North Devon has some fantastic beaches with long stretches of golden sand, rocky coves and hidden gems. To enable you to enjoy a stress free walk along a beach with your pooch, take a look at our guide to our local beaches.
Combe Martin - bans dogs on the main beach between May 1 and September 30. Dogs are permitted on Newberry Beach just next door which is open to dogs all year round
Saunton - allows dogs all year round, though owners are asked to keep their pets on leads in front of the beach hut area at the start of the beach.
Woolacombe - operates a zone system: Zone A – no dogs between April 1 and November 1; Zone B – on a lead from May 1 to September 30; Zone C – no restrictions.
Combesgate in Woolacombe - Dogs are not allowed between May 1 and September 30.
Barricane - just next door to Woolacombe, allows dogs between October and April, but they must be on a lead between the months of May and September.
Putsborough - dogs are allowed everywhere except for the far left of the beach from Easter until November 1.
Croyde - allows dogs between October 1 and April 30.
Instow - dogs are not allowed on the stretch between the Quay and Lane End Road between May 1 and September 30. Dogs are allowed on the rest of the beach but must be kept in sight and under control at all times.
Clovelly - allows dogs on its sands all year round.
Hartland - there is a year-round dog ban in place.
Westward Ho! - allows dogs for most of the year; but between May 1 and September 30 they are only allowed on the northern end of beach, to the right of the Pebble Ridge.
Lee Bay, Lynton - Dogs are allowed between November 1 and Easter.
Woody Bay - Dogs are banned all year round.
Dogs are allowed all year round on the following beaches:
PLEASE NOTE: Assistance dogs are allowed on beaches all year round