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Things to do in Cornwall with Dogs

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Uncover the top things to do in Cornwall with dogs

Cornwall is an incredibly popular location for a dog-friendly break, and it’s easy to see why! With over 148 dog-friendly beaches, 412 walking trails and a wealth of attractions, you’ll never be short of things to do in Cornwall with your dog.

Want to treat your pooch to a sandy walk along the coast? Be sure to head to some of the best beaches the county has to offer, such as Porthkidney Beach which allows dogs year round and Pedn Vounder Beach with its cliff-top walks.

Dog-friendly attractions in Cornwall

You’ll be surprised at the sheer number of dog-friendly attractions in Cornwall! From the Eden Project to the Bodmin & Wenford Railway, you can really enjoy a unique day out together.

On a sunny day, you can look forward to venturing to one of the many dog-friendly places in Cornwall too, including Loe Bar and Lizard Point.

Find out more dog-friendly things to do in Cornwall below…

  • polperro harbour
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    Polperro Harbour Heritage Museum

    4 The Warren
    PL13 2RB

    01503 272423

    A museum located on the harbourside dedicated to the fascinating smuggling and fishing history of Polperro.

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  • Polperro to Looe Walk

    Polperro to Looe Walk

    2.5 hours

    5.5 miles


    A stunning coastal walking trail, located on the South West Coast Path and protected by the National Trust, it is steeped in medieval history and is said to have once been visited by Jesus Christ.

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  • Polruan Blockhouse
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    Polruan Blockhouse

    PL23 1ET

    A defence structure built during the Hundred Years War to stop French forces from storming Fowey and Polruan.

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  • Polruan Ferry

    Polruan Ferry

    PL23 1HZ

    01726 870232

    Operating a daily service between Fowey and Polruan, this passenger ferry is the ideal gateway for access into many popular local attractions.

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  • Port Gaverne Beach
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    Port Gaverne Beach

    Port Isaac
    PL29 3SG

    A sandy hideaway located near Port Isaac and nestled under picturesque cliffs.

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  • Porth Beach

    Porth Beach

    Porth Beach
    TR7 3NH

    A popular sandy beach just a stone’s throw from Newquay where visitors can swim and build sandcastles.

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  • Porthcothan Bay Beach

    Porthcothan Bay Beach

    St Merryn
    PL28 8LW

    A north west facing sandy cove backed by grassy dunes a short drive from St Merryn village.

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  • porthcurnick beach, cornwall

    Porthcurnick Beach

    TR2 5EW

    Visitors will adore this sandy cove based on the beautiful Roseland peninsula where rockpools and watersports await.

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    Porthcurno Beach


    Dog Friendly

    Parking Available

    An award-winning beach sitting on the far west of the Cornish coast with white sand and turquoise waters.

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  • Porthgwarra Beach

    Porthgwarra Beach

    S W Coast Path
    St Levan
    TR19 6JR


    A picture-perfect fishing cove with rockpools and tunnels to explore.

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