Dogs on Beaches in South Devon
Part of a great dog friendly holiday in South Devon is being able to enjoy walking on the beach. Each beach has its own regulations on dog walking, and you’ll find some ban dogs during the summer. However, there are many beaches that allow dogs on beaches throughout the year and there are those that provide an area especially for dog walking.
All-Year Dog Friendly South Devon Beaches
- Beesands Beach
- Dawlish Town Beach (dogs are permitted along the seashore from the slipway adjacent to the railway station until 230 metres before Red Rock at Dawlish Warren)
- Dawlish Warren Beach (Between groyne 4 to 9 on the main beach)
- East Portlemouth
- Exmouth (only parts of, check information locally)
- Mill Bay
- Ness Cove, Shaldon
- Salcombe North Sands
- Seaton Beach (only part of, check information locally)
- Slapton and Torcross
- Shelly Beach, Exmouth
- Sidmouth Beach (only part of, check information locally)
- Strete Gate
- Teignmouth River Beach
- Thurlestone/ South Milton
Restricted Access for Dogs
Many councils do not permit dogs on beaches during the summer months.
South Devon beaches that don’t allow dogs on beaches at all or between certain months have these restrictions displayed on signs close to the beach itself. Please check the beach signage before taking your dog on the beach.
If you’re not sure whether your pooch can spend time playing in the surf, check car park entrances and access points to the beach for information boards.
For more information on Dogs on Beaches in Teignbridge click here.
For more information on Dogs on Beaches in The South Ham click here.
For more information on Dogs on Beaches in the East Devon area click here.
It's worth bearing in mind that Blue Flag beaches are unlikely to allow dogs on beaches. If you're a dog-owner, check out thegooddogguide.com, which will tell you just where your pet is welcome.