Pet Friendly Swale

Are you living in the Swale area or travelling to Sittingbourne, Isle of Sheppey or Faversham in the future. If you have a pet but worry you can't take them to places you want to go to. Well, problem solved! On this page you can view some of the most highly rated attractions and accommodation options for you and your pet to enjoy together.

Below you can find many of Sittingbourne's, The Isle of Sheppey's and Faversham's best places to eat and drink, places for accommodation and some of the Borough's finest attractions where pets are welcome. 

Sheppey Beaches Welcome Dogs 

There are miles of beaches around the Isle of Sheppey, many of which are dog friendly, with the exception of the three seasonal bathing beaches. We do expect that pet owners comply with the restrictions and are responsible. When you take your dogs on the beach they must be supervised and under control at all times and any fouling must be cleared immediately (up to a £1000 fine).

Current locations where dogs are prohibited between 1 May and 30 September each year:

Sheerness - The beach from an imaginary line at 90 degrees from the centre point of the headland Jacobs Bank (adjacent to Beach Street Car Park) eastward to an imaginary line at 90 degrees from the west side of the steps leading over the sea wall immediately to the east of Sheerness Swimming Pool.
Minster Leas - The beach from an imaginary line at 90 degrees from the east side of the Lifeguard Station on the sea front opposite the Playa Public House eastwards to an imaginary line at 90 degrees from the west side of the vehicle ramp leading to the beach, opposite the Little Oyster Café at 4 Sea Side Avenue.
Leysdown on Sea - The beach from an imaginary line at 90 degrees from Stokes Amusements, eastwards to an imaginary line at 90 degrees from the west of the beach steps opposite the small roundabout at the seaward end of 'The Promenade Road, Leysdown.

Please note that the beaches are governed by wind, tide and adverse weather conditions, take care when walking along the exposed coast of Sheppey and in the vicinity of the cliffs from Minster Leas around to Warden Bay.

If you have a good experience with your pet during your visit to Faversham, Sittingbourne or the Isle of Sheppey please share your place recommendations and any supporting images with us by emailing tourismsupport@swale.gov.uk, thank you.

Dog Friendly Walks in Swale

Lace up your boots and bring along your four-legged friend on a wander through Swale's walking territory and Faversham's trails!

Don't forget, we love to see photos of you and your pooch out and about on the Isle of Sheppey, in Faversham or Sittingbourne and surrounding Kent villages. Please make sure you share them with us on Visit Swale FacebookTwitter and Instagram.

Enjoy our country parks safely, respect other users and dog owners and explore:

Offering a variety of distances, inclines and terrain, our friends at Explore Kent provide further inspiration to run through the stunning Kent countryside including:

  • Oare Marshes Circular - wetlands and wildlife. Explore a tranquil nature reserve on this North Kent circular walk. Leave behind the quaint village of Oare, where boatbuilding and fishing have been a way of life for centuries. Follow the creek towards the coast to discover the wildness of the marshes.

Southeastern

Puggy Smalls and his pals barked at the chance to go on a local escape exploring the Kent countryside with Southeastern. Take a peek at their walk and find your local escape #SElocalescapes. 

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