Top 10 Dog-Friendly Beaches in Andalusia

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Everyone loves going to the beach with their dog and playing with them in the sand and thewater but not every beach is suitable for dogs. This is why were giving you the 10 dog-friendly beaches in Andalusia.

First thing you have to know is that in June 2015 the Junta de Andalucia made a law that cites that dogs are prohibited to go to the beach during the high season. The high season is from June 1st until September 30th. However the beaches where the water is not suitable for swimming are always open for dogs. If you go to the beach you must always have their documentation and passport with you because sometimes polive do random checks.

Here you can read everything about possible vaccinations that your dogs have to get before coming to Andalusia.

Beach of La Araña

Picture of dog-friendly beach La Arana
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This dog-friendly beach is 500 meters long and 25 meters wide. It’s open to dogs all year round. This beach is on the east side of the centre of Malaga and is easy to get to by bus. On this beach, you can find all sorts of facilities. For instance, a surveillance service, cleaning service, parking, and restaurants. It is perfect for a sunny day with your dog.

Beach of Torre del Mar

Picture of dog-friendly Beach Torre Del Mar
Photo from https://www.marbesol.com/en/malaga-guide/torre-del-mar

This beach is one of the most dog-friendly beaches in Andalusia. It has a dog potty area and plenty of stuff for your dog to play with. This beach is suitable for your pet all year round because the water is rather shallow.

Beach of El Castillo

Picture of dog-friendly beach El Castillo
Photo from https://www.hellocanaryislands.com/beaches/fuerteventura/el-castillo-beach/

This beach is open all year round. It is easy to get here by car, as it is only a 10-minute drive from Fuengirola. However, there is a catch! In some parts of the beach, dogs are not allowed to enter now. More specifically, this concerns the area near Mijas.

Beach of La Rana

Picture of dog-friendly beach La Rana
Photo from https://www.redcanina.es/playa-la-rana-para-perros-en-adra/

This beach allows dogs all year round because it is not suitable for swimming. It’s located in Almeria, just outside of the city center of Adra. This is a quiet location because it doesn’t attract many tourists.

Beach of El Cable

Picture of beach of el cable
Photo from https://malagabeaches.com/marbella-beaches/el-cable-beach/

This dog-friendly beach is also known as ‘PlayaCan’ which actually means ‘Dog Beach’, knowing this you can be 100% sure that it’s dog-friendly. This beach is a small part of the beach Playa del Poniente, but it’s the only part of the beach where dogs are welcome in the summer.

Beach of Camposoto

Picture of Beach de Camposoto
Photo from https://www.tudestino.travel/andalusia/province-of-cadiz/san-fernando-en/tip/beaches/playa-de-camposoto/

This beach has just changed its rules, dogs are finally welcome here. However, you have to keep your dog on a leash at all-time. This beach is accesible by walking on a beautiful path, where your dog can surely enjoy himself! This is also the last beach that allows dogs all year round!

Beaches of Barbate

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This beach allows dogs but not during the highseason! So from October 1st until May 31st you can go there whenever you want! This beach has a beautiful view and is located in Cadiz.

Beaches of Rota

Photo from https://www.ruralidays.co.uk/travel/beaches/best-beaches-in-cadiz/

This beach is a whopping 16 kilometres long! During low and mid season you could really enjoy some nice long walks with your dog. It has some of the most beautiful dog-friendly beaches in Cadiz.

Beaches of Chipiona

Photo from https://www.tudestino.travel/andalusia/province-of-cadiz/chipiona-en/guide/beaches-in-chipiona/

Chipiona consists of multiple beautiful beaches that welcome dogs from November 2nd until February 27th. This is also a great place to go on a long walk with your dog along the beach.

Beaches of Vejer de la Frontera

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This last beach is really beautiful because it’s also a nature reserve! Sadly it’s only open for dogs during winter, but it’s still worth visiting. Playa del Palmar is the only beach of all of the Beaches of Vejer de la Frontera that welcomes the dogs.

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