For many of us when we go on holiday to the UK we want to be able to take our canine companion with us. Here at Devon Farm Holidays, we have an excellent selection of dog-friendly accommodation but you might be wondering where you can go with your dog while on holiday. Therefore, today we are going to share with you the dog-friendly beaches North Devon, summer edition.
One beach that is a firm favourite with dog owners and beachgoers alike is Saunton Sands. Its long sandy stretch makes it a great choice for a long dog walk to tire out the pup before sitting down to relax. The beach is dog friendly all year round and with such a long beach there is plenty of space in which to spread out over. The beach has a large car park, toilets, surf shop and cafe which means you can stay well fed and watered throughout the day.
Another wonderful beach is Westward Ho! Located near to Bideford and Appledore this amazing beach is famous for its pebble ridge which protects the car park and golf course behind. This beach is also dog friendly all year round but does have a no dog zone to the left-hand side of the beach when facing the sea during the summer months. Usually, in the car park, you will find food and drinks vans and of course the famous Hockings Ice Cream, which if you have not had one before you are in for a real treat, trust us and get one! As well as the beach, the lovely town of Westward Ho! has an arcade, crazy golf and lots of places to grab something to eat.
One beach that is popular with surfers as it is a very sheltered cove which produces fantastic clean waves is Putsborough. It has a large car park on the cliff which overlooks the beach (providing stunning panoramic views) and includes toilets and a cafe. The left-hand side of the beach is a no-dog zone in the summer but the entire right-hand beach is dog-friendly. Therefore there is lots of space to walk the dog and sit down to relax.
Our final beach to show you today is Woolacombe, which if you carry on walking from Putsborough you will reach! Woolacombe is another very dog-friendly beach. Again, during the summer months, like many of the beaches it has a no-dog zone to the right of the beach as you face the sea. However, everything else is good to go and with such a long stretch of the beach your dog can truly be ‘free’. Woolacombe beach has a small town behind the beach which includes boutique shops, eateries and more which adds to your beach day trip. There is a large car park in the centre of the town which is in easy walking distance to the beach. The beach is another great spot for surfers and swimmers so you can have great fun in the sea.
We hope you have enjoyed today’s blog and if you would like to know more about the dog-friendly accommodation we have on offer here at Devon Farm Holidays click here.