7 dog-friendly holiday homes right by the beach

December 12th, 2016 | By Ross Purdy

Beaches are an endless source of fun for our four-legged friends, whether they’re chasing balls across the sand, splashing in the waves or simply joining their owners for a stroll.

We’ve picked out seven dog-friendly holiday homes right by a beautiful South Devon beach.

For more detailed information, including prices, availability and many more photos, click the relevant link to each property’s dedicated page. Or, if you’d prefer, go straight to our range of around 100 dog-friendly properties.

1. 1 At the Beach (sleeps 4)


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Part of an elegant Victorian development just a few yards from dog-friendly Slapton Sands, 1 At the Beach is a stylish and beautifully presented beachside apartment. Situated on the South West Coast Path, it’s the perfect spot for owners of active dogs who love the great outdoors. This ground-floor two-bedroom property also has its own private terrace, ideal for relaxing with the pooch on summer evenings.

2. 1 Thurlestone Rock (sleeps 6)


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1 Thurlestone Rock is a spacious three-bedroom ground floor apartment within a beachside development at Thurlestone Sands. Just a few steps from the South Milton Sands part of the beach, guests can enjoy stunning views of Thurlestone Rock, Thurlestone Bay and Burgh Island.

The private patio leads to steps which take you directly to the dog-friendly beach, which sits on a gorgeous stretch of the South West Coast Path.

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3. Kittiwake (sleeps 8)



New for Coast & Country Cottages in September 2016, Kittiwake is a stunning seaside holiday home in a new luxury cottage development. This stylish four-bedroom property sits just a few yards from the South West Coast Path, Hallsands beach and Start Bay, which is a scenic and historic stretch of coastline from Start Point in the South to Blue Flag-awarded Blackpool Sands in the north.


Hallsands and nearby Beesands are dog-friendly all year round, giving you ample opportunities for picturesque walks with your four-legged friend.

4. 4 West Park Mews (sleeps 4)

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4 West Park Mews is a spacious two-bedroom cottage is just a few minutes’ walk from the beaches of Hope Cove along with its popular pub and restaurant. Enjoy country and sea views towards Bolt Tail from the first-floor lounge and sunny roof terrace. There’s a south facing patio with garden furniture and a fenced front garden – perfect for dogs and kids alike.

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5. 3 Moult Farm Cottages (sleeps 6)

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The Moult Farm Cottages are situated on a private road just 100 metres or so from the beach at North Sands (dog-friendly out of season), and a 10-minute walk from South Sands, which welcomes dogs all year round.

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This comfortably furnished barn conversion has its own paved terrace area, private parking and baby-friendly equipment included, making it ideal for young families.

6. Ferrycot (sleeps 9)


Adjacent to the sandy dog-friendly beaches of East Portlemouth, Ferrycot is a spacious four-bedroom terraced cottage. With a VisitEngland Four Star Gold award, this popular holiday home has been stylishly refurbished in recent years to create fabulous accommodation for families or groups of couples. Two off-road parking spaces are provided, as is baby-friendly equipment. The stunning panoramic views from all the south-facing rooms will take your breath away.



7. Ferryside (sleeps 8)


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This spacious terraced cottage sits on the waterfront at East Portlemouth beach. Enjoy superb estuary views and direct access to the beach in this beautifully renovated property, which also benefits from two off-road parking spaces and a front terrace (shared with the adjacent home). Tastefully designed throughout, Ferryside makes a stylish and comfortable base in a truly impressive seaside location.

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Looking for more options? We have around 100 dog-friendly properties suitable for all party sizes, tastes and requirements.

Explore our full range here.

Would you like to know more about the best beaches in South Devon? Take a look at our South Devon Beach Bible.