pace and a lovely afternoon tea overlooking the sea.
While it’s not a traditional cottage, it’s one of the closest hotels to dog-friendly beaches in the summer and located directly seaside.
The Wentworth is older, but most guests appreciate the old-fashioned and no frills charm that this historic building provides.
Plus the charge for dogs is only £5.00.
Added bonus: this hotel has been owned by one family for hundreds of year and not a corporate chain.
P.S. – If you love Aldeburgh, you will love visiting Rothenburg ob der Tauber – Germany’s real-life fairy tale town.
Perfect for: couples or a small family on a budget
You can save several hundred per night by staying only a few minutes outside of Aldeburgh proper, especially at this adorable small cottage in Friston.
It’s the perfect location to explore all of the Suffolk coastal towns and attractions if you want easy access to the area.
Between the garden and easy access to trails, you and your dogs will be very happy.
Inside tip – you’re walking distance to the Old Chequers pub which is very dog friendly.
Perfect for: a group of friends or couples looking for something a little more luxurious
Enjoy a larger house with 4 bedrooms located right on the beach.
With a large kitchen and plenty of seating areas to enjoy the outstanding views, it’s a perfect pet friendly rental if you’re looking to stay more than a few nights.
Why it’s great: It’s one of the highest-rated cottages on VRBO (4.9 out of 5) with stunning sea views from the sitting room and balcony (and a free parking space out front).
Perfect for: an off the grid family vacation
2 bedrooms, sleeps 6.
Enjoy a true getaway from the city and unplug at this off the grid cottage, built in the 1800s.
It’s only 30 minutes north of Aldeburgh in the heart of the woodlands.
Plus, you will have the wood-heated hot tub all to yourselves.
Why it’s great: it’s perfect for those who love unique, secluded getaways and something more off the beaten path with plenty of amenities that can be reached within minutes (hiking and pubs).
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