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Dog Friendly Holidays in North Cornwall

Here at Harbour Holidays we believe that all members of the family should be entitled to an enjoyable holiday – and that includes our four-legged friends.

Cornwall is such a wonderful destination, it would be a shame to leave the family pooch at home. That’s why many of our holiday properties in and around Padstow are pet friendly. These self catering holiday homes offer some great opportunities for memorable dog friendly holidays in North Cornwall.

Walkies on the Beach

There’s nothing better than taking the dog for a walk on a wide-open beach, with sand between your toes and waves lapping on the shore. If you live in a city or landlocked village, you and your dog will enjoy the freedom and range of Cornish beaches, coastal footpaths and countryside trails. You will never get tired of the stunning scenery on your dog friendly holiday on the coast near Padstow. Not all beaches allow dogs, so it’s worth checking in advance if there are restrictions in place at beaches near your preferred holiday accommodation.


There’s a good guide to dog friendly beaches in Cornwall at this site. In our area of North Cornwall there are some lovely beaches where dogs are allowed all year round. These include St George’s Well Cove, which is just a short walk from Padstow harbour. Other nearby beaches with free access for dogs include Mother Ivey’s Bay, Porthcothan Bay and Watergate Bay. If you’re visiting outside the main season (which is usually Easter until September), you can also walk your dog at Constantine, Trevone, Harlyn, Port Issac and many other North Cornwall beaches.


Cornwall for Dogs

But why restrict your holiday adventures to just beach and countryside walks? There are many Cornish attractions which allow dogs on leads so there’s no need to leave your beloved canine at your holiday cottage when you leave for a day out. Top dog-friendly tourist attractions in Cornwall include the Eden Project, Lost Gardens of Heligan, Healey’s Cornish Cyder Farm, Lanhydrock, Lappa Valley and Tintagel Castle. Closer to Padstow, well behaved dogs can also visit Prideaux Place, Pencarrow and also go for a walk along the Camel Trail.


Dogs Welcome

The beauty of hiring a holiday home is that you can prepare your own meals. But just because you bring a dog on holiday doesn’t mean you shouldn’t eat out. There are loads of pubs, cafés and restaurants that welcome dogs. These include The Shipwrights pub and Rick Stein’s St Petroc’s Bistro in Padstow, The Cornish Arms in St Merryn, Relish in Wadebridge and the Beach Hut at Watergate Bay.


Where to Stay in Cornwall with Dogs

Padstow and the surrounding villages are ideal destinations for dog loving families. Whether staying on the beach or in glorious countryside, these beautiful locations offer plentiful opportunities for walks and pet friendly entertainment. Some of our holiday properties which are suitable for dogs include Coloma in Padstow, The Beardies in Constantine Bay and Pentreath in Treyarnon Bay. See the full list of dog friendly holiday cottages in and around Padstow here.

For help finding the perfect dog friendly accommodation for your holiday in Cornwall, please get in touch.

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