Cornwall is a great place to go at any time of the year, but it just wouldn’t be the same if we weren’t allowed to bring our best friends along with us. So I thought I would make this short guide about how to take a holiday in one of the most beautiful places in the UK with mans best friend. Read on to find out more.
The first step to dog friendly holidays in Cornwall is to find the right accommodation, there are a number of places where dogs will naturally not be allowed. In particular this will be places like bed and breakfasts and hotels, however the policy will vary and there is no set rules for this. Holiday parks like Perran Springs are dog friendly and this is something that I really enjoyed when I was staying there. I didn’t have to worry about anything with my dog here and they were also extremely helpful with the number of places that I could take my dog.
Things to take with you
For me personally, being a responsible pet owner is of the utmost importance for keeping things dog friendly. On my last trip with my dog I took food, dog treats, plastic waste bags and a variety of toys for my dog. I made sure to always clean up after the dog and I realise that it is the responsibility of pet owners to set the standard and to allow others to accept dogs in various places. It is therefore important to pack everything that you need for you and your dog.
There are many dog friendly beaches in the Perran Springs area, for example Perranporth, which is very close. Dogs must, however, be kept on a short lead from July to September (between 10am and 5pm). Another beach that I also enjoyed was Trevaunance Cove in St Agnes .
There are so many other beaches that you can take your dog, such as Pollyjoke, Crantock, Little Fistral and many more. The best way to find them is to check out this link, which shows all the dog friendly beaches in Cornwall!
There are also a number of wooded areas in Cornwall that are also dog friendly. Good examples of these are places like Tehidy, Cardinham Woods and Trebah Gardens. These are all perfect places for you and your dog to experience together.