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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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Thanks for a lovely cottages very cosy. Easy to find way to places. Lovely and warm cosy bed. Thanks for a nice quiet place to stay and great to have access to the donkey field and woods down the lane for easy walks. Pool great and very warm. Woolacombe and Saunton Sands great for open space. Great location to Explore North Devon.Thanks again Tescos not far away. Sawmills very good for food. Thanks again
Betty Smith on 2018-02-05 20:11:28
We had a brilliant week here at Smythen Farm, with beautiful views. The children enjoyed the swimming pool which was lovely and warm. The play area was a great hit as was the visit from Bill and family to drop off Easter Eggs. We were made to feel very welcome by Bill and Catherine and nothing was too much trouble. Watermouth Castke was a good day out and you can return for £2.50 each. Combe Martin Wildlife and Dinosaur Park was a good day out. My favourite da
Harrisons Stony Stratford. on 2018-02-02 19:43:38
Had a fantastic stay in Seaview cottage, Catherine and Bill were both lovely and extremely helpful. The games room and the pool were used a lot by both families as the weather wasn’t too good. We all loved the donkeys and the ponies too. The beaches at Woolacombe were beautiful and the girls went on a beach hack from Mullacott riding stables which was fantastic. The staff were really helpful and friendly and the horses were all very well behaved and suitable for
The Cannata Family. on 2018-01-31 21:27:52
This our 3rd – we have bought each of our children and grandchildren since 2010. Each time we have had a wonderful time, the kids love the freedom and we love the views and the quiet. Keep up the good work Bill and Kathryn , I am sure we will be back – ypu have a great place here, the new pool and games room are great. Thank you for a lovely week
The Kenwoods – Kent on 2018-01-29 22:10:53