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.

Oscar at Lusty Glaze
Oscar and me on the Coastal Path
Getting suitably refreshed!
Milo after his run on Towan
Crantock - all dogs swam!
Minnie @ Crantock
I'm not leaving the beach!
Chilling at Lusty Glaze
Milo at Bedruthan
Dogs relaxing at Fistral
Minnie needs a lie down
Oscar at Lusty Glaze
Oscar and me on the Coastal Path
Getting suitably refreshed!
Milo after his run on Towan
Crantock - all dogs swam!
Minnie @ Crantock
I'm not leaving the beach!
Chilling at Lusty Glaze
Milo at Bedruthan
Dogs relaxing at Fistral
Minnie needs a lie down

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!

Crantock Beach

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

  • Lusty Glaze

    ** @ manager's discretion - never had an issue

 

If you are travelling further afield a good place to check venues is www.doggiepubs.org.uk

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!

 

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