PUBLISHED: 16:57 10 January 2017 | UPDATED: 12:15 30 August 2017



With us having put a lid on the festive period (and coincidently also the Roses chocolate tin) and recent news that a fifth of Britain’s pooches are overweight, it’s time for both man and beast to team up to lose those excess festive pounds. With miles and miles of golden sandy beaches, stunning coastline and woodland, where is better to get outdoors and do this than in beautiful Cornwall?

Cornwall is dog friendly all year round and if you’re planning your 2017 getaway, it’s not a holiday without all of the family, even the furry members! With a whole host of dog-friendly accommodation and its sensational setting, Cornwall is the perfect place for man and beast to get a pant on and burn off those Ferrero Rochers and all of that Pedigree Chum!

Here is a list of our top 4 dog-friendly accommodation providers and active activities in the surrounding areas for you to do with your pooch in this fabulous county:

1.Holywell Bay’s sensational holiday retreat (and the setting for much of Poldark) Trevornick offers dog-friendly pitches and designated dog walking fields. Its phenomenal location gives visitors the freedom to roam the wonderfully wild places that are literally on its doorstep. It’s a doggy delight! Follow the path through the sand dunes down to Holywell Bay beach for a rockpool adventure: Let your dog’s nose explore the nooks and crannies of Cornwall’s coast with a low tide rock pool adventure. Creepy crabs and sneaky starfish; swaying seaweed and wriggly worms will delight your hound as together you uncover marvelous marine life where the land meets the sea.

2. Luxury holiday lettings agency, Cornish Gems has a vast portfolio of lavish properties across Cornwall, many of which are dog friendly. Salubrious House has long been a majestic icon in St Ives, a historic landmark from the sea and Smeaton's Pier. It has been flawlessly renovated to create a very unique secret within the heart of St Ives. Just a moment’s stroll from the town’s beautiful harbour and white sand beaches, your furry companion will be delighted with your location choice which offers plenty of opportunity to get his or her snout sandy. The garden and terrace offers a secluded sun trap and safe haven for children and dogs to play.

3. Newquay’s the Carnmarth Hotel welcomes your furry friends with open arms. Just moments from iconic surf beach, Fistral Beach, and coastal walks a plenty, you certainly won’t be in the dog house. Your furry friend will lap up the Cornish fresh air and will build up plenty of sand miles under his or her precious paws. Your dog might even like to turn his or her paw to a bit of bodyboarding – stranger things have happened!

4. The Greenbank Hotel in Falmouth is perfect for you and your pampered pooch to rest after a healthy roam. This beautiful hotel has a number of dog friendly rooms. The Greenbank gardens are right outside for an early morning leg stretch, or head out at low tide for a game of Frisbee on the beach. Nestled on Falmouth’s sensational Harbour, The Greenbank Hotel is the only hotel in the south west to own its own private pontoon and moorings, perfect for setting off on a wonderful kayak or stand up paddleboarding session with your faithful companion.

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