Dog-friendly things to do in Newquay

Newquay is a brilliant place to bring your dog all year round. There’s lots of dog-friendly space to let them run around, and many cafes, pubs and restaurants are relaxed about well-behaved dogs sitting out of the way under the tables. They might even be fussed over and greeted warmly by staff, and are probably far more welcome than certain children…



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It’s great news for dogs and their owners in Newquay – all of the beaches on this stunning section of coastline are dog-friendly all year round. And, while we shouldn’t need to say it, we will anyway: always pick up immediately after your dog, and don’t leave poo-bags lying around on the sand — there are plenty of dog bins around.

If you’re down for a summer holiday, use your judgement about leads. With lots of small children running about on Newquay’s beaches, plus tempting sights like frisbees and tennis balls (not to mention the smell of sausages from beach barbecues) it might be a good idea to keep your dog on a lead in busier areas. In high season, the beaches are usually quieter in the morning before 9am, and evenings past about 8pm. From September through to April however, the beaches in Newquay make the perfect playground for four-legged friends all day long. 

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Places to eat & drink

In terms of places to eat in Newquay, there are a large selection of pubs and restaurants which allow well-behaved dogs. For places not mentioned here, it’s a good idea to ring ahead and ask before turning up.

Dog-Friendly Pubs & Restaurants in Newquay

The Bowgie Inn (pictured): Casual wining and dining with pub grub on a stunning modern beachfront terrace.

Lewinnick Lodge: A great cliff top restaurant offering a varied menu of locally sourced produce, spanning breakfast, lunch and dinner.

The Fort Inn: A fabulous family-friendly spot who cater to dogs and kids alike. Lots of pub grub for even the fussiest of eaters.

Rick Stein’s at Fistral: No introduction needed really! And they’re very happy for well behaved dogs to come along too.

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Lusty Glaze Beach Restaurant (pictured): The beachside restaurant at Lusty Glaze is thrilled to invite any four legged friends to stay for dinner.

Wax: Laid back, casual and very happy for dogs to visit, Wax is also known for great cocktails.

Sea Spray: At the southern end of Fistral, warm up at Sea Spray after a swim. Soggy doggies welcome too!

Dog-friendly cafes

C-Bay at Crantock, The Cornish Coffee Bean, and the Lakeside Cafe welcome dogs too.  

Dog-friendly attractions


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Lappa Valley Steam Train (pictured) is a great day out for the whole family including dogs. They even offer a field for them to run around in, plus doggy biscuits too!

Cornwall Aviation Heritage Centre is also a dog-friendly attraction, as long as they’re kept on leads when around the runway. 

For something a bit different, Baloo Fishing Trips is also dog-friendly, providing your dog is either used to water or has a calm temperament. 

And of course there are a large selection of dog-friendly holiday cottages around Newquay too, so you and your four-legged friend can enjoy the best that Newquay has to offer from your own private holiday retreat.