Dog Friendly St Ives
As one of the must-see destinations in Cornwall, St Ives promises outstanding beauty with its array of beaches, quaint town centre and fantastic food eateries. But did you know, St Ives is also an ideal location to spend time with your four-legged friend?
Located just a stone’s throw away from the Natural Cornish Pet Shop and Doggy Day Care Cornwall, we absolutely adore walking in and around St Ives. With spectacular views of the Atlantic, scrumptious spots to grab food and idyllic walks with your pooch, here’s why we love St Ives and our hit hotspots that you need to visit when venture to this classic Cornish town.
Scoff Troff Cafe
Situated in the heart of St Ives, Scott Troff at Marketplace doesn’t just allow dogs, it welcomes them with open paws! With water for our canines on entry, our pooches are well looked after at the Scoff Troff. The cafe opens at 9am every day of the week, allowing you to enjoy brekkie after a morning walk. Alternatively, the 4pm closing time (5pm on a Saturday) allows you to enjoy brunch, lunch or an early dinner too, meaning no matter what you get up to, Scoff Troff can feed you!
Whether opting for a Full English, Scoffs Big Salad Bowl or any of the other tasty treats on the menu, the cosy yet stylish interiors will put you at ease and give you and your furry friend all the comfort you need.
A small amount of outside seating is made available on nice days, although most diners will be more than happy with the internal vibe, not least when their resident dog is around!
Trewyn Subtropical Gardens
Located right in the heart of St Ives, this gorgeous garden is an idyllic spot for any dog walker wanting to escape the hustle and bustle of St Ives town.
Unknown by many, this subtropical location is just behind Barclays bank providing a calm setting for those wishing to grab a bite to each on their benches with a picturesque backdrop to gaze upon. Free from pesky seagulls this is pawfect spot to wander around with your pooch and take in the fresh, sea air around this tranquil town.
Surf Shack Cafe
Famous for its delicious array of hot dogs, Surf Shack Cafe on the harbour-front loves its four-legged friends. Whether sitting inside the cosy little cafe or outside on the patio, the panoramic views of the stunning harbour are truly a sight to behold and are a beacon of British beauty. They offer both gluten-free and vegan options with their breakfasts, brunches and lunches; meaning no matter your dietary requirements, the Surf Shack has something for you!
It’s a cosy venue but the pet-friendly staff and surroundings are a winner. Whether stopping for a meal or a quick coffee, you’ll be delighted with the service. As the name suggests, the décor takes inspiration from Cornwall's surf scene, with appropriate accessories, colour schemes, and furniture that produce a clear and defined atmosphere.
Given its location right by the centre of the harbour, you are truly spoilt for choice when deciding where you take your canine companion on an adventure after your pit stop at this cosy café.
The Gurnard’s Head
When an overnight stay in St Ives is on the cards, there is no better place to rest your paws than the Gurnard’s Head. Being a country inn offering outstanding food, fabulous sea and moorland views, this amazing hotel is popular with walkers and couples seeking a relaxing, low-key break in a wild Cornish location.
Situated close to both St Ives and Land's End, this dog friendly hotel promises amazing walks and a relaxing interior on your arrival back from your explorative days out. Dogs are permitted in all bedrooms and are welcome to sit by some dining room tables in the excellent restaurant.
Prices start from £125 and there is no additional charges for bringing your pet.
Rum & Crab Shack
The home of the infamous Rum, 'Dead Man’s Fingers', The Rum & Crab Shack promises to be one of the best cocktail bars West Cornwall has to offer. Hosting some of the best seafood dishes St Ives has to offer, this delightful shack is an ideal place to grab a rumtastic cocktail after a hard day’s play with your furry friend. Although, not being allowed in the main restaurant, dogs are permitted in the bar area, making this an idyllic spot to watch the wondrous waves hitting the beach whilst sipping on some of the finest rum in the UK.
If you’re a fan of seafood and rum, then this is the spot for you!