Dog Friendly Padstow
A Dog's Guide

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Partridge P Dawg

Partridge's paws on guide to dog friendly Padstow including the best dog friendly stays, pubs, cafes, shops and walks.

If Cornwall had a dog friendly capital, then Padstow would be it. Perhaps it should be called Pawstow?

Padstow welcomes dogs in all shapes and sizes with a number of pawsome venues for dogs and their human companions to explore, rest, recuperate and replenish whilst exploring the many sites, sounds and sniffs of Padstow. 

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 Padstow… Lets start with places to stay… 

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Pawsome Places to Stay in Padstow

In search of a base to explore the sounds and sniffs of Padstow? We have you covered. Here are Partridge’s pawsome dog friendly accommodation options in Padstow and slightly further afield.

More dog friendly hotels, B&Bs and self-catering options will be added as and when Partridge has packed her bags and reviewed them. 

Any location with a Find Out More button has been personally reviewed by Partridge and more information including her paw rating and can be found here.

Stay at this cosy 18th century Padstow townhouse owned by chef, Paul Ainsworth with your hound at your heels – set away from the bustle of the harbour – offering six individually-styled suites, with their own unique furnishings; expect all the home comforts you could want, along with some pampering treats and indulgent surprises.

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Enjoy this light, bright and bold dog friendly Victorian boutique hotel with your four-legged friend at your side. Padstow Harbour Hotel has prime position for exploring Padstow.

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Enjoy a bright and cheerful seaside vibe at this snug coastal retreat, nestled in the heart of a charming fishing port; at the hub of the town, Stein’s Café provides a cosy base to explore the bustling harbour and enjoy freshest signature-seafood dishes, with your four-legged friend kicking at your heels.

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Hidden from the hustle-and-bustle, dog friendly, St Petroc’s Hotel and Bistro is a unique coastal retreat – designed for foodies – with as much intricacy in the original-styled bedrooms, as the fresh, seasonal dishes served up.

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Experience a relaxed seaside dog-friendly retreat, with an internationally renowned food offering; this harbourside restaurant, opened by Rick and Jill Stein in 1975, has established a reputation for imaginative, locally caught seafood and shellfish, offering a luxury stay, not only for guests, but for their dogs too!

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Pawsome news, under new management, you can now stay at the St Enodoc Hotel with your four-legged friend in tow! This much-loved spot on the north Cornish coast is perfectly positioned in the sought after coastal town of Rock, nestled on the hillside, boasting sweeping views over the Camel Estuary.

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Dog Friendly Dining Padstow

Padstow is not short of great dog friendly dining options suited to all appitites and budgets.

Partridge has listed some of her favourites here.


Caffè Rojano is located metres away from Padstow harbour is owned by celebrity chef Paul Ainsworth and serves amazing Italian style dishes such as fresh pasta and Napoletana-style pizzas. 

Well behaved dogs are welcome in the conservatory. 

The Old Ship Hotel based in the heart of Padstow offers fresh fish straight from the harbour. 

All dogs on leads are welcome making it a pawfect stop whilst exploring Padstow – they also have dog friendly rooms.

Greens of Padstow is located at the north end of Padstow with pawsome views of the harbour and estuary. Dogs are welcome on the outside terrace. Find out more about their dog policy here.

Owned by St Austell Brewery, The Old Custom House, combing pub classics and enticing specials

Dogs are welcome in the bar area only. 

Another great stopping point to rest tired paws whilst exploring Padstow.

Dogs are welcome on the lower floors whilst the humans can enjoy harbour views, a wide selection of ales and superb pub food.

Located a few miles outside of Padstow – The Cornish Arms (owned by Rick Stein) offer classic British pub food and ales from St Austell Brewery. 

Sunday roasts are served throughout winter. Dog welcome throughout and in the beer garden. Rooms also available.

Another venue owned by Paul Ainsworth, take the ferry across the Camel Estuary and a short walk takes you to the The Mariners. 

Listed 9th in the Top 50 UK Gastropubs, The Mariners is a must visit. Dogs are welcome throughout the whole ground floor. Limit of 2 dogs per table.

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 Padstow

With amazing dog friendly stays, pubs and restaurants in Padstow, it is also not short of pawsome beaches and walks to stretch those legs and get tails wagging.

Here are a selection of dog friendly beaches and walks setting off from Padstow or within a short drive.


padstow dog friendly beaches
Lower Beach (Chidley Pumps)

The closest beach to Padstow, just a 5 minute walk from the harbour. Best visited at low tide, it is completely covered when the tide is in!

Lower beach is also an alternative drop and pick-up spot for the ferry to Rock. 

Dog friendly all year.

St George's Cove

St George’s Cove is well worth the walk from Padstow (only half a mile away). 

A stunning sandy beach looking over the Camel Estuary to Daymer bay.

Dog friendly most of the year apart from
July-August between 10-6.
Harbour Cove (Tregirls Beach)

Continuing the walk from St George’s Cove is Harbour Cove a perfect ‘dog’ beach with loads of sniffs to be had as well as a stream making it great for splashing in.

Dog friendly all year.

Rock Beach

Taking the ferry from Padstow harbour drops you off directly at Rock beach. Great for taking in Padstow across the water, Rock beach is a dog friendly paradise with clear water and loads of places to explore, especially when the tide is out.

Dog friendly all year.

Daymer Bay

A Canine Cornwall favourite, Daymer Bay can be reached by the ferry and walking along from Rock beach – if tide is out.

Stunning beach, perfect for letting your four-legged friends explore to their hearts content.

Car parking available.

Dog friendly all year.


Dog Friendly Shops & Attractions Padstow

With amazing dog friendly stays, pubs and restaurants in Padstow, it is also not short of pawsome beaches and walks to stretch those legs and get tails wagging.

Here are a selection of dog friendly beaches and walks setting off from Padstow or within a short drive.


Padstow Harbour Cornwall

Padstow’s boutique pet shop located on the A39 just outside of Padstow.

Offering a wide range of dog products, toys and treats as well as advice. They have an online site as well.


Located right on the harbour, Slickers Doghouse is pawfectly positions for all your canine needs. Selling dog food, coats, carriers and much more. 

Online store available as well.


Ever wanted to know more about lobsters? Well you and your four-legged friend can at the National Lobster Hatchery.

Find out about marine conservation, Cornish Fishing as well as seeing lobsters of all sizes.

Rick Stein’s fish & chips is also just next door. 

Take your canine companions out on the sea in search of Cornwall’s spectacular sealife. Your pooch can help sniff out seals, dolphins, birdlife and if lucky whales.

Range of boat tour options and small to medium sized dogs are welcome.

If you, like me, like sniffing out great and limited pieces of art – then a visit to The Drang Gallery should be on the cards.

With a wide range of artists on display including Banksy, Peter Blake, Tracey Emin, Damien Hurst and our favourite – Dave White. The gallery has something for everyone. 

After a long day exploring Padstow and the surrounding beaches, a beer or pawseco is definitely in order. 

Located on Duke Street, Padstow Tasting Room is just the place. Dogs are welcome whilst you sample the fine array of local beers and ales – Windjammer is a personal favourites of Greig’s.

You can also buy beers in the shop and branded dog bowls.

Partridge hopes that all her four-legged friends and humans find her guide useful.

The guide will be regularly updated with new additions and we are also open to recommendations. 

Happy travels and hope you enjoy exploring Padstow as much as we do.

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