Top 5 Cornwall Dog Walking Spots

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Are you looking for somewhere new to take your dog walking in Cornwall?  Do you fancy a good excuse to visit one of Cornwall’s lovely beaches? Or how about a woodland stroll instead? Many of Cornwall’s most picturesque places are also dog-friendly, so there’s no need to walk the same old routes you follow every day. From Bude to Penzance, all our Cornwall dog walking recommendations are just a car trip away, so get ready for the great outdoors as you read our 5 top spots for dog walking in Cornwall:

Cardinham Woods, Bodmin

Cornwall might be famous for its beautiful beaches but there are so many other places your pooch will love just as much. Why not take a stroll through the mixed woodland slopes of Cardinham Woods? Dog friendly throughout (including the café), there are plenty of dog bins and off lead areas as well. Parking is very reasonable at £3 for the day, meaning you can take your time to explore all the different trails. If you plan to make a day of it, there are several picnic spots to take a packed lunch or to even have your own barbecue.

Seaton Beach, Fowey

Not every beach in Cornwall is dog-friendly all year round but your furry friend is welcome at Seaton Beach even in the summer. This grey sand beach is very spacious with plenty of room for your pooch to zip about and tire itself out. If you fancy a change of scenery, there are also delightful walks in the nearby Seaton Valley Countryside Park. It’s very popular with families, especially in the summer months, so if you plan to park nearby you’d best get there early.

The Lizard Peninsula, Helston

Beautiful any time of year, this is one of the finest spots for dog walking in Cornwall. Free parking is available in Lizard Village, which makes a perfect base of operations as you set off on your walkies. There are multiple routes you can choose, all handily plotted on a map in the town, and with their varying lengths there’s bound to be one to suit your schedule. The village itself also has dog-friendly pubs if you need a pit stop after exploring Lizard Point and the rest of the cliffs.

Mount’s Bay, Penzance

Famous for the stunning St Michael’s Mount, Mount’s Bay also makes a great starting point for dog walking in Cornwall. Marazion and St Michael’s Mount will generally be teeming with tourists in summer but a splendid walk from Marazion to Mousehole will be considerably calmer, no matter the time of year. The total distance is 7 miles, so it’s quite an adventurous trek but as it passes through Penzance and Newlyn, there are plenty of dog-friendly places to recharge on the way. If you make it all the way to Mousehole The Ship Inn is dog-friendly.

Watergate Bay, Newquay

Like Seaton Beach, Watergate Bay welcomes dogs all throughout the year. Roughly 3 miles from Newquay, it boasts 2 miles of golden sands at low tide with plenty of rock pools to explore. As it’s typically quieter than the beaches closer to Newquay, it’s a perfect place to walk with your dog. Dogs are also welcome at the nearby Beach Hut restaurant.

Dog Walking Cornwall Alternatives

If you find yourself too busy to take your dog walking every day, why not get in contact with us here at Doggy Day Care Cornwall? We provide a fun and varied mix of activities and exercise to keep your dog happy and stimulated while you’re busy elsewhere.

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