Royal Castle, 11 The Quay, Dartmouth, Devon, TQ6 9PS

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Dog Friendly Days Out

Devon is absolute heaven for dogs! From woodland wanders in your wellies to energetic coast path climbs to chilled, bare foot walks on the beach. We have put together a few ideas of what we know your dog will love to do while on holiday with you.

Dog-friendly beaches in Dartmouth

You’ll find two beautiful dog-friendly beaches close to Dartmouth Castle, a short walk from the town centre. Both Castle Cove and Sugary Cove are secluded and welcome pooches all year round. The nearby three-mile stretch of Slapton Sands is bordered by the sea and a freshwater lake. This beautiful nature reserve is home to the largest natural lake in the South West and is perfect for a day out with your pooch. Not only does it lie in a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, but there’s a popular cafe for refreshments too. Just beyond Slapton, you’ll find two more dog-friendly spots in Torcross Beach and Beesands Beach.


Dog-friendly walks in Dartmouth

Dartmouth is blessed with a variety of dog-friendly walks that carve scenic paths along coastal paths and inland. You can’t go wrong ambling along the River Dart and the Dart Valley Trail. Ferries can take you along the water, unlocking banks that lead to tranquil avenues and secluded coves. 

While Blackpool Sands operates a seasonal dog ban, the walk to it is worth your time no matter what the time of year. Chart the coastal path from Dartmouth that passes the castle before arriving at the sea. You’ll experience the peaceful hamlet of Warfleet along the way.