St Ives Penzance shares their favourite dog walks in Cornwall
Whether you’re on a dog friendly holiday to Cornwall or you’re a local, simply looking for somewhere to go, we’ve got you covered with 5 great dog friendly walks in Cornwall.
Porthkidney Beach, Hayle
Porthkidney beach is one of West Cornwall’s most popular dog friendly beaches. Not only are dog allowed all year round, but the beach is beautifully situated at the mouth of Hayle estuary. At low tide the beach is almost a mile long down to the ocean – giving you and your dog plenty of room to roam.
Tehidy Woods, Camborne
Tehidy Woods near Camborne is a favourite dog walking spot with locals. There’s several walking trails for every level of fitness, and with 250 acres of woodland, you will be able to tire out even the most energetic pooch. There’s plenty of parking as well as picnic benches and cafe.
The Gannel Estuary, Crantock
Our favourite time to visit the Gannel Estuary, at the mouth of the Gannel River near Crantock, is at low tide. There has so much to explore; the estuary itself is full of wildlife and there are excellent views of Pentire and Crantock Beach. We suggest parking at Crantock beach car park before making your way up the river. Be sure to check tide times before you go!
Pendennis Headland, Falmouth
The Pendennis Headland in Falmouth provides an easy circular walk, not far from the town’s centre. The views of Falmouth harbour on one side and St Antony’s Head on the other are specular, and the walk takes you along the iconic Falmouth landmark, Pendennis Castle, which was built in 1539 by Henry VIII. If you’re in need of a longer, or more challenging walk, carry on along the coast to Gyllyngvase beach and Swanpool beach. There is a seasonal dog ban for both beaches between Easter – 30 September.
Padstow to Harlyn Bay
The coastal path between Pastow and Harlyn Bay provides a beautiful long walk along the north coast of Cornwall, with spectacular views of the River Camel, the Atlantic Ocean and the beautiful headlands around this area. Although this is a 6.7 mile long walk (one way) there’s plenty of opportunities to stop for a picnic so why not make a day of it?
Steph & The Spaniels
One of our favourite blogs right now has to be Steph & The Spaniels. Steph shares her dog friendly adventures around the world with her two lovely spaniels Severus and Lily, and one of her favourite destinations is Cornwall. If you’re looking for dog friendly holidays, great natural dog food and lots of doggy products head over to her blog. You may also like her post; The Best Cornwall Dog Beaches.
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