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us on The Good Dog Guide
- 5 miles of golden sandy beach
- No dog restrictions
- UNESCO wildlife biosphere
Drive to Crow Point from Braunton, turn left into small toll road (toll £2.00 for cars), drive to the end and park.
Beside the car park is the Taw Estuary. Walk along the banks towards the boats, passing lots of wild samphire. Go past the boats, including the interesting wreck of an old trawler.
Around the corner is Crow Point itself, where there is a small automated lighthouse. On the other side of the estuary you can see Instow and Appledore.
Continue around the corner and there are five miles of sandy beach leading to saunton Sands. After about a mile, just before the wooden posts, is a boardwalk across the dunes back to the car park.
The whole circular walk takes about an hour and whilst there are no dog restrictions please be warned that there are no shops or toilets either! Crow Point is one of our favourite walks and is relatively unknown to tourists.
Stay at Exmoor Cottage Holidays, which is about 25 miles away, in a peaceful village on Exmoor but with award winning dog-friendly pub only 300 yardswalk - an ideal place to stay to explore Exmoor and the spectacular north Devon coast.
Beach kindly added by Exmoor Cottage Holidays
“Toll is now £2.00, but still worth it. ”
“This was idyllic today we had our dog with us (always on a long lead) and both she and we enjoyed the dunes, the sand the walk the remoteness, the blue sky and the bird song. It was all so delightful. Don't hurry to go there - it was so nice to feel the peace and remoteness with few others there. Just the sound of the waves and the birdsong. Baaing and mooing in the distance and the masts tinilly rattling in the faint breeze. No don't go there unless you like feeling you are the only ones in the world in this huge stretch of nature.”
- Liz from Malvern