Ship Inn, Mousehole, Penzance, Cornwall, TR19 6QX

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Dog Friendly Days Out

Cornwall is absolute heaven for dogs! From woodland wanders in your wellies to energetic coast path climbs to chilled, bare foot walks on the beach. We have put together a few ideas of what we know your dog will love to do while on holiday with you.

Dog-friendly beaches in Mousehole

Park at Pendeen Lighthouse, around a 20-minute drive away, and make your way east along the coastal path to Portheras Cove. You’ll pass the charming Boat Cove along the way, home to a slipway and, as the name suggests, working fishermen. Portheras is found a little farther on at the bottom of a sheltered valley and offers a sense of solitude, soft sand, and mesmerising views. This peaceful beach is known to welcome curious seals who enjoy sunbathing on the rocks. Be sure to allow the maritime wildlife plenty of space, especially from your dog. 


Gwenver Beach is an impressive stretch of white sand that lies to the east of Sennen Cove. While the latter is better-known, it has a seasonal dog ban, making Gwenver the go-to choice for those with canine companions. You’ll find plenty of space for your playful pup to let off steam, as Gwenver stays a great deal quieter than its neighbour. The beach lies in a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and has its own car park. The Isles of Scilly can be seen in the distance on a clear day.

Dog-friendly walks in Mousehole

Despite dogs not being allowed into the grounds of the castle, the walk from Marazion Beach over the ancient causeway is a must for adventurous dogs and their owners. You can reach it on foot at low tide by crossing the ancient causeway from Marazion Beach. This cobbled pathway is completely submerged come high tide, but the journey by boat is equally easy on the eye. If you’re crossing during the summer months, you may even spot dolphins and curious seals along the way.