Dog friendly holidays in Cornwall

Dog on a beach in Cornwall with the sun shining through the clouds.

With miles of coast path to explore, long sandy beaches to run along and waves to play in, it’s not hard to see why dogs adore Cornwall. Full of the promise of adventure and new friends around every corner, your dog will be dreaming about your holiday in Cornwall for years to come…

You might also be surprised by how many attractions, cafes and restaurants in Cornwall are dog friendly – which means you don’t have to compromise on where to go, or have to wave your four-legged friend goodbye when you go out.

Here are a few of our favourite dog friendly activities in Cornwall you can do with the whole family.

Enjoy the beach

Cornwall has countless beaches to explore. There are intriguing coves with rock pools and shallow spots for swimming, and seemingly endless sandy beaches. Some of Cornwall’s beaches have a seasonal dog ban, but many welcome dogs all year round.

Find out more about dog friendly beaches in Cornwall

Autumn is the perfect time for dog friendly holidays in Cornwall

Explore Cornwall’s renowned gardens

Several of Cornwall’s best-loved gardens welcome well-behaved dogs on leads all year round. Trebah Garden is always popular with dogs and their owners. With its winding pathways and private beach, there are new sights and smells to investigate in every direction.

Just down the road from us, the Lost Gardens of Heligan is doggy paradise, with over 200 acres to explore. Tremenheere Sculpture Garden and the Eden Project also top spots for a dog friendly day out.

Trebah Garden is one of the most popular dog friendly gardens in Cornwall
Trebah Garden is one of the most popular dog friendly gardens in Cornwall

Visit one of Cornwall’s top attractions

Lots of Cornwall’s top attractions encourage people to visit with their dogs. Previous guests (and their pooches) have loved visiting St Mawes Castle, the Cornish Seal Sanctuary and Bodmin & Wenford Railway.

Go for a walk (or several)

Did someone say W-A-L-K?

There’s nothing better than feeling the wind in your fur and the ground beneath your paws… From woodland walks to coastal path strolls and moorland rambles, there’s plenty to choose from when it comes to the ‘w’ word. Toby’s Dog Friendly Dog Walks, written by an enthusiastic Dalmatian, is full of tried and tested walks in Cornwall that you and your dog will love (we’ve got a copy in reception you can borrow).

Dog friendly holidays in Cornwall

Relax in a dog friendly cafe

When you’ve burned off some of that excess energy, stop off and refuel at one of the many dog friendly cafes or pubs in Cornwall. Take a look at the Good Dog Guide for a few suggestions. One of the best dog and child friendly places we’ve visited is Godrevy Cafe, near Hayle. The beach is fantastic too!

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Are you ready to put your best paw forward and set off on an adventure?

Have you got any top tips for a top dog friendly holiday in Cornwall? Share your suggestions below, tweet @Bosinver or post on our Facebook page. Woof!

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