Dog Friendly Newquay
A Dog's Guide

Partridge P Dawg
Partridge P Dawg

Dog friendly Newquay - Partridge has sniffed out the best dog friendly stays, pubs, cafes, shops and walks.


Hot on the tail of Padstow for the title of Cornwall’s dog friendly capital, Newquay is fast becoming one of the best doggy destinations on Cornwall’ North coast. 

With a growing number of dog friendly venues allowing dogs to join their human companions – Newquay has something for dogs from all walks of life.

Our CEO (Canine Executive Officer) Partridge is a tried and tested canine critic and shares her top dog friendly destinations when visiting or staying in Newquay… First up, pawsome places to stay.

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Dog Friendly Newquay - Stays

Planning a pawsome holidog to Newquay but still unsure where to stay and what do to? Well… put your paws up as we have you covered. Here are some of Partridge’s favourite dog friendly Newquay accommodation options and slightly further afield.

This guide will continuously be updated with more dog friendly stays, restaurants and everything as soon as Partridge has sniffed them out. 

Any location that has a Find Out More button has been personally reviewed by Partridge and can be read further on our website including information on the venue, where to walk as well as her paw rating.

Allow your pampered pooch to experience four-star dog friendly luxury by the beach, either in the Headland Hotel itself, or in one of the luxurious self-catering cottages.

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A boutique restaurant with rooms, Lewinnick Lodge sits on the edge of the clifftops on the beautiful Pentire Headland in north Cornwall, with 360-degree vistas across the Atlantic and the iconic Fistral beach.

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A stylish family and dog friendly hotel with a contemporary coastal theme with 180-degrees of spectacular uninterrupted sea views, being the only hotel in the bay. Only a few miles away from Newquay. The recently opened Beach Lofts are also dog friendly and perfect for a more private luxury stay with panorama views of the beach.

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The Scarlet offers a cocoon of warmth, allowing time to slow down within its cossetted surrounds. Lashings of style and comfort are met with breath-taking coastal vistas, making for the ultimate relaxing stay with your canine pal. Less than 10 miles from Newquay.

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Sink into comfort in this dreamy space with your canine pal at your side. The Hayloft offers the ultimate spot to hunker down just a few minutes drive from the two-mile stretch of golden sand. This beautiful stone barn-conversion is tucked away within the working farmlands, offering the perfect space to unwind with an open-plan living area, log-burning stove and stunning views across expansive green fields that back Watergate Bay. Book via Luxury Coastal.

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Dog Friendly Dining Newquay

Newquay has more than its fair share of dog friendly dining options suited to all appetites and budgets.

Partridge has listed some of her favourites here.


Head to the popular Fore Street Café, where you will find Pizza Jockeys, a seasonal pop up, Wednesday to Saturday. With an ethos surrounding quality, seasonal produce, keeping everything as locally sourced as possible, the innovative kitchen team take their time to create ingredients and some of the most delicious dough we’ve ever tasted.

The Beach Hut is Watergate Bay’s long-standing dog-friendly beach hangout, whether you’re after a warming mug of hot chocolate after a cold water swim, a lazy brunch before a day at the beach or casual lunch or supper with friends.

The Bottle Newquay is a gorgeous little dog friendly wine bar and eatery located at the heart of this bustling seaside town. Perfect for an intimate date night or a social gathering with friends, your beloved pooch is welcome to join you!

The pawfect place for Fish & Chips, Rick Stein Fistral is located right on Fistral beach and dog friendly throughout. No reservations.

Superb café with even better views. Situated on the rocks at Fistral Beach. Perfect stop for coffee.

Located on Fistral Beach, this is the place for locally caught fish and shellfish straight from the harbour. 

Street food market located on the beach by Newquay harbour. With your dog in two, take your pick from a range of vendors serving an array of food options.

If you’re after an energising smoothie or a slice of delicious homemade cake, head to Jam Jar Cafe in Crantock. One of our favourites.

Milk Café on Broad Street serves up great coffee, smoothies, cake and savory bagels. A great pitstop when exploring Newquay.

A Padstow institution. For those that love seafood, then this is the destination for you. With two locations, the restaurant on Duke Street is open from 1st Feb – 27th March they then switch to Trerethern Farm from 1st April – 1st October.

The restaurant is small and has two dog friendly tables, so smaller dogs are best.


Dog Friendly Beaches & Walks in & around Newquay

With perhaps the most famous of all Cornwall’s beaches – Fistral Beach, Newquay and the surrounding area have a great selection of dog friendly beaches to explore.

Here are some of Partridge’s favourites.

Fistral Beach

The focal point of Newquay, Firstal Beach is one of the UK most famous surfing beaches, playing host to Boardmasters each year. 

Fistral Beach is dog friendly all year, with lots of dog friendly hotels and restaurants nearby .

Dog friendly all year.

Little Fistral

Only a 10-minute walk from Fistral is the much smaller and rockier Little Fistral. Accesible only at low tide, dogs are welcome all year round but be careful of the currents.

Dog friendly all year.

Lusty Glaze

Private owned but open to the public, Lusty Glaze is another beach that is dog friendly all year. Sheltered by the cliffs the beach also has a host of ammenities available.

Dog friendly all year.

Towan Beach

Towan beach is famous for the island located at the eastern end of the beach and connected to the main land via a suspension bridge. A perfect spot for familes, Towan beach is dog friendly all year but like Fistral, does get very busy.

Dog friendly all year.

Porth Beach

Porth beach is a 5-minute car ride from Newquay or around a 30 minute walk via the South West Coastal Path. There is a car park nearby and dog friendly pub. Porth beach has a dog ban between Easter and September.

Seasonal dog ban in place.

Watergate Bay

Another Canine Cornwall favourite. Watergate Bay beach is about a 10-15 minute drive from Newquay but definately worth a visit. Dog friendly all year round, at low tide there is around 2 miles of sand and clives to explore. Dog friendly dining is also well catered for at Watergate with The Beach Hut and Living Space (in the Watergate Bay Hotel) right on the beach. 

Dog friendly all year.


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This guide has been paw selected by Partridge herself.

Partridge and the team will be updating the guide on a regular basis and are always on the lookout for pawsome new dog friendly venues but in the meantime, we hope you enjoy exploring dog friendly Newquay as much as we do.

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