Dog Friendly Cottages in North Devon
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Dog Friendly Cottages in North Devon
Many of our holiday cottages are dog friendly and North Devon provides the perfect location for dog owners; Enjoy spectacular walks with miles of footpaths, picturesque woodland walks, moorland and coastal routes without forgetting the great selection of beautiful beaches we have here. North Devon is quickly becoming the most sought after destination when choosing dog friendly holiday cottages, We at Croyde Holidays understand that your pet is part of the family and should have a holiday as well.
We are lucky to have many dog friendly beaches in North Devon, to include; Putsborough, Saunton Beach, Crow Point, Woolacombe beach. These beaches are within easy reach from any of our dog friendly cottages in North Devon, we are sure you will take full advantage of this and spend a great deal of time walking the golden soft sands of each beach....BLISS !
Is Croyde beach dog friendly i hear you ask? Croyde Beach has restrictions between October and Easter. Our dog friendly cottages in Croyde such as Bridge Cottage and Berry Cottage has a selection of dog bowls to use and both offer a separate utility room, which is perfect for dusting off that sand after a day splashing in the sea.
Browse our selection of dog friendly North Devon cottages - We've plenty to suit all shapes and sizes!
To help you both make the most out of your walks we have a short guide of useful advice on how to stay safe and happy whilst on holiday (Read More below).
Taking your Dog on the North Devon Coastal Path
The South West Coast Path is a great place to take your dog for a walk with spectacular scenery at every turn it isn't any wonder why owners wish to bring their pets on holiday with them. Dogs are permitted on the entire stretches of path, and providing that you look after them in a responsible way to avoid disturbing livestock, wildlife or causing a nuisance to other walkers, you will be very welcomed by all in North Devon.
safety & well-being
The North Devon area is a great place for a dog friendly holiday with lots of exciting smells and things that they would love to chase and play with. However, every year there are sadly some accidents where dogs fall over cliff edges, For their safety please ensure all pets are kept close, on a lead and fully under control.
Like you, on a long walk, your dog will get thirsty. On most sections of the North Devon Coastal Paths there are streams and puddles that your dog can drink from, but other sections can be extremely dry for many miles - so take along water and a bowl especially if we do have that Indian summer everyone mentions at the start of every year!
If you are walking in unfamiliar territory, it is very likely that you and your dog may get separated as its unfamiliar to them too. It is a good idea to ensure your dog has a name tag with your contact number on it and holiday properties address. ideally your pet should be micro-chipped.
Being a responsible pet owner on holiday
A well behaved dog is a credit to its owner, But there are three things that still manage to give dogs a bad name:
- Dog fouling: Please help to keep our area clean and tidy
- Disturbing livestock and wildlife: You are likely to encounter livestock when walking here. please ensure your dog is kept on a lead and under control...... remember if your dog is chasing livestock they could become injured.
- Over enthusiastic dogs: Having a friendly dog is great, but few people will appreciate muddy paw prints on their clean clothes, and children in particular may find a large dog very scary, it is a good idea to practise training your dog to approach people calmly.
Variety of dog friendly walks in North Devon
We are blessed to have plenty of choices when it comes to dog walking in North Devon, with a variety of beaches to choose from and various countryside routes too you're spoilt for a choice of which ones to explore. Here are just a small selection:
Tarka Trail - one of the country's longest continuous traffic-free walking and cycling paths, and forms part of the Devon Coast to Coast Cycle Route. Over 30 miles of beautiful countryside is available to cyclists, walkers and dogs between Braunton and Meeth, using the old railways of North Devon.
Baggy Point - Spectacular Coastal and sea views with rugged coastline (Top Tip; Keep dogs on the lead)
Saunton Beach - 3 and a half mile epic stretch of golden sands backed by dunes perfect for the family and dog walking
Putsborough Beach & Woolacombe - Picturesque golden beach that stretches all the way to Woolacombe beach, 1 section outside the beach shop is not dog friendly.
Croyde Beach - October - April dogs can explore Croyde beach and its beautiful dunes.
Crow Point - Lying at the tip of Braunton Burrows, Crow Point is a curved spit of sand which is at the entrance to the Taw-Torridge Estuary. The open views from here are simply stunning!
Return home at the end of a long day of exploring all those hidden Coastal paths, relax, put your feet up, you've certaintly earned it... our dog friendly north devon cottages really are a great choice for all of the family to get together and experience a magical holiday.