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Dog friendly attractions: Things to do in Devon with your pooch

If you are on holiday with your pet then you want to include your pooch in as many dog-friendly attractions as you can. Fortunately, there are plenty of dog-friendly attractions and walks in the area surrounding Oakdown, which means that both you and your pet will enjoy a memorable and fun holiday.

Dog-Friendly Walks

A dog-friendly holiday in Devon is going to revolve around where you can enjoy a great walk, breathing in the fresh open air and relishing the sights and sounds of somewhere new.

You can access the Donkey Trail from a path opposite the entrance to Oakdown Holiday Park and as you head down here you’ll soon discover much of the land around the holiday park is dedicated to the welfare of donkeys (read about the nearby Donkey Sanctuary below). This moderate walk, which forms part of the South West Coastal Path, involves tracks, footpaths, a shingle beach, and quiet country roads. There is some gentle descent and a short stretch of steep ascent. It’s an ideal walk for all the family and your pets.

See the Donkeys

Set along the historic Jurassic Coast in the tranquil East Devon countryside, the Donkey Sanctuary in Sidmouth is a working farm that is home to hundreds of donkeys, mules and hinnies that have been rescued from mistreatment or relinquished into the charity’s care.

This dog-friendly attraction in Devon was awarded second place in the Dogs Trust ‘dog-friendly attractions’ scheme and they are pleased to welcome well-behaved dogs on a lead.

Dog friendly beaches

enjoy beach holidays in Devon at Oakdown

Dog-friendly beaches in Devon near Oakdown include Soar Mill Cove near Salcombe and North Sands beach in Salcombe itself, both of which welcome dogs all year round.

The picturesque Soar Mill Cove beach is a sandy dog-friendly beach in Devon, perfect for swimming and rock pooling. It’s accessible via the South West Coast Path so your pet gets a nice walk before it can relax in the water!

North Sands Beach in Salcombe is nicely situated between two headlands and sits in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The South West Coast Path is nearby so the beach can be a great stop-off point during a longer walk. The large sandy area is perfect for families to run around while the tide is out, but be aware that the beach is totally submerged at high tide.

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