Devon is the only county in the South West that can boast two separate and distinctive stretches of coastline; some may say it’s a destination of two halves. The North coast is famous for its award-winning golden sand beaches, of which many are dog friendly, while the South Coast is home to the postcard-worthy English Riviera and bustling towns. The central area of Devon is made up of beautiful moors and National Parkland – Dartmoor and Exmoor making the region truly diverse and the holiday options limitless.
North Devon is a real hub for water sport enthusiasts with surfing, kayaking, kitesurfing and stand-up paddleboarding all possible at beaches such as Saunton Sands and Woolacombe. Don’t be surprised when you see dogs jumping on their human’s board for a ride with them – there’s fun to be had for the whole family!
Both Dartmoor and Exmoor are ruggedly beautiful and offer endless rolling green hills full of wanders and vast open rock formations for you and your dog to explore. If you’re after a dog friendly city break, head to Exeter or Plymouth where you’ll find quality high street shopping and restaurants sitting alongside theatres, culture and family friendly things to do.
South Devon and the English Riviera is made up of a selection of picturesque towns and villages that you really must visit to appreciate fully. Whether you’re after an action-packed holiday with family or friends or a romantic break for two, follow our lead to sniff out the best dog friendly places to stay, eat and visit throughout Devon.