Dog friendly pub in Combe Martin

dog friendly combe martin

Our Restaurant, Bar and Gardens are all dog friendly providing you a great place to sit and enjoy a meal or drink with your canine companions.

labrador dog looking up
Throughout North Devon there are many fantastic places to visit with your dogs.

  • The Watermouth Cove Holiday Park (Dog Friendly accommodation and Activities) (Website)
  • Arlington Court and the National Trust Carriage Museum (Website)
  • Quince Honey Farm (Website)
  • The Milky Way (Website)

You can see more at the Visit Devon Website Here

Dog friendly beaches

There are plenty of dog friendly beaches in the local area which include:

  • Newberry Beach ( down the road ).
  • Combe Martin beach ( dog friendly Oct – April ).
  • Wild Pear Beach. Hele Bay.
  • Woolacombe. Putsborough. Croyde. Saunton. Instow and Westward Ho!

Most of the major beaches in North Devon have some kind of dog restriction. Some beaches like Saunton and Woolacombe only permit dogs on specific sections of the beach. Others like Combe Martin and Croyde do not permit dogs through the summer months. Beaches with restrictions are often the most popular with families, hence the restrictions but there are many smaller beaches where there are no restrictions at all.

Dog friendly beaches ion north devon

Local vets

The closest vets to us is the Argyll Vetinary Centre in Ilfracombe which is open 8:30am to 6:30pm Monday to Friday and also available for emergencies out of hours.

Telephone: 01271 867711
Address: 24 Highfield Road, Ilfracombe, Devon EX34 9LZ View Website

Dog walks

Throughout North Devon there are plenty of amazing scenic walks to take with your dogs. The entire region is criss-crossed with public footpaths and bridleways. Some paths near the coast or around villages like Croyde are owned and managed by The National Trust who request that dogs are to be on the lead. However, as you get further inland, the public footpaths are mostly fine to walk your dog off lead.

dog walking in north devon

Many public footpaths do cross working farmland which may contain livestock. Please ensure your dog is on the lead around livestock and does not enter fields with arable crops.

dog walking on the Tarka Trail

Braunton Burrows

One of the most popular dog friendly walking locations in the area is Braunton Burrows. This is the name given to the range of dunes that sits behind Saunton Sands beach and can be accessed from Saunton Sands beach car park or Sandy Lane car park which is 1 mile off the main road.

Hundreds of paths twist and turn in amongst a variety of sandy dunes, grassy planes, marshy wetlands and small wooded copses. A great place to let your dog run free.

Dog walking on Braunton Burrows

Braunon Burrows is split into three zones and some of the zones are sometimes occupied by cattle where the landowners recommend you put your dog on a lead. However there is usually at least one of three zones free of cattle. Braunton Burrows is occasionally used by the military for training purposes. This could be off-road vehicle training or troop exercises involving blank bullets. Activity is often contained to one of the three zones though.

Adders are native to Devon, as a rule, they keep themselves well hidden and out of the way, but in the spring months when they are waking from hibernation they can be slower to react, so can get caught by inquisitive dogs. Bites to paws and noses are fairly common. Once into late June, early July, it is fairly rare to see an adder.

Braunton Burrows

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