Durdle Door with a dog

Last weekend we jumped in the car with Beau and decided to go the beach. On beautiful sunny days we have the luxury of being only half an hour from a stunning beach. Except, life with a dog means you need to do a little more research when making a day trip. Our favourite beach doesn’t allow dogs during specific months, so a quick Google and we were soon heading to Durdle Door with a dog and a very excited boy.

Dog in car

Our journey to Durdle Door took us across the Poole chain link ferry and via the grounds which become the home to Camp Bestival next month. It really is a stunning part of Dorset and one I highly recommend you visit if you ever find yourself this way.

Durdle Door and a dog

View at Durdle Door

As we arrived Clara and I decided it would be the day we let Beau off his lead for the first time. He had just finished all his vaccinations and we were keen to start working on his recall. But first we had to walk down a steep hill and many steps to get to the beach. M and Clara reached the bottom of the steps first, with ease. My journey down took a lot longer as every single person that passed Beau wanted to pet him. Which was lovely that they thought he was so cute, but many didn’t recognise that he is actually very nervous of adults and several times I had to stop him leaping towards the cliff edge.

Durdle Door Dorset

Once on the beach I took a deep breath, looked at Clara and let Beau off his lead. He was free and loved every single moment. His recall was good and we only had one anxious moment when he decided to race off to play with a passing Cocker Spaniel.

Durdle Door Beach

smiles at Durdle Door

smiles Durdle Door

Whilst Beau played, M filled his beach bucket with pebbles and danced over the stones. It was lovely to sit back and watch my little family. Moments like this are what I managed I’d enjoy many years ago when I used to think about the family I would create.

beach smiles

After a couple of hours we headed back to the top for a quick snack and some Pokemon Go. M managed to catch an Onix, which he has been desperate to catch since the game came out. I was so pleased for him, despite him reminding me every day that I am yet to catch one.

I am looking forward to exploring more on our return to Durdle Door in the Summer. It’s great to know it’s a beach we can take Beau on all year round.

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This Post Has 13 Comments

  1. Michelle Twin Mum Reply

    OK, I’m putting this on my hit list. We’ll be staying in Poole in July (as we do every year) and I can’t believe I’ve never been here especially when I lived in Bournemouth/ Wallisodwn for 4 years!

  2. Wave to Mummy Reply

    Wow this looks absolutely stunning! I’ve wanted to visit Durdle Door for donkeys now, but alas, we rarely visit on that side of the country as it is just so far from us. Looks gorgeous and like a fun day out! #countrykids

  3. Coombe Mill (Fiona) Reply

    I know many of our beaches are not dog friendly in the summer months so you were wise to do your research first. Beau does look adorable and quite the family pet. Looks like letting him run free was a great success and wow to the stunning views of Durdle Door. A great beach to have close to you. I can see many enjoyable summer days spent here now for you all.

    Thank you for sharing with me on #CountryKids

  4. Emma Tustian Reply

    Obviously Beau’s training’s been going well. Love the photos. We popped to Lulworth a couple of years ago while on holidays and it’s certainly a lovely area. #countrykids

  5. Merlinda Little Reply

    What a picturesque place! Your photos are so lovely and looks like you had so much fun! #countrykids

  6. over40andamumtoone Reply

    That’s been on my list of places to visit for as long as I can remember. Really need to sort a few days away down in that part of the world this summer #CountryKids

  7. Aly Reply

    Beau is so cute! We’re looking forward to going to a beach in the holidays to play Pokemon Go.We’ve only got to get the 26 Unknowns to finish our Pokedex, excluding legendaries and regionals.

  8. Louise George Reply

    How lovely to live near to somewhere so beautiful. Glad Beau enjoyed his trip to the beach and looks like you all did too! 🙂 #countrykids

  9. Helena “TheQueenofCollage” Ash Reply

    This looks like a great day out and it’s no wonder every geography teacher wants to go there with their students. #CountryKids

  10. MudpieFridays Reply

    We have visited this beach and love it although it was a long time ago!! Beau is so cute, we don’t have a dog so I didn’t realise you need to check the beaches out first. Glad you found a good one. #CountryKids

  11. Cheryl Reply

    Oh too cute!!! Not surprised everyone wanted to make friends. One of our dogs is nervous around adults too. All the beaches along there are fabulous to visit. My eldest is off for a school trip there, soon. #CountryKids

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