Dog Friendly Harlyn

One of the joys of a staycation is that you can bring your four-legged friends with you. That means no boarding kennels for your pooch! Bring them with you to Harlyn Sands, and we guarantee they’ll love it here as much as you.

What could be more exciting for your pup than bouncing up and down the sandy shore, jumping through the crashing waves and digging holes? Pure (doggy) heaven.

Cornwall is one of the most dog-friendly counties in the UK and, luckily for us, Harlyn and Padstow are no exception. Many of our beautiful local beaches allow well-behaved dogs all year round.

Six of the ‘Seven Bays for Seven Days’ operate as dog friendly all year round. From West to East that’s Porthcothan, Treyarnon, Constantine, Booby’s, Mother Ivey’s and, of course, our favourite Harlyn Bay. 

The seventh, Trevone Bay, does not allow dogs between 15th May and 30th September during the hours of 10am-6pm. You may still take an early morning or evening stroll with your pooch on this beach throughout the summer. 

Further round the coast you’ll find Hawkers Bay and Harbour Cove, both unrestricted. Continuing along this stretch of sandy beach is St George’s Cove, which operates a daytime (10am-6pm) dog ban between 1st July and 31st August. Please bear in mind and check local signage for details. 

Venturing across the Camel Estuary, Rock Beach offers a pleasant walk through the sand dunes to Daymer Bay. Both are unrestricted. 

Remember, though, leave nothing but footprints on our beaches. 

Of course, not everyone wants to spend their entire holiday lazing on our golden sandy beaches – as wonderful as that does sound. Padstow has plenty of fab restaurants, excursions and attractions nearby which are dog friendly, too. 

Here are three of the best…

The Camel Trail 

Hop on your bike (available to hire on the trail) and ride the 5.5miles from Padstow to Wadebridge. The trail takes you along former railway tracks to The Molesworth Arms where you can enjoy a delicious lunch before making your way back.

National Lobster Hatchery

No visit to Padstow would be complete without a visit to the award-winning ‘Lobster Hatchery’. See baby lobsters before they’re released in the sea, and meet resident crabs and giant lobsters. Learn about the marine conservation efforts of the hatchery. You can even adopt a lobster or family of lobsters from £4.  

Prideaux Place

A charming Elizabethan Manor packed with Cornish history and legend. Dogs must remain on leads in the gardens, and are not permitted inside the house. 

If you decide to visit an attraction that does not permit dogs, there are dog-walking and doggy day care facilities available locally.

And if you have any questions, just give us a call 01841 520720.