Guide to Dog Friendly Beaches in Devon, Cornwall, Somerset and Wales

When you are staying with us on one of our dog friendly holidays in Devon, Cornwall, Somerset or Wales, no doubt you'll be looking for pet friendly places to take your furry friends. So here is a guide to all of the dog friendly beaches nearby our holiday parks.

Devon

Newberry Beach - Closest to Come Martin Beach- This is a small pebble beach which is dog friendly all year round opposite Combe Martin Beach Holiday Park.

Wild Pear Beach - Closest to Come Martin Beach & Sandaway Beach - After a steep walk downhill via the South West Coast Path, you can enjoy this wonderfully peaceful and secluded beach. Dogs are welcome here all year round.

Woolacombe Beach - Closest to Come Martin Beach & Sandaway Beach - Many visitors travel a long way to visit the award winning Woolacombe Beach. With three miles of golden sand to enjoy there is plenty of space for your furry friends to run around. Dogs are welcome on the beach year round, with some restrictions in the summer months.

Saunton Sands Beach - Closest to Come Martin Beach & Sandaway Beach - Three and a half miles of white sand, surrounded by sand dunes, Saunton Sands is one of the most popular beaches in North Devon. Dogs are allowed on the beach all year round providing that dog owners remove all waste.

St Mary's Bay - Closest to South Bay - This stunning secluded cove not far from Brixham is surrounded by cliffs and just off the South West Coast Path. St Mary's Bay is a popular spot for swimming and snorkelling and is dog friendly all year round, the perfect beach for all of the family.

Churston Cove - Closest to South Bay - This scenic, shingle beach is one of the many fantastic beaches to be found on the English Riviera , the secluded cove is a sanctuary of peace and calm. Dogs are welcome all year round on this beach.

Fishcombe Cove - Closest to South Bay - If you want to escape the crowds then Fishcombe Cove is the perfect place for you and your pet. Dog friendly all year round, the sheltered cove makes this a safe haven for swimming.

Shoalstone Beach - Closest to South Bay - Shoalstone Beach welcomes dogs 365 days a year and with a sea water swimming pool and plenty of activities there's something to keep everyone entertained.

Cornwall

Bamaluz beach- Closest to St Ives - This small beach is made up of sand and pebble, backed by large walls in the town of St Ives. Bamaluz is the only dog friendly beach in St Ives  that is open all year round so it can get a little bit crowded at times.

Lambeth Walk- Closest to St Ives - This small beach is often overlooked even though it is virtually in the centre of St Ives town, partly because it doesn't exist at high tide. At low tide the beach joins up with the harbour beach and is dog friendly all year.

Beachview Beach- Closest to Tolroy Manor - Forming part of the 4 miles of golden sands that run between Hayle to Godrevy, this white sandy beach is a fantastic sunbathing and surfing spot for all of the family - including your four-legged friends.

Mexico Towans Beach - Closest to Tolroy - Mexico Towans is a golden sandy beach with moderate surfing conditions that sits between Hayle Towans and Upton Towans. Dogs are allowed all year.  

Fistral Beach - Closest to Perran View - One of the most famous and iconic beaches in Cornwall, Fistral Beach is a fantastic year round dog friendly beach. This beautiful beach is one of the best surfing beaches in the UK and offers some incredible views and excellent sandy walks for you and your dog.

Perranporth Beach - Closest to Perran View - Perranporth Beach is an excellent beach for walking your dog, with miles and miles of golden sand to explore. This beach is dog friendly all year round and even has a long friendly pub on the beach. Please note dogs must be kept on leads from 9am-5pm in July and August.

Widemouth Bay (Black Rock)  - Closest to Widemouth Bay - With views of this beach from our Widemouth Bay Caravan Park you can walk down to it via the South West Coast Path in minutes. On the south side of Widemouth Bay Beach the Black Rock side is dog friendly all year with no restrictions.

Sandymouth Beach - Closest to Widemouth Bay - This beach is owned by the National Trust and only a few miles from Widemouth Bay Caravan Park. You can enjoy the dramatic cliff top views and the unspoilt, quiet beach with your pets all year round.

Downderry Beach - Closest to Trelawne Manor - Dogs are allowed on this sand and shingle beach all year round, you can walk from here all the way to Seaton Beach which is also dog friendly.

Hannafore Beach - Closest to Trelawne Manor - Hannafore Beach has a long promenade and accessible sea wall making it a fantastic place to spend a few hours with your dog. With some great facilities, exciting rockpools and dog friendly all year this beach is ideal for everyone.

Lantic Bay Beach - Closest to Killigarth Manor -The views from the cliff are breathtaking however there is a steep 20 minute walk downhill to reach the beach. But if you and your dog enjoy a bit of a hike then Lantic Bay is the place to visit and is incredibly relaxing and quiet when you get down there.

Lantivet Bay - Closest to Killigarth Manor- This remote beach starts off as a pebble beach, turning into sand and is dog friendly all year. It is backed by high cliffs and is accessed by the beautiful South West Coastal Path.

Somerset

Brean Beach - Closest to Sandy Glade - Brean Beach stretches for over 7 miles, made up of sand dunes and boasts one of the longest stretches of Sand in Europe. As you can imagine by being dog friendly all year round, this beach is a very popular spot for dog walkers.

Berrow North Beach - Close to Sandy Glade - Forming part of the sand and mudlfats between Brean and Burnham-on-Sea this remote beach sits directly opposite Sandy Glade Holiday Park. Berrow beach is well-liked by dog walkers, water sports enthusiasts and anglers.

Porlock Weir Beach - Close to Sandy Glade - This long, pebble and rock beach is dog friendly all year round and is popular with sun bathers in the summer months and surfers in the winter months. Located in Minehead, the beach is situated just off the South West Coastal Path offering some excellent views over the Exmoor countryside and the Bristol Channel.

Wales

Three Cliffs Bay - Close Llanrhidian - One of Gower's most picturesque beaches, Three Cliffs Bay is backed by sloping dunes and has a wonderful stretch of golden sand. This beach is rarely busy and has been voted as both Britain's best beach and Britain's best view. Dogs are allowed on the beach all year round.

Llangennith Beach - Close to Llanrhidian - At the Western end of the Gower Peninsula this beach consists of golden sand backed by sand dunes. Facilities here include toilets, an ice-cream shop, and a coffee shop and bistro. Dogs are allowed on all parts of the beach all year round.

Rhossili Bay - Close to Llanrhidian - Rhossili Bay is often described as one of Wales' best beaches and one of the best beaches in the UK. This stunning 3 mile long beach is located on the south western tip of the Gower Peninsula and is under the care of the National Trust, the perfect beach to walk your dog throughout the year. The beach is famous for several landmarks including the remains of Helvetia which was shipwrecked in 1887 and can be seen when the tide goes out.

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