Our Top Five Picks in Dog-Friendly Cornwall

Paws up if you’re dreaming of a summer escape with blue skies, beautiful sandy beaches and stunning scenery to explore! Well, how about a trip to the Cornish coast? If you were to ask your pooch where they would most like to go on a dog-friendly getaway, we’re almost certain that Cornwall would be at the very top of their list. Offering balmy weather, wonderful cliff top walks, dreamy coves, and some of Britain’s most spectacular beaches, Cornwall really is the pawfect Fido-friendly destination. 
Now is the perfect time to book your spring or summer staycation. So, get ahead of the pack and take a sniff around what we consider to be our most dog-friendly places, featuring cosy cottages with enclosed gardens for your dog to play in, and luxury seaside hotels with amazing coastal walks and beaches right from the doorstep. Here’s five of the best dog-friendly friendly properties in Cornwall… 

St Michaels Resort, Falmouth 


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Set in sub-tropical gardens, St Michaels Resort is a fabulous dog-friendly hotel with a great beachside location just a short stroll from Falmouth Harbour. Perfect for coastal canines who will love the endless array of clifftop paths and host of beaches to discover with panoramic views along the way.
The hotel’s interiors draw inspiration from its Cornish coastal setting with lovely airy, sea view rooms with lots of light, plus deep beds – perfect for relaxing after a busy day of exploring. Very dog-friendly staff and dining with your dog in the bar of the Locker Room. 

The hotel supply of doggy walking suggestions including the walk from Gyllingvase to Swanpool following the coastal path exploring rock pools and beaches along the way. Also, visit super dog-friendly Trebah gardens just a 15-minute stroll away. And after a busy day of fun and frolics with your best furry friend return to the hotel for some relaxing spa treatments while your dog can visit the doggie wash station for wash off sandy paws after a day on the beach.

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Fowey Hall, Fowey

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Your dog can expect a wonderful waggy welcome and treat on arrival from this picturesque luxury dog-friendly hotel. Overlooking the gorgeous fishing village of Fowey, this Cornish mansion is not just family-friendly but welcomes four-legged companions too.

The hotel has a rather magical theme to it and it is, therefore, no surprise that it is said to be the inspiration for Toad Hall in Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame who was a frequent visitor. This is a sanctuary for the whole family with opulent bedrooms, peaceful alcoves by roaring fires and a fabulous spa.

There’s a swimming pool and treatments to relax and rejuvenate the humans and 630 miles of stunning coastal trails – the perfect playground for furry friends.  There are also many wonderful dog-friendly beaches nearby, including Polkerris Beach and Polridmouth Cove! As well as that your dog will be offered a bowl, blanket, plus tennis ball for games on the beach and will also be able to dine with you in the morning room where you can enjoy wonderful locally sourced Cornish inspired dishes. 

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The Lugger Hotel, Potloe 

Surrounded by cliffs and headlands, dog-friendly The Lugger Hotel in Cornwall is a real gem!, A 17th century Inn, the Lugger is located in the town of Portloe. an idyllic part of the Cornish Coastal Footpath, Portloe possesses an unrivalled beauty and enduring timelessness. Selected by the Sunday Times as the “Best Seaside Hotel”, The Lugger sits right in a prime location on the water’s edge in the centre of this delightful village.

 The bedrooms are beautifully decorated in a nautical theme and feature deluxe showers and fine linens, promising a great night’s sleep. The 2AA Rosette restaurant features the best of local Cornish produce and cuisine which mustn’t be missed, and the tempting range of rejuvenating and relaxing spa treatments are truly fabulous.

 The perfect base for exploring the South West Coastal Path with your canine companion, dog-friendly Eden Project and the Lost Gardens of Heligan are also within easy reach for fantastic days out with the family, plus there’s a year-round dog-friendly beach on the doorstep. Waggy tails all round!

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Dreamcatchers, Truro 

A stunning dog-friendly house – Dreamcatchers is situated on a peaceful footpath terrace less than 200-yards from the waterside above the charming Cornish village of St Mawes on the Roseland Peninsula.

The property sleeps 10, making it a perfect dog-friendly stay for a large family group wanting to escape the crowds with their pets in tow. Charmingly decorated with airy, spacious rooms, it commands a magnificent view out across the harbour, St Anthony’s Headland and westwards over Falmouth Bay to Manacle Point. There is also a lovely enclosed garden and a games room to keep everyone entertained.

The kitchen is well equipped and the Dreamcatchers team can provide shopping on arrival or a private chef if required. Your dog will love the fabulous beaches like the Pendower or Carne Beach as well as the clifftop walks. There is also an excellent array of dog-friendly cafes like the St Mawes Bakery as well as dog-friendly places to dine like the St Mawes Hotel or enjoy Sunday lunch on the terrace at the Tresanton Hotel. The dog-friendly Lost Gardens of Heligan is also close by.

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Tamar Valley Cottages, Penhale


Some of dog-friendly Cornwall’s best fido-friendly properties, Tamar Valley Cottages are situated in the extensive grounds of North Tamarton’s Old Rectory, Penhale in Cornwall. Offering panoramic views over unspoilt countryside – they provide the perfect escape for families and friends with four-legged companions in tow.

These charming, cosy two bedroomed cottages accommodate four guests and are just a short drive from some of the West Country’s most stunning, unspoilt beaches, coastal paths and wild moors. The gorgeous grounds feature a barbecue and garden furniture for the summer evenings and there are fabulous walks and plenty of space for games and frolics off the lead.

The team at Tamar Valley Cottages are happy to arrange food to be delivered before guests arrive and there are also lots of dog-friendly pubs close by such as the Old Orchard Inn, the Olive Tree and the appropriately named Springer Spaniel gastro pub in Treburley. Other dog-friendly attractions include the Bodmin and Wenfold Steam Railway, the Eden Project and Dartmoor, which is only a 40-minute drive away.

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After a little more inspo?

Explore our full collection of dog-friendly holidays in Cornwall, featuring fabulous hotels and charming cottages suitable for all breeds and budgets. You’re sure to find the perfect place for your next hound holiday! 

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