By the coast

Beautiful & local beaches

Our self-catering cottages are ideally situated to explore North Devon and its many beautiful beaches. Northam Burrows, Westward Ho! and Instow are just a 15 minute drive from Woodland Cottages. If you fancy a change from being in the heart of the countryside, you and your dogs can head to the stunning coastline which is just a short drive away.

Surfing & coastal views

Saunton Sands Beach

Access: Slipway from car park.
Parking: Large car park (charges apply).
Toilets: In car park.
Facilities: Cafe and beach shop.
Dogs: Allowed south (right) of the slipway year round with no restrictions. North (left) of the slipway is a dog free zone.

Seaside pubs & shops

Westward Ho! Beach

Access: Via slipway and steps in town.
Parking: 2 small car parks in town (charges apply).
Toilets: Various in town.
Facilities: Pubs, shops and cafes.
Dogs: Banned from 1st May - 30th September.

For swimming & surfing

Northam Burrows Beach

Access: Via an uneven slipway which goes over the pebble ridge.
Parking: Large car park behind pebble ridge (£4 per day, £2 after 4pm from June -September).
Toilets: In visitor centre 9.30am - 5pm from Easter to September 30th.
Facilities: Visitor centre open 11am-5pm, ice cream van during the summer holidays.
Dogs: Allowed on the beach year round without restrictions North (right) of the slipway.

Dogs all year round

Crow Point Beach

Access: Short walk from car park.
Parking: Large car park at the end of the toll road (summer charges apply).
Toilets: None.
Facilities: None.
Dogs: Allowed year round with no restrictions.

Wheelchair access

Instow Beach

Access: Various access points along the beach including a slipway.
Parking: Small car park in town or larger car park behind dunes (charges apply). Parking along front free for 1 hour.
Toilets: In car park in town.
Facilities: Pubs and cafes.
Dogs: Banned on the beach between the Quay and Lane End Road between May 1st and September 30th. Dogs allowed without restrictions anywhere North (right) of Lane End Road. Beach users are advised not to bathe at Instow beach.

A nearby town

Croyde Beach

Access: Short walk from car park.
Parking: Large car park at the end of the toll road (summer charges apply).
Toilets: None.
Facilities: None.
Dogs: Allowed year round with no restrictions.

stretch your legs

Putsborough Beach

Access: Via road and then slipway.
Toilets: In car park.
Parking: 1 large car park (charges apply).
Facilities: Beach shop/cafe.
Dogs: Banned South (left) of beach shop from 1st April to 31st October. Allowed North (right) of beach shop year round without restrictions.

DUNES AND STREAMS

Woolacombe Beach

Access: Slipway and small bridge from town, various footpaths across dunes from Marine Drive car park.
Toilets: Various locations.
Parking: 2 large car parks in town, Marine Drive car park behind dunes and parking on the road (charges apply).
Facilities: Various shops, pubs and cafes.
Dogs: Zone A - North (right) of the stream no dogs from 1st April to 30th September.
Zone B - Between the stream and Mill Rock dogs are allowed on a lead from May 1st to September 30th.
Zone C - South (left) of Mill rock dogs are allowed with no restrictions.

relax in the cafe

Rockham Beach

Access: Via a short walk and steep steps.
Toilets: In Morte Hoe car park (not next beach).
Parking: Small car park in Morte Hoe.
Facilities: Cafe, pub, post office in Morte Hoe.
Dogs: Allowed all year with no restrictions.

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Your dog friendly break

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