Dogs Go Free This September

Charlotte Ballam

Treat the pooch to a luxury break in St Ives this September with no additional dog charges to worry about*

September is the perfect time to enjoy St Ives if you like to have your cake and eat it. Warm evenings and lingering rays of sunshine coincide with wild vistas that are more typical of the winter months and the town itself is significantly less crowded.

Despite the dog ban on beaches being in place; our dog friendly, luxury cottages in St Ives are strategically situated as such that it takes no time at all to reach the Coastal Path where dogs can have a good run while you enjoy Cornwall’s natural beauty. We've put together some of our favourite places that can all be enjoyed with your four-legged friends; be it a leisurely stroll through St Ives or a blustery hike to Zennor.

Coastal Walks from St Ives 

Cornwall’s Coastal Paths offer an alternative way of exploring the more rural parts of the county and you’ll be rewarded for venturing off the beaten track with some breath taking views. Whether you're partial to a scenic stroll or are a fully-fledged hiker; there is definitely a coastal path out there for you and a couple of our favourite routes lie just minutes from your luxury cottage in St Ives.

St Ives to Zennor

If you have time to make a day of it, we very much recommend walking the path from St Ives to Zennor – at approximately 6 miles this is a fairly vigorous walk, although if you take it relatively easy, it’s very manageable for most. This Coast Path can be picked up on the West side of Porthmeor beach, just a short walk from your luxury cottage. When you reach Zennor, we promise all will have been worthwhile when you step into the village pub! The Tinner’s Arms is a traditional pub with a glorious beer garden and a cosy bar where you can quench your thirst and enjoy a well deserved lunch before heading back to St Ives via bus or taxi.

St Ives to Carbis Bay

St Ives to Carbis Bay is an easier going walk suitable for a free morning or afternoon and at just 2 miles, you can easily make it a round trip. This path can be picked up just above Porthminster Beach’s Kitchen Garden and the view from the path offers absolutely stunning - not to mention tropical looking - views across St Ives Bay and beyond. As you’ll be passing, why not start with a good breakfast and plenty of coffee on Porthminster Cafe’s dog friendly terrace?

If you’d like to explore more of Cornwall’s coastal walks, there are routes-a-plenty all over Cornwall. See here for more.

Where to dine with your dog in St Ives...

The Halsetown Inn - Halsetown, St Ives

"Relaxed country pub with great food and local ales". Located just outside of St Ives, The Halsetown Inn can be reached via an easy and picturesque walk through the countryside surrounded by rolling hills and ponies. Comprised of dining rooms, a cosy bar with open fire and a beer garden, the menu focuses on being local and sustainable, boasting the kind of delicious and gratifying food you'd hope to find in a pub whilst being inventive and refined. Should walking not be on the cards, it's a simple ten minute drive out of town with ample parking and plenty of space to let the dogs run free before or after dinner.

Porthmeor Cafe

Situated between Man’s Head and the Island, there’s plenty of scope for your pooch to run off some steam before making for Porthmeor Cafe. Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner as well as tapas, drinks and cream teas all day, everyone is catered for. Your four legged friends are more than welcome to join you on the fully covered, heated terrace as you watch the world go by.

The Hub - St Ives

Make a beeline for the hub if you’re looking for great coffee, cakes and American style fayre. Nestled on the Wharf around 10 minutes from your luxury cottage in St Ives, you can give your four-legged friend a run around on dog friendly Bamaluz beach on the way. The Hub's laid-back atmosphere encourages lazy hours spent looking out to sea accompanied by coffee and cake, lunch or even a few tipples!

The Tinner's Arms - Zennor

As mentioned above, the Tinner’s is the ultimate destination for walkers and their four legged companions. Boasting a traditional cosy bar, beer garden and a family dining room, the menu boasts locally sourced produce such as fresh crab from Newlyn, mackerel from Mount’s Bay, 28-day-hung steak from herds reared on local pastures and local favourite: Moomaid of Zennor ice-cream. Come rain or shine, whether you’re treating yourself to a post-walk feast or enjoying a more leisurely Sunday roast with family, the Tinner’s is an all round winner.

Dog friendly luxury cottages in St Ives

Nobody need compromise on location or quality with our four, luxury dog friendly cottages in St Ives. As all Sail Lofts guests are greeted with a hamper full of Cornish produce upon arrival, it only seems fitting that your best friend receives the same five star treatment and as such, dogs staying with us are gifted a bowl, blanket, ball and treats to ensure a comfortable stay. You can view our dog-friendly properties Zennor, Island, Harbour and Curno here.

To take advantage of this offer simply call 01736 799175 quoting 'DOGSGOFREE'

* Offer valid on new bookings only and subject to availability.