The dog-friendly guide to Devon

Pet friendly, Activity, Destinations

Posted by Kate A on 5th November 2021

Dog-friendly Devon

It’s not just those with two legs who enjoy being beside the seaside; for holidaymakers of the four-legged variety, there is no greater place for a dog-friendly getaway than Devon.

A melting pot of golden coastline, rolling countryside and picture-postcard towns and villages, the county’s beautiful outdoor spaces make it a fantastic destination for a dog-friendly holiday. From long walks together across beaches and moorland to atmospheric pubs where you can enjoy some welcome refreshment together, there are a plethora of things to do with your dog in Devon.

Our collection of in-depth guides highlights some of the best places to discover Devon with your tufty-pawed pal. Where will you visit first?

Dogs in Devon

The best dog-friendly things to do in Devon

Put your best paw forward and discover some of the best dog-friendly attractions in Devon. There are glorious gardens to explore, historic houses to admire, and thrilling theme parks to experience. Why not see the sights from the comfortable carriage of a steam train? Pups can even accompany you on an adrenaline-fuelled obstacle course – the choices are endless!

Dog-friendly things to do

Dog-friendly beach in Devon

Dog-friendly beaches in Devon

There’s nothing a happy hound loves more than a day of digging in the sand and splashing through salty waves. We’ve found some of the best dog-friendly beaches in Devon, where pups can perfect their doggy paddle all year round.

Dog-friendly beaches

Dog-friendly walk in Devon

Dog-friendly walks in Devon

Grab the collar and lead and head out on some of these top dog walks in Devon. From cliff-top coastal rambles along the South West Coast Path to epic adventures through the wild moorland of Dartmoor, there’s a w-a-l-k for everyone.

Dog-friendly walks

Dog-friendly pub in Devon

Great dog-friendly pubs in Devon

After an exhilarating day in the great outdoors, you’re sure to have worked up an appetite, so here are our recommendations for some of the best dog-friendly pubs in Devon. Is there anything better than tucking into a hearty meal and a refreshing pint of local ale with your canine companion by your side?

Dog-friendly pubs

Dog-friendly cottages in Devon

Top dog-friendly properties in Devon

A treat for both humans and hounds, these top dog-friendly cottages in Devon pull out all the stops to ensure a memorable staycation. Found scattered along the coast and tucked away in the countryside, they feature the likes of enclosed gardens for fun games of fetch, and glowing wood burners, perfect for curling up beside for a post-walkie snooze.

Top dog-friendly cottages

Dog-friendly Devon holidays

Why not browse our full collection of dog-friendly Devon holiday cottages and make the most of this bountiful pocket of the South West? Among our carefully curated portfolio of pet-friendly self-catering accommodation are romantic retreats for two, family-friendly properties packed with entertainment facilities, and big, beautiful boltholes for exciting group getaways. Just click the button below to browse.

All dog-friendly Devon cottages

Disclaimer: Whilst every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information at the time of writing, please ensure you check carefully before making any decisions based on the contents within this article.