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The seven best dog friendly beaches in Suffolk and north Essex

PUBLISHED: 11:59 24 July 2017 | UPDATED: 12:09 24 July 2017

Which beaches can you take your four legged friends too? Picture: VETS NOW

Which beaches can you take your four legged friends too? Picture: VETS NOW

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Check out our list of dog friendly beaches so your four legged friend doesn’t have to miss out on the family outing.

Southwold beach is one of the safest dog friendly beaches in the UK. Picture: SIMON PARKER Southwold beach is one of the safest dog friendly beaches in the UK. Picture: SIMON PARKER

Southwold Pier

Southwold has been voted one of the best beaches to take your dog in the UK despite them being banned from April 1 and September 30.

The UK’s leading pet emergency service, Vet Now, has named Southwold Pier as one of the safest dog friendly beaches.

Corton Sands near Lowestoft is dog friendly. Picture: SIMON PARKER Corton Sands near Lowestoft is dog friendly. Picture: SIMON PARKER

Corton Sands beach

Let your dog run free and even get involved in a game of Frisbee on this friendly beach!

However, make sure your four legged friend stays hydrated in the heat.

Claremont Pier is one of the UK's safest dog friendly beaches according to Vet Now. Picture: CHRIS OPPERMAN Claremont Pier is one of the UK's safest dog friendly beaches according to Vet Now. Picture: CHRIS OPPERMAN

Claremont Pier

Vet Now has said Claremont Pier is also one of the best dog friendly beaches in the UK.

However, they are banned from certain areas of the beach from May 1 and September 30.

Let your dog run free on the beach at Walberswick. Picture: ARCHANT Let your dog run free on the beach at Walberswick. Picture: ARCHANT

Walberswick beach

With Walberswick beach being so close to the village your pooch can enjoy the local park, as well as the beach.

Heading to check out the shops might be a good idea if your dogs paws get too hot on the sand.

A day at Thorpeness beach means your dog can attend too! Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN A day at Thorpeness beach means your dog can attend too! Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

Thropeness beach

Thropeness beach is lined with colourful, quirky modern homes which make the area even more picturesque.

Enjoy your day by the sea, but make sure there are no jellyfishes lurking in the water to hurt your dog.

Dunwich beach welcomes dogs. Photo: ALISON CONNORS Dunwich beach welcomes dogs. Photo: ALISON CONNORS

Dunwich beach

Have hours of fun at Dunwich beach and make sure you treat yourself to an ice cream.

But as you tuck in make sure your dog isn’t snacking on seaweed, this can make your pet very ill.

Dogs have great days at beaches, but it is important we keep an eye out for any potential dangers. Picture: DAVID DE LOSSY Dogs have great days at beaches, but it is important we keep an eye out for any potential dangers. Picture: DAVID DE LOSSY

Mersea Stone beach

If you love searching for shells then this beach is perfect for you.

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