Blue Anchor, Somerset
A little seaside village on the Somerset coast, with a long stretch of sand and a backdrop of hills and fields; it's the sort of place that people come to just to spend time by the sea, to find somewhere to sit and watch the world go by, and families come here to play on the beach. There’s a campsite, a few shops, and a couple of pubs that are family and dog friendly; the Smugglers Inn is popular but if you're not one for pubs go to the Driftwood Cafe on the bay. It’s a great one for bringing your pet pooch to because there aren’t any restrictions for dogs on the beach so you can run along the sands, have a paddle, and play fetch to your heart’s content. The West Somerset Railway stops here, hop on board for a leisurely ride through the country on an old-fashioned steam train; go to Dunster or Minehead and back.