Dog-friendly St Ives

Kelly Weaver

As the summer crowds disperse and the leaves begin to turn their brilliant shades of red and gold, there's no better time to plan a dog-friendly holiday in St. Ives, Cornwall. With its stunning beaches, charming streets, and a warm, welcoming atmosphere, St. Ives offers the ideal backdrop for an unforgettable autumn escape with your furry friend. If you’re pondering whether St Ives really does have it all when it comes to dog-friendly holidays, have a look at why we think it’s the best spot for your next dog-friendly staycation…

Beaches Galore

One of the main attractions of St. Ives is its beautiful beaches, and the best part is that many of them are dog-friendly all day from the end of September making them the perfect playgrounds for your four-legged companion. Porthmeor Beach and Porthminster Beach are popular choices, offering miles of golden sands where your dog can run, play, and paddle in the gentle waves. As autumn arrives, you'll find fewer people on the beaches as well, allowing your dog to roam freely and enjoy the fresh sea breeze.

Coastal Walks

The coastal paths around St. Ives are a treasure trove of scenic beauty, and they're open to dogs and their owners throughout the year. The South West Coast Path, in particular, offers breath-taking views of the rugged coastline and is a fantastic place for long walks with your dog. As the foliage takes on autumn hues, these walks become even more magical, creating a serene environment for you and your canine companion to explore together.

Quaint Streets and Dog-Friendly Cafes

St. Ives is renowned for its narrow, winding streets lined with charming shops, galleries, and cafes. Luckily, many of these establishments are dog-friendly, allowing you and your furry friend to explore the town together. Enjoy a relaxing morning coffee at one of the dog-welcoming cafes, or browse the local art scene while your dog accompanies you on a leash.

Cultural Delights

Autumn in St. Ives is a time when cultural events come to life. The town is home to several galleries, including the renowned Tate St. Ives, which often features special exhibitions during the season. While dogs may not be allowed inside the galleries, you can take turns with a partner or friend, ensuring your dog is well taken care of outside.

St. Ives, with its stunning natural beauty, welcoming atmosphere, and dog-friendly amenities, makes for an ideal autumn getaway for both you and your furry companion. Whether you're exploring the scenic coastal paths, lounging on the dog-friendly beaches, or sipping coffee in the town's charming cafes, you'll find that St. Ives offers a perfect holiday experience. So pack your bags, leash up your pup, and embark on an unforgettable autumn adventure in our enchanting Cornish town.

Find out more about our stunning collection of dog friendly cottages in St Ives here.

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