5 Unmissable Dog Friendly Days Out in Cornwall

Here at John Fowler Holidays, the 2015 season is just around the corner and we’re super excited to welcome you all back to our dog friendly caravan parks.

I’m hoping I’ve caught you at the itinerary planning stage of your dog friendly holidays, in which case the below guide will prove to be a useful resource.

I’ve put together a list of 5 unmissable dog friendly days in Cornwall...


Cornish Seal Sanctuary

First on my list, half an hour from Tolroy Manor Holiday Park, is the Cornish Seal Sanctuary.

Cornish Seal Sanctuary | 5 Dog Friendly Days Out Cornwall

As Cornwall’s only fully operational seal rescue sanctuary, the centre provides a home and care for sick, stray and injured seal pups rescued off the Cornish coast.

Dogs on leads are welcome at the attraction, and with cheeky seals, playful penguins, otters, ponies, sheep and goats, you pooch might be leaving as more than just man’s best friend.


Trebah Garden

How I can write a guide to the best dog friendly days out without including one of Cornwall’s fabulous gardens?

Lying 30 minutes South of Perran View Holiday Park is Trebah Garden.

Trebah Gardens | 5 Dog Friendly Days Out Cornwall

Trebah offers a sub-tropical experience every day of the year. With your dog at your side, you can take in the magic of this stunning Cornish valley garden through the seasons.

In spring, Trebah’s magnolias, rhododendrons and camellias will accentuate your senses. In summer, the giant gunnera thrives. During autumn, Hydrangea Valley casts clouds of blue and white across Mallard Pond and in winter, the glorious champion tress dominate the land.


Minack Theatre

The Minack Theatre is a world famous open-air theatre located just 20 minutes from Kenegie Manor. It’s not only Cornwall’s, but one of the UK’s most dramatic spots for a day out with your dog.

Minack Theatre | 5 Dog Friendly Days Out Cornwall

The ancient Greek like attraction welcomes dogs on leads throughout the day, so the whole family can experience those panoramic views.

With miles of coastal path to explore nearby, along with great picnic spots, there’s no denying it’s the perfect dog friendly day out.


Healey’s Cornish Cyder Farm

Those of you visiting Perran View Holiday Park this year should add Healey’s Cornish Cyder Farm to your ‘places to visit’ list.

The farm is a unique day out for all the family, including the dog. Check out the Healey family’s dog Rattler below, exploring the apple orchards with his pal and resident Shire horse, Duchess.

Healey’s Cornish Cyder Farm | 5 Dog Friendly Days Out Cornwall

Home of the famous Cornish Rattler and Cornish Scrumpy, Healey’s welcomes visitors down to see the working farm, even offering free admission and free tasting!

Tours and Tractor Trips are also available for visitors wanting a more in depth look at the Cyder making processes, land and history.


Watergate Bay

Completing my unmissable five is Watergate Bay, just outside of Newquay. No UK pet friendly holidays are complete without at day down the beach, right?

Watergate Bay | 5 Dog Friendly Days Out Cornwall

When you visit the two mile expanse of golden sand, it’s clear that dogs love Watergate Bay, and Watergate Bay loves dogs. No seasonal restrictions have been put in place, meaning you and your four-legged friends are free to stretch your legs over the beach all year round.  

After a morning on the sand, The Beach Hut is on hand to re-energise you for the afternoon. I’ve heard very good things about the hot chocolates they serve up, perfect after a wintery stroll.