Even if you just decided to bring your pooch with you on holiday to Cornwall because there is no dog-sitter available, it doesn’t mean it will just stay at the hotel room or at your cottage pining for you all the time. Cornwall happens to be among the best destinations for those with pooches because they also offer your four-legged companions a lot of fun as well.
Dog Walks In Padstow
There is no way to miss Rick Stein’s hotels and eateries while in Padstow and thankfully, Stein is such a huge dog lover. This means, most of his places have outdoor tables to let you eat with your pup. You just need to ask for the rules of the specific establishment beforehand.
Once you are full, you can enjoy the scenery with a walk, first around the harbor and if you are up to it, along the coastal path. Your pooch might not enjoy the view as much as you do, but it will definitely love the fresh air and exercise in the dog-friendly Harbour and Hawkers Coves. If your dog is up to it, you can go for a nice boat ride from Padstow to Rock aboard the Black Tor ferry.
Bike Ride With Your Dog
You can rent a bike and a dog trailer and go for a ride along the Camel Trail, enjoying the views of the Camel River on one side and the scenic rolling hills on the other. Your pup can sit back and relax, enjoying the breeze while you also happily pedal along. During your tide, you can drop by Tintagel, which is said to have inspired the myth of King Arthur. You can also explore the Trevaunance Cove and the Trevellas Porth. Just make sure you bring a leash while on these coastal paths to avoid any accidents.
Check In at a Dog Friendly Retreat
The best thing about Cornwall is that you can easily find hotels where your four-legged friend is also welcome. For example, The Scarlet allows dogs in the rooms and the lounges, so that you can have your pup with you at all times. More than that, the Mawgan Porth beach, which is a short walk away, is very dog-friendly and your pooch can happily splash in the water. For those traveling with kids, Bedruthan Hotel and Spa right beside The Scarlet will allow little ones and canine guests. There are literally thousands of canine friendly hotels, B&bs, cottages and campsites in Cornwall where you can base yourself and your four-legged friend for an adventure. The Dog Friendly Retreats website has a been in the news recently as the central resource for pet-friendly, self-catering holiday homes in Cornwall.
Try Some Fine Dining
If you and your best friend are eager for some grub, then opt for the restaurants that allow four-legged companions, though of course, they are not top fine dining places. The Lusty Glaze tops the list of dog-friendly places to eat close to the center of Newquay. Not only do they allow guests to bring their pooches with them, but they also have a very special menu just for them, available on Wednesdays between 12 and 9 pm. Moreover, the proceeds are donated to the St. Francis’ home for dogs.
Holidays can be spent with your whole family, whether they are two-legged or four and if you are looking for a destination which is open and also exciting for everyone, then you should head over to Cornwall. Thanks to hotels that accept dogs, you would not have to trouble finding your own cottage or worrying about where to keep your pup.