Dog friendly holidays in Essex

Here at Homestead Lake Park we know that pets are part of the family and understand how hard it can be to leave them with friends, family or in kennels when you go on holiday. That’s why our park is pet friendly – so you can bring your four-legged friends along with you! After all, why should they miss out on all the fun? Dogs need a break too!

Space to roam, run and explore!

Homestead Lake Park benefits from a quiet, rural setting and enjoy a feeling or space and openness. So, your pets will have plenty of space to stretch their legs and make the most of the countryside surroundings.

Many of the attractions, pubs and amenities nearby also welcome pets, so you won’t have to leave your companions out in the cold when you go out and about on your travels…

Dog friendly beaches

If you really want to let your dog run free then why not enjoy a walk on one of the stretches of beach nearby? There’s nearly 20 beaches nearby where dogs are permitted but here’s 5 of our favourites that welcome dogs year-round:

  • The Naze, near Walton-on-the-Naze, 9 miles away: Enjoy a walk with your dog on this long and peaceful stretch of the sand that runs along this rugged peninsula. It’s also a great spot for fossil hunting!
  • Mersea Stone, Mersea Island, 18 miles away: Head over to nearby Mersea Island and visit Mersea Stone beach on the easternmost tip of the island. The beach is the landing point for the foot ferry to St Osyth and Brightlighsea so is easily reached from either of these.
  • Irlam’s Beach, Dovercourt, 11 miles away: Whilst Dovercourt Bay in Harwich is a popular spot, Irlam’s beach just along the coast is virtually unknown. Backed by dunes and marshes this is a quiet spot to relax and take in the views across the sea towards the docks up the coast.
  • Wrabness Beach, Wrabness, 10 miles away: Wrabness is located on the Stour Estuary between Manningtree and Harwich. It is probably best known for the nature reserve with its woodland and marshes on the edge of the estuary. Wrabness beach itself is a good sized stretch of sand backed by an array of beach huts and chalets on stilts.
  • West Mersea Beach, Mersea Island, 18 miles away: This south facing sand and shingle beach looks out over the Blackwater Estuary from Mersea Island. It’s a great spot for long bracing walks with your canine companions!

We welcome responsible dogs and owners

Here at our Essex touring park we welcome well-behaved pets and responsible owners. All our touring and camping pitches are dog friendly.

We allow a maximum of 2 dogs per booking but request that all dogs be kept on leads at all times – and must be cleaned up after. There is an extra charge of £2 per dog per night.

We also ask owners to be mindful of other guests. Dogs that are excessively noisy, display aggressive behaviour, and owners who neglect cleaning up after their pets may be reminded of their obligations to our other guests and to the park.

We do reserve the right to refuse customers or ask them leave our park should their behaviour disrupt the tranquillity of the park and/or prove a nuisance to other guests.