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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…

  • Stepper Point

    Stepper Point

    A geologically important headland marking the entry to the Camel Estuary where a Daymark was built as an aid for sailors entering the port.

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  • Swanvale Nature Reserve

    Swanvale Nature Reserve

    Silverdale Road
    TR11 4HP

    01872 273939

    Swanvale Nature Reserve is a wooded conservation area near Falmouth, home to a wide variety of animals and birds and the beautiful Swanpool lake.

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  • Tamar Lakes Country Park, Bude

    Tamar Lakes Country Park

    Upper Tamar Lake
    EX23 9SB

    01288 321712

    Tamar Lakes Country Park is situated near Bude and is home to a wealth of activities. Come here for stunning views, birdwatching, watersports, fishing and cycling.

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  • Tanglewood Wild Garden, Penzance

    Tanglewood Wild Garden

    TR20 8FP

    07581 339501

    Known as Cornwall’s top picnic garden, this enchanting, nine-acre green space features plenty to enjoy. Children under the age of five years old can visit for free, so all the family can easily come and spend the day here.

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  • The Bagalow, Feature

    The Bagalow

    S W Coast Path
    PL34 0DW

    You can find The Bagalow hiking area on the edges of Tintagel and Treknow. It’s a hiking area that’s owned by the National Trust and makes for a wonderful, scenic walk!

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  • The Camel Trail

    The Camel Trail

    PL27 7AL

    01208 814104

    A scenic 18-mile walking trail that passes through beautiful Cornish countryside a disused railway, the trail is also a much-favoured cycling route.

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  • The Cheesewring, Minions

    The Cheesewring

    United Kingdom
    PL14 5AT

    The Cheesewring is a granite tor resting amidst the Minions in Bodmin Moor. It’s a fascinating landmark steeped in history and enjoys surroundings that are perfect for hiking.

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  • The Lost Gardens Heligan

    The Lost Gardens Heligan

    Saint Austell
    PL26 6EN


    The Lost Gardens Heligan is a must-see for anyone who loves the outdoors. Gardens, farmland, woodland and more await at this amazing attraction.

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  • Merry Maidens
    Image Credits: Andrew Curtis - CC BY-SA 2.0

    The Merry Maidens

    TR19 6BQ

    Visitors will be fascinated by this stone circle with an interesting legend set just four miles from bustling Penzance.

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  • The Tamar Valley Donkey Park, Feature

    The Tamar Valley Donkey Park

    St Ann's Chapel
    PL18 9HW


    After a day filled with meeting wonderful animals and partaking in an array of activities with all the family? Come to The Tamar Valley Donkey Park!

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