Dog friendly newquay
Way back when we got our first dogs we thought very carefully about the type of places we wanted to holiday with them.
For us our dogs are our family so we needed to make sure we could include them in most of the things we liked to do.
Beaches that were dog friendly all year round were a must, as were dog friendly places to eat & drink.
One of our dogs was also fairly accident prone so proximity to a vet - and not being too isolated - was pretty important for us too!
When I overlaid all these requirements and mapped them out - yes really! - the north coast of Cornwall was a winner, with Newquay being the standout place.
Beaches - all these local beaches are dog friendly all year round
Towan Beach, Newquay:
closest beach to ROKS and circa 7 mins walk (depending on eagerness of your canine pal!
A nice sandy beach that's popular with local dogs as well
You will need to pay attention to tide times as the beach disappears at high tide
We like to take an early morning walk here and then walk across towards the harbour & town to get some breakfast
Fistral Beach, Newquay:
also easy to get to, especially if you take the shortcut across the golf course
Famous surfing beach with a few eating options - dogs welcomed throughout
There is a lovely walk around the Headland back into town from here
Little Fistral Beach, Newquay
Much less visited than its big brother (on account of access only at low tide and shingle / stone rather than sand)
We found this much quieter and suited our reactive pup much better
Lusty Glaze, Narrowcliffe, Newquay
A bit further out of town (heading towards Watergate Bay) Lusty is one of my firm favourites!
There are a lot of steps (134) so I think it's a bit quieter as a result
Lovely beach, with a chilled out bar / restaurant right on the sand
AND they support St Francis Dog Home with Woof Wednesday meals and Adoption Days!
This is another of my personal favourites! We took Milo here when we realised he was scared of waves!!
The Gannel flows to the sea from here so provides a more gentle intro to water for nervous pups.
The Bowgie Inn at the far side of the beach has a lovely big terraced area where there are often more dogs than people.
(dogs not allowed indoors)
Bedruthan Steps, on way to Padstow
Drive past Watergate Bay and make your way to Bedruthan would be my advice!
Another beach with steep and multiple steps - so it's quieter than many. Great pools remain at low tide. Beware the high tides - you can get cut off here. Glorious walks arund the headland here.
Places to Eat & Drink
There are so many places in & around Newquay that allow dogs - I can't mention them all!
Here's a few to get you started...
The Fistral Stable, Fistral
Rick Stein's at Fistral, Fistral
The Bar at Fistral, Fistral
Wet Dog Pizza, Newquay
Walkabout ** Newquay
Concho Lounge ** Newquay
The Cribbar. Newquay
Central Bar, Newquay
Tom Thumb, Newqiay
The Falcon, St Mawgan
The Red Lion, Newquay
The Boathouse, Newquay
55 Yards, Newquay
The Old Albion, Crantock
** @ manager's discretion - never had an issue
If you are travelling further afield a good place to check venues is
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
I feed raw - do you have a suitable freezer?
We have a Swan Retro SR11020 fridge / freezer.
This has 3 freezer drawers.
I've forgotten the dog's feeding bowl - where can I get a new one?
There is a great pet shop within easy walking distance.
"The Pet Centre Newquay" is on East Street and has everything you could possibly want.
I bet you buy more than you plan!
My dog needs a vet check on his holiday. Where can I take them?
Minnie had to visit a vet for a routine check when down here for holiday.
We took her to Penmellyn Vets on Henver Road and are happy to recommend them.
Where can my dog toilet?
There is a large car park about 50 steps away from our front door (grassed areas too), with a park about another minute walk away.
I just chuck a coat on over my PJs and off we go!