A beach in the North East known for its “mighty swathe” of soft sand has been revealed among the best in the UK that are dog-friendly.

Bamburgh Beach near Alnwick in Northumberland featured in one of The Guardian’s latest travel guides by author Lotte Gross and was praised for having “ample space for dogs to run – even in the height of summer”.

Some beaches across the region have strict rules imposed throughout the warmer months of the year, which means your furry pals aren’t always welcome to paddle during peak season.

But not at Bamburgh, where there’s also plenty of grassy dunes for your dogs to explore.

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The Guardian commented: “The author of a new guide to dog-friendly days out selects ideal beaches for dog walkers year-round – plus places to stay nearby.”

You can see all the best dog-friendly beaches in the UK here.

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Lottie wrote: “Stretching from Budle Water at its northern point to the town of Seahouses in the south, Bamburgh Beach is a mighty swathe of soft sand, backed by an imposing castle.

“There’s ample space for dogs to run – even in the height of summer – and grassy dunes to explore, but dog-owners should be mindful of the presence of adders in warmer weather.”

If you’re looking for somewhere to stay after a relaxing day of paddling and don’t fancy travelling back home, Lottie recommends Brunton House & Cottages.

Just look how glorious the path to Bamburgh Beach is when in full bloomJust look how glorious the path to Bamburgh Beach is when in full bloom (Image: Tripadvisor)

Here you will find a large house and several cottages to rent – you can even stay over with one or two dogs.

On Tripadvisor, Bamburgh Beach has a rating of 5/5 from 296 reviews, with dog owners leaving an abundance of positive feedback.

Someone posted: “Absolutely fabulous beach with the most stunning back drop. Picture soft golden sand, grand castle in the background, islands in the foreground, quiet and peaceful, non commercial but conveniences 5 mins walk, child friendly and dog friendly! What more could you ask for (warm water? No place is perfect!)

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Another added: “Beautiful, dog friendly beach. Miles and miles of Sandy walks with Bamburgh Castle visible all the way. There are plenty of places to eat and drink in Bamburgh or Seahouses (if you decide to walk there).”

This visitor also wrote: “Seriously the best beach in the UK. 8 miles of flat white sand. Dunes to run into. Rock pools. Crystal clear water. Dog friendly and clean as a whistle. Beautiful views of the castle. Free parking. A great kids play area near the castle.

"Cricket being played on the pitch behind the beach. Pavillion selling teas and cream cakes. Bamburgh butchers sells the best sausage rolls and scotch eggs. And a fabulous ice cream shop. Clean toilets nearby too. We even had some sun. What's not to like?”