Don't want to leave your best friend behind?
You don't have to!
Most of us choose to holiday in the UK for the glorious scenery and picture perfect countryside, though for many a holiday in the UK is preferred because it doesn't require you to part from your beloved pets; even for a week. Several of our owners have pets themselves and know how important it is to share the family holiday with them. We therefore have a number of holiday cottages that would welcome responsible dog owners.
Ocean Cottages wants you to make the most of your holiday so choose a dog friendly cottage from the selection below.
Woolacombe and Mortehoe beach and walks
Woolacombe and Mortehoe are very dog friendly areas with plenty of walks your dog will enjoy. At Woolacombe to comply with Blue Flag and Seaside Award criteria, 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. This is a very small area in comparison to the size of the beach. Dogs must be on leads from the stream to Mill Rock from the same dates but may be exercised without restriction from Mill Rock onwards. The Beach is 3 miles long with wonderful sand dunes for your dog to enjoy. View Woolacombe Cottages
View our Woolacombe pet friendly holiday cottages
Saunton Beach & Braunton Burrows
Think dog friendly Braunton walks and Braunton Burrows will undoubtedly spring to mind...the Burrows frame the beautiful Saunton Sands beach and create miles of uninterrupted land for dogs to stretch their legs!
Although dogs are very welcome to have fun exploring Braunton Burrows, owners will need to stay close to them as there is often livestock grazing in some areas, and occasional nesting birds on the ground. Also, parts of the Burrows are used by the MoD for training and live fire can be used at times, so look out for warning flags. Just beside the Burrows, Saunton Sands is a dog friendly Saunton beach and at 3 miles long is another excellent dog friendly Saunton walk. View Braunton Cottages
Beach and Walks
The premier surfing beach on the North Devon coast, Croyde Bay is the centre of the North Devon surfing scene and a popular family holiday resort. The village centre is set back from the surf beach behind some high sand dunes, Croyde Burrows. A great family beach, seasonal dog ban from Easter to September. Baggy Point offers one of the best walks in Britain with spectacular views over the coastline - the perfect spot for your pet to enjoy some exercise. View Croyde Cottages
View our Croyde pet friendly holiday cottages
The small rocky cove, with its imposing coastline on either side, is regarded by some. as the jewel in the crown of Lee. It is a refreshing change to find such a spot, that has, as yet, remained untouched by the hand of time. At low water even in the height of the summer it remains a tranquil spot with its many rock pools and small sandy beach. For the more energetic, a multitude of splendid, contrasting, local walks stem from the village. Most are well signposted and vary in type and length. This could be considered as one of the most rewarding ways of experiencing the natural outstanding beauty of the area. Whatever the season or whatever the weather, we sincerely hope that you will enjoy your visit to our village. Dogs are welcome on the beach all year round.