For many of us taking our beloved pooch on holiday with us is a must. Seeing them enjoy the holiday along with the family is a treasured memory. Winter breaks are a fantastic opportunity to take your dog to Devon to give them the taste of the fresh sea air. In the winter there is an abundance of dog-friendly beaches where you can let your canine companion run free.
|Woolacombe||A stunning beach with a long sandy stretch, perfect for those long dog walks. In fact, the beach is so long that it connects just over halfway with Putsborough. A brilliant destination to bring your canine friend with a large carpark and local amenities for a hot chocolate to warm up with after your walk.|
|Putsborough||Connecting with Woolacombe, this beautiful beach provides you with an abundance of space. A long car park sits over the beach so if you have a campervan it’s the perfect spot to park up and overlook the sea with a cup of coffee.|
|Saunton Sands||A beach that is well known in Devon for its great surf for longboarders. However, when winter comes nipping in, it makes for a brilliant dog walking beach. It has a large car park, a coffee shop on-site and sand dunes to explore.|
|Croyde||One of the UK’s most famous beaches for its excellent surf. The beach is a wonderful spot to take your canine companion. After a stroll on the beach, you can enjoy some delicious nachos from the Thatch.|
|Westward Ho!||The beach with punctuation in the name! An amazing beach for the whole family with coffee shops and an arcade to get lost in. The beach has a long stretch making it a great spot to let your dog roam free. The beach is also spectacular due to the large stone wall protecting the golf course behind.|
|Clovelly||Clovelly is a small, historic village that is filled with an abundance of charm. Set on a hillside, the little village is filled with cobbled streets and seaside homes. Cars are not allowed in the village adding to its unique character. However, there is a carpark at the top of the village where you can wander down with your pooch to the small pebbled beach for a stroll.|
|Wildersmouth, Ilfracombe||A small, sand and shingle beach that is only accessible for dog walking at low tide. During high tide, the beach is almost completely submerged, hence why it used to be a popular spot for smugglers! Located very close to Ilfracombe it is a great spot to explore if you are staying close by or want to explore the town of Ilfracombe.|
|Watermouth||Another small, but very sheltered bay near Ilfracombe. An interesting beach to walk the dog and observe the boats bobbing in the water.|
|Hele Bay||Only a short five-minute journey from Ilfracombe, Hele Bay is an idyllic seaside village with a small but sweet beach. When you have finished having fun with the family on the beach you can head up to the Hele Corn Mill, a 16th Century working mill and tearooms for a brew.|
|Crow Point||A brilliant place to take the dog for a long beach walk. There is a large carpark, from which you walk straight onto the beach that is connected with the estuary. This will take you round a circular route before connecting to the sand dunes where you can make your way back to the carpark through several different paths.|
|Rockham Bay, Morethoe||A lovely, secluded bay protected by rocky cliffs. Be sure to check the tidal tables before exploring this beach as it is virtually completely submerged in high tide. It is an excellent beach for those who love rock pooling.|
|Wild Pear||If you want a beach that is truly secluded and you are up for a bit of a pre-walk then Wild Pear Beach is just right for you. You have to complete a steep walk of approximately 2kms before arriving at a wonderfully peaceful beach. The beach is also protected by the cove, making for one of the more sheltered beaches.|
|Lynmouth||A relatively small, shingle beach located just below the village of Lynmouth. The stunning little village is renowned for its coastal beauty. As well as the beautiful beach there are several other cliff walks that are perfect for you and your canine friend.|
We hope you have enjoyed this blog post and if we have convinced you that a winter escape to the coastal beauty of North Devon with your furry friend is a must then be sure to take a look at the dog-friendly accommodation we have on offer in North Devon.