Spotlight on Dog-friendly Devon

Devon is undoubtedly one of the best holiday destinations for you and your dog. Home to spectacular beaches, dramatic coastal paths and excpetional landscapes to explore, it really is the perfect place for you and your pooch to enjoy a dog-friendly getaway.

There are five Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty and large areas of moorland; namely at Dartmoor National Park and Exmoor, which offer fabulous walking opportunities for you and your canine. 

It also boasts two World Heritage Sites – the incredible Jurassic Coast and the Cornwall and West Devon Mining Landscape. It’s rugged North Coast consists of around 100-miles of coastline between Cornwall and Exmoor, whilst the South Coast is made of up over 60-miles of captivating coastline between Torbay and Plymouth.



Devon’s famous beaches to visit include Saunton Sands, Babbacombe Bay, Slapton Sands and Thurlestone beach, where dogs are welcome year-round. 

There’s plenty of dog-friendly attractions in Devon, 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 wonderfully scenic rides across the Devonshire countryside.



So, whether you are looking for a sandy beach getaway or a walking holiday in the gorgeous countryside, or even a combination of the two, we  have a fantastic selection of dog-friendly holidays, exclusive to PetsPyjamas, which we think you and your pooch will love! 

Where to stay in Devon? 

There are plenty of options for dog-friendly accomodation in Devon from beachside hotels, 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. Here’s our top picks….

The Cary Arms & Spa


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 the 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.

Bovey Castle & Spa



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 luxurious hotel or in one of their super cosy dog-friendly lodges.

Hotel Endsleigh 


If you fancy a holiday exploring the stunning 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. It’s the perfect retreat for gourmets with dogs; expect a fabulous welcome for you and your pooch as well as fabulous food and top-class hospitality.

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Dog-friendly Cottages

If you would rather stay in a dog-friendly cottage, then we suggest Myrtle Cottage – a delightful thatched cottage also in Chillington, or Atlantic House in Hartland, a lovely property boasting breathtaking sea views that can be enjoyed from the private hot tub. 

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 four-legged friend to explore.

Explore our full collection of dog-friendly cottages in Devon

Whichever dog-friendly option you choose, you and your pooch are sure to have an absolutely paw-some holiday in one of the most dog-friendly areas we know! 

After a little more inspo?


If your heart’s set on a doggie getaway to Devon, take a sniff around our full collection of Fido-friendly holidays in Devon… 

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