Dog Friendly Places in Blackpool

Dog Friendly Places in Blackpool

Here at Visit Fylde Coast we’re on a mission to find the dog friendly places in Blackpool. We’re looking for businesses – shops and cafes/pubs etc – that are dog friendly places where you can go with your pooch.

Many people like to take their dog with them when they go off day tripping and sightseeing. After all they’re part of your family and you love them. It’s nice to take them when you visit the town centre, or go for a walk on the seafront.

We know some of the dog friendly places in Blackpool and they’re listed on this page. There must be many more. Feel free to add your business along with whether all dogs are welcome on foot, small dogs are welcome which are carried, or you’d prefer them only in a dog pram.

BARK Blackpool

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BARK – the Blackpool Association for Responsible K9’s and their Humans is a new initiative. It’s working to make the town more dog friendly.

BARK Blackpool

BARK was founded by Blackpool Orders for Dog Control Action Group, Tower Dog Club, Friends of Stanley Park and Blackpool Council. The aim is to promote responsible dog ownership by owners and their pets throughout the Borough.

Find out lots of information on the PSPO (Public Space Protection Order) following the 2018 consultation for dogs in public places. Plus useful dog related facts and guidance. Join them on Facebook at this link.

Dog friendly places in and around Blackpool*:

– Beauchief Hotel, 48 King Edward Avenue.
Small fee of £2 per pet per night (no more than £8 per pet in any one stay) this money is donated to a local animal sanctuary.

A&B Christie Jewellers
Dog friendly environment with no restrictions – pretty much dog mad!

Albert’s Ale Micropub on Albert Rd accepts well behaved dogs in their cellar bar.

Big Woody’s Skate Shop 
370 Talbot Road, Blackpool, FY3 7AT, welcome dogs and their owners.

Blackpool Resort, have two pet friendly properties in their portfolio.
22 Raikes Parade, FY1 4EX, and Bromley Central, 1A Vance Road, FY1 4QD. Each property is a large family home which sleeps up to 11 people. Pets are welcome with a fee of just £20 for one pet, pets must be fully house trained.

– Blackpool Transport
Allow dogs on buses and the modern trams. You must have it on a lead for the whole of the journey. Dogs are not allowed on seats. Guide dogs or recognised assistance dogs travel free on both buses and trams. You can also buy a new 7 Day Rover ticket for your dog.

– Cafe Fresch 
In the outside seating area – water bowls available too

Carlton Hotel at North Promenade will make your furbaby as welcome during their stay as you are!

Dahlias Kitchen

– Debenhams
Is a dog friendly store, with a few sensible restrictions:
No dogs allowed in restaurant. (Except guide dogs).
No dogs in Toilets.
No large dogs/dogs on foot, apart from Guide dogs in store.
All dogs to be with handlers/owners at all time.
All small dogs to be carried.

Galleon Cafe, is very dog friendly according to Kathleen. She says ‘Breakfast there every morning on our visit to Blackpool. Always an extra sausage for our chihuahua’.

– Gynn pub

Hash Browns, Caunce Street, Layton

Heritage Trams – Well behaved dogs are welcome and free on Heritage Trams (but not the Great British Night Out). Dogs should be comfortable in a busy environment when travelling on Illuminations tours as they are all usually full. Doggies do have to buy a ticket on the modern trams.

Highlands Pub Queen’s Promenade, Bispham

– Maddison’s, Redbank Road, Bispham

– Mandarin Chinese Restaurant
Welcomes small dogs which will sit quietly under the table. Please no wet and sandy dogs 🙂

– Mojo’s Coffee Shop – Redbank Road, Bispham. Also provide water and snacks for dogs.

Party People
An office rather than a customer facing shop, but are pet friendly for employees. A Chocolate Labrador called Floof comes into work every day and has her own profile on the website!

– Pubs at South Shore – the Bloomfield, the Burlington, and the back room at the Dunes and Lane Ends.

– Pump and Truncheon Pub, Bonny Street
This is dog friendly throughout, with the only requirement being that dogs are on a lead.

– Raikes Hall Hotel and Public House, Liverpool Road, Blackpool, FY1 4HE
are super dog friendly!

– Rose and Crown, Corporation Street
Welcomes dogs on a lead in it’s extensive (up to 25 table) covered
outside area.

Skipton Building Society

Solaris cafe, New South Promenade

– StayBlackpool is the independent hoteliers group, they’ll be able to help you with dog friendly places to stay.

Sue’s Curiositea and Coffee Shop in Layton

– The Corona B&B, Clifton Drive Blackpool
Accept one small dog per room, approx 20kg, free of charge
Must book by phone otherwise a charge will be added to guests account on arrival of £20.00 per night per dog
The dog must be 12 months or older and fully house trained.

The Gynway Guesthouse, Dickson Road, Blackpool
Pet friendly, and don’t make a charge for your pets

The Hive coffee shop at 80-82 Church Street, Blackpool
Allows dogs and they have a water bowl too

Trafalgar Hotel – provide as much or as little as you need for your pet.

Trams. When you’re travelling about, don’t forget that dogs are welcome on both Heritage trams and the new trams too

Viva Blackpool allow dogs into the box office when booking tickets (but not into the venue unless it’s a pre-arranged private event)

– Viva, Vegas Bar & Grill – allow dogs on the terrace and in the bar area

– West Coast Choc Cafe, Birley Street
Dogs and their owners welcome in our large outside street cafe, but not inside.

– Winston’s on Highfield Road is also dog friendly.
Dogs are allowed in all gardens, floored areas of the restaurant and bar.

World Travel Lounge
All dogs, all sizes, with dog bowls for any thirsty canines (plus free hot and cold drinks for any thirsty humans!)

If you know of somewhere else that isn’t on this list please get in touch and tell us. We want to know of shops, public buildings, hotels and more. Just email

* these shops are believed to allow dogs at the time of publication. If in doubt please check first.

Dogs on Beaches in Blackpool

Along with most other UK seaside resorts, there is a dog ban in force on the main beaches of Blackpool during the summer season. It extends from 1 May to 30 September.

Find out more about dogs on beaches in Blackpool

Dog Friendly Fylde Coast

Around the other towns of the Fylde Coast there are a number of businesses who will allow you to come onto their premises with your dog. Are you new to the area? There’s more here about generally where you could head to if you’re visiting with a dog. Plus information about dogs on beaches.

Many people bring their dogs on holiday with them, and many local people prefer to take them with them when they go out for the day. After all you wouldn’t like being locked up all day with no access to a toilet, would you?

Don’t forget that Live Blackpool is part of Visit Fylde Coast. Check out our web pages for the other towns:

Dog friendly places in Fleetwood

Where you can take your dog in Cleveleys

Dog friendly places in St Annes

Where dogs are welcome in Lytham

Responsible Owners

The majority of dog owners are responsible and the average dog does much less damage in a shop than a wilful child could with an ice cream!

After all, carried or walking, most people will only take their dog onto commercial premises if they know it can be trusted. You just wouldn’t show yourself up if you dog is likely to do something it shouldn’t do in the middle of a shop.

Remember, there’s no such thing as a bad dog – only bad owners!

Benefits of being a Dog Friendly business

There are over 8 million dogs in the UK. That’s a considerable amount of pets – and a considerable number of owners who could all be spending money with your business.

Find out about the benefits of welcoming dogs into your business

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    Great to see businesses in Blackpool and beyond becoming more dog friendly. We tend to leave our dog with family when visiting due to the general dog unfriendliness in Blackpool. Businesses in Blackpool should follow the lead of areas like Cornwall where almost every cafe, shop or pub is dog friendly.

    Fingers crossed many more will join this list soon.

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      Blackpool appears to be the most dog unfriendly coastal resort in the country.

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    Blackpool town is very dog UNfriendly. There are not any cafes which allow dogs inside and we do not visit any more as it is too cold to sit outdoors in winter. Instead we visit St Annes or Lytham where our dog is made very welcome at numerous venues.

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      Absolutely right – can’t understand why Blackpool seems to buck the trend that most other resorts around the country are embracing – economic madness!

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      Shaws cafe allow dogs even offer them water. Food’s good too. It’s on Clifton St, just up from the town hall.

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    If you go to most coastal towns in the north, Scarborough, Whitby, Filey, Southport, Lytham St. Annes, Fleetwood there are LOADS of cafes / pubs & bars that welcome dogs with open arms – why is Blackpool so different? ?

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    The 4 seasons eatery in staining fy3 0ay
    The Lowery cafe coronation Street fy1 4pb
    Both welcome dogs of all shapes and sizes with a bowl of water and a sausage if the owners allow it 🙂

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    Fylde Water Gardens, Division Lane, FY4 5EA
    All dogs more than welcome on a lead. Fresh water bowl always provided and cleaned after each visitor. Owners leaving dogs in the car without adequate ventilation will be asked to leave 🙂

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    The staff in Wickes DIY super store absolutely insisted I took my dogs in last summer, rather than leave them in my van. They (the dogs) are also frequent visitors to Savoy Timber on Talbot Road.

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