Dog friendly holidays

Out and about in dog friendly Cornwall

Confident salty sea dogs bound along the shoreline, smaller spirited dogs tease the incoming waves, whilst tired old timers just watch the world go by. It’s just another day in the life of our four-legged coastal companions. When the weekend comes around, our very own Gems dogs are always part of the plans as Cornwall presents all the right ingredients for a jolly good dog’s day out. Read on to explore our favourite paw-friendly Cornish walks and find your dog friendly cottage.

Porthcurnick Beach, The Roseland Peninsula, south Cornwall

This secluded cove has risen to fame since the opening of the not-so-secret Hidden Hut café that lures hoards of punters to its alfresco feast nights. It’s beauty can’t be marred by the Summer crowds, and it’s still a stunning spot to swim, sunbathe and spot passing cetaceans.

Cardinham Woods, mid Cornwall

Crunch through leaves, have a barbecue by the river, play in the park and re-fuel in the family-friendly café. With easy-going family walking and activity trails, Cardinham’s stunning woodland is ideal for all calibres of outdoor adventures. Dogs will adore the natural landscape too.

Porthkidney Sands, west Cornwall

Escape the masses on this mile-long beach where there’s usually just a handful of beachcombers and dog-walkers. Accessed from the coast path or via a track through the dunes from Lelant’s St Uny Church, the pristine Porthkidney Sands has been dubbed ‘Happy Dog Beach’ by locals.

Chapel Porth to Porthtowan, north Cornwall (moderate loop, 3.4 miles)

Climb the rusty-red backs of the cliff tops and soak up the views of Wheal Coates engine house perched above the roaring surf. Then follow the South West Coast Path along the cliffs to Porthtowan and take the inland path via the copper mine of Wheal Charlotte.

Sennen to Lamorna, West Coast (11.7 miles)

Fancy marching across some of Cornwall’s most spectacular coastal scenery? strike out along the South West Coast Path to Lamorna Cove. Round Land’s End and look for rare seabirds on the windswept Gwennap Head, follow the cliffs past Porthcurno and Logan Rock before arriving in the hamlet of Lamorna.


Over 90 of our luxury cottages welcome dogs to stay, find your paw-friendly Gem