10 of the Best Dog Friendly Places to Visit on your Holiday in Cornwall - Meadow Lakes

10 of the Best Dog Friendly Places to Visit on your Holiday in Cornwall

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There’re so many dog-friendly attractions, beaches and pubs in Cornwall to enjoy with your pooch. Some of our favorite ones are highlighted below, which we hope will become your new favourites too!

The Lost Gardens of Heligan

One of the most famous gardens in the United Kingdom, The Lost Gardens of Heligan can be found in Pentewan, near Mevagissey – just around the corner from the park. The gardens are a characterful, colourful and eclectic place, which take you on a journey from Cornwall, to a magical, botanical world…

We spoke to the experts at The Lost Gardens of Heligan, who revealed to us why it was important for them to be dog-friendly. “Dogs are an essential part of our family like all our members, as they bring joy to the gardens”. A staff member said, “From the wagging of their tails, we can see that the dogs enjoy being at the gardens, just as much as their owners do!”

The staff were also able to reveal to us what a typical day out with the family would be like at The Lost Gardens of Heligan.  “Any dog walker can start his/her walk from the Apple Arch up to Woodland Walk, therefore getting an opportunity to explore all the areas of the iconic gardens”. “As you walk you will be able to see the Pleasure Grounds and the Victorian Productive Gardens along the winding paths. You can also walk through the sub-tropical jungle, which can takes you through the giant rhubarb, majestic tree ferns, and the bamboo tunnels too”.

With more than 200 acres of land waiting to be explored, these gardens are indeed a paradise for romantic walks, plant and wildlife lovers alike! Making it one of the most peaceful and naturally stunning places to visit during your holiday in Cornwall.

Lappa Valley

If you’re looking for something more active, it’s high time that you hop on one of the steam trains to Lappa Valley! Enjoy a fun, family and doggo friendly day out at this wonderful park, which is full of activities such as railways, canoeing and crazy golf.  By paying an extra £1, you can go with your pooch, take them out on canoes, give then a ride on the steam train or just simply enjoy a walk around the beautiful landscape!

The Jubilee Inn

In case you’re searching for a warm, local pub which is dog-friendly and serves traditional country food, then The Jubilee Inn is the place for you. This pub is usually full of happy holidaying pooches, and of course, locally sourced drinks!

Cornwall at War Museum

Dedicated to the RAF, Army and Royal Navy, the Cornwall at War Museum is the home of historic tools, military vehicles and other memorabilia used during the war. For any family who appreciates learning a bit of history, as well as admiring the other exhibits, they even have an ‘Animal at War’ section. You are allowed to visit this fascinating museum with your dog, provided that it is respectful and well behaved.

The Cornish Seal Sanctuary

One of the most famous tourist attractions in Cornwall is the Cornish Seal Sanctuary in Gweek. Enjoy a memorable experience with your family seeing the sea creatures and adorable seals, a lot of which have been rescued by the sanctuary! The Seal Sanctuary does a lot of important work in the conservation of animals and it can be a great place for children and adults alike to learn more about the environment. Many of the areas at this sanctuary are dog-friendly, so pop along with your furry friend to discover more about Cornwall’s sea life!

Tickets available at Meadow Lakes Holiday Park reception!

Tintagel Castle

One of the most famous heritage sites in Cornwall, lying between Bude and Padstow, Tintagel Castle is a popular place to visit, due to its links to the legendary King Arthur…

This stunning cliff-side site casts a dramatic shadow over the Cornish Coastline, which has inspired artists and writers across the centuries. You can take your dog here, but experts recommend that you keep them on the lead as there are steep drops off the cliff.

Tintagel Castle is currently closed for the construction of a new footbridge, due to reopen in the summer.

Pendennis Castle

One of Henry VIII’s coastal fortresses, you can go with your dog to visit this amazing attraction, which has a great vantage point over the bay and Falmouth. You can walk around through and up the twisted staircases, maze rooms and look at the discovery center, as well as the original World War II canoes… Fascinating stuff!

Bodman & Wenford Steam Railway

With the sunnier weather, what better time to go for a ride on vintage steam trains through the Cornish countryside at Bodman & Wenford Steam Railway!  This ride is about 13 miles and is also dog-friendly. You can get a chance to see some of the best sights in Cornwall!

Polstreath Beach

This dog-friendly beach is about 14 minutes’ drive from Meadow Lakes Holiday Park. Polstreath is a small sand and pebble cove backed by grassy cliffs with views towards Fowey and Chapel Point. Park in Mevagissey and walk along the coast path to visit the beach and use facilities in Mevagissey too!

Paws for Cake

Handbaked in Cornwall, Paws for cake is a doggie treat maker, based in the town of Hayle. Many small businesses in Cornwall use 100% natural ingredients and sell them in various stores across the county.

It’s always important to support the local businesses, so why not pop along and buy some of the treats, we’re sure your dog will love them!  You can order online too!

Dog-friendly Cornwall

This is a website which is highly dedicated to offering you all the dog-friendly attractions, eateries, beaches and other things all in one place. Make sure to check it out for all the best places to go!


Book your 2019 holiday today and bring your doggo along, for free!  Give us a call today to book!

T&C’s: Valid on all accommodation | Max 2 dogs | Subject to availability | Expires midnight 11/4/19 | Call to book only