One of the best things about this time of year is that the dog bans lift on beaches across the county and our dogs are welcomed on to their sands (hurray!). So to celebrate, we’ve put our heads together here at Blue Chip and come up with some of the stretches of coastline our dogs love to visit the most…let us know if we’ve missed your favourite.
Our Top 10 Dog Friendly Beaches
Churston Cove near South Devon’s Brixham is well and truly off the beaten track - and we think it’s all the more special for it. In fact, James and Charley often take Spencer and Duke for some time in the sea after work.
A favourite with our accountant Jon and his dog Sarg, Chesil Beach rolls on for 18 miles, and it’s the perfect spot for a long walk to blow the cobwebs out and watch your four-legged friend enjoy being by the sea once again.
Perranporth’s that beach that everyone here in the South West loves, and Tom spends many an afternoon wandering its three miles of sand with his partner and their dogs Winola, Brunel and Nairobi.
With views across the Solent and over to Portsmouth, Bembridge Beach is gorgeous, and as soon as he gets the chance John’s going to let the guide dog he’s training, Fizz, spend a blissful few hours exploring it.
This North Devon gem of a beach was used for Robbie Williams’ video for Angels (as well as countless others), and these days our Lucy likes to enjoy it with her dogs Molly and Elsie on a weekend.
You’ll have heard of Fistral even if you’ve yet to set foot on its famous sands, and it’s easy to see why Beth and her Sophie spend as much time as possible enjoying it when they’re sunning themselves in Newquay.
More than 200,000 walkers visit Durdle Door every single year, and Claire and her dogs Suki and Carle tell us that Durdle Door West Beach is one of the region’s most peaceful spots for a stroll.
Recommended by James and his dogs Benny and Max, Bridlington North Beach has a Blue Flag to its name, and it’s the kind of scenic Yorkshire beach that has something for everyone.
You’ll find Crantock Beach just outside of good old Newquay, and Becca often spends a Sunday afternoon walking her dog Nala (and her husband) along it.
Nestled in the picturesque region of the South Hams in South Devon, Salcombe North Sands Beach could have been made to grace the front cover of Devon Life, and it’s a favourite with all of us – but especially Amy and her little dog Stitch.