Our guide to the best dog friendly beaches in South Devon
We all love a day out at the beach, and who better to spend the day with than your four legged friend? You can’t beat letting your buddy off the lead and watching him or her run free along a stretch of sand. A healthy dog is a happy dog. And a happy dog means a happy owner!
So to help you and your pet pooch have the holiday in South Devon you deserve, we’ve put together a guide to some of the best dog friendly beaches in South Devon!
Just 150 yards from our South Devon holiday park, this idyllic shingles beach is a great place to escape the crowds and spend some quality time with your family dog in the cove. The sandstone cliffs surrounding the peaceful cove provide plenty of shelter and spectacular scenery! Be prepared for a short walk through the woodland with a steep path leading down to the beach. Fishcombe cove is a dog friendly beach in South Devon all year round so no need to worry about when you are visiting.
Lovely time at Fishcombe cove pic.twitter.com/MQM2y0E337
— chris (@Bluemoon_Chris) June 7, 2018
Elbury Cove is another small, picturesque cove just a 30 minutes walk from our holiday park along the coast path. It provides a perfect trip out to explore the local area with your tail-wagging companion any time of the year. From the cove you will be able to see the 18th century ruins of Lord Churston’s former waterside bathhouse. It is also known to be one of Agatha Christie’s favourite places for a quiet swim. The pump room ruins were even mentioned in her famous novel The ABC Murders!
— UK Beach Guide (@UKBeachGuide) August 27, 2018
A local Blue Flag beach at the mouth of Brixham Harbour recommended in the Good Beach Guide should be a ‘go to’ beach for anyone in the area. Known for its all-round quality and great facilities, from cosy cafés to dive schools and plenty of parking. Unfortunately the beach only allows dogs between the 1st of October and the 30th of April. But, if you are visiting, it’s definitely up there as one of the best dog friendly beaches in South Devon.
— Nigel martin (@Nigelmartin1966) July 17, 2016
Ness Cove Beach
Ness Cove Beach is another beautiful part of South Devon open to dogs all year round. The secluded cove is accessed by an original Smugglers Tunnel with steps down to the beach. A perfect destination for any young pirates in the family wanting a day out at the beach rock pooling and swimming with a trusty companion.
— Dr Rachel Pistol (@PistolRachel) March 31, 2018