5 tips for glamping with your dog in 2024

January 2024

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Looking to treat that special someone in your life? Indulge in the ultimate bonding experience for you and your four legged friend. They'll love curling up beside the cosy stove in your shepherd's hut, or chasing their tails along the coastal paths while you enjoy the luxurious comfort of glamping and the serenity of nature.

At Beaucette, we welcome canine companions whether you are staying on our campsite or in Sark, our dog-friendly shepherd hut. If you're coming to stay with your dog, don’t forget to let us know so that we are expecting them.  

Meanwhile, human guests can unwind in our brand new, Plankbridge shepherd huts. Each is named after one of the islands it looks onto: Herm, Alderney, Sark and Jethou and is lovingly furnished with a king size bed, ensuite shower room and fully-fitted kitchen, including oven and fridge freezer.  All the huts are fully-heated and each also has a wood-burning stove to toast chilly toes (and paws) after wintry walks.

It’s the perfect base for you and your pooch to explore the island’s northern tip, with its winding coastal paths, sweeping bays and charming fishing harbour, Bordeaux. You really can explore straight from the door of your accommodation. Discover unspoilt fortresses and panoramic views across golden sands, spotting birds swooping at the water’s edge as you go. 

It's time to take your dog on holiday, because it's not just humans that deserve a treat! 

Here are our top five tips for glamping with your dog in Guernsey.

  1. If you are travelling by car, you can bring your dog by ferry at no extra cost. Whilst your canine companion must remain in the car during the crossing, you are permitted to visit them during the short journey. If you are travelling on foot, your pet must be an RSPCA approved carrier and the cost is £20 return. The good news is that there is no need for a pet passport.

  2. There are miles of golden sandy beaches to enjoy with your dog once you arrive on Guernsey. All beaches are dog-friendly however, if you are visiting during the Summer months, you must pay attention to the beach signs, as some beaches do have restrictions in the height of the season.

  3. Whilst we do provide some home comforts for your pampered pooch, it’s always a good idea to bring familiar items like toys and a favourite blanket to make them feel at home. We all like to be in a home from home when we are away on holiday.

  4. Don’t forget to bring a lead. Between 1st October and 30th April, dogs can be exercised on the beach at any time and you do not need to use a lead. Between 1st May and 30th September, dogs must be kept on a lead on all beaches.

  5. Bring the doggy bags. Guernsey is a beautiful island with pristine beaches and paths to enjoy. There are steep fines for those that don’t pick up after their animals however, so please pick up after your dog. Fines can be up to £500.