Exeter, Exmouth and Budleigh Salterton in South Devon are all home to some great dog friendly accommodation and things to do. From estuary walks to a vast beach, there’s plenty that will keep you and your pooch entertained during your visit to any of the areas. Read on to find out more about dog friendly accommodation in Exeter, Budleigh Salterton and Exmouth, as well as places for you and your four legged friend to explore.


Exe Estuary

The Exe Estuary is a popular area for walkers and birdwatchers with many wading birds and wildfowl visiting throughout the year. It’s the perfect idyllic location for a long dog walk with plenty of stunning scenery to enjoy. Please bear in mind that dog walkers are banned from certain areas so please do pay attention to local signage. Find out more about the Exe Estuary here.

South West Coast Path

Between Exmouth and Budleigh Salterton, the South West Coast Path offers some wonderful coastal walks with amazing views whatever the time of year. Discover more about the South West Coast Path here.

Haldon Forest Park

A pooch’s walkies heaven, Haldon Forest Park has tons of routes available that dogs and their owners will enjoy. From short circular walks to longer more challenging options, everyone can be kept happy in this wooded playground. Further details about Haldon Forest Park can be found here.


Give your pup the opportunity to dash around the sand and splash about in the waves at one of the nearby beaches below. Please see East Devon Councils website for more details about dogs on beaches in the area here.

Exmouth Beach

Dogs are allowed on Exmouth Beach main beach during the winter months, between 1 May and 30 September dogs are only allowed at each end of the beach.

Budleigh Salterton Beach

Sections of Budleigh Salterton Beach are dog friendly all year round with restrictions during the summer months on the main beach.

Sandy Bay

Sandy Bay Beach is a privately owned beach; dogs are permitted between November and April.


From self catering to campsites, there’s lots of dog friendly accommodation available in ExeterExmouth and Budleigh Salterton. Check them out below.

Self Catering

Alpine Park Cottages, Exeter

About half an hour away from the bustling and historical city of Exeter, Alpine Park Cottages are family friendly holiday cottages set in beautiful East Devon countryside. The site has a play area for children and plenty to do within the local area. Dogs are welcome in some accommodation by prior arrangement at a fee of £25 per stay. Further details about Alpine Park Cottages can be found here.

Cathedral View Apartment, Exeter

In the heart of Exeter with a magnificent vista of Exeter Cathedral, Cathedral View Apartment is ideally placed for those looking to explore the lively city. A modern, beautifully decorated apartment, it sleeps up to six guests with two bedrooms, two bathrooms and welcomes up to two pets although this may be for an additional fee – please check with them directly. To find out more about Cathedral View Apartment, please click here.

The Penthouse, Exmouth

Close to the beach and the Exe Estuary, The Penthouse in Exmouth is a lovely, bright, two bedroom apartment perfect for those who are looking to make the most of these stunning surroundings. Whether it’s walking along the estuary or taking advantage of the watersports scene, this accommodation provides the ideal base. Pets are accepted but fees may apply, please contact The Penthouse for further details. More about this apartment can be found here.

The Coach House Farm, Exeter

The Coach House Farm is just seven miles north east of Exeter close to the historical village of Broadclyst. Sleeping up to four people, this cosy holiday cottage provides ground floor accommodation on a working arable and sheep farm. Well behaved dogs are welcomed and the surrounding countryside offers some superb walks. An additional fee may apply for your four legged friend, further information about The Coach House Farm is available here.

Camping, Holiday Parks & Caravan Sites

Castle Brake Holiday Park, Exeter

Castle Brake Holiday Park is positioned close to the lively city of Exeter and a short drive from the Jurassic Coast, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. In a village named Woodbury, the park has plenty in its vicinity to be explored and is great for your pooch too with woodland walks and a common just nearby. Dogs are welcome but added fees may apply – please contact Castle Brake Holiday Park directly for further details. More information about the accommodation can be found here.

Ladram Bay Holiday Park, Budleigh Salterton

Perched on the dramatic East Devon coastline, just along from Exmouth, Ladram Bay Holiday Park is a fully equipped holiday park with fantastic facilities for you to enjoy during your stay such as a swimming complex complete with a splash zone and slides. Right next to its own private beach, this holiday parks is a hit with all who visit and your furry friend can come too for a charge of £50 per dog per week or £30 for shorter breaks. Find out more about Ladram Bay Holiday Park here.

Crealy Meadows Caravan & Camping Park, Exeter

Crealy Meadows Caravan & Camping Park is located just outside of Exeter and is adjacent to Crealy Adventure Park & Resort. Go wild on the rollercoasters or head to the nearby coast, there’s plenty to do and lots of accommodation types available such as hot tub lodges and glamping tents as well as space for camping and touring trips. Some accommodation does accept pets at an added cost of £3/£4 per night depending on the season but please be aware that dogs are not accepted in Crealy Adventure Park & Resort. Further details about Crealy Meadows Caravan & Camping Park are available here.


The Devoncourt, Exmouth

Situated close to the stunning Exe Estuary mouth, The Devoncourt offers apartments and rooms in a resort setting. Spacious suites and beautiful bedrooms, many have sea views and their own balconies. Some pet friendly apartments are available so your pooch can come too, please ask The Devoncourt directly for fees and more details. For additional information about this accommodation, please click here.

All information is correct to the best of our knowledge at time of publishing, please do check with businesses and places directly for information about dogs, some may be subject to change.

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