Dogs love the beach - and here are the most picturesque stretches of sand to walk your pet this spring.

These are Scotland's 10 most instagrammable dog-friendly beaches

Dog-friendly holidays are now becoming more popular than ever, making it easier for pet owners to spend more precious time together by bringing their four-legged friends on holiday with them.

And dog owners are more eager than ever to share pictures of their pet on social media – with the hashtag #DogsOfInstagram remarkably now used over 247 million times.

New research into the most ‘Instagrammable’ dog-friendly beaches in Scotland has now been revealed by online gift shop IWOOT, who looked at the number of dog photos posted on Instagram featuring the beach name and associated hashtags.

So if you are thinking about taking a break with your pet and fancy some sea air, you could do worse than book a pet-friendly hotel near one of these coastal locations.

From Thurso Bay in the north to Prestwick in the south, here are the top 10 – featuring everything from sandy bays to rocky promenades.

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