Dog friendly accommodation in Woolacombe: Woof Guide
We love dogs in Woolacombe
As dog owners ourselves, we understand dog owners. This means we understand the importance of having dog friendly accommodation in Woolacombe. For this very reason all 3 of our North Devon Holiday Parks; Woolacombe Bay, Twitchen House and Easewell Farm, are dog friendly. Another bonus of visiting Woolacombe with your dog is that they are also free to enjoy Woolacombe Sands Beach (more details below).
Dogs at Woolacombe Bay
South facing with stunning views across the bay, to Lundy Island and the magnificent Atlantic Ocean. Almost 200 metres above sea level with nothing between us and North America, this family caravan park is breathtaking.
There's a designated dog-friendly area in our Bait Ball Bar & Restaurant along with the adjoining spacious outdoor terrace, you’ll find plenty of water out for them too.
There are walks to suit all tastes and activity levels. Three footpaths lead to and from the Park, surrounded by miles of spectacular National Trust parkland, quaint villages and dramatic coastline. Boundaries don’t exist here so you can walk to your heart’s content or take a stroll with your pet to the beach in about 15 minutes, it’s not too far away.
Woolacombe Bay Holiday Park has glorious views over the valley and its own 11-acre exercise area full of young trees and rabbits. That’s pretty good dog friendly entertainment!
Dogs at Twitchen House
The name means ‘meeting of paths’ and it lives up to the name, as Twitchen House Holiday Park is criss-crossed with them. Set amid a stunning countryside setting and mature woodland, it’s a magnet for those who enjoy country walks.
Dog-friendly dining is available in a designated part of our Bar 51 all-day café bar, it's got a lovely outside terrace overlooking the outdoor pool and sports area too.
We welcome dogs in our self-catering caravan accommodation and Camping & Touring areas, read more details about our different types of pitches available for your dog-friendly camping holiday. All our dog-friendly accommodation is situated within easy access to trails, paths and walks.
Walks here are endless, head inland or take our footpath down to any of Woolacombe’s finest beaches and grassy headlands and meet up with the breath-taking South West Coastal Path.
It’s a lovely trail to the beach through the woods, emerging into the gorse and bracken covered Twitchen Valley.
Dogs at Easewell Farm
Originally a working farm, now the home to Mortehoe & Woolacombe Golf Club, and one of the most beautiful dog friendly touring parks in the country.
We welcome dogs across the Park and inside The Easewell Arms, a quiet and friendly bar, open daily.
Easewell Farm Holiday Park is perfect for those looking to unwind, with unforgettable rural and sea views as well as unhindered access to coastal paths and glorious countryside. This includes Kinevor Valley, Mortehoe, Rockham Bay, Bull Point Lighthouse and footpaths to Lee Bay and beyond.
Dogs are welcome
We try to pick self-catering caravans that are situated with easy access to footpaths or exercise areas, we also include all the little extras we hope will improve your stay:
• Healthy dog treat & toy
• Comfy dog bed
• Feeding & water bowls
• Pooper-scoopers and unlimited refills
All dogs staying with us must be up to date with their flea, worming and tick treatments plus reasonable measures must also be taken to check your dogs upon return from walks while staying with us to ensure parasites are not brought into our accommodation. Dogs must not be left unattended in your accommodation and any damage made to soft or hard furnishings will be chargeable.
Dog friendly accommodation in Woolacombe
Dogs are welcome in selected Silver, Gold, Platinum and Diamond with hot tub self-catering caravans and must be pre-booked for just £35 per dog per booking. There are also wheelchair accessible caravans on offer at Twitchen House to ensure everyone gets to come on holiday.
Pets are also allowed in the designated Camping & Touring areas at Twitchen House and Easewell Farm at a cost of £1.50 per pet per night. A maximum of up to 3 dogs are allowed in caravans and on tent, tourer and motorhome pitches.
Dogs are only permitted in designated pet-friendly caravans and Camping & Touring pitches. If you arrive with a dog into accommodation which is not pet friendly, then we’ll have to ask the dog to leave the Park immediately and there will be a fee for deep cleaning the accommodation.
Dog-friendly dining in Woolacombe
At all three of our dog friendly North Devon holiday parks you're welcome to bring your four-legged friend to designated areas in our all-day café bars, so that's the coastal chic of the Bait Ball at Woolacombe Bay, the surf style vibe of Bar 51 at Twitchen House or the homely sports bar The Easewell Arms at Easewell Farm. Each has its own outdoor terrace too where dogs are welcome.
At all times dogs must be on a lead around the grounds of our Parks, dogs are permitted in selected designated areas of our central facilities but this does not include any swimming pool whether indoors or outdoors, spa areas, amusement arcades, bowling alleys, cinemas, pottery painting studios, entertainment venues and convenience stores.
North Devon dog walks
Make the most of all the outside space Woolacombe and the surrounding areas have to offer, explore it on foot!
At Woolacombe Bay you can use the designated sea view and conservation areas to exercise your dog to your hearts content. This Park is just a short walk from Woolacombe Beach, 3 miles of glorious golden sand for your dog to explore.
Twitchen House is surrounded by woodland footpaths and is a healthy 25 minutes' walk to the dog friendly beach. There are numerous different walks from site, out into the open countryside or to various local villages to sample the local delights.
Ideally placed for exploring North Devon, Easewell Farm is in a great location, nestled amongst glorious National Trust parkland and overlooking the spectacular coastline. For those who fancy enjoying the site itself and what it has to offer there is a dog exercise area available for use on site.
Whichever of our Parks you choose, you'll be ideally placed to explore the best dog walks near Woolacombe.
Please ensure all dogs are on a lead.
Dog friendly refreshments & attractions
Why not treat yourself and your furry friend with a treat along the way; there are numerous pet friendly pubs, restaurants, cafés and quaint cream tea houses to satisfy your craving:
• Woolacombe: The Red Barn, Captain Jack's, Fortescue Arms
• Mortehoe: The Chichester Arms, Smugglers Restaurant, The Ship Aground
• Croyde & Saunton: The Thatch, Billy Buds
• Braunton: The Williams Arms
• Exmoor: Hunters Inn
• North Devon: Broomhill Sculpture Gardens, The Cranford Inn
Woolacombe beach guide for dogs
Please pick up after your dog and, where available, use the dog waste bins provided. ‘The Dogs (Fouling of Land) Act 1996’ applies on all beaches. Always read beach notices on arrival as amendments are made from time to time.
Woolacombe: rules apply 1st April (or Good Friday if earlier) until first Monday in November
ZONE A: No dogs
ZONE B: Dogs on a lead
ZONE C: No restrictions
Barricane Beach: dogs on leads 1st May - 30th September
Putsborough Sands (see map): rules apply 1st April - 31st October
Saunton Sands: rules apply throughout the year
ZONE A: No dogs
ZONE B: Dogs on a lead
ZONE C: No restrictions
Croyde: No dogs (1st May - 30th September)
Wildersmouth, Larkstone, Harbour and Raparee: No restrictions.
Tunnels Beaches: No dogs on the beach at any time.
Combe Martin, Lee & Lynmouth
Newberry Beach: No restrictions
Combe Martin Beach: No dogs (1st May - 30th September)
Lee Bay, Lynton: No dogs (1st May - 30th September)
Lynmouth: No restrictions
We have further information about our local beaches here.
Registered assistance dogs
We welcome registered assistance dogs; not just in our adapted wheelchair friendly caravans but in all our accommodation too for no extra charge. Make your booking online without selecting any pets and once you’ve booked contact us – when we've received a copy of your dog’s registration certificate we will add it to your booking, free of charge.
All dogs staying with us must be up to date with their flea, worming and tick treatments plus reasonable measures must also be taken to check your dogs upon return from walks while staying with us to ensure parasites are not brought into our accommodation.
Dogs must not be left unattended in your accommodation and any damage made to soft or hard furnishings will be chargeable. At all times dogs must be on a lead around the grounds of our Holiday Parks.
Dogs are permitted in selected designated areas of our central facilities but this does not include any swimming pool and spa areas, amusement arcades, entertainment venues and convenience stores.
Vets & Grooming
Argyll Veterinary Clinic, 24 Highfield Road, Ilfracombe, EX34 9LZ, 01271 867711
Charter Vets, Bickenbridge Farm, Ilfracombe, EX34 8NZ, 01271 866770
Dog Smart Grooming, Unit 5c, Mullacott Cross Industrial Estate, Ilfracombe, EX34 8PL, 01271 879748
Sorry, these dogs aren’t allowed at our Holiday Parks
We’re sorry but for the safety and comfort of all our guests we can’t welcome any dogs listed in the Dangerous Dogs Act 1991 – no ifs, no buts, no exceptions:
• Any dog known as Pitbull type
• Japanese Tosa
• Fila Brasileiro
• Dogo Argentino
• XL Bully (pending UK Government legislation)