Exploring Whalesborough with your dog

There are dog friendly holidays and then there’s Whalesborough! Our cottages have safe, secure fenced gardens for them to relax in, Pooch Packs full of essentials for every four legged visitor, dog showers everywhere and cosy throws and bedding. Not to mention our whopping 500 acres of private Cornish countryside to explore in peace with your pooch.
Whalesborough Luxury Self Catering Holiday Cottages - Exploring Whalesborough With Your Dog

As if that wasn’t enough, our gorgeous slice of North Cornwall is a hounds’ dream! We’re surrounded by dog friendly walking trails, beaches, and activities for you to run wild in together. So pause your packing for a minute and enjoy our ultimate guide to exploring Whalesborough with your dog!

Dog friendly beaches

If your dog loves to tear around the beach freely, or leap into the whitewash and waves of the sea, then you’ll be delighted to hear that we’re within five miles of three beautiful and dog-friendly beaches!

Less than a ten-minute drive away is Black Rock Beach which welcomes dogs all year over and offers plenty of rocky outcrops to explore. Surfers will also be happy to hear that this is a popular spot to wax your board and hit the water, with the beach known for its consistent waves. Just up the coast from here is Northcott Mouth Beach which again is open to dogs all year, and due to its untouched stretch of sand is a great spot to let the pooch run wild. And one of our faves – Milllook Haven Beach – welcomes dogs all year long, and is another popular spot for surfers.

Bodmin Moor

Bodmin Moor is a recognised Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty but more importantly a vast and gorgeous space to let your dog off the lead whilst you enjoy the beauty of the moor.  Discover marshy landscapes, prehistoric settlements, hidden valleys, and ancient oak trees with your pooch, and find a dog-friendly pub to enjoy a well-deserved rest in! Walk to Cornwall’s highest points, or climb the famous black tors, all whilst spotting rare plants, and protected wildlife such as otters, butterflies, and songbirds… talk about a dog walker’s paradise!

Explore the Bude Canal

Not only are we surrounded by coastline and countryside at Whalesborough, but we’re also less than a mile away from the historic Bude Canal whose tow path offers a really pretty walk to enjoy with your dog with plenty of local history to soak up along the way too.  If your pooch loves the water you can rent a canoe, kayak or pedaloe nearby to explore the water together too!

The South West Coast Path

Whalesborough is just a stones throw from the famous South West Coast Path which is not only a stunning trail to let your dog off the lead but one of the very best ways to discover our famous coastline and its wildlife. The route spans 630 miles from Dorset to Somerset, but we’d recommend joining it with your pooch from either Millhook, Dizzard, Crackington Haven, or Boscastle, all of which offer hidden coves, local wildlife and breath-taking views.

Dog friendly pubs

Our slice of North Cornwall is spoilt for charming and historic local pubs full of character, locally sourced food and drink, and most importantly… welcome your dog with open arms! We’ve got three fab dog friendly spots really close by – The Bay View Inn, The Brendon Arms, and The Coachman’s Bar & Grill.

North Cornwall really is the perfect dog friendly holiday and we hope you’ve found a little inspiration for your next adventure! Check out everything we have going on onsite here.

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