Dog Friendly St Ives

Helena Clark-Davies

With the dog beach ban being lifted on October 1st and all the dog owners in Cornwall breathing a collective sigh of relief at the prospect of returning to their long beach walks with their four legged friends. If you too are a dog owner, now is the time to head to St Ives and enjoy this coastal gem with your dog rather than the summer holiday crowds.

Dog Friendly Cafes

Most pubs in St Ives are more than happy to welcome both you and your dog, and even some of the harbour front restaurants are dog friendly. As dogs will be once again allowed on the beaches, you will be able to take them with you should you decide to grab a croissant at Porthmeor Beach Café whilst overlooking the stunning beach and Island.

Best Dog Walks

There are so many incredible walks in St Ives and the surrounding area that it is nigh on impossible to pick the best, however here are two of my favourites.

St Ives Coastal Path

The views from this coastal walk are second to none. Pick up the path at Man’s Head, just seconds from Sail Lofts – St Ives’s car park on Beach Road. From here follow the wheelchair accessible path towards Clodgy Point, where you will find on of the most breath-taking views in St Ives. The views from the beaches, while beautiful come nowhere close to rivalling the scenery for its pure vastness and spectacle.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  If you are feeling particularly adventurous, the Coastal Path allows to you to walk all the way to Zennor! This is a more strenuous walk so appropriate footwear is essential.

The Beaches

If you’d prefer not to stray too far afield, the St Ives Beaches make for great dog walks especially for those dogs that can't get enough of the water. On days with a very low tide you will be able to walk along the beach from the harbour all the way to Porthminster.

Our Accommodation

Sail Lofts – St Ives is proud to offer some of St Ives best dog friendly accommodation. Each of our luxury dog friendly apartments is finished and cleaned to the highest standard. We are also more than happy to arrange for friendly dog sitters to look after our hound should you wish to enjoy an evening out without them!

Our Dog Friendly Properties:

Zennor - Sleeps 4

With a private entrance tucked away on Rope Walk, this elegant, luxury dog friendly apartment in St Ives has a wonderful open plan, split-level living area and a Juliet balcony overlooking the Sail Lofts central courtyard. Named after the quaint North coast village of Zennor, this beautiful townhouse is just moments away from the blue flag Porthmeor Beach.

Curno - Sleeps 4

Named after the white sands of Porthcurno, one of Cornwall’s most beautiful beaches, Curno offers adventurers a place to relax and unwind during a stay in St Ives. This townhouse style luxury dog friendly accommodation in St Ives has an expansive living space spread over three floors. The dual aspect living area has views overlooking the iconic rooftops of St Ives towards Tate St Ives and the Burthallan Hills. All combined, a stay at Curno creates an unforgettable coastal holiday just moments from the sea.

Harbour - Sleeps 4

Harbour is a contemporary, open-plan dog friendly self-catering apartment in St Ives that gives guests the space and freedom to entertain the whole family. This five star accommodation boasts a private entrance only two minutes walk away from both Porthmeor and Porthgwidden beaches. With natural light, high ceilings and Velux skylights, the two double bedrooms on the lower floor, with a master en suite, make this luxury apartment a wonderful place to settle into and enjoy everything St Ives and Cornwall has to offer.

The Sail Lofts Cottage - Sleeps 4

This cosy, traditional dog friendly fisherman’s cottage is situated right in the heart of St Ives town. Perfect for couples or small families, this idyllic three bedroomed cottage has a gas-fired stove and a stone feature wall. Only a five-minute walk from the stunning Porthmeor and Porthgwidden beaches, and moments from St Ives Harbour, a stay at our cottage offers an authentic touch of old St Ives with an added taste of luxury.