A Dog-Friendly Cornwall Itinerary

Cornwall prides itself on being a welcoming holiday destination to visitors with two and four legs. Not only is it a hassle to figure out where to leave your dog during your vacation, but you might also not want to leave any furry members of the family at home.

Dog-friendly cottages can be found in many Cornish towns, but where to actually go with your pup is another thing. Usual tourist attractions might not be suitable for dogs or they might not be allowed in (due to risk of harming small animals or even plants). Here are some ideas on a dog-friendly itinerary during your stay.

1. Beaches

Many of the seaside destinations in Cornwall are labeled dog-friendly, which means your pooch can run around the sand and water with you and the kids. Take note, however, that some beaches might not allow it or may have restrictions during peak season, but there are tons that will allow you to spend a great day at the beach with your pup.

2. Walks

There is nothing better than a walk with your dog. Fortunately, the walking paths in Cornwall are fantastic and are often the best ways to see the beautiful surroundings. Stretch out your legs and bring your pooch for a nice, long walk along the coastline paths (there are 630 miles in all!) to enjoy nature.

The best thing is that there are tons of routes and trails scattered all over Cornwall, so you just need to find the one closest to where you are staying. You can also choose between woodland walks or coastal views, depending on what you would love to see.

3. Explore Tintagel Castle

Cornwall is a wonderful destination for history lovers and while your dog might not care much about it, it will find the many interesting corners fun to explore. Human visitors will love the views and finding out the myths surrounding the castle.

Another history-rich destination is the Chysauster Ancient Village, which is almost 2 millennia old! Just make sure you bring your lead on both destinations as free-roaming pups are not allowed.

4. Houses and Gardens

Dog-friendly tourist destinations can be found very easily all over Cornwall, like the Lost Gardens of Heligan and the Pencarrow House and Gardens. Not only are there native plants and wildlife to see around, but you can enjoy some antiquities and artworks.

The world’s best dog walking destination in 2018 is found in Cornwall, the Eden Project. They can even roam the park on Wednesdays without a lead. Other destinations might require it though.

5. Other Dog-Friendly Destinations

There is no reason to bring your dog all the way to Cornwall just to leave him behind while you enjoy the sights. Top destinations like the Cornish Seal Sanctuary and the Holywell Bay Fun Park will allow you to visit with your four-legged family member.

If you love taking your holidays with your pooch, then there is no other place to go than Cornwall. You will find your entire family welcome in most destinations and get to create some wonderful memories altogether!