A superb spot for you and your four-legged friend on the west Cornish coast; The Godolphin is located in the heart of Mount’s Bay in Marazion – an enviable beach-fronted position, at the gateway to one of the most iconic landmarks in Cornwall – St Michael’s Mount – as well as the ideal base to explore the surrounding coastline.
It’s the perfect seaside bolthole to enjoy relaxed living spaces with a nod towards the surrounds, as well as some of the freshest local and seasonal produce to a backdrop of breathtaking sea views.
There are eight dog-friendly rooms available where your dog will be welcomed with a Salty Paws arrival pack including a comfy blanket, bowl and treats. Up to two dogs are welcome per room. It’s a great base to holiday with furry friends in tow – spoilt for choice with miles of coastal walks to explore.
Located in the small market town of Marazion, The Godolphin is ideally positioned on the beachfront of the Mount’s Bay Sweep – a brilliant spot for holidaying with your dog with the expansive sandy beach right on your doorstep – from Long Rock down to the Penzance, this stretch is dog friendly all-year-round with access across the cobbled causeway at low tide to St Michael’s Mount, where you can take the passenger ferry back when the tide floods in.
Visit the tidal island with your canine pal in tow and enjoy a jaunt around the harbour, to the island café – it’s a fabulous spot to take in some history as well as the syrupy Cornish sunsets. Tremenheere Sculptural Garden is also close by, a super dog-friendly spot that’s well worth a visit with its diverse subtropical gardens and insane view across to the Mount.
Just over an hour’s walk (about four miles) is the seaside town of Penzance – the coastal path offers a flat, leisurely walk along Marazion and Long Rock beaches to the neighbouring town – home to the Jubilee Pool; Cornwall’s celebrated Art Deco lido, as well as historic streets, foodie spots, and a train station with frequently running mainline trains. We also love walking the South West Coast Path to Prussia Cove – once home to the famous smuggling family, the Carters – today a secluded tidal cove, where seals and dolphins are often spotted. Land’s End is also within easy reach of under half an hour’s drive.
The Godolphin boasts an all-day menu with evolving specials, created from local, seasonal and sustainable ingredients with a focus on seafood classics. You’re welcome to dine with your dog at Shutter’s Restaurant and Bar – a relaxed light-filled space with large floor-to-ceiling doors bringing the outside in, where during summer months, the doors are thrown open and guests are invited to dine alfresco.
From the Fisherman’s pot to the whole sea bass with soy and ginger to the catch-of-the-day, fished from the Cornish waters, the extensive seafood menu will leave you spoilt for choice. There’s also Crabby’s bar, for all things shellfish – think delicious crab sandwiches, shell-on prawns and nachos – with live music on Fridays.
We also love Tremenheere Kitchen, at the sculpture gardens – a modern restaurant serving simple and flavoursome seasonal plates and delicious Sunday roasts – dogs are welcome to join you at the covered, outdoor tables – booking is essential.
There’s an additional fee of £25 for the first night of your dog’s stay, followed by £15 per night for the duration.
The Godolphin is a great spot for us four legs – a pawsome waterside retreat, set right on the beach with miles of sand to run about and play with an adventure walkies across to the island. I loved the comfy bed and welcome treats left in our room, and it was fun to dine with my humans in the restaurant with incredible sea views. Paws crossed we can stay again soon!
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