Our Favourite Dog Friendly Attractions, Cornwall
With the sun shining, the smell of scones in the air and ice creams being bought like they are going out of fashion, summer in Cornwall is truly here. As you may or may not know, the Natural Cornish Pet Shop is based in the beautiful St Erth in West Cornwall and when we are not busy fulfilling orders for our Natural Cornish Pet online customers or serving you in our shop, there's nothing we like more than to take a day out with our dogs in our beautiful county on a balmy summer's day.
Dog Friendly Cornwall
With miles of beautiful coastal walks, countryside rambles and a plethora of dog friendly attractions and hospitality businesses, Cornwall is a great place to live or holiday with your dog. Whether you are a permanent resident of this beautiful county or are planning a trip here this summer with your dog, finding great things to do with your poochie pals can be difficult at times due to things like seasonal dog restrictions on beaches and at other attractions. However, having been based out of St Erth for over seven years and with Cornish blood flowing through our veins, we have got the local knowledge and dog expertise to have come up with our top things to do in Cornwall, this summer, with your dog by your side.
It's important that when you plan your summer adventures that your dog can be involved in them too. Being a major part of the family and one that loves a new place full of exciting smells and senses, your furry friend will love these days out just as much as you will. It's also a great way to keep your dog used to other people and animals too, especially after the year we have all had with very little social interaction, which is as important for your canine companion as it is for us.
When taking your dog out this summer it's important to not forget the necessities and at Natural Cornish Pet we’ve got all the summer doggy essentials you could need in store or online. From compostable poop bags and emergency dog wipes to those all important treats for rewarding your pup's good behaviour, we have got it all at Natural Cornish Pet Shop.
Our Summer Dog Friendly Favourites
Not exactly a hidden gem but did you know this awesome attraction is dog friendly in its amazing outside areas. With miles of winding pathways, superb sculpture and a selection of gorgeous gardens to explore, despite the dogs not being allowed in the famous biomes, you'll have a whale of a time here. Eden also provides specific dog waste bins and doggy water bowls all over the site as well as an undercover dining area specially for your furry friends, making it perfect for a day out with all the family.
Lost Gardens of Heligan
Reawakened in 1990 after being lost since the outbreak of World War One, the Lost Gardens Of Heligan is a collection of gardens stuffed full of a veritable abundance of plants and wildlife and set in over 200 acres of beautiful Cornish countryside. From subtropical exploration to ancient woodland The Lost Gardens of Heligan are a nature lover's dream as well as being the perfect place to stretch the legs of your pooch.
One of our favourite things to do on a summer's day when the weather isn't exactly conducive to a trip to the beach is to take a trip on the Helston Railway. This award winning heritage railway is just a short drive away from the Natural Cornish Pet Shop at St Erth and allows you and your dog to live out all of your 'The Railway Children' dreams! Tickets for dogs are just a pound and you can enjoy this short nostalgic train ride whilst enjoying views over the gorgeous West Cornwall countryside.
Tehidy Country Park
Certainly not just a summer attraction but a stunning one all the year round, Tehidy Country Park has over 250 acres of gorgeous woodland and grasslands to explore. Formerly part of the estate of one of Cornwall's most powerful families, The Bassets, this park is now owned and run by Cornwall Council as a Country Park. With over 9 miles of wondrous walks, a rich biodiversity of local plants and animals and a lovely cafe and picnic area, Tehidy is the perfect day out for any dog and its family.