Best of both worlds
This is a brilliant are to walk your dog. as the review says, the beach goes on for miles in both directions from the car park (currently £2 for up to 1 hour, £5 for 2 hours or more; Charges reduce out of season). The beach is easy to walk on but the dogs will love the area on the land side of the beach bank. There are some nature habitats where dogs need to be on lead, including some of the beach area, but there is plenty of scrub land for dogs to wander/run in off-lead without them venturing in to the protected areas. Also a couple of ponds for them to frolic in. We make the journey every couple of weeks and it's well worth it, coming home with 2 exhausted pooches. Beach or scrub land? No need to choose.