Dog Friendly Holidays in South Devon
We don’t need to tell those of you who’ve holidayed in South Devon before that the whole region’s a picturesque piece of paradise – and the good news is that it’s attractions and eateries are as friendly to dogs there as they are to people.
Now, if you’re a dog owner the miles and miles of unspoilt pathways and trails mean one thing – long walks with your pet and the joys of some time in the countryside. As the majority of the area’s pubs welcome dogs inside and out (and most thoughtfully put water bowls outside) there’s plenty of choice when you want to stop off and tuck in to something hearty along the way. In fact, if you pick the right pubs they’ll even present your pet with a little treat to say hello!
When was the last time you watched your dog dance in the waves and enjoy a day out at the seaside? A number of South Devon’s infamous beaches welcome dogs all year round too, and even those that don’t often have an area set aside for dog walkers to enjoy the sand and the surf. You’ll also find that many of the sandy coves that dot the coastline are dog friendly, and if you’re happy to escape the crowds and enjoy being by the sea with your pet then they’re perfect.
Now for those days out when you want to do something the whole family will love. South Devon offers all kinds of attractions aimed at everyone from the tots to the grandparents, and that often means the family pet’s just as welcome. Whether your clan are happiest at an outdoor attraction like GoApe close to Dawlish, or wandering back in time at Bygones in Torquay, there’s plenty to choose from when you’re after a day out with your dog.
Make sure you don’t miss out on some of the region’s most popular country parks during your stay, as spots like Cockington Country Park, Stover and Berry Head are always popular with dog walkers – and they make stunning vantage points for those of you keen to take in some of the area’s views during your stay. Close to Torquay, the medieval village of Cockington is home to acres of sloping lawn and lakeside trails, and dogs are welcome in The Drum Inn nearby and the estate’s café at Cockington Court.