A beach in Norfolk has been named one of the most dog-friendly spots in the UK. 

The PDSA ranked Holkham as one of the top seven beaches for dogs in the country. 

Set near Holkham National Nature Reserve, this beach is a beautiful stretch of unspoiled and sandy scenery perfect for pooches to run free.

As well as paddling in the sea, pet owners can also take a look around the nature reserve or walk their four-legged friends around the grounds of Holkham Hall. 

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PDSA vet nurse Nina Downing said: "Taking your dog on holiday can be one of the greatest joys of pet ownership. But it’s not always as easy to plan a staycation with your pooch in tow.

“In the UK, we’re lucky to be surrounded by amazing coastline and loads of beaches, which can be fun for us and our canine pals.

“But not every beach is dog friendly, so before you go anywhere make sure you’ve researched the area first to make sure there are no restrictions in place.

"To make that a bit easier, we’ve listed our top seven from around the country.”

Par Sands in Cornwall, Woolacombe in Devon and Durdle Door in Dorset also made the list.