Dogs of Instagram
From windswept wanders along our charming coastline to scenic strolls across our rolling hills, Kent has an abundance of fetching spots for two, and four legged adventurers to enjoy. If you're searching for the ideal place to put a wag in your pooch's tail, then look no further! Your trusty Visit Kent team have sniffed out some of Kent's best fur-covered Instagram accounts, so you can discover the picture pawfect spots to make walkies even more fur-bulous!
The Pawfect Pantiles
Taking puppy dog eyes to a whole new level, we can’t deal with how adorable Sussex-based Dachshunds Lottie and Poppy are! Not that they need a picturesque backdrop to make their posts anymore picture paw-fect, we must say using The Pantiles to frame their snap was a rather fetching choice! The colonnaded walkway, historic buildings and quaint stylings have become a well-known and popularly photographed vista of the area. Stroll along the beautiful walkway and explore the pleasing array of independent shops, art galleries and restaurants. Who knows? You might even see a four-legged friend bobbing by for that perfect photo opportunity!
With her fur-bulous feed packed to the brim with picturesque dog walking spots in the county, it’s not hard to see why Tilly (Tilly_Tales1) is one of our most-favoured four-legged Instagrammers. You can rely on Tilly to sniff out the most fetching places to explore in Kent, whether accompanied by a furry friend or strolling solo. A pup-ular place to visit amongst pooches is the Paws in the Park dog show, which comes to Kent Showground in September. The show is set to include a jam-packed schedule of doggy games, shows and competitions, sure to get those tails wagging.
At the height of royalty, Marcel (or more commonly known as Le Corgi) reaches the epitome of regal with his luxurious lifestyle and celebrity-filled contact list. From stealing the heart of Dame Judy Dench, to cuddling up with Helena Bonham Carter on the set of The Crown, Marcel isn’t shy of a famous friend or two. Based on his thrive to experience all things splendid, it’s no surprise that he's chosen to let his fur down on one of Kent’s beautiful beaches, Broadstairs. This coastal town is not only favoured by wagging tails, it was also Charles Dickens' "freshest, freest place". With literary links, crystal clear waters and artistic energy, Broadstairs will offer idyllic golden sands to mark with a paw print or two!
From shingled shores and golden sands to city explorations and woodland wanders, you can rely on @hamblethechow to sniff out a picture pawfect place to refresh your Instagram feed. It’s unsurprising that the bohemian seaside town Whistable has featured on the pooch's ‘gram. With its pebbled beaches, picturesque cottages, Victorian shopfronts and quaint restaurants, this fisherman’s town is a favourite for visitors across the South East. Take a windswept wander along the beach, stop for a tipple or two at one of the only pubs on a beach in the UK, Shepherd Neame's Old Neptune, and indulge in some fresh Oysters, Whitstable's speciality, at one of the many restaurants and bars- you’ll be mutts about it!
Not to be confused with a walking cloud, Spencer (spennis_the_mennace), is one of our go to, fur-covered Instagrammers when on the prowl for new and exciting places to visit. From strolls along beautiful beaches to wanders through wonderful woodland, scroll through Spencers’ feed and you’re sure to discover a pawsitively perfect place for you and your pooch to explore. As you can see, it’s not just us who are completely blown away by the beautiful settings of Samphire Hoe County Park. Flourished in wildlife, dotted with flowers and surrounded by stunning scenery, take a deep breath of fresh air and immerse yourself in tranquillity.
Is there a better combination than a stunning sunset and two perfect pooches? We didn’t think so either! Not only is the charming city of Canterbury home to cobbled streets, historic buildings and narrow, winding lanes, the area also boasts an abundance of wide-open spaces to take your four-legged pal out for walkies. You only need to look at Duke’s Instagram to see that he’s an advocate of Canterbury’s glorious greenery and wonderful woodland. Some of his most-fetching locations include Blean Woods Nature Reserve, Kings Wood and Victory Wood.
Kent isn’t called the 'Garden of England' for no reason! Our rolling hills, open spaces and miles upon miles of glorious greenery make our county a dog’s seventh heaven. Just look at how happy Lester is running through our stretching countryside, ears flapping and tail wagging at full speed. Some great spaces to explore with your furry pal are Mount Ephraim Gardens, Romney Hythe and Dymchurch Railway, Bedgebury National Pinetum and Forest and many more! Take a look at our list of ‘Dog Friendly Attractions’ for more inspiration…