Torquay is an idyllic destination all year round. What makes it even better is that it is so dog friendly. Full of winding walks and gorgeous landscapes and seascapes, Torquay is a great place to holiday with your furry best friend.
Dog Friendly English Riviera
Looking over the English channel, Torquay is situated in the wider area of Torbay. Torbay’s English Riviera is a sight to behold, and will certainly give your pup something to wag their tail about. This Palm tree lined part of Devon is full of attractions north and south of the bay your dog will enjoy.
Be careful though, if your dog is easily scared its best to avoid Torquay Dinosaur World. But if your dog is a hound unhindered by fear, this might be a great dog friendly adventure for you both.
If you are interested in exploring the beauty of the English Riviera, why not stay at the Livermead Cliff Hotel. This hotel is in the north of the bay, with incredible views of the rest of the bay to the south as well as the sea. What’s even more impressive, is that it’s dog friendly and your dog is welcome to stay overnight for a small fee!
North of Torquay town centre is the model village of Babbacombe. This picturesque village is a paw-fect destination for you and your pup. Set in four acres of land, there are plenty of spaces and places to explore indoors and out. This ranges from historical sites such as castles and stately homes. It also boasts fun fuelled attractions, such as a fiery dragon and cliff railway providing a tour round the coast.
Do you think the cliffside railway sounds like a great day out for you? Then you should make the most of your weekend by staying at the Cary Arms! This dog friendly hotel provides more than just accommodation for you and your dog. It offers a luxury feel and style as well as boutique facilities, as well as stunning views of Babbacombe Bay. This traditional English Inn also provides spa treatments and is within a few miles of the famous Jurrasic coast. Don’t miss the chance for you and your dog to have the dog friendly holiday of a lifetime!
Dog Friendly South West Walk
Does your dog like to have fun on a long run? If so you should investigate the South West Coast Path. With 22 miles of exceptionally beautiful views, this path is part of a 630 mile long National Trail. With plenty of opportunities to let your dog off its leash in nature reserves, it’s certainly worth a visit.
If you need a base of operations for you and your furry friend in Torquay, why not stay at The Imperial Torquay! This hotel sits atop a cliff, providing captivating views of Torbay and the Devon coast. It also has a wide range of amenities such as leisure facilities, free Wifi and a stylish decor. If you like the idea of staying in a magnificent Victorian hotel, this is the place for you and your dog, especially as it is surrounded by dog friendly pubs.
If you want to get a view from an unusual perspective, why not take a ride on the Seaton Tramway. These trams are open topped allowing you and your dog to take in fresh air and stunning views and is just north east of Torquay. These views are the seascape between the historic town of Colyton and the town Seaton. This tramway is situated at the head of the Axe Valley, to the north east of Torquay.
Do you think your dog would love to get the sea breeze blowing between their ears? Then why don’t you have a holiday and visit The Seaton Tramway! Why not stay overnight at the lovely Stable Cottage. What is special about this dog friendly lodge is that it is part of a chain that doesn’t charge extra for accommodating doggies!
The Agatha Christie Mile
The world famous Agatha Christie was born in Torquay. This town therefore unsurprisingly is very proud to claim her as their daughter. The Agatha Christie Mile is varied in its attractions for you to explore, due to its variety of interesting features. This includes a Jazz Age throwback on the mile, which starts at the Grand and Imperial hotels. This famous mile finishes at the Torquay Museum, which you will find fascinating as it includes Art Deco artefacts.
Fancy a stroll up the Agatha Christie Mile? Of course you do! Whilst you’re there you and your dog will need a bite to eat. The ideal place to quench your thirst and tantalise your taste buds is Below Decks! This family restaurant is dog friendly, offering a range of locally sourced seafood meals. This is a furry friendly venue, so there really is no reason not to give it a visit if you’re in the area.
Do you know more places to visit in Torquay? Let us know about them in the comments!
If you’re interested in exploring more of south Devon, check out our article of Dog Friendly attractions in the area.
If you want to get more inspiration for dog friendly days out, have a look at the adventures section of our website.