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Enjoy a day out along the North East coast with your pup.

If you want to treat your pooch to a run around in the sand and some stick chasing in the surf, you’ll find many dog-friendly places to visit on the North East coast. NewcastleGateshead is situated just hop, skip and a bark away from the breath-taking North Tyneside and Northumberland coastlines making a dog-friendly trip to the coast a reinvigorating escape from city life.

Well behaved dogs are allowed to travel for free on the Newcastle Metro, as long as they are on a lead and not sat on seats, meaning that it’s easy to visit some of the north east’s most beautiful beaches by public transport. If you chose to disembark at Tynemouth metro, you’ll find the enchanting Tynemouth market taking place each weekend which is dog-friendly.

With North East beaches regularly featuring in the annual Great British Beach Guide, you’ll be spoiled for choice when choosing a beach to walk your four-legged friend. Take your pick from the southern end of Whitley’s Bay’s golden sands, or venture further afield to the dog lover’s paradise of Northumberland, where you’ll find Beadnell Bay, situated within the Northumberland Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. It’s important to note that dog restrictions apply to certain North East beaches throughout the peak summer period, so always check the beach is dog friendly before you start your walk.

If you want to recharge your batteries after a bracing beach walk, you’ll find some dog-friendly hidden gems in Whitley Bay. Located on the seafront is Hinnies serving a rustic and earthy Geordie-influenced menu – a real taste of the North East. The Barking Bistro is a dog-friendly experience not to be missed, with pupcakes, pupcorn, nutritional dog ice cream and many more tasty treats guaranteed to get tails wagging.