The dog friendly Hanko

Come to Hanko for a vacation with your best friend. Most of the town’s accommodations, restaurants and cafés welcome you and your dog.

Please note that dogs are not allowed to run free in public places, but should be held in leash.

The Finnish Hunting Act states that dogs must be kept on a leash all across Finland starting on Sunday, 1 March. The leashing period lasts from the beginning of March until 19 August.

Dog friendly beach areas

In Hanko, dogs can enjoy the beach life, but remember that on the public beaches dogs are NOT allowed.

Dog friendly beach areas:

Favorite dog walks


  • Tulliniemi nature patha nice longer walk and you walk on both on rocky roads and in the forest. In the end of the path you get the feeling of being in the archipelago.
  • Kone forest – the dog park is close and the forest is really big
  • Puistovuoreta nice walk in the “city”
  • Bellevuewalk along Bellevue beach to the House of the Four Winds and Mannerheimintie back
  • Peikon Polku nature trail – perfect for dogs in all sizes

Dog friendly restaurants and cafés

Please note that the dog has to get a long with other dogs and humans. The dog has to be on leash and the chairs is meant for humans if not otherwise told. Everybody has to be able to enjoy their time in the restaurant.

The dog park in Hanko is divided in to 2 separate areas, one for small dogs and one for bigger dogs. Remember the following things: -Keep the dog park clean