Wonderful Retreats with your Four Legged Friend

It’s been a week since the beach ban for dogs has been lifted and many a family are now choosing to take their four legged friends on holiday with them at this time of year. With the wind in their ears and sand beneath their feet on a cold autumn day it’s an invigorating experience for both man and his dog!

But what is there to do with your four legged friend in Cornwall? There is nothing worse than bringing your much loved pet with you only to find they have to stay at the holiday home whilst you explore the beautiful county, so here are a few suggestions the whole family can enjoy.


As mentioned the beach ban has been lifted (apart from a few beaches) so dogs can now roam free on them across Cornwall, just ensure your dog is well behaved and has good recall as beaches can be a wonderful place for a spot of seagull chasing. For more information on which beaches to visit please visit. http://www.cornwalllive.com/news/cornwall-news/summer-beach-bans-over-here-558555


Heartlands, Pool

A place for all the family to enjoy with Diaspora gardens, a large playground and museum and cafe your pooch can stroll around the area with you on a lead. (No dogs allowed in the playground or museum though)


Perranporth Beach, Wateringhole and Pavillion Ice Cream

Perranporth is a haven for dog lovers, with its vast stretch of beach to run along, beachside pub that allows dogs and an icecream parlor that even sells doggy ice cream!! Liver and bacon ice cream anyone?


The Blue Bar, Porthtowan

Situated next to another lovely beach The Blue Bar allows well behaved dogs into the bar which is a perfect place for cosying up on a cold day with some food and drink.


Driftwood Spars Pub

This pub has recently introduced its very own dog bar in their beer garden so you and your dog can enjoy the Autumnal sun with a selection of craft ales and beers. (I think the dog keg may be water don’t worry!)


Healy’s Cider Farm

A great visit for all ages, with its farm animals, tractor rides and cider tasting! You dog can also enjoy a wonder around the farm, tractor ride and animals although they must be kept on the lead.


Lappa Valley Steam Railway

A great place to take the kids with mini steam engine rides, play areas and woods for all the family to enjoy.


The Seal Sanctuary, Gweek

A great place to visit to see the wonderful  work that goes on to rescue, support and rehabilitate injured wildlife around the Cornish waters. Stay at our lovely Mellinzeath Cottage nearby that’s perfect for a cosy getaway for 2 plus a dog.


Pendennis Castle and St Mawes Castle

Wonder around both these historic castles, which are only a short boat trip away from each other, with your dog. Stay with your dog at Bosvathick Lodge, Little Bosvarren, Polwartha Farmhouse, Bosbenna or Badgers a short drive from Falmouth in Constantine.



A wonderful place for visiting with a dog, from the surrounding beaches and woodland walks to outside cafe area its a lovely day out for our four legged friends. Do try their flapjack its simply delicious! (Dogs are not allowed in the main gardens)



And of course Forgotten Houses has many more holiday homes that allow your much loved pet to stay with you, these include:


  • The Colomiar near Resugga – perfect for visiting surrounding The Lost Gardens of Heligan and The Eden Project both of which are dog friendly.




  • Pencobben in St Ives Bay, a perfect place to stay to visit the popular town of St Ives and enjoy the large beach of Goddrevy.