5 of the Best Dog-Friendly Attractions in East Devon

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Last Updated on 28/03/2024 by Claire Coney

East Devon is a stunning area that offers many dog-friendly attractions. But it is not all about beaches. East Devon offers glorious rivers and countryside where you can take your dog for a stroll. You can visit beautiful country gardens away from the crowded beaches.  

Maybe you would prefer a ride on an old fashion tram or a day out with donkeys. On a rainy day, you could go to a museum. All in all, East Devon makes an ideal destination for a family dog-friendly holiday. 

My List of Dog-Friendly Attractions in East Devon

I enjoy visiting many of these dog-friendly attractions near me. They make a fantastic day out for me and my dogs. I have compiled the below list of attractions to help you plan your holiday excursions. 

1. The Seaton Tramway 

The Seaton Tramway runs along the River Axe Valley. You will see lots of wildlife in the nature reserve. The narrow-gauge tram runs 3.5 miles, and the journey takes half an hour. You can start at Seaton, stop for lunch at Colyford and explore the little village of Colyton.  

Dog-Friendly attraction in East Devon -Tram at Seaton
Seaton’s Dog-friendly Tram.

The Tramway at Seaton is a great dog-friendly place to go in East Devon. What’s more, you will receive a warm welcome. Your dog might even get a treat from the stationmaster. Dogs are allowed on the lower deck when accompanied by their human. Water bowls are provided at all the stations. You can book your tram ride for all the family online. 

Stay At The Orchard, Seaton

2. Burrow Farm Gardens

This secluded garden is set on 13 acres of countryside near Axminster. It is full of shrubs, trees and colourful flowers throughout the year. You can relax in Burrow Farm tea rooms and enjoy the fabulous views. Choose a gift from the shop or select a plant from the nursery. 

Dog-Friendly attraction in East Devon - Burrow Farm Gardens
Dog-Friendly attraction in East Devon – Burrow Farm Gardens

Burrow Farm Gardens is one of my favourite dog-friendly East Devon attractions. On a warm summer day, it is an ideal place for a picnic in the shade of trees. It is a haven away from the busy Jurassic coastline. 

Stay At The Old Inn Cottage, Axminster

3. The Donkey Sanctuary 

Discover the Donkey Sanctuary near Sidmouth. It has over 500 donkeys waiting to meet you. Each one has a unique character and its own story to tell.  

From the central yard, you can explore and discover footpaths leading to the sea. There is information about scenic walks in the visitor centre. You can wander through the maze. Seek adventure in the outdoor play area and learn about wildlife in the nature centre. Choose a gift from the donkey sanctuary shop and have lunch in the dog-friendly cafe. After you visit you can stay in touch via the Donkey Sanctuary Webcam. 

The Donkey Sanctuary welcomes well-behaved dogs. Dogs on leads while at the Centre. The Sanctuary is open to visitors all year round. Admission and parking are free although donations are welcome.  

Stay At The Hollies, Sidmouth

4. Sidmouth Toy and Model Museum. 

The lovely museum houses the toy and model collection of Ian and Rebecca Gregory. This vintage collection has been gathered over many years. Many toys and models have been donated or are on loan. It’s a great place to revisit childhood memories. The museum is a good choice on a rainy day. Well-behaved dogs are welcome. 

Stay At Sweetcombe Roost, Sidmouth

5. Otterton Mill and Circular Walk 

The Otterton Mill is situated on the River Otter and is an idyllic spot. You can combine your visit to the Mill with an Amazing walk with your dog along the river. The walk is from the village of Otterton to Budleigh Salterton. It continues along the southwest coastal path before returning to Otterton.  

Walk - Otteron to Budleigh Salterton
Walk – Otteron to Budleigh Salterton

Otterton Mill is still working and selling its products in the Mill’s Shop, Cafe and bakery. Otterton Mill allows well-behaved dogs in all outside spaces. Dog treats and water bowls are available in the cafe. This is one of my favourite Dog-friendly places to go in East Devon

Stay At Willow Cottage, Otterton

Final Thoughts About Dog-Friendly Attractions In East Devon…

East Devon is blessed with many dog-Friendly attractions for you to go to and enjoy. The list above is some of the attractions my dogs like to visit.

Please let me know in the comment below where you like to take your dog in East Devon.

For more suggestions, you might like to try reading the guides below. 

Guides for Dog-Friendly Attractions in East Devon

Sidmouth Is One Of East Devon’s Dog-friendly

Try Seaton in Devon for All-Year-Round Adventures!

Amazing Walk From Otterton To Budleigh Salterton

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