Whitby and Scarborough revealed as top doggy staycation locations in the UK

Good morning Scarborough by Margaret Shaw

Good morning Scarborough by Margaret Shaw - Credit: Archant

The popular resorts have been ranked as number one and two dog-friendly holiday locations in the UK.

Ozzy at Whitby Abbey by Lynn Starling

Ozzy at Whitby Abbey by Lynn Starling - Credit: Archant

Dog-friendly UK staycations have grown in popularity as we look to include our pooches in the fun of a family staycation.

Dog-friendly holiday marketplace, Dog Friendly cottages, have reported a 216% rise in bookings of dog-friendly UK staycations in 2020, with Whitby coming out on top as the most popular location.

The recent surge in dog-friendly staycations comes as no surprise after a survey by Safestyle UK found that over 70% of dog owners in Yorkshire agree that lockdown has allowed them to build a stronger bond with their pooch.

Piper and Toby in Whitby by Mark Brock

Piper and Toby in Whitby by Mark Brock - Credit: Archant

There are plenty of walking opportunities in and around Whitby, and not all of them involve the beach, check out our compilation of walks around Whitby

Or you could enjoy the amazing views on top of the cliff near Whitby Abbey, your certainly won’t need anymore exercise after climbing the 199 steps.

Scarborough ranked second in the national survey and very much like Whitby, it also has a number of great walks on the coast and inland.

Dogs are welcomed at the Bike&Boot hotel (c) Adrian Ray Photography

Dogs are welcomed at the Bike&Boot hotel (c) Adrian Ray Photography - Credit: Archant

The newest addition to the vast number of dog-friendly hotels across the resort is the Bike & Boot hotel which overlooks the the harbour and South Bay, the 65-bedroom hotel even has a place to shower down the family mutt after splashes on the sand.

If you fall in love with the coastal life and want to consider a more permanent stay, you can check out our top 5 reasons to move to Whitby or our top 5 reasons to move to Scarborough