Summer is the best time of year with long summer nights, the smell of freshly cut grass, beach days and, of course, the radiant sunshine with your beloved furry friend. The OM team have found the best places in Plymouth for you and your pooch to have fun-packed adventures this summer.
Plymouth is filled with huge open spaces perfect to run and sniff around in. As a city, we love man’s best friend, with lots of dog-friendly pubs, cafes and restaurants, accommodation, and plenty of beaches to explore.
Before you head out on a fun-packed day it’s best to fuel up, so why not enjoy a hearty and healthy breakfast. Boston Tea Party or Hangry are the perfect places for a delicious start to your day, both venues will smother your furry friend in doggy kisses and treats. If you need a coffee to start your day Good Coffee Headquarters and Ground Coffee both welcome your four-legged friend with open paws.
Due to certain restrictions that some beaches put in place from May to October, taking your dog to the beach can be tricky in the summer.
Fortunately for your furry friend, there are beaches in and around Devon that will welcome you and your pooch all year round. Beesands, Slapton Sands and Torcross, Thurlestone, Whitsand Bay and Kingsand impose no restrictions during the summer months and both Bantham and Bigury beaches have dog-friendly areas meaning you can enjoy adventures on the beach this summer!
Walking is a great way to get out with the family and friends this summer, made even better with your dog tagging along for the fun too! With the stunning scenery we are blessed with in Plymouth, why not take a day out and explore some of the best walking trails in the South West.
Why not take your dog to Cann Woods this summer? Sat in the valley of the stunning River Plym, Cann Woods is set over near 570 acres of striking scenery. It is perfect for a long walk as the trail goes for miles and the views are dramatic. You can walk, cycle or picnic whilst taking in the views and wildlife of this beautiful valley.
An easy walk for you and your dog this summer is the Boundary Walk, located at Saltram. If you’re after a short walk this route is about a mile long and perfect for those hot days when you don’t want your dog getting too hot. If you fancy a longer route the Saltram long trail is around 2.9 miles long, with lots for the kids to do and a mini beach halfway this is a great way to get out with the family this summer.
One of the most popular places to walk your dog is Plymbridge woods. The woods are used for walking, cycling, dog walking and viewing the natural flora and fauna. The woods are full of the perfect places for you and your best friend to have lots of fun-packed adventures. You can enjoy a long lazy walk through the trail while your dog jumps in and out of the river and keeps cool on these hotter months.
At the end of your adventure-filled day why not head to one of Plymouth’s many dog-friendly restaurants or bars to enjoy your favourite tipple and some well-earned food. The Seco lounge, The Pub on the Hoe, and The Rose and Crown are some the team’s favourites. If you want to treat your furry friend to dinner then the Fishermans Arms will cater to your best friend with a special menu just for them.
It’s the best time of year to get out with your furry friend and even better now that you no longer have to feel guilty about leaving your dog at home whilst you go out and have fun!