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Dog Friendly Holidays in Devon…

Dogs at Hele Valley

Here at Hele Valley your four legged friends are very important to us and we want them to enjoy their time away from home as much as you do.  We have several pet friendly accommodations available at Hele Valley as well as our dog friendly camping fields.  This year we have also added a Dog Wash in our Camping Field, this is great for when you return from a fun walk on the beach with a smelly and sandy pooch.

Lilac Cottage
Superior Lodge
Jay Caravan
Finch Caravan

We do ask that while you are staying with us that your dog is kept on a lead while walking about the Park, that you always pick up after your dog and that they do not enter the children's play areas or our nature trail, we also ask that your dog is not left alone in your accommodation and that they do not enter any other accommodations.

Local Beaches

We know that most dogs like nothing more than a brisk walk or play with the ball on the beach, below are some beaches that allow dog access all year round.

Hele Beach, Ilfracombe
Wildersmouth Beach, Ilfracombe
Lynton and Lynmouth Beaches

The following beaches allow dogs but there are some restrictions in place.

Combe Martin Beach, No dogs between May and September.
Woolacombe Beach, No dogs allowed on the first section, dogs on a lead in the middle section and dogs can run freely in the last section.
Putsborough Sands, Dogs must be on a lead at all times.
Westward Ho! Beach, Dogs are allowed in certain marked areas.
Instow Beach, No dogs between May and September.
Croyde Bay Beach, No dogs between May and September
Saunton Sands, No dogs allowed in the first sections, dogs on a lead in the middle section and dogs can run freely in the last section.

Eating and Drinking

You may like to pop out for a drink or a bite to eat while you are staying with us, here are some dog friendly establishments in Ilfracombe.


The Hele Bay Pub, Hele Bay
Hele Billy's, Hele Bay
The Thatched Inn, Chambercombe
The Sawmill Inn, Berrynarbor
The George and Dragon, Fore Street
The Prince of Wales, Fore Street
The Ship and Pilot, Broad Street
The Sandpiper Inn, Broad Street
Ye Olde Globe, Berrynarbor


Adele's Cafe, Broad Street
Cafe Rendezvous, The Landmark
The Naked Cake, The Promenade
The Manor House Cafe, Church Street
Grass Roots Cafe, High Street
Dolly's Cafe, The Promenade
Cook Island, Mullacott
Love From Marjorie, St James Place
Coffee Break, High Street

Local Dog Walks

For a nice short easy walk, from the reception, continue through our metal gates. Follow the pavement past the yellow house (no 3) and then turn immediately right into Cat Lane as signposted.

Follow the roadway up to the top of the hill, do not turn off until you arrive at a wooden gate, it has the acorn emblem on it. Follow this bridle path right through until you get to a further wooden gate. You will then enter the Farm Yard at Comym Farm. There is a gateway that you can enter to bring you back into our Holiday Park at the bottom of our camping field.

Do bare in mind this can be quite a muddy walk during wet periods, so welly boots are advised.

 Another walk to try is go to the end of the Holiday Park, at the end of our camping field where you will come to a coded gate. Please leave via this gateway turning to the right and leaving the farmyard through there entrance.

This pretty walk will take you along the valley bottom, it is pleasantly wooded on one side, however you will be walking along a country lane. The walk will take you past Chambercombe Manor and up a short hill to a turning on the right hand side which again is marked with an acorn emblem that will return to the A377 road, along a pretty track. You can turn either left in the direction of Ilfracombe or right to return to the village of Hele and our Holiday Park.

It your dog's love to swim, the beach is very close by. Just take a short walk up to the main road, turn right and follow the pavement down to the garage. There cross the road into Beach Road and follow this down to enjoy our little smugglers cove beach.

For the more adventurous walker, at the beach to the left hand side you will notice some steps heading up the hill. This is a picturesque climb to the top of the Old Stone Age Fort and the views are spectacular. There are many different paths to follow, try them all, they all have something to offer.

Please note we never like to advise whether your dogs are on or off leads, this must be at your discretion and responsibility, but please ensure they are always on a lead whilst in the Holiday Park.

We also ask that you please remember to pick up after your pet's, to maintain the natural beauty and safety of our valley.

If for any reason you have forgotten your waste bags, we do have these located by the bins around the park or just pop into reception and ask for some.

We hope you enjoy our local walks, please don't hesitate to ask for any more suggestions.


Other Services

There may be other services you require for your dog during your stay with us, please do ask if you need any further information.


Ilfracombe Pet Stores, High Street, Ilfracombe
Melian Pet Supplies, High Street, Ilfracombe
Argyll Vets, Highfield Road, Ilfracombe
Charter Vets, Mullacott, Ilfracombe
Louise Smith Dog Grooming, Highfield Road, Ilfracombe
Coastal Kennels, Woolacombe

And Finally.....

We hope you and your faithful friend have a wonderful holiday with us at Hele Valley Holiday Park, if we can help further in any way, please don't hesitate to contact us and if you have any more information that you discover during your holiday, please let us know so we can add it to our Dog Friendly Guide.

Happy holidays........