When it comes to ultimate doggy holidays, it doesn't get more perfect than the beautiful county of Devon. From panoramic sea views to dramatic moorland walks, this county's got it all.
You'll have a whale of a time and your pup will be thrilled to bits with the wealth of exploration opportunities! Because it's such a popular holiday destination, dog-friendly options are widely available across Devon.
You can usually find dog-friendly beaches (though check for seasonal changes to the rules) all over Devon as it's a county crammed with dog-lovers. You'll be in good company!
When choosing a Devon beach holiday, you'll be spoilt for accommodation choice. You'll you're your pick of caravan parks that will allow you to bring Fido along to join in the camping fun, plus there are countless bed and breakfast options. Again, Devon is very welcoming to dog owners so you'll find that most providers will be very obliging.
You can also look into renting an apartment for the duration of your stay. It's the most convenient option as you can come and go as you please, cook for yourselves and enjoy a proper home from home while you're away. Most accommodation providers in Devon have dog-friendly options on their books.
If the beach isn't your thing, Dartmoor and Exmoor are wonderful places to enjoy a short break. You can find charming B&Bs all over the place and the traditional moorland pubs are hard to beat. Make sure you drop by for a pint of Otter and a plate of home-cooked pub grub after a long walk.
Your pup will adore scampering all over the moors and tors and there are hundreds of walks to choose from. On Dartmoor, Birch Tor is amongst the best dog-friendly walks as well as Chagford and Two Moors Way. Exmoor's most popular walks include The Doone Valley and Watersmeet.
The moors are packed with unmissable exploration opportunities that your dog will absolutely adore!
Towns and villages
If you like the hustle and bustle of busy places, Exeter and Plymouth are popular destinations in Devon. Both city centres offer fantastic shopping and sightseeing.
However, you might struggle to find dog-friendly accommodation in the city centres so take the opportunity to explore some of the stunning surrounding villages.
In Exeter, head for Topsham, Tedburn St Mary, Stoke Canon or Cockwood for quaint village accommodation that's within easy reach of the city itself.
Plymouth is surrounded by fantastic little villages such as Wembury, Turnchapel and Newton Ferrers. These little hotspots are within a few miles of the city centre but also just a stone's throw from some great local beaches for you and your dog.
Wherever you go in Devon, you will run into likeminded dog-lovers all over the place. The people of Devon are famed for being extremely welcoming and friendly to people and pups alike.
Make sure you visit plenty of the great little pubs and inns where dogs run riot every day. Your dog will make a whole host of new mates in Devon, that's for sure.