WITH 2021 set to be the year of the staycation, there couldn’t be a better time to explore Carmarthenshire with our dogs.

It can be difficult to find places to visit and eat that allow dogs, let alone welcome them as much as their human companions! Fortunately, dog-friendly holiday provider Canine Cottages has crunched the TripAdvisor data to find the most dog-friendly places to go in Carmarthenshire.

Based on the percentage of reviews on TripAdvisor suggesting a place was dog-friendly, they found the most dog-friendly beaches, places to visit, pubs and cafes across the county, which can also be found in this handy interactive map.

Finding a day out with your hounds can be a tricky task, particularly in the summer months. Luckily, TripAdvisor users have come to the rescue and suggested that the most dog-friendly places to visit in Carmarthenshire are:

  1. Pendine Sands, Carmarthenshire
  2. Pembrey Country Park and Beach, Carmarthenshire
  3. Llansteffan Beach, Carmarthenshire
  4. Burry Port Beach, Carmarthenshire
  5. Kidwelly Castle, Carmarthenshire

Feeling peckish? Canine Cottages have rounded up the top dog-friendly places to eat across Carmarthenshire too. In fact, 27% of visitors to Caffi Lolfa raved about its dog-friendliness and you can see the other top scorers below:

  1. Caffi Lolfa, Burry Port
  2. The Castle Inn, Llansteffan
  3. Time for Tea, Kidwelly
  4. The Bunch of Grapes, Newcastle Emlyn
  5. Inn at the Sticks, Llansteffan

Canine Cottages have also released the Dog-Friendly Index, a handy tool where you’ll find these and even more dog-friendly places as recommended by TripAdvisor reviewers. 

Covering the entirety of the UK, and featuring helpful filters for finding your perfect kind of day out or place to visit, the Dog-Friendly Index is a must-have tool for dog owners. Each place that has been featured has also been given a useful paw rating out of 5, with only places rated 3 paws or higher featuring in the tool.

Shannon Keary, Digital PR Manager at Canine Cottages, said: “With so many more people looking to explore what’s on their own doorstep with their dogs this summer, it’s fantastic to see the sheer number and diversity of places that welcome dogs across the country; hopefully this can only continue to grow. 

We hope that our Dog-Friendly Index tool helps to highlight the top spots for dog owners to visit near them, as well as highlight some hidden gems they may not have been aware of.”