A tail to tell: From beaches to countryside to glorious gardens, nothing beats exploring Cornwall with the pooch by your side
20 June 2018
There’s nothing quite like the unconditional love and joy that a dog brings, no matter what mood you’re in. Indeed, more often than not the best way to raise your spirits or simply to kick start your day in the morning is to grab the lead and get outside in the fresh air to enjoy walkies.
And, if you’re looking for fresh air, nothing beats the fine Cornish countryside and literally miles upon miles of beautiful coastline just waiting to be explored, from either Southern Halt
or Stonerush Lakes
- both of which have dog-friendly lodges. For those who see their dog as a member of the family, a holiday just isn’t a holiday without the beloved pooch by their side. After all, holidays are all about creating moments – those special memories to be shared together and the family dog can be at the very centre. Whatever the weather, there are always plenty of fantastic things to do and see with your fourlegged friend here in Cornwall.
If you’re looking for beaches, you’ve come to the right place. Just head a few miles in any direction and you’re bound to stumble across one sooner or later. Most Cornish beaches allow dogs in the autumn and winter, but some do have seasonal bans (from Easter to October) or restricted areas, so it pays to do a little research in advance. There are however beaches that are dog friendly any time of day, all year round, including Watergate Bay and Fistral beaches. Closer to our resorts are Seaton Beach, just east of Looe and Gorran Haven, Mevagissey, both on the south coast.
There are more and more gardens, attractions, pubs and eateries across Cornwall that now allow dogs or at least have doggie designated areas, so plan well and you can share the entire experience with your trusty companion. Of course, one of the great things about exploring with the dog is that you stumble upon things you might otherwise have ignored – you really do see world from a different perspective and through a fresh pair on eyes! Most of Cornwall’s stunning subtropical gardens will allow well-behaved dogs on leads. The good news is that a large proportion of these can be found on the south coast, clustered around St Austell Bay, within easy reach of both our Cornish lodge locations.
Finally, a trip to the Eden Project always makes for a fantastic day out and, while dogs aren’t permitted in the biomes, there is plenty of beautiful scenery to be explored outside. The neighbouring Lost Gardens of Heligan is another treasure to be enjoyed with your dog. Following your tour of the gardens, you’re typically spoilt for choice with nearby countryside within a few miles, where you can let the pooch roam free without restriction. So whether donning the wellies for a countryside stroll, or the flip-flops for an amble across the beach, make it a truly memorable experience by bringing your beloved dog with you.
To book your next Cornish break please visit our rentals page.