THESE are the friendliest beaches, attractions and places you can take your dog to in Sussex.

As coronavirus restrictions continuing to ease, 2021 looks set to be the year of the staycation.

However, with many families across the county complete with their furry companion, it can be hard to find places to visit that allow dogs.

New research from holiday provides Canine Cottages has crunched TripAdvisor data to find the most dog-friendly places to go in Sussex.

Based on the percentage of reviews on TripAdvisor suggesting a place was dog-friendly, the research found the most dog-friendly beaches, places to visit, pubs and cafes across the county.

Finding a beach where your hounds can roam freely isn’t always easy, due to different seasonal restrictions applying to various beaches.

Luckily, TripAdvisor users have come to the rescue and suggested that the most dog-friendly beaches in Sussex are:

  1. Climping Beach, West Sussex
  2. Lancing Beach, West Sussex
  3. Pevensey Bay Beach, East Sussex
  4. Winchelsea Beach, East Sussex
  5. West Wittering Beach, West Sussex

Fifteen per cent of the total reviews left for Climping Beach commented on its dog-friendliness, making it the beach in Sussex to head to with your dog this summer.

If a day at the beach isn’t for you, the other top dog-friendly places to visit for a day out are:

  1. Raystede, Lewes, East Sussex
  2. Buchan Country Park, Crawley, West Sussex
  3. Queens Park, Brighton, East Sussex
  4. Stanmer Park, Brighton, East Sussex
  5. Sumners Ponds, Horsham, West Sussex

Offering a real mix of attractions, it’s clear to see reviewers agree there are great places to go in Sussex with your dog, whatever your interests are.

The research also rounded up the top dog-friendly places to eat across Sussex too.

Thirty-one per cent of visitors to Chichester’s The Quarterdeck raved about its dog-friendliness, while the top cafe, Laughing Dog in Brighton, had similar praise from 29 per cent of its visitors.

  1. The Quarterdeck, Chichester, West Sussex
  2. Laughing Dog, Brighton, East Sussex
  3. The Shore Inn, East Wittering, West Sussex
  4. The Kiosk, Eastbourne, East Sussex
  5. Bluebird Cafe, Ferring, West Sussex
  6. The Old Grain Store, Rye, East Sussex
  7. The Owl, Camber, East Sussex
  8. The Green Welly, Ditchling, East Sussex
  9. William The Conqueror, Rye, East Sussex
  10. The Lamb Inn, West Wittering, West Sussex

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.”