Don’t want to leave your dog behind?

Bring your four-legged friend along too!

Cornwall is a perfect holiday destination for you and your dog! There are plenty of dog friendly beaches, the nearest of which is Porthcothan, just 2 miles away and this beach welcomes dogs year round.

Bay Retreat have 10 villas specifically allocated as dog friendly and up to 2 well behaved dogs are welcome when pre-booked. There is a supplement of £6.00 per dog per night. Service dogs and registered guide dogs are free of charge.

There are several nearby beaches which allow dogs year round, the nearest after Porthcothan would be Constantine Bay, approximately 3 miles away. Other nearby year-round dog friendly beaches include Daymer Bay, Harlyn Bay and Treyarnon Bay.

There are many lovely walks in the surrounding countryside and immediately behind the villas there is a dog walking area where dog waste bins are provided. Bring your pet on holiday and treat them and yourselves to a welcome break.

labrador in waves

dog on lead at beach

dog digging in sand

Other North Cornwall dog friendly beaches open year-round

  • Bedruthan Steps, Newquay
  • Constantine Bay, Padstow
  • Crantock
  • Daymer Bay
  • Fistral, Newquay
  • Great Western, Newquay
  • Harbour Beach, Newquay
  • Harlyn Bay, Padstow
  • Holywell Bay, Newquay
  • Lusty Glaze, Newquay
  • Mawgan, Porth
  • Northcott Mouth, Bude
  • Sandymouth
  • Summerleaze, Bude
  • Towan Beach, Newquay
  • Trebarwith Strand, Tintagel
  • Treyarnon Bay
  • Watergate Bay
  • Widemouth Bay

Dog friendly attractions

Most of the National Trust properties also accept dogs, plus the following attractions:

  • Cornish Seal Sanctuary
  • St Mawes Castle
  • Eden Project
  • The Lost Gardens of Heligan
  • Lappa Valley
  • Newlyn Art Gallery
  • Healey’s Cornish Cider Farm
  • Holywell Bay Fun Park
  • Wheal Martyn
  • Tintagel Castle
  • Heartlands
  • Trebah Gardens

  • Check availability