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Canal boating: a dog-friendly holiday!

Canal Boating can be the perfect holiday for you and your four-legged friends. Beacon Park Boats is open to all, so why not bring them along so they can enjoy all that the Monmouth and Brecon canal has to offer? 

The towpath alone provides a great space to walk your pooch, with access to many wide-open spaces, a variety of unique wildlife and places to explore. As Alasdair Kirkpatrick, owner of Beacon Park Boats says: “A boating holiday is a great holiday for you and your dog. We don’t charge for your dog, and we even provide you with a dog towel and a biscuit on arrival!”

Recently returned from their trip aboard Kite, the Crockett family brought along their border terrier, Ralph. “Ralph's had a fantastic time, we all have,” said his owner, “he enjoyed it all; the nature along the banks is fantastic.” 

As you can see in the images, Beacon Park Boats have had many a satisfied canine aboard our 20 boats, each boat having plenty of room to fit all manner of dogs, from Chihuahua to Saint Bernard. 

The Brecon Beacons National Park, through which the Mon and Brec Canal runs, offers hundreds of miles of scenic walks, with the vast majority of pubs along the canal being dog friendly.  “There are walks to suit dogs of all ages and abilities,” said Alasdair.

Next time you’re planning a visit aboard our narrowboats or our dayboats, consider bringing yours along. And in case you are not a doggie person, all our boats are cleaned thoroughly, so you would never know a dog has been there. 

To book, please go to our website where you can browse our fleet of self-contained, dog-friendly canal boats. 

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