Days Out with Your Dog in Cornwall this Winter

November 24th, 2017

With summer turning into a distant memory, and winter drawing closer, this time of year brings dark evenings and colder weather. However, this shouldn’t stop you from taking a short break to Cornwall, as Cornwall is just as magnificent during winter as it is in the summer. Cosy pubs will be irresistible with their log fires, beaches are quieter and lit up town centres will get you into the festive mood.

When on holiday, you often have to leave your dog at home, and this can often be heartbreaking for owners. However, there is no reason why you can’t bring your pooch with you, especially when you are joining us on one of our dog friendly holidays in Cornwall! However, it isn’t just our holidays which are dog-friendly as there is an abundance of attractions, cafes, restaurants and beaches where you and your dog can happily visit together. We have put together this list of dog-friendly attractions and places you can visit when travelling with your four-legged friend in tow this winter.

Pendennis Castle, Falmouth

At Pendennis Castle, you can immerse yourself in history, as this Cornish castle has seen many conflicts and action. Originally constructed between 1540 and 1545, it was a coastal fortress built by Henry VIII. Pendennis Castle continued to play a vital role in Cornwall’s defences throughout the late 19th and early 20th centuries and saw significant action during the Second World War.

There are plenty of exhibitions to keep everyone busy, and your pooch is welcome to join you on your journey through history. All dogs must be kept on a lead but are welcome inside the buildings and around the grounds.

The Lost Gardens of Heligan, Mevagissey

The Lost Gardens of Heligan are a fascinating place to explore. You can discover romantic gardens, winding paths, as well as an abundance of wildlife and exotic flowers and plants. Their outdoor jungle is home to giant rhubarb, banana plantations and bamboo. This garden hosts a number of thriving foliage, outstanding trees and inspiring views, drawing on the imagination during your journey.

This garden is the perfect place to walk your pooch as there are numerous pathways to explore. Owners are asked to keep their dogs on a lead at all times as they have a variety of livestock and poultry on the site.

Idless Woods, Truro

On the outskirts of Truro, Idless Woods is a large, mixed woodland that has become very popular for dog-walking. Dogs are allowed off-lead in this woodland, and with a stream and fresh running water, it is perfect for a walk at any time of the year. Also, with an abundance of wildlife and a variety of flora and fauna, this wood attracts all nature fans and is perfect for outdoor sports activities.

Beaches in Cornwall

Cornwall is full of fantastic beaches which are dog-friendly all year round, but there are numerous beaches which lift the dog ban over the winter months. Sometimes, nothing your pooch will love more is running free on a long stretch of sand and being able to splash around in the sea. Some of our favourite dog-friendly beaches are Harlyn Bay in Padstow, Fistral beach in Newquay, Gorran Haven in Mevagissey, Kenneggy Sands in Penzance and Sunny Cove in Falmouth

Dog-Friendly Cafes in Cornwall

After a morning spent walking with your furry friend, you’ll both will be ready for a bite to eat. Luckily, you will find a number of dog-friendly cafes throughout Cornwall who are more than happy to accommodate your pooch. Some of our favourite dog-friendly cafes are Cafe Mylor in Falmouth, Ohana Beach Cafe in Newquay, Delicious in Marazion and Snail’s Pace Cafe in Bodmin.

These are just a handful of dog-friendly activities which can be found in Cornwall, which one will you be trying? Let us know using our social media channels!