Boasting two stunning coastlines, two national parks, and five Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Devon entices visitors with dogs all year round. This county in south-western England offers an abundance of opportunities for holidaymakers and their dogs to explore, hike, and relax amidst breathtaking scenery.
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Reasons Why Your Dog Will Love Travelling with You to Devon
For dogs, Devon is a taste of pure heaven. Whether its bounding joyously along expanses of windswept sandy beaches, sniffing scents along forest trails, or darting over the moors, the county is sure to delight visitors of the four-legged variety. For owners, Devon also offers plenty of historical and cultural attractions, many of which welcome well-behaved dogs.
1. Saunton Beach
Dog-friendly holidays in Devon wouldn't be complete without a visit to one of the county's spectacular beaches. Situated on the dramatic and unspoilt North Devon coastline, Saunton beach is a glorious 5.6km. stretch of golden, dune-lined beach, which is open to visitors with dogs all year round.
2. Donkey Sanctuary
Open 365 days of the year, this dog-friendly sanctuary is home to hundreds of rescued donkeys and mules and offers grassy walkways along farm trails as well as access to the Jurassic Coast's South West Coast Path.
3. Powderham Castle
Just South of Exeter, visitors enjoying dog-friendly holidays in Devon can discover this impressive, grade I listed manor house, brimming with 600 years of history. Dogs may access all areas except the walled garden and deer park. The castle is open from March to October (closed Mondays).
Situated on the northern edge of Dartmoor National Park, this ancient market town is the site of a Norman castle ruins. The castle ruins, set in an expanse of fields and woodland, welcomes dogs on leads. The town is also an ideal place to begin exploring the 954sq.km. of moors.
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