7th July 2022
After a long day of running across beaches, frolicking in the sand and wagging tails, your pup deserves to join you at a laid-back dinner spot by the sea. Enjoy the taste of Cornwall with your four-legged friends at these dog-friendly pubs, restaurants and cafes…
Wet dogs on their way back from frolicking in the waves are welcome in this quirky dog-friendly pizzeria close to Fistral beach. Your fluffy friends can chill out while you wait for some of the finest freshly cooked pizza in Newquay, washed down with a frozen margarita. Eat in if there’s a table free, or take away to Fistral to eat with your toes in the sand.
Perfectly positioned on the golden sands of Watergate Bay, visitors will be treated with delicious food, mouth-watering cocktails and jaw-dropping views. Pets are welcome at all times throughout the day making this a great hang out for wagging tails after a long walk on the beach. Dine in the evening and you could catch one of the bays famous fiery sunsets. The extensive menu includes Crab Spaghetti, Prawn and Fish Burger and the popular Beach Hut Burger.
Take a breath-taking stroll along the coastal path from Perranporth to Trevaunance Cove, to be greeted by real ales, water bowls and doggie chews served in a snug, historic inn just footsteps from the beach. Gourmet food, a micro brewery and a warm doggie welcome make The Driftwood Spars one of Cornwall’s top hound hangouts, and the perfect spot to sample local ales brewed just across the road. As well as three bars, there is a contemporary restaurant serving the finest seasonal produce from local farms, artisans and fisherman.
A traditional country pub that’s now part of Rick Stein’s stable, The Cornish Arms is the perfect start and end point for a dog walk to Constantine and Booby’s Bay, following the coast path around Trevose lighthouse to Mother Ivey’s Bay and winding back along footpaths and country lanes. In summer bask in the huge beer garden and refuel with wood-fired pizza, and in winter get cosy by the log fire and tuck into one of the best Sunday roasts in the county.
Dogs will love a low-tide meander around the sea caves and sugary sands of Trebarwith Strand. Splash in the rock pools, jump in the waves and ramble east to Hole Beach (only accessible at the lowest stage of the tide), then head to The Port William to sip real ales overlooking the waves, or curl up by the fire and tuck into a legendary Sunday roast and classic pub grub. If it’s high tide and the beach is inaccessible, stretch your legs over the cliffs to Tintagel, and you’ll be rewarded with colourful scenery including sea-lashed castle ruins and historic quarries.
Situated in a historic, traffic-free village, and yards from the beach, this cosy local pub welcomes dogs and is an ideal resting point after a leg-stretch around the wild Rame Peninsula. Watch boats come and go from Plymouth Sound and enjoy delicious dishes, from ploughmans to Rame Head lobster, served alongside well-kept local ales and a decent selection of wines. The restaurant also provides doggy blankets and treats to ensure your pup gets the five star experience, too.
Minutes’ walk from one of the wildest stretches of Cornwall’s coastline, kick off your walking boots, chill out with the dog at your feet and sample Cornish ales, fine wines and a menu packed with produce plucked from the coast and countryside. When you’re fuelled up and ready to hit the coast path again, follow the narrow promontory to find the remains of an Iron Age cliff castle (keep dogs on leads), and then wander alongside the crystal waters of Pendour and Porthglaze coves, searching for a legendary mermaid on your way to quench your thirst in another dog-friendly boozer, The Tinners Arms in Zennor.
If you need any more temptation to bring your pup to Cornwall, read our top five reasons to bring your dog on holiday. To find a beachside retreat at your favourite dog friendly beach, browse our locations and keep an eye on our special offers page for the latest deals and discounts.