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We have compiled a collection of some fantastic dog-friendly attractions in Cornwall, so your next day out in Cornwall can include every family member.

Dogs are an essential part of the family, so why shouldn’t they play a starring role in a UK holiday? Cornwall is a fantastic destination for pets, with so many things to see and do for everyone to enjoy. There are endless dog-friendly Cornwall attractions to enjoy on your next Cornwall getaway, so we have chosen some of our absolute favourites.

Read on to discover 9 of the best dog-friendly attractions in Cornwall…


Dog-friendly attractions in North Cornwall

1. Holywell Bay

Holywell Bay Sunset, Newquay, Cornwall

Holywell Bay is just one of many glistening North Cornwall dog-friendly beaches, resting just north of the bustling seaside resort of Newquay. This award-winning dog-friendly attraction in Cornwall promises an unforgettable visit, renowned for its spectacular views and offering the Pirans Inn, a high-quality dog-friendly Cornwall pub serving delicious meals.

Holywell Bay promises a memorable dog-friendly Cornwall day out, with conditions ideal for body boarding and the unique Holywell Cave to explore. This popular dog-friendly Cornwall beach is also one of the beautiful Poldark filming locations across this mesmerising region.


2. Tintagel Castle, Tintagel

Castle at Tintagel, Cornwall

If you were wondering whether Tintagel Castle allows dogs, fear not, your canine companion is more than welcome to explore the magical ruins of King Arthur’s thought-to-be birthplace if on a lead. As well as its links to one of England’s most famed kings, Tintagel Castle and its enchanting location has been the inspiration for writers and artists aplenty.

Not only is this dog-friendly Cornwall attraction surrounded by compelling history, but also comes wrapped in breath-taking coastal scenery, making it one of the most incredible things to do in Cornwall with dogs. Use our Tintagel guide for inspiration on how best to explore this superb area of Cornwall.


Dog-friendly attractions in South Cornwall

3. Eden Project

Eden Project, Cornwall

A visit to this South Cornwall dog-friendly attraction ensures a fun-packed and educational day out like no other, undoubtedly one of the most Instagrammable locations in Cornwall. Lovers of flora can roam a number of impressive artificial biomes laced with exotic plants originating from across the globe.

For those wondering if dogs can go in the Eden Project, your four-legged friend will be allowed on the outdoor paths and in the visitor centre, however dogs are restricted from entering the biomes or the undercover areas. There is still miles of plant-lined paths and much more for your canine companion to see and do at this unique Cornwall dog-friendly attraction.


4. Cornish Seal Sanctuary

Cornish Seal Sanctuary

The Cornish Seal Sanctuary certainly offers a unique Cornwall dog-friendly day out, allowing your pooch to meet a different kind of pup! Stroll around this rescue and rehabilitation sanctuary with your dog on a lead, while the kids can follow the enthralling quiz trail.

Say hello to a range of species at this wonderful dog-friendly Cornwall attraction, from grey and common seals to otters and even some animals from the paddock! Adults, children and dogs alike will love nothing more than a visit to the Cornish Seal Sanctuary.


5. Pendennis Castle, Falmouth

Pendennis Castle, Falmouth

Enjoy panoramic coastal scenery with your canine pal in tow from the keep of this historic dog-friendly Cornwall attraction. Henry VIII’s impressive Pendennis Castle rests majestically atop a hill above the Carrick Roads estuary, offering scenic walks as well as a fascinating attraction for you and your dog to enjoy.

Pendennis Castle is noted particularly for its vital role during World War I and II, offering exhibitions and more to give you a flavour of its historic purposes. Browse our handy Falmouth Travel Guide if you’re struggling for other things to see and do in the area.


Dog-friendly attractions in West Cornwall

6. Land’s End

Land's End, Cornwall

Perched at the westernmost point of mainland Cornwall, the idyllic site of Land’s End is more than worth a visit with your dog, who is more than welcome on a lead. Head out to this world-famous dog-friendly Cornwall attraction to soak up the coastal splendour, with its renowned signpost, intriguing exhibitions and a variety of shows and events throughout the year.

A visit to Land’s End is certainly one to tick off your bucket list, being known as one of the most popular sights in Cornwall, a region known as one of the most dog-friendly locations in the UK. An unmissable dog-friendly Cornwall attraction to be enjoyed at any time of year.


7. St Michael’s Mount

St Michael's Mount, Cornwall

St Michael’s Mount is without a doubt one of the most renowned things to do in Cornwall, offering just a little bit of everything to promise an unforgettable visit. Those wondering if St Michael’s Mount is dog-friendly will learn that your precious pooch is welcome to roam the island, harbour and village areas, however are restricted from the castle and gardens.

The panoramic views surrounding this popular dog-friendly Cornwall attraction will leave you astounded, with heart-stopping scenery on offer wherever you turn. Add a hint of education to your trip by learning the glittered past of the castle and all that surrounds it.


Dog-friendly attractions in Bodmin

8. Bodmin Jail

Bodmin Jail, Cornwall

This dog-friendly Cornwall attraction nestles in the very heart of the region, making it accessible from our catalogue of dog-friendly cottages in Cornwall. Bodmin Jail is a fascinating attraction offering a little bit of everything, from compelling tours and exhibits to ghoulish overnight ghost walks and even a restaurant for a bite to eat.

Are you not sure of you can take dogs into Bodmin Jail? We can tell you that your four-legged companion is allowed throughout the Exhibition, Tea Room and Gift Shop, but prohibited from the Governor’s Hall Restaurant.


9. Bodmin and Wenford Railway

Bodmin and Wenford Steam Railway

Head on this dog-friendly Cornwall day out to take in the scenery of central Cornwall without moving a muscle on the region’s only full-size steam locomotive railway. A classic feel runs throughout this dog-friendly Cornwall attraction, from the ticket office and 1950s-style platform to the vintage carriages.

Buy your doggy ticket for just £1, your pooch is welcome to enjoy the ride from the floor of the carriage, they are also allowed to roam the station but are restricted from the bar or food serving areas. A Cornwall dog-friendly day out with a difference.


Take a look at our full range of cottages that accept pets for free!

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Inspired to book a pet-friendly holiday? Browse through our range of dog-friendly cottages in Cornwall and discover more things to do and attractions to enjoy in our Cornwall travel guide.


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