A Guide to Dog Friendly Holidays in West Cornwall

Dog Friendly Holidays in Cornwall

This is our guide for having the best time in West Cornwall with your dog, without having to leave them behind. Having a smooth time with no stress is what everybody wants on holiday and trying to find places that are dog friendly can become a hassle, particularly if you get there and find out they are not; so this is a chance to find out where the best places in West Cornwall are to go with your dog. 


Holiday Parks:
There are a number of holiday parks in West Cornwall that will accept you and your fury friends, ranging in price and location; there is plenty of choice. The choices for West Cornwall start up at Hayle and go all the way down to St. Ives with plenty of choice in between. Prices for a weeks stay generally range from £99 – £1500, which is dependent on the size of your party and budget, but there really is something for everyone.

Holiday Cottages:
Holiday cottages can be a fantastic form of accommodation that are extremely comfortable. One of the best selections of holiday cottages available to book that are dog can be found at West Cornwall Cottage Holidays – they fully understand just how important your four legged friends are to you and don’t want to see them left behind in kennels or with friends. They actively encourage their cottage owners to accept dogs.

While there may be fewer dog-friendly hotels in West Cornwall than other forms of accommodation, there are some lovely places that you can stay in. For instance, the Mullion Cove Hotel is dog friendly, and has some wonderful sea views with prices per room per night starting from £100. There are many beautiful views in West Cornwall, which can be provided by many hotels, it just depends on your preference as to where you want to stay.

Bed & Breakfasts:
Bed and Breakfasts can offer a very warm and comfortable environment where you can relax and feel like you have a home from home in a holiday destination. With your dog and family this will be the cozy holiday at the English seaside you really want. The Elysian Fields is an example of the type of bed and breakfasts that West Cornwall has to offer.

There are a lot of dog friendly campsites in West Cornwall, which can offer you everything you need when holidaying. The prices range massively from £15 to £250 so whatever you need it can be catered for. Campsites are a great place to take your dog on holiday as there are a lot of open spaces to go on walks and the campsites are often placed in a good location for easy access to local tourist attractions and also hidden coves, if you want to get away from the busier spots.

Beaches are in no short supply in West Cornwall and in the height of summer are understandably very popular destinations for locals and tourists alike. They are a great way to get some fresh sea air and relax in the sun. Some beaches do restrict access for dogs, however the main beaches that do allow dogs on in West Cornwall are:

Long Rock beach
Prussia Cove
Cape Cornwall

Although there are some smaller, tucked away beaches that wouldn’t mind dogs on them, it is always best to make sure with the local authorities before taking your dog onto them.

Cafés, Pubs and Restaurants:
Finding somewhere to have a drink or a bite to eat is a key part of your holiday and can be a place where you have some of your best memories so to have to leave your dog outside while you do so is always a shame, as you have to check they’re ok and feel rushed when inside. Therefore, thankfully, West Cornwall has a lot to offer in accommodating man’s best friend; allowing all of you to go inside and have a fantastic time together.

A big part of taking your dog on holiday with you is trying to find walks that are interesting, fun and safe, and when looking for this West Cornwall is one of the best places. The beauty of walking in Cornwall is that while going on a seemingly normal walk you can come across some wondrous forms of nature, you can see sublime cliff edges, bright blue seas or find a great secluded walkway through fields and trees. Walking in Cornwall is a real place to get in touch with nature alongside your family and pets.


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