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Dog ownership tips 04.11.2021

Holiday with dog Baltic Sea - these tips you should know in advance!

Johann by Johann, Johann has been a dog dad since 2018 and a dog fan since 1986.

Holiday with dog at the Baltic Sea - these tips you should know in advance!

A holiday at the Baltic Sea is treated as an open insider tip among dog owners.

Dog lovers love the fine sandy beaches and the crystal clear water of the Baltic Sea coast.

So that the next holiday with your fur nose will be unforgettable, we tell you the most beautiful spots and the most important tips for dog owners.

Dog beach at the Baltic Sea with top marks

Along the Baltic Sea coast you will find countless beach sections where dogs are allowed. Sometimes, however, unpleasant surprises await. Overcrowded and unclean beaches or steep water accesses please neither the dog nor his companions.


We have tested numerous beaches at the Baltic Sea for dog suitability. Here come our Top 7 for you and your fur nose

1st place: Kellenhusen beach

Wonderful extensive beach section where leashes are not compulsory. A beach chair rental is available. There are stands with pizza and ice cream for your physical well-being. One of the few dog beaches with sanitary facilities.

Place 2: Beach Göhren / Rügen

Fine sandy dream beach with crystal clear water. Beach chairs, restaurant and toilets are available. Your furry nose can romp around without a leash.

3rd place: Scharbeutz beach

Clean dog beach without leash obligation with shallowly sloping water. Beach chairs are available for dog owners.

Place 4: Hohwacht beach

Well signposted beach area with nearby car park and fish snack bar.

Dog waste bags are available free of charge. Beach chairs and sanitary facilities are also available.

5th place: Lubmin beach

1.5 km long and very wide dog beach. Natural with a small forest. A parking lot with costs is next to the beach.

6th place: Ueckermünde beach

Extensive, fine sandy section with a few shady spots. The access to the water is very shallow, therefore ideal for small dogs.

7th place: Zingst beach

Very natural beach with clean water and shallow access. The dog area is far outside, so it is not overcrowded. However, leashes are compulsory.

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Important tips for a holiday with your dog at the Baltic Sea

So that you can enjoy a wonderful vacation at the Baltic Sea, we have arranged the most important tips for you

  • In order to protect nature, dogs are not allowed in the area of the dunes.
  • On the Baltic Sea coast it is generally compulsory to keep your dog on a leash. Areas that are exempt from this are signposted.
  • There is a fine for not removing dog excrement. Therefore do not forget the dog bags
  • Salt water can cause vomiting in dogs. Make sure that your furry nose does not swallow too much sea water.
  • Be careful on very hot days. The sand can cause burns on the sensitive dog paws.
  • Pay attention to the signs on which stands dogs are allowed.
  • Do not forget the water for your four-legged friend when visiting the beach

Dog friendly accommodations at the Baltic Sea

For dogs, staying in a holiday apartment is usually less stressful than staying in a hotel. Many holiday apartments even have a small outdoor area with a lawn. Dog-friendly landlords often provide a dog bed, bowls or towels for the four-legged friend.

It's best to check beforehand what you need to bring with you.

We've found unique dog-friendly domiciles for you:

Probably the most dog-friendly hotel on the entire Baltic Sea is the Hotel Grand in Ahrenshoop, located directly on the beach. Dogs enjoy a special luxury here.

Your four-legged friend receives a cuddly blanket as a welcome gift. Yes, it may be taken home. Also bowls, a dog bathrobe and treats are ready. Breakfast may be taken together, because in the Hotel Grand dogs are welcome in the restaurants.

Open the hotel window and breathe in the beach air. This is possible for you and your four-legged companion at the unconventional Hotel Bretterbude in Heiligenhafen.

In this dog-friendly hotel at the Baltic Sea you can stay in rooms with a special style, in a holiday apartment or a construction trailer.

The Haus am Meer is located directly on the natural beach of Meschendorf. Embedded in the dunes, in the midst of nature, this is an oasis for man and dog.

The holiday apartments have a fenced garden. Your four-legged friend can let off steam at will, while you enjoy breakfast on the terrace.

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