What are the most dog-friendly days out in Cornwall?

Many of our visitors to Treyarnon Bay will bring their trusty four-legged friends with them, especially outside of the busy summer months! We know it’s important that you are able to take your dogs out on your sightseeing trips with you, so we’ve put together a handy list of things you can do with your dog.

Coastal walks and Countryside Rambles

We’re incredibly lucky to have the South West Coast Path running around the entirety of our county, providing hundreds of miles of beautiful walks along the rugged Cornish coastline. You can head out on the coast path directly from Treyarnon Bay and take in the beauty of the scenery in either direction. Check out the South West Coast path website for more information.

We’d also recommend an app called iWalk Cornwall – packed full of walks all over the county.

Bodmin and Wenford Railway

Discover the excitement and nostalgia of steam travel with a journey back in time on the BODMIN & WENFORD RAILWAY, Cornwall’s only full size railway still regularly operated by steam locomotives. Well behaved dogs are welcome on the trains, as long as they keep their paws on the floor and don’t jump up on the seats!

Eden Project

Inside our visitor attraction in Cornwall are massive Biomes housing the largest rainforest in captivity, stunning plants, exhibitions and stories serve as a backdrop to our striking contemporary gardens. Dogs are welcome in the Outdoor Gardens – assistance dogs only are allowed in the Biomes.

Geevor Tin Mine

Follow in the footsteps of Cornish miners. The stunning coastline around Pendeen was once at the heart of the Cornish tin and copper mining industry.

Visit a real mine and learn what life was like for a Cornish miner – and enjoy a walk on the South West Coast Path after your visit.

Healeys Cornish Cyder Farm

Home to Cornwall’s favourite Rattler Cornish Cloudy Cyder, traditional Cornish Cream Teas, and makers of England’s oldest whiskey, a visit to Healeys is a sure way to tickle those taste buds, create fond memories, and expand your cyder knowledge! You are able to take your dog to part of their site.

Lands End

A world famous landmark and resort at the westernmost point of Cornwall – you can stay with for a fabulous short break, discover a beautiful coastal landscape and enjoy fantastic attractions and seasonal events. Surrounded by incredible landscape and coastal walks, this is a great day out when you have a doggy in tow.

Lappa Valley

Lappa Valley is the only attraction in Cornwall that transports visitors on an exhilarating nostalgic steam train ride into a secret world of traditional fun and family adventure. Your well behaved dog is welcome there on a lead, making lots of fun for the whole family – and they’ve even got a field at the top of the site where your dogs can roam free and run about.

National Lobster Hatchery and a day out in Padstow

This tiny visitor attraction in Padstow is about the marine conservation work for lobsters – and welcomes your doggy too. Take the kids crabbing on the quay afterwards and your dog can watch while they enjoy the fun. And you can walk around to the beaches on the other side of Padstow, and even get the ferry across the estuary to Rock!


Visit Pencarrow House & Gardens, the much loved home of the Molesworth St Aubyn family who still live here and can trace their family back to the time of Queen Elizabeth 1. Have a leisurely walk around the 50 acres.

The Lost Gardens of Heligan

Heligan remains one of the most loved and romantic gardens in the UK, appreciated as much for its beauty and mystery as for the ground breaking restoration project

Please do check the websites of each attraction to make sure you have booked in advance, and are aware of their dog-friendly policies. If you have specific requests regarding your Assistance Dog, please get in touch with the attraction to discuss your accessibility needs.