Dog friendly holidays West Sussex

With miles of coastline and rolling countryside on your doorstep your pets will love holidays at Medmerry Park, almost as much you will!

Our quiet holiday park is popular choice for dog friendly holidays near the South Downs, with much of our accommodation suitable for well-behaved pets.

There are pet friendly options in our Luxury, Luxury Plus and Classic Chalet ranges, so the whole family can enjoy an unforgettable holiday on the South Downs.


Medmerry Park is pleased to support the Hearing Dogs Charity

There are 12 million people in the UK with hearing loss, with an estimated 1.2 million of these people being severely or profoundly deaf adults
Hearing Dog are the only charity in the UK that train and match hearing dogs with deaf adults and children, hugely impacting their lives. We provide dogs to assist deaf people, offering them emotional and practical support to help them leave loneliness behind and reconnect with life

In support of the incredible work that the Hearing Dog Charity does to support families, Medmerry will be making a donation for every pet booking

Dog friendly facilities on site

We know how important our dogs are to us so we do not expect you to leave them behind.

We have large, designated dog exercise fields allow your best friend to run freely – all we ask is that throughout the main Park dogs are kept on their leads.

The Medmerry Arms conservatory is a dog friendly area and we welcome the whole family to relax and enjoy a meal. (Please be aware on music nights the conservatory is not available).

Dog friendly beaches

There are many beaches in West Sussex that welcome your four-legged friends. There are four beaches close to our Holiday Park where dogs are allowed, although there are seasonal bans in place for part of the year for some of those highlighted here.

  • Bracklesham Bay: This is a mostly shingle beach, which becomes sandier towards the water’s edge. When the tide is out, a large, area of wet sand is exposed. Dogs are not allowed on a section of beach in front of the car park between May and September.
  • East Wittering Beach: East Wittering beach is typical of many beaches along England’s south coast with its shelving shingle and wooden groynes. As the tide goes out expansive sand flats are revealed - perfect for building sand castles and ball games! Dogs are restricted from certain areas of the beach from the end of May until September.
  • West Wittering Beach Located at the mouth of Chichester Harbour, West Wittering has an attractive sandy beach within a Site of Special Scientific Interest. It’s an ideal beach for sunbathing, paddling and watersports such as surfing, windsurfing and kite-surfing when conditions are right. Dogs are restricted from certain areas of the beach from the end of May until September.
  • West Wittering - East Head Beach This delightful sand dune spit on the eastern side of the entrance to Chichester Harbour is considered by many to be one of the best beaches in West Sussex. Here visitors will find a sandy beach, backed by dunes and salt marshes which provide a habitat for many rare species of plant and animal life. Dog restrictions are in place – please see local signage.
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The South Downs

The South Downs

The South Downs is a hugely popular region and is chosen by many as it’s a great place to exercise your dog, with miles of rolling hills and countyside that’s sure to set happy tails wagging!

There’s lots for them to explore including heathlands, forests, farmland and historical sites, as well as a number of dog-friendly pubs. Here’s a few places you won’t want to miss…

  • South Downs Way: The 100 miles (160 Km) long South Downs Way National Trail follows the old routes and droveways along the chalk escarpment and ridges of the South Downs. The undulating route provides a wonderful trip for long distance riders as well as walkers.
  • Amberley Museum and Heritage Centre: This 36-acre open-air site is dedicated to the industrial heritage of the south east. Exhibits include the telecommunications hall, electricity hall and working printshop.
  • Weald & Downland Open Air Museum: A very special place to wander amongst a fascinating collection of nearly 50 historic buildings, with period gardens, together with farm animals, woodland walks and lake.
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