Dog friendly beaches in South Devon

Bring your dog for a truly dog friendly holiday at Dittiscombe Holiday Cottages.

The South Hams area of South Devon is perfect for a holiday with your dog. Dogs are welcome on beaches and in the local cafes and pubs, offering a very relaxing holiday with your dog all year round. At Dittiscombe we have 20 acres of open space with woodland paths, ponds and meadows, all managed for the exclusive use of our guests to walk around our private valley from a cottage door. And Slapton village is just 2.5 miles away, a green lane walk of approximately 60 minutes.

In each of our dog-friendly holiday cottages we supply a copy of Toby’s Dog Walks in South Devon (books 1 and 2); a ‘doggy bag’ of edible goodies; a quantity of fully-biodegradable dog bags, and a torch. We can also supply extra towels, throws, rugs and bowls, emergency dog food, toys, leads and collars on request. For more information about our dog-friendly cottages visit our page and if you would like to check our availability click on the Booking page.

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We accept one dog in Honeysuckle and will consider requests for 2 dogs in Willows, Dovecote, Buddleia and Rafters, but we restrict the total number during busy times. Guests with puppies would be required to bring a puppy crate. The Owlery is our pet-free cottage. Please see our individual cottages pages for further information.

There is a weekly charge per dog of £25 per week and £10 for a short break, and further details of this can be found on our page.

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Dog friendly South Devon

There are lots of places in this area that you can visit with your dog – beaches and coves, pubs and cafes, steam trains and ferries. There are dog-friendly beaches at nearby Slapton

Sands and Torcross and our nearest village, Slapton, boasts two excellent ‘dogs welcome’ pubs. Other dog-friendly beaches include Bantham, Bigbury, Salcombe North Sands, Beesands, Thurlestone Sands and South Milton Sands.

Blackpool Sands has a total dog restriction between April and October, and Bantham and Bigbury both have a partial restrictions between May and October, but there is access to the estuary banks at low tide all year round. Further information about beaches can be found on the Kingsbridge Tourist Information website.

Dog friendly Walks

The walk down to the village of Slapton takes around 1 hour and includes bridle paths, some quiet lanes, a nature trail, two dogs welcome pubs (The Tower and The Queens Arms) and a beach about 3 miles long! Similar walks can be found inToby’s Dog Walks in South Devon which is provided in each cottage.

For sandy beaches try Mill Bay, which is situated opposite Salcombe, combined with a coastal walk to Gara Rock; or the soft sands of the Avon Estuary either at Bigbury or Bantham where although there is a restriction on the main beaches during the summer months, you can walk up the estuary at low tide.