Dog Friendly Beaches South Devon

The Best Dog Friendly Beaches in South Devon

South Devon, with its enchanting National Parks, UNESCO heritage and extensive coastline spanning over 500 miles, is a haven for dog lovers.

While we cherish our furry companions, certain seafront areas do have restrictions, particularly during the summer months. If you’re planning a beach day with your pooch, this guide dog friendly beaches in South Devon will help you navigate where and when they can join in on the fun.

Beach Regulations for Dogs

From the 1st of May to the 30th of September, specific beaches restrict access to dogs. During this period, dogs must also remain on a lead on adjacent promenades where they are not allowed on the beach. For beaches where your dog can roam freely or places where a lead is necessary due to their excitable nature, here’s what you need to know:

Year Round Dog Friendly Beaches In South Devon

  • Anstey’s Cove
  • Babbacombe Beach
  • Beacon Cove
  • Churston Cove
  • Elberry Cove
  • Fairy Cove
  • Fishcombe Cove
  • Goodrington Sands – North Sands
  • Livermead Sands
  • Maidencombe Beach
  • Meadfoot Beach – North Eastern part
  • Oyster Cove
  • Peaked Tor Cove
  • Saltern Cove
  • Shoalstone Beach
  • St Marys Bay

Dog Friendly Beaches with Seasonal Restrictions

(1 May – 30 September):

  • Breakwater Beach
  • Broadsands Beach
  • Corbyn Head
  • Goodrington Sands – South Sands
  • Hollicombe Beach
  • Meadfoot Beach – South western part
  • Oddicombe Beach
  • Paignton Sands
  • Preston Sands
  • Shoalstone Pool
  • Torre Abbey Sands


Dog Friendly Coves and Bays

For those seeking tranquillity and the joy of a seaside escape, South Devon offers numerous coves where dogs are allowed throughout the year. These spots are perfect for a game of fetch or a leisurely paddle in the sea. Here’s a glimpse at some of these charming locations:

Castle Cove, Dartmouth: A quaint tidal beach below the historic Dartmouth Castle, Castle Cove offers stunning views across the English Channel. A scenic walk from the town leads you to one of the most picturesque dog friendly beaches in South Devon, ideal for observing local marine life and the occasional paddle steamer.

Sugary Cove, Dartmouth: Access this secluded bay by a scenic footpath next to Dartmouth Castle, descending steep steps to the beach. Sugary Cove is a peaceful retreat for you and your dog to enjoy the coastal ambience.

Landscombe Cove, Strete: Loved for its seclusion and natural beauty, this shingle beach is a suntrap in summer. It’s accessible via the South West Coast Path for those who enjoy a hearty walk.

Strete Gate, Strete: Stretching out from Slapton Sands, Strete Gate offers expansive views and is a continuation of the scenic sand bar. Facilities like public toilets and a seasonal café enhance the convenience of your visit.

Beesands Beach, Beesands: Known for its calm and accessibility, Beesands lies close to local amenities, offering refreshments and fun at the adjacent playground.

Salcombe North Sands, Salcombe: This beautiful beach reveals a large sandy expanse at low tide, perfect for paddling and sandy strolls. The nearby Winking Prawn serves up delightful meals and treats.

South Milton Sands, Thurlestone: For those seeking stunning scenery and gentle waters, South Milton near Kingsbridge is a gem within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Man Sands, Kingswear: This secluded beach near Kingswear is perfect for those looking to escape the crowds. Accessible via the South West Coast Path, it offers a peaceful retreat with no facilities, ensuring a quiet, unspoiled environment.

For dog owners, South Devon not only promises delightful walks and splendid scenery but also ensures that your four-legged friends can enjoy much of the beautiful coastline. Whether you prefer bustling beach days or quiet coves, there’s a dog friendly beach just waiting for you and your dog to explore.

Dog Friendly Holiday Home Ownership

Owning a dog-friendly holiday home at Beverley Holidays brings a host of benefits for pet owners who cherish getting away form it all with their furry friends. Not only do you have the freedom to escape to the beautiful English Riviera at your convenience, but you also enjoy the comfort of a welcoming holiday park that loves pets as much as you do.

Our holiday homes and lodges provide the perfect setting for relaxation and adventure, with ample walking trails and beaches nearby, ensuring your dog has as much fun as you do. Additionally, buying in a holiday home here means access to all park facilities, which cater to both human and pet needs

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