Accepting dogs or not on the beach is regulated both by the municipal ordinances of each city council and by the Coastal Law (Law 22/1988, of July 28).
But it is always possible to find quiet beaches, beaches located in quiet areas where authorities are usually more permissive. In addition to taking advantage of the early hours of the morning and the late hours of the afternoon, it is important to check that we do not bother anyone and avoid the more crowded beaches.
Thus, in Spain it is possible to mention some beaches with the poster of “dogs welcome”:
Pet friendly beaches in ANDALUSIA:
PETS ARE PROHIBITED ON ALL BEACHES IN ANDALUSIA, AS PER A NEW REGULATION OF THE JUNTA DE ANDALUCÍA PER JULY 2015.
This includes the beaches which were pet friendly up until that time! These are some of the beaches that used to be pet friendly in Andalusia:
Pet friendly beaches in BARCELONA:
Pet friendly beaches on the COSTA BRAVA:
Pet friendly beaches on the COSTA DORADA:
Pet friendly beaches in CASTELLÓN:
Pet friendly beaches in VALENCIA:
Pet friendly beaches in ALICANTE:
Pet friendly beaches in GALICIA:
Pet friendly beaches in CANARY ISLANDS:
Pet friendly beaches in CANTABRIA:
Pet friendly beaches in MURCIA:
Pet friendly beaches in BALEARIC ISLANDS:
Pets are also not allowed on the majority of beaches in Italy. But we can mention a few exceptions to the rule:
Piombino (LI): near the slaughter house in the direction of Montevento.
Spiaggia Lunga (LI): just 100 meters from the famous Cala Moresca.
Baratti (LI): a small beach between Perla del Golfo and Il Pozzino.
Canaletto Beach: a small beach between Villa Freschi and Villa Hermite.
Perelli (LI): a 100 meter long beach of Porto di Torre and Follonica.
Marina di Grosseto (GR): in the direction of Castiglione della Pescaia the second parking lot on your left, there is a nice clean beach for wind surfers and dogs.
In France there are no general regulations for dogs on the beach; each town can decide whether to accept pets or not. However, the majority of beaches do not allow dogs. We do not have a detailed list of the dog friendly beaches at the moment. We hope to compile a list of these beaches in the future!
If you have any information on dog friendly beaches, we would love to know! Your help is appreciated very much!