Finding a beach to enjoy with your dog is easy in North Devon. We often take our own dog for a lovely walk along the beach which she still thoroughly enjoys even at the ripe old age of 13.
Our favourite beaches are Saunton Sands and Putsborough although there are many others which we list below.
Putsborough Beach – This beach is a fabulous expanse of sand which extends round to Woolacombe 3 miles distant. A lovely long beach backed by Woolacombe Down. There is an area where dogs are not allowed immediately adjacent to the car park. Walk down the slipway, however, and the beach opens up before you.
Saunton Sands – Has completely open access for dogs along this massive sandy beach backed by the sand dunes of Braunton Borrows. You can gain access from The Saunton Sands Hotel end or via Crow Point along the old military road.
Northam Burrows – Situated at the far end of Westward Ho! beach with access gained through North Burrows Country Park. This is another large sandy beach with the car park immediately adjacent to the beach.
Lynmouth – Dogs are allowed on this beach. Great for fish and chips at the Esplanade Fish Bar.
Croyde – Dogs have restricted access on this sandy beach which is very popular with families.
Woolacombe – Dogs have restricted access on this sandy beach. Another very popular spot for families.
Lee – A small cove filled with fascinating rock pools just around the headland from Morte Point.