Dog friendly days out in Cornwall

11th September 2015

Cornwall is a holiday destination as much for dogs as it is their owners. Here’s our guide to the best dog friendly days out in Cornwall.

If you’e looking to bring your pup on holiday this year, browse our dog friendly properties.

Walking the dog on the Cornwall coast path

Lost Gardens of Heligan

The Flower Garden credit Heligan Gardens LTD
©Heligan Gardens Ltd for visit Cornwall

Twenty-five years ago, The Lost Gardens of Heligan near St Austell was nothing more than a pile of brambles. Today, Heligan is considered one of the UK’s most loved gardens, by visitors and dogs alike. With 200 acres of pathways and routes to explore, all Heligan asks is that dogs are kept on their leads. Here’s Maisie giving a dog’s eye view of a Heligan walk…

Watergate Bay

With no seasonal ban on the two-mile stretch of beach, dogs are welcome year round at Watergate Bay. There are lots of pools, caves and rocks to explore, so it’s literally a doggy playground. Then, when you’re both suitably exhausted, head to The Beach Hut on the beach slipway or The Living Space at Watergate Bay Hotel, where both restaurants accommodate dogs with their own water bowl.

Watergate Bay loves dogs, credit Ashley Lewis and Visit Cornwall
©Ashley Lewis for visit Cornwall

The South West Coastal Path

The South West Coast Path is rated as one of the top walks to be found anywhere in the world. To make it even better, dogs are welcome on the entire 630 mile stretch of coastal routes, which should more than tire you and them out. Read our guide on keeping your dog safe whilst on holiday and hit the path.

Tremenheere Sculpture Garden

If you can take your eyes of the view over Mount’s Bay and St Michaels Mount, you’ll find landscaped gardens, valleys, woods, and contemporary art installations to explore at Tremenheere near Penzance – a beautiful place to while away the hours. Well behaved dogs on leads are welcome in the gardens, and there is plenty of outdoor seating to enjoy lunch or coffee and cake with your pooch. Dogs are welcome in the outdoor area of Tremenheere Kitchen which serves homemade dishes.

Eden Project

While dogs aren’t allowed in the indoor Biomes, they are able to explore miles of paths in Eden’s outdoor gardens and visitor centre. There are also former china clay quarry. Here’s Merlin and Ollie, excited about the prospect of exploring the Eden Project.

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