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Dog Friendly Beaches in North Devon

Smythen Farm makes the perfect holiday location for families with dogs, with acres of land and cosy cottages. Surrounding us are a number of excellent dog-friendly beaches to let your pooch stretch their four legs on!

Nestled between Croyde and Woolacombe you'll find the vast stretch of beautiful sandy beach of Putsborough Sands. Half of the beach is always free for dogs to use, whilst the other half has restrictions from April to October.

Consistency voted one of the best beaches in the UK, our local beach of Woolacombe is perfect for dogs with its golden sands and rock pools! Restrictions – Dogs are not allowed between the rocks at the north end of the beach and the stream from Good Friday or 1st April (whichever is earliest) until the first Monday in November. They must be on leads from the stream to Mill Rock from the same dates but may be exercised without restriction from Mill Rock onwards.

In a small bay between Saunton Sands and Woolacombe is Croyde beach, a stunning national trust beach surrounded by sand dunes and spectacular views. Dogs are only permitted here outside of May to September, so if you're visiting Smythen Farms outide of these dates Croyde is an excellent beach to visit with your dog.

If you're looking for a holiday in North Devon with dogs, check out our availability page now for prices and availability. Or read more here about the excellent beaches around Smythen Farm North Devon Holiday Cottages.

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Lovely stay at Smythen Farm Holiday Cottages hosted by Bill and his farm animals. The kids loved it - especially the upside down cottage. Thanks for a lovely stay in beautiful North Devon.
Fiona Harrison on 2014-06-24 23:42:53
We stayed here for the May half term, in Honeysuckle cottage. There was plenty of space for two adults and two kids, the kitchen was well equipped and there was even a washing machine (very useful when you have two little boys!). The cottage faced the courtyard (the swimming pool). Some of the cottages face onto the field, so have an amazing view. The farm is lovely, there are animals to feed, a small heated and covered swimming pool, playground and play room. Kids
Veronika Tarasova-Newlands on 2014-06-10 18:04:04
Many thanks to all at Smythen Farm – we stayed in Fisherswood Cottage for a 4 night stay on 16th March. We found the cottage really well laid out and very comfortable. The location for visiting North Devon is as good as you could get. A great break.
Rob Cook on 2014-03-26 23:57:52
My wife and I have just returned from a week`s holiday in Honey Pot cottage at Smythen Farm and enjoyed every minuet of our stay. Despite it being the middle of march and the wind blowing full force outside the cottage was lovely and warm. It was well appointed clean and had all we needed to make our stay perfect. Despite dropping in on spec on a Sunday afternoon we were greeted with a friendly welcome from our host and nothing seemed to be too much trouble.In the h
Craig Johnson on 2014-03-25 23:37:53