Dog friendly self-catering holidays in Cornwall

Holiday with the whole family!

Cornwall is the perfect destination if you want to take your dog on holiday with you. There are lots of year-round dog friendly beaches and eateries, perfect for exploring.

We have a number of villas, cottages and apartments where up to two well-behaved dogs are welcome. There is a supplement of £6 per dog per night. Advanced booking is essential.

Registered guide/service dogs are welcome free of charge.

Juliots Well Cottages

4-star accommodation set in 33 acres of wooded parkland overlooking Lanteglos Valley. There are dog exercise areas within the park plus a number of excellent walks from the park.

One delightful walk is along a beautiful wooded footpath to Advent. There’s another picturesque walk – about one and a half miles – through fields and along a riverside path into Camelford town.

Up to 2 dogs are accepted in a limited number of cottages.

exterior of juliots well cottages

Bay Retreat Villas

There are many lovely walks in the surrounding countryside and immediately behind the villas there is a dog walking area where dog waste bins are provided.

Each villa has its own enclosed small garden, with either grass or gravel. Porthcothan, a year-round dog friendly beach, is just 2 miles away and there are seven bays and beaches in the surrounding area.

10 villas are specifically allocated as dog friendly.

exterior of 9 and 10 bay retreat villas

Green Acres Cottages

Green Acres Cottages sits in two acres of rolling countryside. There is no specific dog exercise are but the rural setting makes for fantastic walks, many off-road. There is also a public footpath nearby which leads to a valley around half a mile from the cottages.

Please note dogs must be kept on a lead at all times in the Green Acres vicinity as it is a working farm with livestock.

A limited number of cottages are dog friendly.

view to green acres gardens

The Beach House

Located right by Porth beach (dog-friendly October to Easter), there are fantastic walks over the headland to Newquay or to Watergate Bay and beyond. Lusty Glaze, the next beach to Porth is dog-friendly year-round as is Great Western and Fistral in Newquay.

One 2-bedroom rear view apartment and one 3-bedroom sea view apartment are dog friendly.

outside the beach house

Tregurrian Villas

Watergate Bay is a year-round dog friendly beach and Tregurrian Villas are just 100 yards from it!

The area is surrounded by coastal walks and further beaches with Newquay just 3 miles to the south and Padstow 20 miles to the north, taking you past 7 spectacular beaches and bays on the way.

Dogs accepted in two of the three villas.

tregurrian villas exterior

Mawgan Porth Apartments

Located in an elevated position above the year-round dog-friendly beach at Mawgan Porth, the area has some wonderful walks.

There is a fantastic circular walk exploring the countryside to St Mawgan and back.

One 2-bedroom rear view and one 2-bedroom sea view apartment are dog friendly.

exterior of mawgan porth apartments


Dogs must be kept on a lead at all times at all of the holiday complexes and muzzled where necessary. Owners must take responsibility for the behaviour of their dog(s) as it is important that no inconvenience or nuisance is caused to any other guests. It is essential that all guests comply with the site rules, supplied on arrival. Failure to comply with these rules will result in expulsion. If unsure please ask when booking.

Under no circumstances must any dog(s) be left unattended in the cottages, villas or apartments.

dog digging in sand

North Cornwall beaches

Dogs are permitted year-round at:

  • Bedruthan Steps, Newquay
  • Constantine Bay, Padstow
  • Crantock
  • Daymer Bay
  • Duckpool
  • Fistral, Newquay
  • Great Western, Newquay
  • Harbour Beach, Newquay
  • Harlyn Bay, Padstow
  • Holywell Bay Newquay
  • Lusty Glaze, Newquay
  • Mawgan Porth

dog in the sea

  • Northcott Mouth, Bude
  • Sandymouth
  • Summerleaze, Bude
  • Towan Beach, Newquay
  • Trebarwith Strand, Tintagel
  • Treyarnon Bay
  • Watergate Bay
  • Widemouth Bay

South Cornwall beaches

Dogs are permitted year-round at:

  • Gorran Haven
  • Par Sands
  • Porthcurnick, The Roseland
  • Porthluney, The Roseland
  • Whitsand Bay

man walking dogs

Dog friendly attractions

Most National Trust properties accept dogs, plus the following attractions:

  • Cornish Seal Sanctuary
  • St Mawes Castle
  • Eden Project
  • The Lost Gardens of Heligan
  • Lappa Valley
  • Newlyn Art Gallery
  • Healey’s Cornish Cider Farm
  • Holywell Bay Fun Park
  • Wheal Martyn
  • Tintagel Castle
  • Heartlands
  • Trebah Gardens

dog at st michaels mount

For dog-friendly places to eat, take a look at Doggie Pubs.

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