dog friendly beaches

bring all the family

Your furry friends are very welcome at Wood Farm during your stay, we have plenty of space for them to enjoy and exercise. 

Enclosed exercise areas are available on request. 

We do ask that you are considerate to other guests and keep your dogs under control and on the lead when in communal areas. 

Dogs are not allowed to be left in the barns on their own at any time during your stay. 

They are not allowed up onto beds, sofas or other furniture. 

Each barn has an outside tap and areas dogs can be cleaned off.

We are very lucky to be on a public footpath that runs through Wood Farm but please respect farmers land and private land as you pass through.

from your door

As featured in Devon Life a beautiful countryside romp. Walk 6 miles from your door along the footpaths and bridleways, venturing through historical Blackawton our local village with its popular pub The George Inn.

south milton sands, thurlestone


A sandy beach popular with dog walkers, swimmers and kite surfers all year round with the iconic Thurlestone Rock. The coastal path passes along a wooden bridge and footpath over the nature reserve, grassy dunes past  Thurlestone golf course towards Bigbury Bay. At high tide there is still enough beach to walk along and low tide exposes rocks for investigating.  There’s a very popular beach café and toilets at the same end of the beach as the National Trust car park.

millbrook, near salcombe


Nestled on a picturesque stretch of coastline opposite Salcombe is East Portlemouth. The beach is accessible from the South West Coast Path near Gara Rock, or from the National Trust car park at Millbrook, so it’s a great place to stretch your legs with your dog, taking in the sea air and spectacular views to Salcombe . The beach itself is sandy, with caves and rock pools at low tide, and a buzz of activity running into the sea. 

beesands, near kingsbridge


The small fishing village of Beesands enjoys a wide shingle beach with scenic sea views over Start Bay and toward Start Bay Lighthouse at the end of the peninsula. There’s a popular village pub, former fishermen’s cottages, and Britannia beach shack fish restaurant. The coastal path stretches for miles around the Start Point lighthouse and back, where you can see seals seasonally.

slapton & torcross


Slapton Sands is a pebbled expansive beach along the coast from nearby Blackpool Sands. Slapton Ley is the largest natural lake in south-west England. Although it is only separated from the sea by a narrow shingle bar, it is entirely freshwater. Beautiful circular walk around the Leys, through woodland and open areas.