Kalajoki wishes all dogs welcome!

Kalajoki offers a fantastic maritime environment for outdoor activities for you and your pet.  Many establishments also welcome dogs and their owners with their arms wide-open.
Amongst others, you will find wooden duckboards all along the sand dunes area, allowing you to easily discover the sandy coast. The duckboards lead to the Vihaslahti nature trail, on the northern side of the touristic center, the trail continues all the way to Vihaslahti nature reserve area. The Siiponjoki trail begins close to Tapion Tupa, on the other side of Highway 8.
Other than these bigger trails, small paths and routes crisscross over the whole area, offering numerous routes to discover the touristic center’s nature. You can find some paths at the southern side of the Sand Dunes area, close to the roundabout near the Shopping Centre Raitti and ABC Hiekkasärkät.
Please find more information about the nature sites of Kalajoki here
and find the maps here.

Dog-friendly eateries

There are several dog-friendly restaurants within the sand Dunes area, where you can take your dog along:

Beach Bar Surffari

Surffari, located at the heart of the Sand Dunes campsite, attracts folk with food, music and a relaxed beach vibe. The location on the dunes ensures great views and atmosphere. Families and groups of friends enjoy Surffari, and in addition to holiday-makers, also locals head here for delicious pizzas, burgers and tex mex. Surffari can also be booked for private use in the winter: Christmas parties, meetings and birthdays in the spectacular frozen sea landscape will be remembered for a long time!

Our beach bar is dog-friendly!

+358 10 583 0035



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Gastropub Sandy Kelt

Sandy Kelt, located in the heart of Hiekkasärkät, is an authentic Irish pub with a welcoming Celtic atmosphere and an excellent selection of drinks. Sandy Kelt offers international gastropub food, burgers, ribs and wings. Live music is played almost every day in summer and at weekends for the rest of the year.

Sandy Kelt is dog-friendly restaurant!

+358 10 5830030



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Kalajoki Golf

The club restaurant offers a diverse menu and hearty lunches during the summer months. In addition, we serve regular coffee, special coffees, cold beverages, as well as small sweet and savory snacks.

Our restaurant is dog-friendly!

+358 10 505 5510


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Hotel and restaurant Lokkilinna

Top rate accommodation in an amazing location near the sea and the beach. All rooms have sea views. We also have time-share cabins for 2–8 people at the Sand Dunes. In the summer, you can enjoy live music at the hotel’s sun terrace. The sea view restaurant has an à la carte menu and a lunch buffet.

Our terrace is dog-friendly!

+358 846 96700


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Lohilaakso Fish Restaurant

Our restaurant is located in a rustic and natural setting, you can enjoy locally fished white fish and fresh salmon meals and salads. You can also take along your portions and fish prepared.
Special coffees, beers, and drinks are also available from the bar.
Pets are welcome on our outdoor terrace!

+358 400 851186


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Café BeachRosé

Our beach café is located right by the beach. You are most welcome to come to enjoy our fresh salads and paninis or refresh yourself with a tasty smoothie or ice cream. Have some tea or a special coffee, with a yummy piece of cake! We often have live music shows, for the pleasure of all our guests (free entry to the gigs!)

Our café is dog-friendly!

Café & Bar BeachRosé
Tuomipakkaintie 5
+358 406 696 648


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Henry's saloon

Henry’s Saloon brings the Wild West atmosphere to the heart of the Hiekkasärkät holiday area!
At Henry’s Saloon, you’ll enjoy restaurants’ own recipes from wings with a secret special sauce to tasty pizzas and other finger food. The skilled bartenders create the drinks and refreshments of your choice. At Henry’s Saloon, there’s something for every taste!

Henry’s Saloon is open throughout the year and a dog-friendly establishment.

Henry’s Saloon
Kalakuja 2
+358 400 356 756


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Ravintola Stage

Bar & Grill, entertainment round the clock. Authentic stone oven pizzas, tasty house burgers and other BBQ treats. Daily karaoke in summer. Sunbathing terraces and a sea view.
The restaurant is dog-friendly.

+358 846 6667


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Pizzeria Mamma Leone

Pizzeria Mamma Leone is a restaurant for the whole family, located right in the heart of Kalajoki.
The versatile menu includes tasty dishes, pizzas, burgers, and steaks as well as delicious ice-creams. Lunch is served on weekdays.

Pets are welcome on the terrace.

+358 8 462 820


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Station Clothing Box
Station Clothing Box is a local fashion store, where you will find clothes, shoes, and accessories from top international brands such as
Adidas Originals, Only, Vila, Jack&Jones, Guess, Vagabond and Bianco.

Good to know! Follow the new Station_IG_Shop page to stay up to date with the latest trends, good deals and newest arrivals!

Station Clothing Box
PohjankyIäntie 1
+358 44 203 5368
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Dog-friendly accommodation possibilities

Extend your stay and spend a few nights in Kalajoki, check our the dog-friendly lodgings

Kalajoki Booking Center

The most diverse range of accommodation options in the region:
almost 300 options in Kalajoki!
Choose a holiday home, villa, traditional cabin, apartment or hotel room, based on your needs.

In addition to accommodation, you can make reservations for all the services in the area at the Booking Center: activities, meals, tickets, transport, and meeting facilities and services.

+358 8 469 4449



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Santa's Resort & Spa Hotel Sani

Santa’s Resort & Spa Hotel Sani are located in the heart of the Hiekkasärkät holiday area. In addition to the hotel rooms and modern apartments, the resort also houses Spa SaniFani, the atmospheric family restaurant Bistro, an indoor play area, Marine Visitor Centre, treatment and well-being services, a hairdresser, a gym, an escape room and a bowling alley – everything you need to have a memorable holiday!

+358 8 469 2500



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Hotel and restaurant Lokkilinna

Top rate accommodation in an amazing location near the sea and the beach. All rooms have sea views. We also have time-share cabins for 2–8 people at the Sand Dunes. In the summer, you can enjoy live music at the hotel’s sun terrace. The sea view restaurant has an à la carte menu and a lunch buffet.

Our terrace is dog-friendly!

+358 846 96700


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Dog-friendly activities

Take your dog along to discover the activities available at the Sand Dunes!

Adventure Park Pakka

Finland’s most versatile adventure park! The climbing courses, together with their zip line rides, guarantee fun and exciting outdoor adventures year-round for people of all ages! In addition, we have bungee trampolines, an adventure tower X-Tower with a 330-meter Mega Slide above the Sand Dunes, an 18-fairway disc golf course, the Pakkagolf golf course, and archery competitions. Afterward, visit Café Pakka for sweet and savory snacks. The café also provides a Golf Pro Shop and disc golf rental services.

Adventure Park Pakka is a dog-friendly area.

+358 4055 43548


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Rautio Surf Center

Finland’s largest Surf Center is located close to Top Camping Kalajoki, giving access to a wide array of seaside activities.  Surf Center serves windsurfers, kitesurfers and stand up paddlers offering beginners’ courses, rental equipment, and equipment testing. The center’s shop sells casual beach way throughout the summer.

Rautio Sports Surf Center organizes safaris, courses, and training for individuals and groups. All of the Center’s SUP boards are dog-resistant,  you are most welcome to try out this activity with your pet!

Check the course and training offered on the Surf Center website!

Remember: many of Rautio Surf Center’s activities are available all year round. Experience the cooler version of windsurfing, that is winter kite surfing, or kiteboarding in the winter on the frozen sea.  You can ride along the shoreline with a fat bike all year round! In wintertime, snow covers the sandy beaches and the sea freezes over, offering a different and broader playground for adventure!

+358 44 546 0090


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Doggy treats and much more

A new toy or collar? Maybe some treats or some food? Visit the stores in town for some doggy goodies!

Shopping Center Raitti

This beautiful and bright shopping center offers a wide range of quality services. This brand new building is made of wood and its big windows allow light to pour in.

Welcome to enjoy the services at hand! This mall hosts among others a café-restaurant, specialty stores for interior design, fashion and sports, and an indoor activity park with its own outdoor park.
The interior design stores sell Finnish designs and handmade jewelry, including local designers.

Dogs are also welcome to Raitti!

+358 40 826 3766



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K-Supermarket Kalajoki

K-Supermarket Kalajoki is far more than just a grocery store! Located in the heart of Kalajoki, right by highway 8, this store gathers all you could need for your stay. There are various services at hand, such as the Buy and Picu Up service, the town’s only Alko, Veikkaus lottery games, the Matkahuolto pick-up point as well as a recycling collection point. Visit the store for fresh meat and fish, perfect for grilling for instance! You will also find fresh vegetables and fruits. The shop also has a bistro and salad bar, as well as a wide range of soft drinks. The K-Supermarket is also a great place to buy local products for a bargain, as it favors local food products.

+358 8 469 5400


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S-Market Kalajoki

This S-Group versatile grocery store is located in the center of Kalajoki. The shore hosts a wide range of services, ranging from a bottle return  service, Veikkaus lottery games, a collection point as well as an ABC gaz station.

+358 20 780 7821



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Good to know

Dog parks:
You can find a small dog park at Kalajoki Camping on your left from the gate. All dogs are welcome anytime!

Dog-friendly beaches:
There is unfortunately no official dog-friendly beach in Kalajoki. Locals are used to taking their dogs for a swim at the beach located on the south side of Keskuskarintie, by the Marina area.

Veterinary care in Kalajoki:
Veterinary care services include basic services by veterinarians, the provision of urgent veterinary care and monitoring of animal health and welfare. Please find more information HERE.

You can make an appointment on weekdays between 8 and 9:30AM tel. +358 8 460 079
after the morning consultation hours, you can call the number +358 400 364 417

Service location in Kalajoki
Katajatie 3
85100 Kalajoki

The closest pharmacy, Kalajoen apteekki, is in downtown Kalajoki, at Kalajoentie 30. It is open on weekday 8:30AM – 6PM and Saturdays 8:30AM – 2PM


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