Best Dog Friendly Holiday Parks in Devon
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Did you know that over half of the adult population in the UK own a pet, we are a nation of animal lovers after all. 26% of the adult population in the UK own a dog, 24% own a cat so we are split nearly equally! Dog owners tend to prefer to take their pet on holiday so there is significant demand for dog friendly holiday parks across the country. Not only do the owners need to find a dog friendly holiday park, they also need to find a park with dog friendly facilities nearby. Here we have some of the best dog friendly holiday parks in North and South Devon and you can view our top dog friendly holiday parks here in the UK.
Devon is one of the most popular holiday destinations in the UK as a county with an estimated 24 million visitor nights in 2019. One of the main attractions for coming to Devon is the scenery, beautiful beaches, landscapes, seascapes and country walks. The county is therefore very popular with dog owners with Dartmoor, Exmoor and the South West Coastal Path being perfect places to walk your dog surrounded by stunning scenery. To help you find a great holiday park for a caravan or lodge holiday in Devon with your dog, we have a selection of dog friendly caravans in Devon that you might want to research and you can view some great last minute Devon caravan holiday deals here. You can also see out top holiday parks in Devon by the beach as well, some of these welcome dogs and our 10 best family holiday parks in Devon if you want to combine a family friendly and dog friendly holiday as well.
Combe Martin, North Devon
Combe Martin Beach Holiday Park is dog friendly, the park goes out of its way to make sure that dogs are welcome with a range of pet friendly accommodation units at the park. The park club house in particular has dog sofas, water bowls and dog treats so you know that this is a holiday park that does welcome pets. The park also sits above Newberry Beach which is pet friendly all year round without restrictions and many of the major North Devon beaches do have restrictions.
Combe Martin is also just a short drive from the Exmoor National Park, walks abound here and if your dog loves a paddle, the walk from Lynmouth to Watersmeet is perfect. The South West Coastal Path is quite literally on your doorstep here. The walk up to Little Hangman or for the fitter, Big Hangman is a must, the views are just phenomenal. This is a decent climb up though, you will need to be reasonably fit and that is similar for a lot of the coastal path in North Devon. In summary, a warm welcome for your family and your dog with plenty of walks and a pet friendly beach.
Combe Martin Beach Holiday Park
Tel: 01271 882563
Sidmouth, South Devon
Oakdown Holiday Park sits on the South Devon coast near to the beautiful Victorian seaside resort of Sidmouth. Sidmouth is a gorgeous little town sat right by the sea, a thriving high street with boutique shops, a fantastic little promenade and if you like exploring, there is a great park in the town to enjoy. Oakdown Holiday Park has to get a mention because it is another example of a holiday park that goes out of its way to attract families that want to bring their dogs on holiday. There is a great range of dog friendly lodges, static caravans and even glamping pods.
There are numerous walks around the park that are ideal for dog owners and possibly less hilly than the north coast. The park itself is well thought out and has a lot of character with the accommodation being laid out spaciously. Your dog might want an extra special treat, they are on holiday after all, why not go to the doggy spa. This is free for you to use with a bath, shower and hair dryer along with shampoo available to buy in the shop.
Oakdown Holiday Park
Tel: 01297 680 387
Starcross, South Devon
Cofton Holidays is a picturesque holiday park near to the pretty village of Starcross and a short drive to the seaside town of Dawlish and the beach at Dawlish Warren. This is a family owned and cared for holiday park with a range of luxury holiday lodges, static caravans, holiday cottages and a campsite that caters for tourers and motorhomes. The park is geared up for families with dogs and also has a great reputation as a destination for fishing holidays with 5 lakes offering quality coarse fishing.
The holiday park is geared up for families with pets, the onsite pub welcomes families with dogs and offers select treats along with doggy ice cream. There are numerous walks in the nearby area, the park sits on the Eastdon Estate and has a good selection of walks. Nearby Powderham is a beautiful place to walk and the farm shop there is great. Cockwood is a pretty little village that sits alongside the Exe Estuary and has one of those perfect pubs where you can relax with a stunning view on a sunny day. We like Cofton because the park has a great reputation, it is family owned and there has been a lot of attention to the smaller details, especially for dog owners.
Tel: 01626 890111
Paington, South Devon
Waterside Holiday Park in Paington on the English Riviera is a medium sized holiday park with a range of facilities with beautiful sea views and is bordered by the heritage steam railway, an iconic park that has welcomed visitors for many years. We love this park and think it is suitable for dog owners because the South West Coastal Path runs along side the path. This is the perfect excuse for a decent walk with Saltern Cove, Oyster Cove and Goodrington Beach to the north whilst Broadsands beach is to the south.
The facilities at Waterside Holiday Park include an outdoor heated pool, restaurant and entertainment venues along with a beautiful sun terrace. There is a children’s play park, amusement arcade and a paddling pool for the younger ones. This is a holiday park that appeals to families with dogs and young children, a great base with lots to do in nearby Paignton and Torquay in one of the most popular holiday destinations in the UK.
Waterside Holiday Park
Tel: 01803 221261
Exmouth, South Devon
Devon Cliffs gets our attention as a great holiday park with a vast range of facilities and is dog friendly. This is a perfect destination if you have a dog that you want to include on your family holiday and perfect if you have children young or old. This is a large holiday park and has plenty of space for walks including a nature trail and the South West Coastal Path runs alongside the park. You can walk to Sandy Beach and then on to Exmouth Beach or head in the opposite direction to Littleham Cove and then on to the pretty village of Budleigh Salterton.
The real benefit is that your dog gets a holiday and so does your family. There are two large entertainment venues with lots going on and big name stars alongside 12 food and drink venues. The park has indoor and outdoor pools with slides and flumes along with three outdoor play areas and a great range of activity areas to keep you entertained throughout your stay. Devon Cliffs Holiday Park in Exmouth is ideal if you are looking for a dog friendly static caravan or holiday lodge in Devon on a big park with a full range of activities, entertainment and facilities.
If you have been to a holiday park with your pet in Devon and think that it is exceptional and deserves a mention, please let us know as we would love to add to our ever growing list. We hope that you have found this helpful and that more parks will become dog friendly so that we can all enjoy a holiday in Devon with our dogs!
Devon Cliffs Holiday Park
Tel: 01395 226 226