A town on the Suffolk coast has been named as one of the best dog-friendly holiday spots in the UK.

Pet insurance company Petsure has ranked the top 40 most popular UK holiday destinations for dog owners.

The destinations were ranked based on the percentage of hotels, restaurants, spas and pubs that are dog-friendly, the number of vets in the local area as well as the number of dog-friendly hikes and cottages. 

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Southwold ranked eighth overall on the list and was the only Suffolk town to make the top 10. 

The resort had the second highest number of dog-friendly pubs and bars and was only beaten by Dartmouth which ranked fourth on the list.

More than half of the hotels in the town also welcome pet pooches and Petsure also said there are 16 dog-friendly cottages to stay in on a visit to Southwold. 

While dogs may not be allowed on the beach in summer, they can be walked along the parade or down to the River Blyth on longer walks.

The town is host to the regular Southwold Sausage Walk, which attracts hundreds of dachshunds and their owners for a meet-up.