BOURNEMOUTH has been crowned as the South West's most dog friendly holiday destination. 

As the UK starts to open up again, we're all looking forward to a holiday with our new furry family members.

In fact, a recent study by revealed 85 per-cent of dog owners would rather staycation than go abroad and leave their beloved pooch at home.

Since the announcement of the UK’s roadmap leading out of lockdown, holiday firm TUI saw a 500 per-cent increase in holiday bookings.

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However, research from found that Google searches for "dog-friendly cabins" surged by 126 per-cent following the announcement.

Bournemouth Echo:

Bournemouth came second in the whole UK for dog-friendly staycations. has ranked the eight staycation hotspots in the south west to find the most dog-friendly locations.

The research was based on the number of dog-friendly activities available such as green spaces, dog-friendly restaurants and beaches. 

Bournemouth came first in the south west for pet-friendly holidays and came in an incredible second-place in the whole of the UK, just behind Edinburgh.

Bournemouth Echo:  Edinburgh topped the full UK list with 656 amenities fit for your four-legged friend. Bournemouth followed in second place with 571 and Brighton with 542.