Dogs on Holiday on Suffolk and Stay at The Wood Store

Dogs are welcome to stay at The Wood Store

Dont hesitate to bring your dog on holiday when you come to Suffolk. Stay and all you need bring is your dog bed, favourite blanket, towel, food, food/water bowls and toys!

Being mindful of all of our guests, we ask that your dog doesn’t sit on the sofa nor sleep on the bed!

Sometimes it can be muddy, we have a tap outside Keep Cottage for you to use.

Both of our local pubs the Kings Head and The Jolly Sailor are dog friendly as is part of the Crown and Castle should you want to eat supper there, (we would recommend you book as the tables are limited).


Great Walks

Its worth noting, that notices are around, as there are some restrictions between Spring and Summer. Also around nesting birds and where the seals are. Remember if your dog is happy on holiday then so will you!


The following suggestions have NO restrictions:

Right out of The Wood Store and then right!

Walk along for about 2 miles and you will come to Butley Creek. On the way you will pass the Smokery and lobster pots. If you dont fancy going all the way to the creek there are two lanes on the left that will take you to the river wall where you can walk along the Ness.

Tunstall Forest

In my opinion the its best to take the car, its quite a walk. Go out of the village and take the left at the cross roads then take the first right toward Tunstall. You will find parking on both sides of the road. Once in the forest you can walk for a good couple of hours, you wont see a car and during the week very few people. At weekends you do need to be mindful of cyclists. They generally stick to the off road tracks – so dont present much of a problem unless your dog enjoys chasing cyclists!

Orford Sea Wall

Its possible to get on to the sea wall from the Quay, you can walk left or right both are fabulous walks.

Rusty the Border Terrier on Holiday
Rusty the Border Terrier on Holiday


Park at the Pay and Display car park on Thorpe Road by the beach (IP16 4NR) and start your walk on the beach front. You can go as far as Thorpeness, passing the Maggi Hambling statue of the Oyster Art and Artists in Suffolk  . If you come back via the town centre Aldeburgh fish and chips are lovely especially eaten on the sea wall looking out!

Shingle St

This is a pebble beach another one of our favourites. Remember to take a sandwich and drink as its beautifully desolate.

Blackshore, Southwold

A place to visit at both low and high tide, you will have plenty to see here including the lighthouse.



Covehithe Beach

You will need to park up by the church for this walk as you cant get so close by car. Its a magnificent sandy beach which stretches for miles. if you are looking for somewhere to shake away the cobwebs this is the place.

Covehithe beach
Covehithe beach


Corton Sands Lowestoft

This is England’s most easterly point, so it can be quite windy! Its great fun with some lovely stretches.


Also see 7 great dog walk blog: 7 Great Dog Walks

If you havent taken your dog away on holiday before this is worth a read: Thinking of Taking your Dog on Holiday?

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