Brighton Shines as One of UK’s Top Pet-Friendly Havens

If you’re a pet owner planning your next staycation, you might want to set your sights on Sussex. Three of its charming towns – Hastings, Eastbourne, and Brighton – have been recognised as some of the most pet-friendly places in the UK for a holiday.

Howden Insurance conducted a study that analysed the percentage of pet-friendly properties listed on Airbnb and across various towns and cities. The results were paw-sitively delightful for Sussex, with Hastings, Eastbourne, and Brighton all making it into the top ten.

Hastings, known for its historic Old Town and stunning seafront, secured the third spot. Nearly 41% of properties listed on these popular holiday rental platforms in Hastings welcome pets. So, whether you’re exploring the picturesque Hastings Country Park or strolling along the beach, your furry friend can join in the fun.

Eastbourne, another Sussex gem, ranked fifth. With 39.11% of its listed properties being pet-friendly, it’s a fantastic choice for a pet-inclusive getaway. Known for its Victorian seafront and the iconic Beachy Head cliffs, Eastbourne offers plenty of outdoor adventures for you and your pet.

Not to be left out, the vibrant city of Brighton also made the list, ranking ninth. With 36% of its 476 properties listed as pet-friendly on these holiday websites, it’s clear that Brighton embraces the pet-loving culture. From its lively beach to its bustling lanes, Brighton is a city that both you and your pet will adore.

A spokesperson for Howden Insurance highlighted the importance of such findings, saying, “Pet owners often face the dilemma of leaving their beloved pets behind when planning vacations… These findings shed light on which cities provide the most accommodation options for pet owners looking to bring their furry companions along for their city breaks.”

While Norwich topped the list as the most pet-friendly place overall in the UK, Brighton’s strong showing is a testament to its welcoming nature. So, pet owners, pack your bags (and your pet’s too!) – Brighton is calling.

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