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A guide to dog-friendly holidays in Cornwall

Explore the South West with our handy tips and tricks for a relaxing dog-friendly holiday in Cornwall.

Here at Elite West Holidays we know how upsetting it can be to leave your four-legged friend behind when you set off on your holidays. That’s why we’ve got a huge range of properties that are dog-friendly. Allowing the whole family to enjoy a holiday to Cornwall. We have put together a little list of places, pubs and properties that are dog-friendly, to ensure you have the best stay possible.

Cute dog sitting on a blanket

Dog-friendly pubs

Cornwall isn’t just famous for its outstanding scenery. It’s also famous for its cuisine. In the surrounding area of Bude there are a number of culinary delights to choose from, the majority of which are dog-friendly.

The Brendon Arms - This historic inn overlooks the inner harbour and serves homemade dishes using fresh local ingredients.

Brendon Arms in Bude
Brendon Arms in Bude

The Kings Arms - Located not far from the centre of Bude, this dog-friendly pub offers excellent grub, refreshing drinks and a Sunday roast that cannot be missed.

The Kings Arms
The Kings Arms near Bude

The Preston Gate Inn - Exactly what you want from a traditional Cornish pub. This eatery serves hearty food ready to be washed down with real ales, craft beers and a selection of Cornish gins.

The Preston Gate Inn
The Preston Gate Inn

Here in Cornwall we pride ourselves on being dog-friendly across the Duchy. We love having our furry companions by our side as much as we can. And we know you do too. That’s why you are sure to find a wide selection of pubs and restaurants that surround our holiday homes that are sure to suit every budget and every weather, and are dog-friendly!

Dog-friendly days out

Whilst there is the option to leave your dog safely tucked away in one of our dog-friendly stays, we know they don’t want to miss out on the adventures! These dog-friendly attractions will give you plenty of ideas to keep you busy during your stay.

Bude Sea Pool - A chance for the whole family to dip their toes in Cornish waters, away from the waves! This semi-natural bathing pool welcomes well-behaved dogs on leads to join in the fun.

Bude Sea Pool
Bude Sea Pool

Tintagel Castle - Number one on almost everyone's list when visiting this area. This historic site will astound folks of all ages, even dogs!

Tintagel Castle
Tintagel Castle

The Eden Project - Whilst dogs are not allowed inside the biomes, they are welcome throughout the outdoor gardens. And with plenty of trails to explore you’ll tire them out in no time!

The Eden Project
The Eden Project

Haywood Farm Cider - En route back from stunning Padstow, we recommend a pit stop at this amazing cider farm. Tasting this nectar straight from the barrel.

Haywood Farm Cider
Haywood Farm Cider

Dog-friendly pit-stops

Staying anywhere with your pooch can include some element of stress. We want to make your stay with us as relaxing as possible, by providing you with everything you could possibly need for an enjoyable dog-friendly holiday. Below is a list of pet shops and vets that are always handy to have on the books.

Tamar Vets - Located in the town centre, the team here are on hand should you have any concerns regarding your dog.

Penbode Vets - Not far from Bude, south along the A39, Penbode Vets are available for any emergencies should they arise.

Stable Door Pets - Ideal local pet shop for stocking up on any supplies you may need whilst staying with us.

Coastal Pets - A lovely little pet shop that can be found in the town centre, supplying a few bits and pieces that your pooch may fancy!

Dog-friendly beaches and walks

Most dogs will enjoy a long walk, to some extent. Below you’ll find a little selection of delightful dog-friendly walks and beaches for the whole family to enjoy. Bude is an outstanding area with a plethora of adventures to be had that are on the doorstep of most of our stays.

Bude Canal Walk - This stroll is ideal for those that don’t fancy walking up and down too many hills. Taking in the expanse of Bude, this is a lovely walk for the whole family.

Bude Canal Walk
Bude Canal Walk

Bude to Crackington Haven - This walk is a little longer than the above. And is nothing short of spectacular! Enjoying new vistas at every turn for all to enjoy.

Bude to Crackington Haven
Bude to Crackington Haven

As with any beaches, we recommend double checking the local pages to see what rules are in place for dogs in and out of season. In Bude we are lucky to have a wide selection of beaches, so you will always find somewhere to run the dog while the sun goes down. Here are a few of our favourites:

  • Breakwater Beach

  • Northcott Mouth Beach

  • Sandymouth Bay

  • Duckpool Beach

  • Black Rock Beach

  • Millook Beach

The safety of yourself and your pooch is paramount. Read the warnings before visiting any beaches, keep an eye on the tides, and don’t swim unless there is a lifeguard present. Check out this handy guide from the South West Coast Path Association.

Duckpool Beach
Duckpool Beach

Dog-friendly properties

Tregenna House - This luxury retreat will enchant all who stay here. Just minutes from the beach! The perfect stay for the whole family.

Stunning Tregenna House

Chi An Mor - After family days spent exploring the rugged north Cornish coast, where better to retreat than a contemporary seaside home at the heart of the bay.

Chi An Mor

Chi An Treth - Sister property to Chi An Mor. Just moments from the beach, truly! This home away from home will provide such a relaxing stay for all.

Chi An Treth

West Haven - The terraced lawns and uninterrupted sea views from West Haven invite a beachside holiday experience like no other from an exquisite clifftop position above Widemouth Bay.

West Haven

Here at Elite West Holidays, we want to ensure that our guests have the best dog-friendly holiday in Cornwall that is possible. We hope you enjoy our little guide. And we look forward to welcoming you to one of our properties soon!

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