Dog Friendly Places and Attractions

At Blagdon Farm itself we ask dog owners to observe our animal policy which includes a requirement to keep dogs on a lead everywhere except in your lodge and in the dog walking field which is the field along the road adjacent to the caravan site.

If you are bringing your dog to Blagdon Farm then there are plenty of dog friendly places to visit in the local area.

The vast majority of Bude's award-winning beaches are dog friendly all year round.  There are some restrictions in the summer months on the busier beaches but the popular town beach at Summerleaze does allow dogs throughout the year although dogs need to be on leads in the summer season from 10am until 6pm.

The towpath along the Bude canal is an excellent dog walk - there is a two mile path which follows the water up to Helebridge.


Animal related attractions generally do not allow dogs for obvious reasons but many have shaded parking, on site kennels, and are flexible so that you can return to your car as often as you need to during your visit.  However, there are many local attractions that do allow dogs including:

The Milky Way Adventure Park allows dogs on site but not inside the building or to the live shows and the bird or prey display.

Clovelly Village

The Eden Project allows dogs in the outside spaces and in the visitor centre but not in the biomes or other inside facilities.

Hartland Abbey and Gardens allows dogs in the grounds and on the beach provided they are on leads but they are not permitted in the house.

Docton Mill Gardens/Tearooms and Pencarrow House and gardens allow dogs on leads (and at Pencarrow you can let them off the lead once in the woodland walks).  At Pencarrow there are designated shady car parking spaces for dog owners.

On the Bodmin & Wenford Railway dogs are allowed for free but must remain on the floor and only assistance dogs are permitted in the dining train.

Bude Bikes has dog trailers that attach to bikes


The Village Inn at Ashwater

Rosies Kitchen on Crooklets Beach at Bude

Widemouth Bay cafe