Doggy Brixham

Forget-Me-Knot is a dog friendly Brixham cottage and welcome 1-2 dogs to stay for free! We have a fully enclosed front terrace where you and your pooch can enjoy the views across the bay.
We allow dogs on sofas if you bring your own throws and allowed in the bedrooms if they will sleep in their own beds.

In Devon everyone takes their dogs almost everywhere, you will find many places are dog friendly and they are welcome to dinner in most places. There are plenty of dog friendly beaches and coves and they can even join you on ferry rides and the steam railway!

Opposite the house are some steps if you follow the steps down to the bottom you will come out to the town on your left and the harbour to your right.

Dog Friendly eateries in Brixham (find out more in our eating out section)

‎🐾 The Berryhead Hotel – bar area, which serves food
‎🐾 Breakwater Bistro – Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
‎🐾 Curious Kitchen – Breakfast & Lunch
‎🐾 More – Dinner
‎🐾 Quay 57 – Breakfast, lunch & dinner
‎🐾Quayside Hotel – bar area, which serves food
‎🐾 Rockfish – Lunch & dinner
‎🐾 The Blue Anchor – pub serving food
‎🐾 The Bullers Arms – pub serving food
‎🐾 The Cow shed – dinner
‎🐾 The Guardhouse Café – On Berryhead, fab for dogs! Great for breakfast, lunch & cake!
‎🐾 The New Quay Inn – Pub serving food
‎🐾 The Old Markethouse – Great lunch & dinner
‎🐾 The Prince William – lunch, dinner & Sunday carvery
‎🐾 The Weary Ploughman – just outside of Brixham so need to hop in the car.

Walks & Beaches

Berryhead is great for dog walks, it has great views and loads of space. Anybody interested in military history will be fascinated by the old forts and cannon. The Visitor Centre is a must as is the Guard House Cafe which, like many establishments in the Brixham area, is dog friendly. Great for morning coffee, light lunches or afternoon tea with scrumptious cakes and cream teas.

With the highest concentration of Blue Flag beaches in England and winners of the Cleanest Beaches Award 2011, the English Riviera, South Devon’s beautiful bay, has some of the best beaches in the country.

The English Riviera has 22 miles of coastline, all of which can be discovered on the South West Coast Path, which runs along South Devon’s beautiful bay between Maidencombe in the north and Sharkham Point in the south.

Visit the English Riviera Geopark! 400 Million years of unique geology all within the 22 miles of coastline. From Berry Head to Hopes Nose and beyond there is so much to see and do for all ages!

The below beaches and coves are open all year round for our furbaby friends;

‎🐾 Fishcombe Cove
‎🐾 Churston Cove
‎🐾 Shoalstone Beach
‎🐾 St Marys Bay

‎🐾 Goodrington North Beach
‎🐾 Saltern Cove
‎🐾 Elberry Cove
‎🐾 Oyster Cove
‎🐾 Fairy Cove

‎🐾 Meadfoot Beach (North end)
‎🐾 Livermead Sands
‎🐾 Institute Beach
‎🐾 Beacon Cove
‎🐾 Peaked Tor Cove
‎🐾 Ansteys Cove

‎🐾 Coryton Cove Beach

‎🐾 Teignmouth River Beach

‎🐾 Babbacombe Beach

‎🐾 Dartmouth Beach

‎🐾 Maidencombe Beach

Days out

The Donkey Sanctuary
If you love donkeys (another one of my passions) you can drive to The Donkey Sanctuary in Sidmouth, it’s just over an hours drive and you can take the dogs and get to see all the great work the sanctuary do and you can pet the donkeys – a lovely afternoon out.

The South Devon Railway
The South Devon Railway offers a chance to step back in time to experience the golden age of steam. Ironically, what was once a symbol of the breakneck speed of industrial living has come to represent a gentler, more civilised way of life. Arrive early in Buckfastleigh to appreciate the quaint little station, with its museum, shop and café.
The scenic rail journey follows a beautiful stretch of the River Dart to Totnes, via the village of Staverton. Enjoy a cup of tea and a snack from the buffet carriage as you take in the views. The experience is made all the sweeter by the fact you can bring your four-legged friend along with you.

Dartmouth Steam Railway and Riverboat
Dartmouth Steam Railway and Riverboat Company offers a range of dog-friendly trips. These include a steam railway ride from Dartmouth to Paignton and back – taking in some spectacular riverside, woodland and coastal views. Plus, there’s a range of boat trips, as well as the option of the ‘Round Robin’. This is a combined rail, river and bus journey, taking in Dartmouth, Paignton and Totnes.

Canine-friendly Castles
It’s probably a fair assumption that your dog won’t be particularly interested in the rich history of South Devon. But it will still appreciate being able to tag along with the family, getting the stimulation of new smells, sights and textures as you explore one of South Devon’s castles.

Dartmouth Castle
The castle’s purpose may have changed beyond all recognition – from keeping outsiders at bay to drawing them in – but it remains an impressive, imposing complex of buildings.

Dartmouth Castle Ferry
A ferry runs from the Embankment in Dartmouth to just outside the castle and dogs are welcome to come for the ride. Since the Castle sits just on the edge of the South West Coast Path, why not take the ferry from the centre of Dartmouth? That way, you can reserve some energy for the walk to Blackpool sands.

Totnes Castle
There’s yet more South Hams history to discover with your dog. The motte and bailey castle in Totnes, worth visiting for the spectacular views alone, is happy to accommodate your four-legged friend. Perhaps if you’re completing the popular Round Robin, a visit to this glorious Norman castle could fit perfectly with your plans.

There are lots more places to visit, below are some links to websites that you might want to take a look at for a great holiday with your Furbabies.

We hope you all have a great stay!