Cornwall is the perfect place for those looking to get away with their four-legged friends. From the miles upon miles of coastal paths and dog-friendly beaches to the wide variety of iconic landmarks and Cornish attractions – there’s plenty to keep you, your family and your furry friend entertained.
Take a look at some of our favourite dog-friendly days out in Cornwall:
Located 5 miles outside the bustling town of Newquay is Holywell Bay, a glorious stretch of golden sand that is dog friendly all year round. Perfect for families with plenty of room for games, sandcastles and space for dogs to run about in the Cornish air.
Dominated by granite tours towering over expanses of rugged moorland, Bodmin Moor allows you to get away from the crowds and enjoy the unique Cornish landscape. Choose from various trails throughout the moor, providing the opportunity for a long or short walk – don’t miss stopping off at one of the many dog-friendly pubs and cafes in many of the passing villages.
Newlyn Art Gallery opened in 1895 to showcase the work of the Newlyn Painters and is still one of the country’s leading contemporary art galleries. Well behaved dogs on leads are welcome throughout the gallery and outdoor spaces, including the gardens and café –a great day out for all.
This fantastic Cornish attraction allows dogs on leads throughout the sanctuary. Located in the pretty village of Gweek, the Seal Sanctuary provides the opportunity to come face-to-face with resident seals, penguins, otters and sea lions as they play, swim and feed.
This 26-acre country park is home to the UK’s only china clay museum and is home to an array of woodland walks and nature trails that are perfect for dogs. There’s also a children’s play area and adventure course to keep the little ones entertained, making it a fantastic day out for all the family.
This iconic Cornish landmark is a magical day out for both humans and dogs alike, set high on the north Cornwall coast the castle offers dramatic views, fascinating ruins and a dog-friendly beach café. Dogs are also welcome on leads throughout the castle ruins.
This stunning walk passes through outstanding historical and industrial sites set in a coastal heathland. The iconic mine stacks and engine houses that scatter the landscape provided the backdrop for many of the dramatic coastal scenes in the recent BBC adaptation of Poldark, making it a popular destination for many.
Looking for more ideas on things to do in Cornwall? We’ve got plenty more suggestions for great days out right here!