If you were thinking of bringing your family pet on holiday with you then there aren't many better places to come than Cornwall. To say Cornwall is dog friendly is only half the story, we would go as far as to say it's a veritable doggy paradise. There's miles of dog-friendly beaches, fantastic coastal and country walks, not to mention a superb choice of dogs-allowed pubs, cafes and restaurants. So, before you even consider packing Rover off to the kennels take a look through our dog friendly holidays in Cornwall guide for some canine centered inspiration.
Cornwall Dog Friendly Ideas
The idea of bringing your dog on holiday to Cornwall and not going to the beach is just so far fetched we will assume it never happens!
Despite there being restrictions at many of Cornwall's beaches the overall news is pretty good. There are a number of fantastic all year round dog friendly beaches and if you are visiting outside the main season (Easter day through to the 1st October) then dogs are allowed on virtually all of the beaches in Cornwall.
Restormel Castle / Lostwithiel
Surrounded by a deep moat and perched on a high mound, the huge circular keep of this castle, built at the turn of the 14th century, survives in good condition.
Lappa Valley Steam Railway / Newquay
The Lappa Valley Steam Railway is a narrow gauge railway which opened in 1849 as a mineral line from Newquay to East Wheal Rose and was reopened in 1974 as a tourist attraction
Charlestown Shipwreck Centre / St Austell
There are more than a quarter of a million shipwrecks around the coasts of Britain and the Charlestown Shipwreck Centre illustrates a sample of these in photography and salvaged cargo
St Mawes Castle / St Mawes
Perfectly preserved coastal fortress built by Henry VIII. In partnership with its twin, Pendennis, it guards the entrance of the Fal Estuary.
There's plenty of places to go and things to do with your dog in Cornwall. Many of our finest gardens welcome dogs and a surprising number of indoor attractions are also dog friendly.
You won't have much trouble finding a quality pub grub where you can bring the dog. But there's more to dog friendly dining in Cornwall than pubs and inns; in fact some of our most highly rated eateries allow well behaved dogs.