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At Canvas Holidays, we understand that your pet pooches are an important part of the family, so come and stay at one of our dog friendly campsites. After all who loves the great outdoors more than your four-legged friend?

Use our website or call our friendly team to discover which of our sites allow dogs. Then simply get your puppy paperwork in order and he too can be enjoying a doggy holiday with the sand underneath his paws.


Popular dog friendly campsites

Popular dog friendly campsites

Whether you’re staying in a mobile home or a tent, camping holidays are ideal for bringing your dogs along. We’ve a number of dog friendly campsites to choose from, perfect for walks by the beach or escaping in the mountains.

Camping la Baume is set on the edge of the Esterel forest, providing the ideal place to take your four-legged friends for a walk. Make the short drive to the coast and they can join you for a swim in the balmy waters of the Mediterranean Sea.

Travelling to Europe with your dog

Getting there with your pooch

Your dog can cross the channel with you in the car via Eurotunnel and most cross channel ferries allow dogs, although they are often expected to stay in the car.

Most trains, trams and metros in Europe allow dogs, but always do your research and check ahead. In many ways, the easiest form of transport when travelling in Europe with a dog is by car - just be very careful, and never leave dogs in a car in warmer or hot weather!

Always check that your travel provider allows pets before you go as their rules for pets on board may differ - there will also be an additional charge.


What you need before your pet goes camping


Holidays with dogs

Check the campsite pet rules before you go: Most dog friendly campsites will require your pet to be kept on a leash at all times while on the campsite grounds and for you to clean up after them. Be mindful if you have vocal pups, it’s expected that you be considerate of other guests and keep noise to a minimum.

Packing for your pooch: While you can always buy dog food and supplies when you get there you can make your holiday a little easier if you remember a few of the essentials: lead (and muzzle if required), carry case for smaller dogs, dishes, basket and doggy bags. Just don’t forget their favourite blanket or toy.

Microchip: If your pet isn’t already microchipped, this is the first thing you need to look into doing. Microchips aren’t only useful for when you’re travelling abroad, they can also make it easier to recover your precious pet if they get lost at home.

Pet insurance: Before you go, check whether your pet insurance policy is valid overseas. Simply check your documents or call your insurer to ask them whether or not overseas cover is included. 

Camping with dogs

Pet passports and vaccinations: Thanks to the EU Pet Travel Scheme*, you can travel with your dog to and from EU countries provided they hold a valid Pet Passport. This is a record of all of the vaccinations and other procedures (rabies vaccination, tapeworm treatment etc.) that your dog has had to show that they are fit to travel. You can get your pooch his or her own Passport from an Official Veterinarian (OV) at least 21 days before travel.

Please note: in general, dogs of category 1 and 2 are not accepted and vaccination records must be presented. Additional campsite restrictions do vary and onsite charges will apply. Our knowledgeable team will be able to book your dog friendly holiday and guide you on any restrictions your chosen campsite may have.

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Le Parc des Allais

Loire Valley | Trogues
6.5/10 (25 Reviews)
Fantastic indoor and outdoor poolBeautiful rural settingClose to famous Loire ChateauxOn site wellne...

la Baume

Côte d'Azur & Provence | Fréjus
7.7/10 (50 Reviews)
Large and lively siteFantastic tropical pool complexIdeal for exploring the areaA great selection of...

les Mediterranees - Beach Garden

Languedoc-Roussillon | Marseillan-Plage
8.5/10 (72 Reviews)
Direct access to a long sandy beachA great base for exploring the areaQuiet, relaxing atmosphereIdea...

Val de Cantobre

Midi-Pyrénées | Nant
8.4/10 (19 Reviews)
Picturesque with amazing viewsGreat area for canoeing and walkingIdeal for nature enthusiastsLong-ti...

La Pinède

South West France | Les Mathes
7km from the beach6 km from Palmyre ZooWater park with 5 waterslidesMini farm

Verdon Parc

Côte d'Azur & Provence | Gréoux-les-bains
Idyllic Provençal settingExplore the Verdon’s lakes and gorgGreat pool complexMini farm

Les Dunes

Languedoc-Roussillon | Torreilles
Direct beach accessMultiple activities and activitiesLarge pool complexIn the Pyrénées-Orientales

Mayotte Vacances

South West France | Biscarrosse
Excellent pool complexPrivate beachSpa and wellness centreTreetop adventure course

la Grande Métairie

Brittany | Carnac
8.6/10 (37 Reviews)
Fabulous pool complexLots of on site activitiesNear the beachClose to megalithic sites

la Bien Assise

Nord-Pas-de-Calais | Guînes
8.3/10 (48 Reviews)
Excellent on-site restaurantBeautifully keptClose to Calais portSmall, family run site

le Bois de Pleuven

Brittany | St Yvi
5.8/10 (5 Reviews)
Indoor and outdoor poolsClose to traditional Breton townsFamily friendly campsiteFantastic onsite ac...

Fanal

Normandy | Isigny sur mer
6.9/10 (26 Reviews)
Direct access to lakeFriendly atmosphereIdeal for couplesFantastic location

Bois du Bardelet

Loire Valley | Poilly-Lez-Gien
7.5/10 (10 Reviews)
Fantastic on site facilitiesPeaceful settingClose to cycle pathsIdeal for young families

Le Castellas

Languedoc-Roussillon | Sète
7.5/10 (77 Reviews)
Direct access to a sandy beachA short drive from SèteLively atmosphereLovely pool complex

L'Europe

Languedoc-Roussillon | Vic la Gardiole
Free shuttle bus to beachIdeal for exploring SèteRelaxing atmospherePerfect for families

Domaine des Tours

Midi-Pyrénées | Saint-Amans-des-Côts
7/10 (6 Reviews)
Fantastic pool complexRural, peaceful campsiteGorgeous views of the countrysideDirect access to a la...

Domaine des Iscles

Côte d'Azur & Provence | La Roque d'Anthéron
Direct access to a lakeside beachAt the foot of the Luberon hillsQuiet, relaxing atmosphereHiking tr...

Parc Des Roches

Paris & Île-de-France | Saint Cheron
5.4/10 (45 Reviews)
Set in the heart of the woods25 miles from ParisIdeal for Disneyland Paris daytrip

Saint Jacques

Brittany | Sarzeau
8.1/10 (10 Reviews)

Aqua Viva

South West France | Carsac-Aillac
Small, family-friendly campsitePerfect for exploring the DordogneFishing lake 200m from siteLovely, ...

Falaise Narbonne Plage

Languedoc-Roussillon | Narbonne-Plage
8.3/10 (9 Reviews)

le Neptune

Languedoc-Roussillon | Argelès sur Mer
8.4/10 (5 Reviews)
Short walk to Argèles-Plage500m from the beachQuiet, relaxing atmosphereAttractive pool complex

Les Vignes

South West France | Lit-et-Mixe
8.2/10 (17 Reviews)
Fantastic pool complexFree shuttle to the beachLots of activities on siteRelaxing spa

Domaine de la Sainte Baume

Côte d'Azur & Provence | Nans Les Pins
5.4/10 (5 Reviews)
Numerous on-site activitiesLarge pool complex1 mile from Nans-les-PinsWellness centre
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