Child and Dog Friendly Places in Devon

Child and Dog Friendly Places in Devon

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Since we got the puppy one of the issues we have had is finding places to go that are both child and dog friendly. After a bit of research I was surprised to find that there are actually a lot of places in Devon that welcome dogs and children. Today I thought I would share my findings with you.

I shall be constantly updating this list as we find more places so check back soon to see what has been added.


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Before you visit any of the places listed please do just double check their dog policy. Some places allow dogs in all areas, others have restricted access.

Arlington Court

Babbacombe Model Village

Becky Falls Woodland Park

Bicton Park Botanical Gardens

Brixham Heritage Museum

Buckland Abbey

Bygones Torquay

Castle Drogo

Canonteign Falls Dartmoor

Clovelly Village

Cockington Court

Dart Gallery – Dartmouth


Dartmouth Steam Railway and Riverboat

Devon Railway Centre


Fernworthy Reservoir

Grimspound Dartmoor

Hound Tor Deserted Medieval Village



Lydford Castle and Saxon Town

Lynton & Lynmouth Cliff Railway

Merrivale Prehistoric Settlement

Morwellham Quay

Okehampton Castle

Quince Honey Farm

River Dart Country Park

Saltram House and Gardens

Seaton Tramway

Smugglers and Pirate Experience Brixham

South Devon Railway

Stuart Line Cruises

The Bear Trail (NEW)

The Donkey Sanctuary

The Milky Way Adventure Park

Totnes Castle

Trago Mills 

Ullacombe Farm

Upper Ply Valley

West Gallery Holsworthy


Ullacombe farm food

I’m sure there are many dog friendly pubs in Devon but these are the ones that we are aware of. If you know of any others please do let me know and I shall add them to the list.


The Old Inn Widecombe

The Rugglestone Inn Widecombe

East Devon

The Grove Exmouth

The Mill on the Exe in Exeter

Hare & Hound Sidbury

The Kings Arms Otterton

The Waterfront Exmouth


Royal Oak Inn

North Devon

The Waterfront Inn in Westward Ho

The Hoops Inn & Country Hotel in Bideford


The Miners Arms in Plympton

The Brook Inn

South Devon

The Highwayman’s Haunt in Chudleigh


The Boathouse Dawlish Warren

The Pier Inn in Paignton


Before you visit any of the Devon beaches with a dog I would advise checking online first as some beaches have times when they do allow dogs and others when they don’t.

Ladram Bay Devon

Babbacombe Beach – Babbacombe, Torquay

Beacon Cove – Torquay

Beesands  – Kingsbridge

Crow Point – Braunton

Dawlish Warren Beach – Dawlish Warren

East Portlemouth Beaches – East Portlemouth

Elberry Cove – Broadsands

Fairy Cove – Paignton

Fishcombe Cove – Brixham

Goodrington Sands – Paignton

Institute Beach  – Torquay

Instow Beach – Instow

Livermead Beach – Torbay

Meadfoot Beach – Torbay

Mill Bay Beach – East Portlemouth

Ness Cove Beach – Shaldon

Peaked Tor Cove – Torbay

Salcombe North Sands Beach – Salcombe

Seaton Beach – Seaton

Shoalstone Beach – Brixham

Slapton Sands – Slapton

Torcross Beach – Slapton

Soar Mill Cove – Salcombe

Strete Gate Beach – Strete

Teignmouth River Beach – Teignmouth

Thurlestone and South Milton Beaches – Thurlestone

Watcombe Beach – Watcombe

Wonwell Beach – Kingston

Child and Dog Friendly Places in Devon





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