Widely regarded as one of the most desirable holiday destinations in the UK, if not the world, the South West is made up of stunning coastal and countryside counties, vibrant cities full of culture and beautiful national parks. With vast stretches of golden sand, rich rolling hills and endless unspoilt countryside to discover, it’s easy to see why the South West remains a firm favourite destination for dog lovers and their furry members of the family.
The South West boasts a coast path that stretches some 630 miles and through four counties, taking you on dog walks through contrasting scenery. Rugged cliffs and hidden coves, ancient fishing ports, Stone Henge – a UNESCO world heritage site, and long sandy beaches are just some of the features that make the South West an exciting place to explore if you have a wagging tail and four sandy paws.
Further inland, acres of picturesque countryside await, as well as an abundance of charming and characterful villages and cosmopolitan cities that are a hive of activity from dawn until dusk. Whichever South West region you choose, follow our lead to discover the best dog friendly places to visit, eat out and stay – places with the woof factor where canine chums are made to feel more than welcome.