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A Dog Friendly Visit to Carnoustie

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  • Coast and Waters
  • Heritage Attractions

Highlights and Delights

Enjoy a visit to the coastal town of Carnoustie with your four legged friends. Here are just some of the places you can visit and enjoy a bite to eat.

  • A Dog Friendly Visit to Carnoustie

    • Barry Mill
    • Carnoustie Bay
    • Time for Lunch
    • East Haven
    • Crombie Park
    • Dinner Time

    Location 1: Barry Mill

    Barry Mill was once the beating heart of a 19th-century rural community, producing oatmeal and animal feed, as well as providing work for local people, right up until 1982. Visit the mill and discover the tough physical job of being a miller and the ingenuity of engineering that kept the mill in business.

    The grounds at Barry Mill are the perfect place for a dog walk – stroll alongside the Barry Burn to listen to the water flowing and admire the wildflowers.

    Barry Mill

    Location 2: Carnoustie Bay

    The beautiful sandy bay of Carnoustie is nestled below the celebrated Carnoustie Championship Golf Course and offers opportunities for windsurfing, canoeing, sailing and yachting.

    It’s an idyllic location for a peaceful walk along the sand and to let the dogs have a run around.

    Little ones will enjoy the nearby Sandy Sensation play park.

    Carnoustie Bay, Angus, Scotland

    Lunch Stop

    Gather have a small and simple menu, making the most of the fantastic fresh produce and quality ingredients. Their daily specials change based on seasonality and availability and there are plenty of vegetarian, vegan and gluten free options too.

    Dogs are welcome at Gather but please keep them on a lead and on the floor.


    Location 3: East Haven

    East Haven is a small village located on the east coast of Scotland between Arbroath and Carnoustie and is one of the oldest recorded fishing communities in Scotland.

    The pretty sandy bay sits within a small natural harbour and is popular with families and dog walkers.

    East Haven Village and Beach

    Location 4: Crombie Country Park

    Crombie Country Park has a wide range of walks and trails suitable for dog walkers and is a fantastic picturesque location with its woodland and reservoir providing a stunning backdrop for everyone to enjoy.

    Dog at Crombie Park

    Dinner Time

    Wee Cook are a family restaurant, cafe, takeaway, award winning pie makers and pie shop based at the Barry Downs Holiday park near Carnoustie, with a reputation for fresh, tasty food and friendly service.

    Well behaved dogs are welcome in the restaurant and garden areas.

    WeeCOOK Kitchen, Carnoustie

Please remember to follow the Scottish Outdoor Access Code when out with your dog.

Travel Information

Arbroath has excellent rail connections and is on the main Aberdeen to London line.

There is a regular bus service to Arbroath from around Angus and Dundee. Arbroath is also on the Stagecoach bus route from Aberdeen to London.

Situated on the A92, 17 miles north of Dundee, Arbroath is easy to drive to, with ample, signposted parking in the harbour area and at West Links Park.

There is a very popular cycle route between Arbroath and Dundee.