Your dog will love a cottage holiday in Fowey
Set on Cornwall’s stunning south coast, Fowey is a perfect holiday destination for you and your four-legged friend. Canine hooters will find plenty of scents to keep them alert and excited as you wander around this historic harbour town and the maze of backstreets offers plenty of scope for interesting walks. There are some beautiful, dog-friendly beaches just a stick’s throw away, and some outstanding dog-friendly cottages in Fowey, where your furry chum will be more than welcome.
Readymoney Beach and Whitehouse Beach are among two of the best beaches for dogs, with more than enough sand to satisfy dedicated diggers and the inviting waters of the English Channel to paddle in. Like most of the beaches in Cornwall, dogs can roam free between October and Easter. If you’d prefer to take your break in the sunshine, there’s a good selection of year-round beaches not far from some of our dog-friendly cottages in Fowey; check out Par Sands, Spit Beach, and Lantivet Bay. Once you’ve walked up an appetite, grab a bite at the Ship Inn or the Old Ferry Inn, both of which admit dogs. The Lifebuoy Café is another great pit-stop for hungry hounds and their owners, and don’t pass up the chance to try the fish and chips at the King of Prussia!
Dog-friendly things to do
With coastal walks, an estuary to explore, dog-friendly boat trips and the traditional town to sniff around, Fowey has plenty on offer for dog-lovers. Here are a few of our favourite things to see and do on your break:
St Catherine’s Castle, Fowey
Built in the 14th Century, by King Henry VIII, St Catherine’s Castle is just a short stroll from the South West Coastal Path. Sitting on top of a cliff and surrounded by woodland, it’s a superb way to explore Cornwall’s past. Dogs must be kept on leads but are very welcome.
The Eden Project
Just a 15-minute drive away, the Eden Project is one of Cornwall’s most famous attractions. Dogs, as long as they’re kept on leads, can soak up the heady cocktail of scents and smells in the Outdoor Gardens and enjoy a leisurely walk around the miles of outdoor paths. If you’re planning on visiting the Biomes, you’ll either need to leave your dog in the car or have someone to look after your pet while you nip inside. There’s no charge for dogs.
The Ferry to Mevagissey
As long as your pooch is on their best behaviour, they’re more than welcome aboard the Fowey-to-Mevagissey Ferry. It’s just over half an hour’s trip and, in the right conditions, you just might spot a dolphin or two! Dogs travel free and Mevagissey has some superb, dog-friendly attractions, such as Portmellon Beach and The Lost Gardens of Heligan.