So…you’ve booked your dog-friendly cottage, the sun is shining and your beloved pet is scratching at the door to go out and explore! Some wonderful rambles are suggested here – grab that lead and head out for a cracking good walk for you and your four legged friend…with recommended ‘dogs-welcome’ pubs to enjoy at the end of your stroll.
Croyde – Baggy Point circuit.
Either walk directly from your Croydebreaks beach cottage, or drive to the National Trust carpark for a great cliff walk which takes you all the way back to Croyde village, via Putsborough near Georgeham. Remember to keep your dog on a lead around livestock. Croyde offers a choice of pubs – Billy Budds & The Thatch…and in Georgeham The Rock and Kings Arms. Real ales and ciders, and very good food.
Morte Point near Woolacombe.
A short drive from Croyde to the dear little hamlet of Morte, and your dog will soon be in heaven on this stunning walk. Wide views, dramatic scenery and a lighthouse. Then back for a wholesome meal and a refreshing drink at The Ship Aground & The Chichester in Mortehoe… or the Red Barn in bustling Woolacombe.
Putsborough to Woolacombe and return.
Lots of parking at either end of this fabulous beach trek, which is a beautiful stretch anytime of the year. Dogs are allowed almost the complete length of this bay, with clearly marked, small restricted areas only. Let your happy, furry friend run free whilst heading towards the comfort of a good pub or cafe. At Putsborough the beach cafe welcomes well-behaved pets and offers tasty meals and drinks. In Woolacombe the Red Barn has masses of choice for everyone. Or treat yourself, and Fido, to a big tasty icecream from the many kiosks on the front.
Heddons Mouth/Hunters Inn.
For a day out to a special place, this walk is hard to beat. Approx 45 mins drive from your Croyde cottage and you will find yourself in a very different environment. Rugged and unspoilt, this wooded valley leads you and your dog to a secret, wild pebbly beach. Winter or summer the path is always rewarding with so much to enjoy. Plus a friendly pub serving delicious meals all day..or Devon cream teas. A must for bird watchers too, as the garden tables attract tame woodland species searching for leftover crumbs.
Hope this ‘local-insider’ info has been useful. If you’re looking for a Pet-Friendly Beach Cottage to stay in during your trip to Croyde – why not choose Croyde Breaks? Give Jenny or Richard a ring today on 01271 890101