Harbour Holidays

Visiting Padstow With Dogs

Padstow is a wonderful dog-friendly holiday destination. Here are our tips and suggestions for a memorable stay with your dog.

Dog Friendly Properties

dog in holiday cottage in Cornwall

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We have a wide range of dog-friendly cottages and holiday homes in Padstow and the surrounding area that welcome dogs. Some allow one dog, while others take two or more. Use the dog filter on our property search page to find the ideal holiday home for you and your four-legged friend. Or go straight to our collection of dog-friendly cottages in Padstow.

Dog Sitting

If you are staying in Padstow, and fancy a day or night out but can’t take your dog with you, a dog sitting service is offered by Corrina Smith, call 07792 821840 for details.

Dog Friendly Beaches

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Many of the beaches in the Padstow area of Cornwall allow dogs. Some beaches permit dogs all year round, while others have restrictions in place during the summer months. Harlyn, Constantine, Porthcothan and Hawkers Cove are dog-friendly year-round and are great places to walk the dog whatever the season. Trevone and Polzeath are also beautiful but dogs are only permitted before 10am and after 6pm during the summer months. For more information, please see our information page on Padstow’s local beaches.

Dog Friendly Attractions

dog visits to Eden Project

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There are many fantastic things to see and do with your dog while on holiday in the Padstow area. Padstow Harbour is the main attraction in town and is often bustling with visitors on a summer’s day. If your dog is comfortable with people, a stroll around the harbour is a fantastic way to spend time in the town.

Padstow’s top attraction Prideaux Place is a stately home, that allows dogs on leads in its garden and deer park. Otherwise, you can take your dog for a ride along the Camel Trail in a trailer which can be hired with a bike from Camel Cycle Hire.

Further afield, the Eden Project, Lost Gardens of Heligan and several National Trust properties allow dogs on leads in their outdoor spaces.

Popular Dog Walks


Most visitors like to walk on the beach with their dogs while here on holiday. But for longer walks, the cliff-top trails of the South West Coast Path take some beating. Dogs are permitted on the path throughout the year, but take care when passing fields with livestock.

The Camel Trail is also good for a long walk but can get busy with cyclists and runners. The countryside outside of Padstow is crisscrossed by footpaths which are a lot quieter but also very scenic. Dogs are also allowed on the Saint’s Way, which is a coast-to-coast footpath across the spine of Cornwall that starts in Padstow.

Pet Shops

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We have some very good pet shops in Padstow, including Slicker’s Doghouse right here on the harbour. The shop stocks a wide range of dog products and accessories, including organic dog food. They even sell healthy ice cream for dogs. There’s also Paws in Padstow, located at Trevisker Garden Centre on the outskirts of town.

Dog Friendly Pubs and Restaurants

dog at table in a restaurant in Padstow

You don’t need to leave your dog at home to enjoy a nice meal or a drink in Padstow, as many of the pubs and restaurants are dog friendly. Enjoy a pint and a snack with your canine companion at Shipwrights, the Harbour Inn or the Old Custom House. Or pop in for a meal with your four-legged friend at Rojano’s, Greens of Padstow or The Cornish Arms.

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