Zuki’s last day in dog friendly Northumberland

Posted By Hazel Winstanley / 15th June 2016 / Days Out / 0 Comments

Well dog friends,

My Northumberland @ynorthumberland adventure had to come to an end sometime but Hum was kind and said that we could have another couple of visits to places that had been recommended to us en-route home so that we would have a good finish to our adventure.

After our lovely breakfast at Warkworth House Hotel @WarkworthHHotel we checked out and headed north to a place called Alnmouth, recommended by Eric the owner of the hotel as a lovely beach for me and good for Hum because there was parking right at the beach.

For your Humans, Alnmouth has been described as picture postcard perfect with with its colourful cottages. There is a lovely variety of restaurants, pubs, coffee shops, gift shops and a golf course for the humanfolk to enjoy. There is even a haunted hotel apparently what was featured on TV! We didn’t go there but headed straight for the beach.

The main attraction of Alnmouth is the beach; right on the doorstep of the village which attracts people from all over the Country! Well I can tell you it really was a lovely big beach with lots of sand and super great for a game of ball to start the day which is the best way possible for a little dog like me 🙂

After Alnmouth we set off south of Warkworth to Amble another place recommended to Hum – this time by Ian who does Hum’s garden at home! Thanks Ian ‘cos Amble turned out to be really rather interesting.

We found these wonderful little pod shops and 2 of them had stuff for dogs! Mick ran The Dog Pod, Canine Café!!!! How cool is that dog pals!!!! A café for US!!!! He did sell crepes for the humans but then had a fab dog menu of doggy cupcakes and biscuits and yummy stuff! I checked out the cupcakes but Mick recommended some biscuits which I must say were excellent!

He also told us the beach at Amble had recently got restrictions for dogs so he recommended the beach at a place called Druridge Bay Country Park.

We also visited Hazel in Urban Pooch which sold dog coats and leads and treats and toys! I chose a little toy and have decided Amble certainly is a super good place to visit apart from the beach 🙁

We went to see the long pier walk we could have done in Amble but it was quite windy so Hum decided we should head straight to Druridge Bay @SaveDruridge.

Druridge Bay Country Park comprises of three miles of beautiful beach and sand dunes, plus a large freshwater lake surrounded by woods and meadows.

Well it really was WONDERFUL! Had a super walk and then ANOTHER play on the lovely beach before hometime.

Sadly the visitor centre at Druridge Bay Country Park isn’t dog friendly but apart from that it would be a grand day out for you and your Humans and you could always pack a picnic…

So my dog pals, I can honestly tell you that Northumberland is a really good place for us four-legged folks to visit. Most of the beaches are dog friendly all year round and there are lots of dog friendly pubs, cafes and shops to visit and hotels to stay in. So why not pack up your belongings and have a great vacation next Bank Holiday!

Zuki

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