If you’re looking for a pet-friendly cottage in Brixham, you’ll love these beautiful properties. Set close to the South West Coast path, the area bursts with brilliant dog-walking routes as well as a hots of wonderful beaches to explore, and with many of Brixham’s restaurants and pubs welcoming dogs, your canine will enjoy his holiday in Brixham as much as you.

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Pet friendly Brixham

Is Brixham dog friendly? The answering is a resounding ‘YES’, and with some of our very own Luxury Coastal team being dog-owning residents within the town, we’ve got plenty of insider information to share with you for a fantastic pet friendly holiday in Brixham.

Eating out

Firstly, you’ll be pleased to know that many (and we mean many) of Brixham’s restaurants, pubs and cafes welcome patrons of the furry variety. Whether you’re sitting down to poached eggs and avo on toast at the Curious Kitchen or a pint of prawns and cider at the Old Market House, you’ll be spoilt for choice for dog friendly places to eat out. Albero is a lovely place for evening dining, with a fantastic choice of wood-fired pizzas and pasta dishes on offer, while the Prince William on the marina is known for its good selection of beers and fantastic views, so if you’re taking looking for a great place to refuel on your dog walk along the Breakwater, this is the spot!

Dog walking in Brixham

Next up (and most importantly), dog walking in the area. Again, there’s a lot to shout about here. Traversing the coastline for 630 miles, the South West Coast Path offers visitors of all ages and abilities a most spectacular way to enjoy the beauty of the south west’s shores. Of course most of the paths are 100% dog friendly, some of which can be found winding its way through Brixham.

From Berry Head in the west, to Churston Cove and Battery Gardens in the east, your pup (and you) will have no problem getting your step count up, with lots of delicious scents for him to discover throughout the areas woodlands and open spaces. Start your escapades from down at the harbour and make your way up to the cliff tops where you’ll be able to enjoy wide views across beautiful Torbay.

Other noteworthy dog walking routes include the coastal nature reserve at Sharkham Point which has a series of footpaths to choose from as well as exceptional views over St Mary’s Bay and the flat, seafront walk from Brixham Harbour to the end of the Breakwater and back. You’ll pass a few terrific cafes and shops including Berties Crew which sells lots of lovely boutiquey bit and specializes in dog leads and outerwear (your pooch will even get a treat which is kept on the counter at all times).

The dog friendly beach at St Mary’s Bay is an idyllic cove that lies within walking distance of the harbour and consists of sand, shingle, and rocks. If your dog is a lover of sea swimming then this is a great place for them to practise their doggy paddle while you have a relaxing hour just taking in the view.

A favourite place for dog-owning locals, Elberry Cove lies between Churston Cove in Brixham and Broadsands Beach in Paignton, its white pebbles contrasting the blue of its water. The cove can be reached through paths that cut through the surrounding woodland and it’s a lovely walk for both two and four-legged visitors. Last but not least is Fishcombe Cove, another quiet and picturesque dog friendly beach close to Brixham. Edged with red sandstone cliffs, this sheltered cove is great for swimming, paddling, playing with your dog, or watching the passing boats from the shore. It is reached via steps down from Battery Gardens and the Coast Path.

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