Doggy Days Out in Cornwall
We can all admit that the past year has been a chaotic one. With a nation in lockdown and our favourite places to visit closed temporarily, many of us have resorted to having fun at home with our canine companions. Spending more time in our gardens, local beaches, walks and wooded areas, we have found solace in outdoor time closer to home. However, as lockdown begins to lift across the country, more and more activities are becoming more accessible to us again.
From woodland walks to coastal canters, there is so much fun to have right here on our Cornish coast. Whether it be grabbing an incredible ice-cream or spending time with the penguins in Gweek, when it comes to fun days out with your dog - we have you covered. So as the county begins to open its doors to us once again, here’s a list of all the amazing places you can visit with your furry friend in tow.
Cornish Seal Sanctuary, Gweek
If you wish to explore the best in marine conservation then take a trip to Gweek’s Seal Sanctuary where you and your dog can catch a glimpse of the array of rescue seals that await you on your arrival. Also home to other marine life such as penguins and otters, this superb sanctuary offers some insight into the wonderful work the team at Gweek do to keep our British marine animals safe and protected on our shores.
Dogs are able to enter at all times in the year as long as they are on a lead. With 3 incredible viewing pools to experience, you and your pup will certainly adore a day out at the Cornish Seal Sanctuary in Gweek. Located just between Helston and Falmouth, this coastal day trip is one for all the family and one your pooch definitely won’t want to miss out now. Open from easing of lockdown restrictions in April.
There really is nothing better than an ice-cream on a warm spring day. As the weather brightens and the sun shines in our skies, there is no better place to enjoy Cornish produce than on a day trip to Roskilly’s farm with your dog.
As the farm is home to Roskilly’s own livestock, this is one day out your whole family will adore. Like any adventure around Cornwall, we highly recommend keeping your dog on a lead so everyone can enjoy the best of what Roskilly’s has to offer. Take a glimpse of their pigs, goats and cows and head around the farm trails for some springtime adventures by the duck-filled ponds and lakes.
Finish your trek with a taste of Roskilly’s homemade ice-cream. Serving a whole heap of flavours from white-chocolate and raspberry to succulent sorbet, Roskilly’s really is some of the best ice-cream you’ll find on our Cornish coast.
Towans Beach, Hayle
Here at Natural Cornish Pet Shop, we love to celebrate local businesses and places to visit. Just a stone’s throw away from our scrumptious shop is a beach that dog walkers love all year around. Soft sand and warm waters await you and your furry friend and promises to be an idyllic location for those who love to kayak or paddleboard with their canine companions on board. Avoiding the swell of Gwithian and St Ives, the calm water of Hayle Harbour and Towans Beach make it an ideal place to teach your dog to paddle for the first time. Fancy a delicious refreshment after a hard day’s play, grab some breakfast or lunch at the nearby Lulu cafe and grab one of their incredible hot chocolates that are definitely insta worthy. Their kind and friendly staff will also create a “puppuccino” for your pooch meaning your dog can indulge too, after blissful play on the beach.
Crantock Beach, Newquay
Voted consistently as one of the best beaches in Britain, Crantock promises an abundance of golden sands and mesmerising views of the ocean whilst playing with your four-legged friend. You and your dog might even catch a glimpse of the dolphins that are often spotted in the waters around the area.
This National Trust protected area is dog-friendly all year round meaning you can enjoy Crantock even when the summer peak hits. This blissful beach is a popular destination for surfers and water sports enthusiasts so a great place to take your pooch out to swim too. With a selection of local cafes just moments away, you and your dog can also easily stay hydrated whilst enjoying all the beautiful views Crantock has to offer.