The Canine guide to Cornwall holiday cottages


The Canine guide to Cornwall

Ruth King 29 May 2020

Cornwall is a haven for two and four-legged visitors alike – with miles of stunning coastline, vast expanses of sweeping moorland, and towns and villages peppered with cosy pubs, you’d be barking mad not to visit with your dog. 

In fact, Cornwall is SO dog-friendly it can be hard to know where to begin. That’s why we’ve taken the lead and sniffed out the very best things to do, places to eat, and cottages to sleep in on a Cornish break with your tufty-pawed pal...

What have we got to get tails wagging?

Click to fetch Cornwall's...
🐾 Top walkies
🏖️ Top beaches
🐶 Top days out
🍴 Top pubs
🏡 Top places to stay

If you already have a destination in mind, check out our guides to:
• St Ives

The best W-A-L-K-I-E-S in Cornwall

Whether your pup wants to chase squirrels in woodland, get sandy fur with a run across the beach, or feel the wind in his ears on a walk across the moorland, we’ve scoped out the very best Cornish walkies for you and your four-legged best friend.

Want to know where you can walk through a bluebell wood, or which is our favourite trail for pups with little legs? Read our full guide to the best dog walks in Cornwall.

Top Cornwall walkies

Ulti-mutt dog-friendly beaches in Cornwall

With not one, not two, but THREE different coastlines to choose from, Cornwall has to be the best destination for a beach break with your furry friend.

Want to know the secret spot to head to when Cornwall’s best beaches are all crammed full of holidaymakers? Or which of Cornwall's stretches of sand welcome dogs all year round, for runs without restrictions? Here's our complete guide to Cornwall’s best dog-friendly beaches.

Cornwall dog-friendly beaches

The best attractions in Cornwall

We know your dog can run and run, but let’s be honest, there are only so many walks you can go on before you crave something a little different.

Whether you’ve got the kids in tow, need something fun for a wet-weather activity or just fancy doing something out of the ordinary (who knew your dog could sit on a jury in a fictional murder trial?!), you can have a ball at these dog-friendly attractions in Cornwall.

Doggy days out in Cornwall

The best dog-friendly pubs

We’ve all been there: you’ve walked for miles, you’re dog tired and you just want to sit down with a nice pint and watch the world go by. But the pub you’ve found doesn’t welcome your four-legged best friend – disaster!

Whether you’re looking for fine dining with Fido, a Cornish pub that will spoil your pup with treats or just a post-walk pick-me-up to give you a new leash of life, we’ve found the best dog-friendly pubs in Cornwall.

Dog-friendly pubs in Cornwall

Cornwall’s most dog-friendly cottages

After all that walking, eating and exploring, you’ll need a home-from-home to come back to that will set tails wagging. At our cottages, dogs aren’t just accepted; they are welcomed with open paws!

Whether you’re bringing the whole pack together and need space to spread out, or you want a romantic retreat for two (and your pup!), we’ve got you covered with our full guide to Cornwall’s best dog-friendly cottages.

Top Cornwall cottages


So, if you’re looking for a getaway with your four-legged best friend, we couldn’t recommend Cornwall enough. The coast is incredible, the scenery is jaw-dropping, the food is delicious and, let’s be honest, there’s nothing quite like a pint in a Cornish pub with Fido dozing at your feet. Whether you’re looking for a cosy bolthole or a big family get-together, we have a property to suit you.

Check out our great dog-friendly cottages in Cornwall or take a look at our other dog-friendly guides to great destinations in the UK – we hope you have a ball.

Dog-friendly Cornwall cottages


Photo credits:

  1. Woody admiring the views along the South West Coast Path 
  2. Poppy enjoys a run along Porthkidney Sands 
  3. Woody at the Minack Theatre in West Cornwall 
  4. Poppy enjoys a bite to eat in Mevagissey 
  5. Thimble Lodge in South Cornwall 

Disclaimer: Whilst every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information at the time of writing, please ensure you check carefully before making any decisions based on the contents within this article.

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