Dog Friendly Dartmouth

Once you have sourced your dog friendly accommodation in Dartmouth, please see here for our blog post about where to stay with your pooch, you may need some inspiration of things you can do with them. Read on to find out about dog friendly pubs and cafés, beaches to visit and walks you can enjoy with man’s best friend.

Eating Out

With dog friendly cafés and places to enjoy a well earned meal in Dartmouth, you can relax and indulge in a special treat knowing that your pup is just as welcome as you are.

Bayards Cove Inn

Pets are accepted at Bayards Cove Inn where you can enjoy a light lunch or coffee after a bit of retail therapy within the town. During the evenings, tapas is on the menu with tantalising drinks to accompany your meal.

Dart to Mouth Deli

Housed within Dartmouth’s historic Old Market Square, Dart to Mouth Deli provides a great setting to watch the world go by as you indulge in a cream tea or perhaps something savoury. It is also fully licensed and dog friendly.

Café Alf Resco

A cosy, friendly and quirky café in the heart of Dartmouth, Café Alf Fresco welcomes dogs with open arms and serves up arguably the best breakfast in the town.


Dartmouth is lucky to have easy access to beautiful surrounding beaches, a few of which are dog friendly either all year round or at least during the winter months so your four legged friends can let off some steam and cool off in the turquoise waters.

Castle Cove

Nestled into the rocks near Dartmouth Castle, Castle Cove is a beautiful secluded cove perfect for your furry friend to enjoy a paddle. Dogs are allowed all year round.

Sugary Cove

Next door to Castle Cove, Sugary Cove is once again a pretty sheltered bay where dogs can roam and paddle whatever the season.

Slapton Sands

A long expanse of shingle beach, Slapton Sands is great for letting your pooch stretch their legs – dogs are allowed all year round.

Blackpool Sands

Blackpool Sands is a picturesque bay backed by evergreens and magnificent countryside. Dogs are allowed during the winter season but banned from Easter through to November.

Please note: Information about dogs on beaches is correct to our best knowledge at the time of publication. However, these are guidelines and rules are subject to change, Discover Dartmouth always recommends checking local signage before taking your dog on a beach.

Woofstock UK

On August 4th 2018, Dartmouth for the second consecutive year will welcome Woofstock UK to Coronation Park. Woofstock UK is a festival centred around dogs and is a fantastic day out for the whole family. There will be shows, music, entertainment and of course refreshments for both humans and their four legged pals. Keep your eyes peeled for details of Woofstock UK 2019. Follow Woofstock UK on Facebook here to keep up to date with all the latest information or visit their website here.



Starting at the lower ferry in Kingswear on the other side of the river from Dartmouth, walkers and their pets can enjoy a 2.4 mile walk to The Daymark, a day beacon built in 1864 to guide boats to the Dartmouth harbour entrance. The route also travels past Froward Point, offering some breathtaking views and scenery.

Little Dartmouth

Beginning at Dartmouth Castle, dog walkers can enjoy a lovely scenic walk along the South West Coast Path towards Little Dartmouth. For those feeling a little more energetic, Stoke Fleming and Blackpool Sands can also be reached if you’re looking for a long hike.

Dart Valley Trail

The Dart Valley Trail is around 12 miles long and runs from the quirky town of Totnes, along the River Dart to Dartmouth. The trail takes you through gorgeous villages along the way such as Ashprington and Dittisham.

Whatever your taste, whilst staying in Dartmouth there are always plenty of dog friendly things to do.

And don’t forget, we love seeing your pictures of Dartmouth so tag us in them on Instagram using @discoverdartmouth or #discoverdartmouth.

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