Dog Friendly Beaches in South Devon
07 March 2018
Dogs Friendly Beaches in South Devon
We’re lucky to be surrounded by so many beautiful, dog friendly beaches. We love welcoming four-legged friends onto our sandy shorelines, but note there are restrictions in force on certain areas of our beaches (assistance dogs such as Guide Dogs and Hearing Dogs are exempt).
Where can I walk my dog?
Beach Rd, Dawlish, EX7 0NF (2.5 miles – 45 minute walk / 5 minute drive from Cofton)
Dogs are not permitted from 1st April – 30th Sept between the lifeguard tower and groyne 3 on the beach. From 1st May – 30th Sept on a 230 metre section of the beach, west of Red Rock Cafe (follow seawall from Dawlish Warren – Dawlish), nor beyond groyne 9 main beach (all year round).
Dogs are permitted all year round on the section of the beach directly to the right of the lifeguard tower (tidal beach) and between groyne 4 and 9 on the main beach.
Around the main resort and nature reserve all dogs must be kept on leads, no more than 2 metres in length, all year round.
Dawlish Town Beach and Coryton Cove
Beach St, Dawlish, EX7 9PN (2.9 miles – 8 minute drive from Cofton)
Dogs are permitted along the seashore from the slipway adjacent to the Railway Station until 230 metres before Red Rock at Dawlish Warren. Dogs are not permitted along the seashore from the slipway adjacent to the beach cafe to Coryton Cove from 1st May – 30th Sept.
Holcombe Beach – East Cliff Slipway, Teignmouth
East Cliff Walk, Teignmouth, TQ14 8TW (4.8 miles – 12 minute drive from Cofton)
Dogs are permitted all year round.
Beach St, Teignmouth, TQ14 8SY (5.7 miles – 16 minute drive from Cofton)
Dogs are not permitted from 1st May – 30th Sept (along the seashore between the slipway at Eastcliff and the Lighthouse at the Point. Dogs are to be kept on a lead in and around the Den and Promenade.
River Beach, Teignmouth
off, Lifeboat Ln, Teignmouth, TQ14 (6.3 miles – 18 minute drive from Cofton)
Dogs are permitted all year round.
Ness Cove, Shaldon
Shaldon, Teignmouth, TQ14 0HP (7.8 miles – 22 minute drive from Cofton)
Dogs are permitted all year round.
Shaldon beach, Shaldon, Teignmouth, TQ14 0DP (7.3 miles – 23 minute drive from Cofton)
Dogs are not permitted from 1st May – 30th Sept (along the seashore between the Clipper Quay and the steps to the beach approximately 410 metres south east of the Clipper Quay.
Some of your kind words...
A brilliant stay as always. We stayed in a cottage this time which was beautiful and very well equipped. Lots of lovely little touches with a welcome hamper and lots of board games. Hubbie was well impressed with the huge TV too. Loved the courtyard and we were lucky enough to have the weather to BBQ 2 of the days. All the staff from reception to the shop to the entertainment were friendly and very accommodating of both my girls. Used the chippy which has recently changed hands and the food was still great. There is lots to do, loved the swimming, the zip wire, the park and walk in the woods and around the fishing lake. Have to be honest though we missed the caravan...... will definitely be back, hopefully in the Fernworthy van with the hot tub.
Had an amazing weeks holiday. The park was immaculate, the outdoor pool was spotless and the cleaning blocks were cleaned regularly. All the staff were very helpful and the shop on site was reasonably priced. We went with two kids (aged 6 and 7) and our dog, the kids were never bored and had an amazing holiday. We will definitely be returning next year!
My family and I stayed for 5 nights in July, aged between 13 and 40 and we all had a brilliant family stay. The teenagers loved the outdoor pool and the woods and we all loved the donkeys. I’ve been coming here since I was a child and it’s still got a lovely relaxing atmosphere and has all the facilities you could want for a camping holiday. I must say the fish and chip shop is the best we have ever had at a holiday park, reasonable prices and good sized portions. We have booked to come back again on 25th August for a week and can’t wait!
I visited when my relatives came over from Canada and fell in love. I was lucky enough to stay for a week last August for my sons 2nd birthday. It has got to be one of my favourite places to go. Absolutely beautiful, quiet, good facilities, lovely restaurants. The staff are outstanding. I can't wait to come back again this year!
Stayed in campervan for a weekend. Great campsite good location, plenty of things for all to do. Great fishing lakes all in a short walk through the woodland to the lovely Dawlish Warren and Dawlish. Couldn't fault.
Highbridge, United Kingdom
We have had a wonderful experience, the site is very clean, ALL the staff were friendly and helpful especially the bar supervisor, entertainment was second to none, we'll 100% return...
The Warren Family
I just want to say how impressed my fellow Motorhomers and Caravaners were with the welcome and service we received during our stay. Staff in the office were polite and helpful at all times. Scott the restaurant manager was most accommodating when I enquired about reserving space for 25 to 30 of us for lunch after a walk. The service in the restaurant was speedy the food hot and varied. We were very pleased with the standards. Staff in the restaurant were cheerful and polite and helped make our meal most enjoyable. We had such a good time that we will be returning again next year for our Xmas Rally.
The best holiday park we've been to in our motorhome. Our children aged 2 and 4 loved it. Great facilities, entertainment and activities in one of the best parts of Devon!
Delicious fish and chips, friendly and helpful staff and delightful woodland.
Suze - Cornwall
Good location and dog walking, we'll be back and it can't come quick enough.
David - Portsmouth.
Loved the Zumba class! Can't wait to come back!
Elise - Exeter.
A* facilities, always very clean. The pool and food offer great value for money!
Stayed in Honeysuckle Cottage, stunning views over the Exe Estuary.. fantastic place for a family holiday
Ian - Australia.
My little girls aged 2,3 and 5 loved the entertainment.. all they can remember is fun, fun and more fun!
Anonymous - Cheshire.
Quiet and relaxing in a stunning location.. Can't wait to return
Ethan R, Burnham-on-Sea
We usually camp 3 times a year and hire a caravan after the Christmas break at Cofton, and will continue to do so. We thoroughly recommend staying there. Great for families or just the 2 of you.
Jilly B, Cheltenham
Go for swimming and food at this fabulous holiday camp... facilities A-star so clean and just great value for money would defo use over and over again which I do.... I'm a regular visitor. Dip and dine always good option as the food and snacks are fantastic in the bar cafe area near swimming pool!
Excellent toilet block and lovely hot showers. The on site pub was spot on with really friendly staff..
Joan L, Bromsgrove
The superbly equipped Woodside Cottage was beautifully clean with a fantastic Hot Tub. Waking up to horses and cows in the rear field.. stunning!
So friendly and clean, it’s a home from home and we couldn’t go a year with a visit!
Bernice Procter, Swindon
I always pay a visit to Amelia's Pantry, you can just Relax, Indulge and Enjoy!
‘Wonderful facilities, especially the swimming pools! In a lovely setting, for us it is simply the best campsite we have found.’
Margaret Hayes, Leeds
We have been coming to Cofton since 2009 and have stayed at least 12 times. We love everything about Cofton: the location and scenery in and around the park, the quality and cleanliness of accommodation, the friendly welcoming atmosphere; Everything about Cofton is great!
Ethan Robinson, Somerset
‘Dog walks, cycling, lovely country pubs… It suits our every need’
Kay Hancock, Bristol