Dog Friendly Information
With the beautiful sandy beaches, wide open spaces and scenic coastal path, the Fowey Estuary is a delightful area for dogs and dog owners alike.
The information on this page may assist you and your dog in getting the best out of the area and includes useful local information and contacts for vets etc.
All year dog friendly beaches in the Fowey area:
Coombe Haven - 15 minute walk through steep wooded valley, no facilities.
Polridmouth Beach - 15 minute walk from car park through farm, no facilities.
Par Sands - Parking, toilets, shop/café.
Spit Beach - 10 minute walk from car park, no facilities.
Lantic Bay - steep cliff path, strong rip currents, no facilities.
Lantivet Bay - steep cliff path, no facilities.
Winter only dog friendly beaches (no dogs between Easter day and 1st October):
Whitehouse Beach (low tide only) -10 minutes walk from car park and town centre, toilets.
Readymoney Beach - 5 minutes from beach car park, 20 minutes from town centre, toilets.
Polkerris Beach - 5 minutes from car park, toilets, pub.
Visit our Beach Guide for more information on local beaches.
In our accommodation listings you will find providers that take dogs will have Pets accepted listed under Establishment Features in the Facilities section. Contact the individual provider for further information, or if you would like some more help finding establishments where pets are accepted please contact us on +44(0)1726 833616.
Plenty of pubs and cafe's locally are happy to take dogs while you have a drink or a meal.
To be sure though we suggest that you contact establishments that you wish to visit first.
Visit the Eating Out page in our Directory for contact details for local pubs, restaurants and cafes.
The Bodinnick, Polruan and Mevagissey ferries take dogs giving access to the coastal footpath in both directions and also the Hall Walk. Visit our Walking page for more information.
When using the coastal footpath and other public footpaths with your dog please remember the Country Side Code:
Enjoy the countryside and respect its life and work.
Guard against all risk of fire.
Fasten all gates.
Keep your dogs under close control.
Keep to public paths across farmland.
Use gates and stiles to cross fences, hedges and walls.
Leave livestock, crops and machinery alone.
Take your litter home.
Help to keep all water clean.
Protect wildlife, plants and trees.
Take special care on country roads.
Make no unnecessary noise.
Pelyn Veterinary Group
8 Kings Avenue, St Austell, PL25 4TT. Tel: +44(0)1726 68177.
Nomansland, Lostwithiel, PL22 0DZ. Tel: +44(0)1208 872254.
54a Holmbush Rd, St Austell PL25 3LQ. Tel: +44(0)1726) 77777
Please pick up after your dog and use the dog waste bins provided.
You may be fined if you do not do this.
Beaches are patrolled most and officers will enforce the Dogs (Fouling of Land) Act 1996.
Please remember to ensure that dogs are not left in cars in hot weather.
Beaches do not provide much shade or fresh water and can lead to heat related problems.
Dog wardens patrol the area around Fowey if you lose your dog please contact the council as soon as possible to ensure that you are not put to any extra expense for kennelling. Contact the Dog Warden on 0300 1234 212.
All dogs are required by law to wear a collar and tag.
When on holiday it is a good idea to have a temporary tag with your holiday address on it.
Many local attractions allow dogs, however, we strongly advise that you check with them first.
Details of tourist attractions in this area can be found on our Attractions page.
You will also find details in attractions leaflets available in Tourist Information Centres and with many accommodation provider.
Rosetown Boarding Kennels at Roche provide day boarding, telephone +44(0)1726 890531.