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The best dog-friendly holiday parks for static caravan owners

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Dog owners: we’ve all been there before a holiday. The admin is all done, you’re getting ready to set off, and the last thing you need to do is say bye to the furry one in the family. 

But caravan owners said bye to saying bye ever since they bought a dog-friendly holiday home of their own! And you can too by purchasing a caravan at a park that looks after your dog’s needs just as well as your own. 

In this article, we’ll take you through why owning a static caravan is great for you and your dog and highlight the holiday parks that are perfect for your pooch to enjoy with you as an owner.

Already a dog owner? Here’s why you’ll love being a caravan owner too!

Already a dog owner? Here’s why you’ll love being a caravan owner too!
Enjoy quality time on the beach

At Haven, we passionately believe that memories that last a lifetime should include all the family. With a whole host of dog-friendly holiday parks available with settings that are the stuff of doggy dreams, these dreams are made a reality as and when you choose your very own change of scenery. 

Here’s what to expect as an owner at our holiday parks: 

  • A hassle-free getaway spot for you, your family and your furry friend 

  • A holiday home that’s a second base for both humans and hounds 

  • Beautiful settings that are waiting to be enjoyed on two (and four!) legs 

  • Nearby places to explore and experience together 

  • A welcoming community of owners that can become friends that last a lifetime 

Dawn, one of our owners at Lakeland Holiday Park, sums the dog-caravan owner experience up perfectly: ‘As soon as we get to Lakeland, we let the dog out. Where we are is great as we’re next to woods, so we take him for a walk around all the beautiful scenery.’ 

Let’s take you through some of our other best holiday parks to buy one of our caravans for sale at if you're a dog owner.

Kent Coast, Kent

Kent Coast, Kent
The Bark Yard is just one of the wonderful places to exercise your dog at Kent Coast

Kent Coast has been the recipient of some serious investment in recent years, making this holiday park on Kent’s Hoo Peninsula one of our first picks for prospective owners with dogs. We’ve added a magnificent Bark Yard to our offering here, giving your furry friend an assault course they’ll want to tackle every time you return to your own home. 

Beyond the magnificent state-of-the-art Marina Bar and Lounge, dog-friendly restaurant terrace, awesome Adventure Village and the UK’s first walk-through Burger King, the surroundings at Kent Coast are simply spectacular. As an owner, you’ll never grow tired of the walks along the estuary with your dog. With the park in such close proximity to London, it’s a practical place to own as well as a much-needed escape for a breath of fresh air with your furry friend. Check out the new development at Kent Coast.

Caister-on-Sea, Norfolk

Caister-on-Sea, Norfolk

Caister-on-Sea quite literally set the scene for caravan holidays as the UK’s first ever holiday park, and it has successfully reinvented itself over the years to keep holidaymakers and a community of owners satisfied every time they set foot here. Sitting north of Great Yarmouth, Caister is located right along the coast, making it a dog-friendly adventure every time. 

There is no shortage of dog owners here, given the dog-friendly beach just steps away from the holiday homes. The sand gives you direct access to famous Great Yarmouth, complete with an array of experiences for the furry one alongside the family. An on-park Bark Yard adds to the fun, along with all the owner facilities you’d expect from a Haven holiday park, including an exclusive lounge and owners-only swimming times.

Craig Tara, Scotland

Craig Tara, Scotland

A real gem on the Scottish west coast, Craig Tara is a beautiful second base for you, your family and the dog. With an abundance of walks that take you the 50-minute stroll north to iconic Ayr, Craig Tara has enough to occupy your canine whilst you enjoy the lifestyle of an owner. Splashaway Bay, one of the country’s premier water parks is on site alongside the Bay Owners’ Club, which comes complete with a sauna, steam room, gym, spa bath and indoor pool for a great time, every time. The new Electric Brae development is the icing on the cake. These new pitches are in a prime position on park and are waiting to welcome prospective owners.

Exclusive to owners: Far Grange, Yorkshire

Exclusive to owners: Far Grange, Yorkshire

As an exclusive owners-only park, the quality of Far Grange speaks for itself. As a dog owner, you’ll enjoy the surroundings of the park without the presence of holidaymakers, creating a special community vibe. There’s an indoor pool, steam room, golf course and fishing lake, and with a dog-walking area joining the coastal backdrop, the ingredients for a dog-friendly second home are all there. Less really is more here, and you’ll love it!

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No site fees until 2031 when you Let2offset. Terms apply.

Golden Sands, Lincolnshire

Golden Sands, Lincolnshire

Golden Sands does exactly what it says on the tin. A sandy beach is yours to explore throughout the year and is one the best places near any Haven holiday park for a dog walk and breath of fresh sea air. Also home to a Bark Yard, Golden Sands is just a 5-minute drive or 25-minute walk away from Mablethorpe, one of the UK’s most underrated seaside towns. This whole area is full of gems that are appreciated in full by second homeowners, and you can become one of them with our range of caravans for sale in this special part of the Lincolnshire coast. Golden Sands has also added new pitches at Chestnut Way, a fresh community steps from the sand.

Hafan y Mor, North Wales

Hafan y Mor, North Wales

Hafan y Mor's setting on the stunning Cardigan Bay, just outside of Pwllheli, is the truest form of an escape from the hustle and bustle. With dog-friendly sands just a short stroll from owner areas, you and your furry friend can admire the unique combination of coastline and mountainous scenery that this part of North Wales offers. Despite its position in one of the UK’s most sparsely populated areas, Hafan y Mor is full of facilities on park. An owners’ lounge and gym are joined by an incredible indoor pool that never gets old, a range of places to eat and drink and an Adventure Village - with Bark Yard - that’s cooly kitted out. Take advantage of Hafan’s brand-new pitches and set yourself up for the dream lifestyle as an owner.

Orchards, Essex

Orchards, Essex

Essex’s Point Clear peninsula is home to Orchards, a holiday village that’s an idyllic setting to own a caravan with a dog by your side. The walks along Brightlingsea Bay are simply stunning here, with a beach to explore and a footpath that takes you the whole way up to Clacton-on-Sea, you’ll never tire of things to do with the furry one. Well-connected to the wider Essex area, Orchards has its own area for owners and exclusive facilities that include a lounge, gym and outdoor pool, and your furry friend is more than welcome on the Mash and Barrel restaurant terrace.

Cleethorpes Beach, Lincolnshire

Cleethorpes Beach, Lincolnshire
Put your dog through a spot of agility training

Cleethorpes Beach sits neatly alongside the Lincolnshire seaside, south of Cleethorpes and the historic town of Grimsby. The North Sea view is enough to entice anyone, and it can be yours as and when you please by becoming an owner here. The dog-friendly beach is your gateway to great memories here, and there are an abundance of walks in the area that take full advantage of the Lincolnshire countryside. With an owners-only entertainment venue, gym, lounge and fishing lake, the good life is yours to enjoy at this terrific holiday park.

Important information

Let2offset - make no site fee payments until 2031

Let2offset is a contractual lettings product that offers eligible owners a guaranteed letting income at a preferential rate (calculated each year) in exchange for a stipulated number of letting breaks. It also allows eligible owners to pay their site fees and receive their letting income in 12 equal monthly instalments; the monthly site fee amount charged by Haven will be after deduction of the letting income.

‘Make no site fee payments when using Let2offset until 2031’ is available at 33 Haven parks excluding Burnham, Cardigan View, Far Grange, Garreg Wen, Lydstep Beach, Riviere Sands and Seaview.  The letting income received will vary by make, model and location. The monthly site fee payment does not include running costs e.g. utilities, rates & insurance.

“Make no site fee payments when using Let2offset until 2031” is applicable to new and existing customer purchases of new Atlas Sahara 3 Bed or equivalent or superior grade holiday home purchases made through Haven where customers have also signed up to Haven’s Let2offset contract. It is not applicable to private sales and cannot be used in conjunction with our free Site Fee promotion.  It is available across 40% of eligible Parks and applies when letting a new Atlas Sahara 3 Bed holiday home (or equivalent or superior grade for 15 weeks.

An example of how “Make no site fee payments when using Let2offset until 2031” operates under Let2offset is the purchase of an Atlas Sahara 3 Bed holiday home at Primrose Valley with a monthly site fee of £585.00 (includes purchasing discount of £45) and monthly letting income of £803.67. The monthly difference equates to £218.67, which will be credited to the owner's account. Both letting income and site fees are subject to yearly pricing reviews and the monthly site fee costs and letting income shown in the example are based on 2024 figures.

Modelled assumptions on expected annual site fee and letting income charges over the 7-year lettable life of the Atlas Sahara 3 Bed indicate that under Let2offset it is anticipated that these customers will continue to receive a monthly credit during this period, however, this is not guaranteed. The modelled assumptions are based on the historical performance of Haven over the past 5 years of trading.

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Park cannot be used as a permanent residence. Haven Leisure Ltd is registered in England (No. 01968698) and is a FCA appointed representative of Bourne Leisure Limited (t/a Haven). Bourne Leisure Ltd is registered in England (No. 04011660) and is authorised and regulated by the FCA (Financial Services Register No. 312847) as a credit broker and insurance distributor. Registered office: One Park Lane, Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, HP2 4YL. We may receive commission from the finance provider if you enter into an agreement with them.

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