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Private beaches

On these beaches the landowner has chosen to implement their own dog controls. These controls are not part of our dogs Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO).

Beach Controls in place Landowner
Barricane Beach Dogs permitted October to April and on a lead May to September Parkin Estates
01271 870234
www.parkinestates.co.uk
Combesgate Beach Dogs restricted to certain areas - check local signage Mortehoe Parish Council
www.mortehoepc.co.uk
01271 870247
Crow Point Dogs allowed all year but on a lead on the footpath to the beach Christie Estates
www.christieestates.co.uk
01271 342558
Heddons Mouth Dogs allowed all year National Trust
www.nationaltrust.org.uk
0344 800 1895
Instow Beach Dogs not permitted between the Quay to the South and the Boathouse to the North in July and August between 10am and 5pm Christie Estates
www.christieestates.co.uk
01271 342558
Lynmouth Beach Dogs allowed all year Managed by Lynton and Lynmouth Town Council
www.lyntonandlynmouthtowncouncil.gov.uk/
01598 752384
Putsborough Beach Dogs restricted to certain areas - check signage Rob Tucker
01271 890230
Rockham Beach Dogs allowed all year National Trust
www.nationaltrust.org.uk
0344 800 1895
Saunton Sands Dogs allowed all year but on leads in front of beach huts Christie Estates
www.christieestates.co.uk
01271 342558
Taw Estuary (Braunton side, including Velator Quay)  

Part by Braunton Parish Council
www.brauntonparishcouncil.gov.uk

01271 812131

Tunnels Beach, Ilfracombe Dogs are allowed through the tunnels on a lead but not on to the beaches. www.tunnelsbeaches.co.uk
01271 879882
Watermouth Beach Dogs allowed all year Watermouth Cove Ltd
www.dogfriendlyholidayparknorthdevon.co.uk/
01271 862504
Westward Ho! Dogs restricted to Sandymere between May and September Torridge District Council
www.torridge.gov.uk
01237 428700
Woolacombe Beach Dogs restricted to certain areas - check signage Parkin Estates
www.parkinestates.co.uk
01271 870234
Woody Bay Dogs allowed all year National Trust
www.nationaltrust.org.uk
0344 800 1895

Please note: Whilst the above controls are not specifically part of our Dogs PSPO, the remaining district-wide provisions of this Order still apply (picking up after your dog, placing your dog on a lead when instructed.)

North Devon Council owned beaches

Ilfracombe beaches

  • Capstone
  • Hele bay
  • Ilfracombe harbour
  • Larkstone
  • Lee Bay
  • Sandy Cove (Bath Beach), Lee
  • Raparee
  • Wildersmouth

Dogs are allowed on all NDC-owned beaches – the only applicable provisions of the PSPO being those which are district-wide (picking up after your dog, placing your dog on a lead when requested).

Privately owned beaches with site-specific enforceable dog controls

On these beaches the landowner has requested site-specific enforceable dog controls to be in place, in addition to the district-wide provisions of the PSPO (mentioned above) still being applicable. These controls are included as part of our dogs Public Spaces Protection Order.

Beach Restrictions Landowner
Combe Martin Beach Discussions are currently underway with the landowner to provide signage for controls to restrict dog access between 1 May and 31 September Combe Martin Parish Council
combemartin-pc.gov.uk
01271 883611 or 01271 882364
Croyde Bay Discussions are currently underway with the landowner to provide signage for controls to restrict dog access between 1 May and 31 September and require dogs to be on leads in the dunes Ruda Holiday Park (Parkdean Resorts)
www.parkdeanresorts.co.uk
01271 890477