Byron Doggie guide

Dogs are a very important part of many families. For us, being able to enjoy your holiday with them makes it all the better. Luckily, Woolacombe has to be one of the most dog friendly locations in the UK!


Most of the Restaurants and pubs in the village are dog friendly, our favorites are;


Brundles Bar and Restaurant

Tides Inn

The Beach House Restaurant

The Red Barn Pub

The Jube Pub

Bar Electric


Dog friendly Taxi - The Beach Runner 07825 163284

Nearest Vets 

Charter Vets 01271 866770

Mullacott Veterinary Hospital

Bickenbridge Farm
EX34 8NZ

5 minutes drive out of the village on the B3343.

Opening Hours:

Monday – Friday: 08:30 – 18:00
Saturday: 08:30 – 16:00
Sunday:  12:00 – 12:30
(Emergencies Only)

Pet Shops

Koola Life - A lovely little shop on South Steet, Woolacombe. Full of dog accessories, toys and treats, but no food.

Pets at Home, Barnstaple


Local Beach details and restrictions


Woolacombe Beach



Putsborough Sands (far end of Woolacombe Bay) has a restriction on part of the beach from April-October, but the rest is dog-friendly. We usually walk along the dunes and back along the beach, a lovely 5 mile round trip with a buttie at the beach café which is open throughout the year. There is a toilet block in the car park.

Barricane Beach is a small beach next door to Woolacombe which allows dogs between October and April, but they must be on a lead between the months of May and September. It has an excellent café open from Easter until September and they regularly have curry nights when you can take along your own beers. Check Facebook for details.

The Coast Path is fabulous to walk along. Dogs need to be on the lead occasionally for cattle, road walking and near the cliffs. We recently walked from Ilfracombe back to Woolacombe - a 4 hour walk of 7.5 miles with some strenuous hills, well worth it for the views. There’s a regular bus service between Woolacombe and Ilfracombe.


The nearest area many owner's dogs use for a late-night toilet is the gravel path that runs along the rear of the property. This is accessed either; turn right out of the car park onto Sandy Lane then right again, or via the stairs to the left of the apartment door – down to the ground floor, exit to the right and up a few steps on the left. Please pick up any poop and don’t forget your key fob to get back in. Place any waste in the refuse area in the car park. There’s plenty of grassy areas and bins down Sandy lane before the beach.


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