Situating yourself in Honiton, Colyton or Axminster for your trip to South Devon means there’s plenty of surrounding Devonshire countryside for you to explore – this is particularly great if you’re travelling with a furry friend or two!  There’s various dog friendly accommodation in the three destinations and with the Blackdown Hills AONB and East Devon AONB right on your doorstep, you’ll never be short of wonderful dog walks and gorgeous scenery. Find out below about dog friendly places to visit and stay in Honiton, Axminster and Colyton below.


Blackdown Hills AONB

The Blackdown Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty offers up an abundance of interesting sites and refreshing walks for you and your pooch to enjoy. With just a few simple rules such as keeping your pet on a short lead from the 1st of March until the 31st of July when on open access land, this area is ideal for letting your four legged friend get some exercise. We always recommend paying attention to local signage for further details and you can find out more about dog walking in the Blackdown Hills AONB here as well as more general information about the area here.

East Devon AONB

Hugging the coastline of the Jurassic Coast and spreading inland, the East Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty provides many fantastic circular walking routes for you and your furry pal to explore. For these walks dogs must be kept on leads, and more information about some of the routes on offer and what you can look forward to can be found here. To find out further details about the East Devon AONB please click here.


Seaton Beach

If you’re looking to head to the coast with your dog, Seaton Beach is a shot car ride away from Colyton and not too far from Honiton. It's a great place to let your pet have a run around and quick swim. Exclusions do apply on part of the beach between the 1st of May and 30th of September so please take note of the information provided. Please click here to learn more about Seaton Beach.

Lyme Regis Beaches

For those staying in Axminster or Colyton, it’s not too far to hop over into the neighbouring county of Dorset and head to Lyme Regis which has four great beaches to choose from. Church Cliff Beach, East Cliff Beach and Monmouth Beach are all dog friendly throughout the year and the town beach allows dogs from October through to April.

Food & Drink

The Otter Inn, Honiton

If you’re looking for somewhere you can enjoy a bite to eat or grab a well deserved pint with your dog in Honiton, The Otter Inn is somewhere you can head to. With special designated dog friendly areas and a large car park if you’re driving from further afield, it’s the ideal dog friendly place to stop off after a long walk. Find out more about The Otter Inn here.

The White Hart, Honiton

The White Hart is a cosy, thatched, dog friendly inn in Wilmington. The location between Axminster and Honiton means it is easily reached from whichever town you base yourself in. Relax in front of the fire or treat yourself to a delicious meal and enjoy having your four legged friend for company too! Please click here to learn more about The White Hart.


Self Catering

Higher Wiscombe, Colyton

Nestled within the East Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Higher Wiscombe comprises of three stunning self catering cottages. The cottages boast fabulous rural views and the location in Colyton means the coast and plenty of glorious countryside are easily accessible for visitors to explore. All three are dog friendly and you can bring along your pooch, with prior agreement, for just £25 per dog, per stay. Find out more about Higher Wiscombe by clicking here.

Orchard Barn, Honiton

A contemporary holiday cottage just three miles from Honiton, Orchard Barn is a perfect retreat for those looking to explore the Blackdown Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and further afield. Sleeping between 2 and 6 guests with excellent facilities this cosy self catering accommodation also accepts up to three dogs at a fee of £20 per dog. To discover further details about Orchard Barn, please click here.

Camping, Holiday Parks & Caravan Sites

Hawkchurch Holiday Park Resort & Spa, Axminster

Unwind at the luxurious Hawkchurch Holiday Park Resort & Spa in Axminster with unparalleled five star amenities for you and your party to enjoy. Its spectacular position in the Axe Valley means there’s lots to discover nearby and the onsite pool, sauna and other available facilities will ensure a delightful stay. Your four legged friend can join you on your trip although additional fees may apply, please check this with the resort directly. More details about Hawkchurch Holiday Park Resort & Spa can be found here.

Andrewshayes Holiday Park, Axminster

Located in Axminster, Andrewshayes Holiday Park is a fabulous park with plenty of different accommodation types on offer. There is lots to do onsite including a children’s play park, heated swimming pool and dog walking area. Whether you’re looking to camp out under the stars or would prefer a static holiday home for your stay, your pet can come too (by arrangement). Extra costs may apply, please contact the park directly for more information. Find out more about Andrewshayes Holiday Park 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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