This dog friendly, pebble beach is a popular starting point on the Blakeney Point Coastal walk.
In the middle of a heat wave in September 2016, Cley beach offered us respite; the cool breeze coming in from the North Sea was heavenly.
Although Elsa is an adventurer, she doesn’t have the stamina for very long walks (especially in the heat) so we simply enjoyed a gentle afternoon stroll along the beach.
Ever the social butterfly, Elsa made some friends along the way…
Elsa was a bit unsure about the new texture of the beach, but the pebbles were very smooth and she soon got the hang of walking on them. One huge benefit for us was that she didn’t get absolutely covered in sand!
It was early evening and quite busy; there were children, dogs, fishermen and swimmers all enjoying the beautiful afternoon.
The beach was very clean and Elsa enjoyed having a good sniff around!
Elsa discovered that the tyre tracks had compacted the pebbles, making the surface of the track easier to walk on and she happily followed this path up and down the beach.
This black beauty took quite a shine to Elsa and followed us on our walk.
When Elsa decided that she’d had enough, we headed back to our ‘home away from home’ the beautiful Barn Owl Cottage in Upper Sheringham.
I’m sure most dog owners will agree that you can’t beat a good walk on the beach, and this was one of the most enjoyable seaside experiences that we have had with Elsa; all the fun with none of the sandy mess!
- Cley Beach has a large car park which is operated by the National Trust
Cley Next-the-Sea Beach
Beach Rd, Holt NR25