Cornwall is perfect for dogs

Cornwall is a dogs’ paradise and visitors whose accommodation is not dog-friendly don’t have to leave their dogs in kennels at home – they can take advantage of our B&B option.

Everywhere you go there are wonderful walks to enjoy where your four-legged friends can cool off in the sea or splash around in a picturesque river.

Many of the county’s beaches are dog-friendly throughout the year and the majority of pubs welcome dogs and even have treats for them behind the bar and bowls of water to quench their thirst.

Here are some of our favourite walks, beaches and dog-friendly pubs and activities which are all in easy reach of Creusa.

The Fowey ‘Hall Walk’ is a quite spectacular circular walk starting off with a ride on the Caffa Mill ferry and returning to Fowey on the Polruan ferry. It follows the River Fowey inland to Pont Pill and heads back to Polruan where the Lugger Inn offers a welcome drink and local seafood. The four-mile walk takes two and a half hours. To find out more go to

If you are looking for a slightly longer walk, nearly seven miles, head to the tiny village of Polkerris. The walk takes you through Menabilly woods, along the beach at Polridmouth where the shipwreck was Daphne Du Maurier’s inspiration for the murder scene in Rebecca, to Gribbin Head and back to Polkerris where the dog-friendly Rashleigh Arms overlooking the beach serves a great selection of food and drink.

Heading to the north coast there is a beautiful walk from Padstow town to Harbour Cove. It takes in Prideaux Place (once the site of a monastery and now boasting a great cafe overlooking the deer park) and then goes to the Doom Bar where hundreds of ships have been wrecked and returns to Padstow along the beaches of Harbour Cove, Hawker's Cove and St George's Cove which merge into a vast expanse of golden sand at low tide offering an alternative to the Coast Path.  An easy walk it is 3.1 miles and takes around two hours. There are loads of dog-friendly pubs in Padstow.

If you fancy a day on the beach Holywell Bay, just south of Newquay is perfect to take your dog to. With a backdrop of sand dunes for some shade, this is a large sandy beach with safe waters and the local pub, the St Pirans Inn, is dog-friendly.

There is another great dog-friendly beach between Holywell Bay and Newquay. Crantock Beach offers miles of beautiful sand with extensive dunes, rock pools and caves to explore and is bordered by a river on one side and the sea on another side.

For something a little different, if you have a calm, smallish-sized dog who enjoys going on the water, why not go kayaking. Encounter Cornwall based on the River Fowey in Golant do guided canoe trips and kayak hire and dogs are welcome.

The Lost Gardens of Heligan is also a great place to take your dog. There are miles of pathways to explore with beautiful woodland walks through the jungle. The cafe serves delicious food.

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