Devon is one of the best holiday destinations for you and your dog! Its amazing number of beaches with lovely coastal paths to explore, and exceptional landscape make it the perfect dog-friendly base. There are five Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty and large areas of moorland – Dartmoor National Park and Exmoor offer fabulous walking opportunities.
It is also part of two World Heritage Sites – the Jurassic Coast and the Cornwall and West Devon Mining Landscape, and offers a north coast with around 100-miles of coastline between Cornwall and Exmoor and south coast with 60-miles of fabulous coastline between Torbay and Plymouth.
Famous beaches to visit include Saunton Sands, Babbacombe Bay, Slapton Sands and Thurlestone beach where dogs are welcome year-round and Devon’s dog-friendly attractions including Dartmoor, the sailing town of Salcombe and the gorgeous South Hams, one of the most beautiful areas of Devon with wonderful walks and lovely unspoilt villages like Dittisham on the River Dart. Other dog-friendly attractions include a must-do trip on one of the heritage steam railways providing scenic rides across the Devonshire countryside.
So, whether you are looking for a sandy beach holiday or a walking holiday in the countryside or on the moors, or even a combination of the two, PetsPyjamas has an array of dog-friendly holidays which you and your four-legged friend will love!
And there are plenty of options from dog-friendly hotels right on beach where coastal canines will be able to run on the sandy beach and frolic in the sea to hotels, cottages and country houses set deep in the countryside with wonderful walking opportunities on the moors.
If you are looking for a luxury coastal retreat on the South Coast one of our favourite hotels is The Cary Arms at Babbacombe. It’s a beachfront inn with a buzzy gastro pub and seaside chic rooms that truly welcome dogs! One of the finest boutique hotels in Devon, it really does command an enviable location set in a sheltered cove where your dog will be able to swim in the sea any time of year and has fabulous coastal walks from the doorstep. Stay in one of new luxury beach huts with an uninterrupted view across Lyme Bay to Portland Bill across the Jurassic coast, or one of their coastal rooms or cottages – the choice is yours.
Another gorgeous hotel that it just a short amble to the coast is Whitehouse in the village of Chillington in South Devon. A stylishly decorated boutique B&B, it is just a short stroll to Torcross and Slapton Sands and a short drive to Dartmouth and the gorgeous sailing town of Salcombe and includes membership to the Dart Marina Spa. Expect roaring fires, walks to the sea and fabulous dog-friendly pubs like The Bear and Blacksmith.
Or if you would rather stay in a dog-friendly cottage then we suggest Myrtle Cottage – a delightful thatched cottage also in Chillington or Altantic House in Hartland that boasts breath-taking sea views.
If you fancy a holiday exploring the breath-taking Dartmoor and Devonshire countryside, then we recommend Hotel Endsleigh. A historic house set in 100-acres of fairytale woodland for you and your four-legged friend to explore, it is also right on the edge of Dartmoor where you can take guided leisurely walks with Fido or an extended trek with wild camping. The perfect retreat for gourmets with dogs, expect a fabulous welcome for you and your pooch as well as fabulous food and hospitality.
Another equally delightful Devonshire hotel, is Bovey Castle, a former manor house with a spa, pool and golf course. Right in the heart of Dartmoor National Park, you and your pet can navigate the 275-acres of beautiful countryside and rolling hills. Stay in the hotel or in one of their dog-friendly lodges.
Or for more rustic but equally stylish accommodation, stay at one of the barns at Anran near Newton Abbot – a fabulous country retreat dating back to the 1700s or one of the gorgeous Tamar Valley Cottages in Holsworthy set in gorgeous grounds and with beaches, spectacular coastal paths and moors for you and your dog to explore.