What’s better than a Cornish getaway with fresh air, stunning clifftop scenery, and cosy pub lunches? Enjoying all the above with your faithful four-legged friend of course!
We have a selection of dog-friendly accommodation to choose from, from 1 bedroom apartments to 5 bedroom holiday homes. Be sure to keep an eye out for the dog symbol when searching for your perfect property are simply filter out all the dog-friendly properties in your location of choice.
Please note there is a charge of £30 when bringing a dog. As a general rule one dog is welcome in all these properties, please talk to us if you have more than one dog.
We do ask all guests to clean up after their dogs and to respect the properties by not allowing dogs onto sofas or furniture. Please keep dogs down stairs in the kitchens or hallways overnight.
Dog’s On Beaches
Dogs are now allowed on many of Cornwall’s beaches for more time over the summer months, which is fantastic news for dog owners.
Big changes were introduced in 2020 by Cornwall Council after a public consultation in a bid to make dog bans more consistent on beaches across the county.
The new ruling will see dog bans eased on protected beaches and reduced to 10am – 6pm only between May 15th and September 30th. This includes Polzeath. However the beaches at Daymer Bay and Rock are dog-friendly all year round.
A full list of all beaches and their restrictions can be found here.
Dog-Friendly Days Out
Cornwall is one of the most dog-friendly parts of the UK, and many popular local attractions welcome well-behaved pups. With the amazing South West Coast Path on our doorstep there are miles and miles of new adventures to be had.
We’ve gathered some ideas together but there are so many more and many local bars and restaurants openly welcome dogs (along as the owners are well-behaved!).
You’ve probably heard of King Arthur, but did you know that his legend inspired Richard, Earl of Cornwall, to build a castle at the seat of the ancient Cornish kings in the 1230s? You can visit the castle ruins, located on Cornwall’s rugged north coast between Padstow and Bude, and see for yourself what has been firing the imaginations of writers and artists for more than eight centuries. Leashed dogs are allowed on the castle grounds, but be aware that there are steep cliff drops and older dogs may find the terrain too strenuous. Castle facilities include dog bins and a water bowl outside the shop. For more information, visit the website.
The Camel Trail
The Camel Trail is an ideal choice – the 18-mile, multi-use trail runs along a disused railway line between Bodmin and Padstow and is virtually flat. More experienced hikers may wish to walk up to Brown Willy – the highest point in Cornwall. The summit is 1,378 feet above sea level and offers spectacular views across the moor, although the hike shouldn’t be attempted during adverse weather conditions. Nearby Jamaica Inn is a great dog-friendly pit stop – you can also take well-behaved dogs into the inn’s fascinating Smugglers’ Museum and learn about the wreckers that inspired Daphne du Maurier’s famous novel.
With its sheltered location and fine golden sand, Harlyn Bay, just west of Padstow, is considered one of the best family beaches in Cornwall. Popular with novice surfers, sea kayakers, and walkers alike, Harlyn is also a big hit among dog owners because unlike many Cornish beaches, it’s dog-friendly all year round. At low tide, it’s the perfect place for a game of fetch with your pup. You can find a complete list of dog-friendly Cornish beaches here.