Dog friendly places | St Ives, Cornwall

Hélène Chaussavoine

With the dog ban recently having been relaxed, St Ives has never been so welcoming for dogs. Blue flags beaches will now allow our four-legged friends before 10am and after 6pm so there is endless scope for evening strolls admiring the sunset. Many places in St Ives will happily welcome your furry friend for lunch or dinner so to prepare your holiday, here is a list of where you can take them...

Dog friendly cafes

Porthgwidden Cafe

Only a few minutes from your luxury accommodation in St Ives, this lovely cafe overlooks Porthgwidden Beach, and is the perfect spot for lunches during your holiday.

Scoff Troff Cafe

With a mouth watering selection of sandwiches and salads, this will be the ideal place to have a break whilst visiting the town. Located on Market Place just a few seconds from the harbour, you may even be tempted to have it as a takeaway and enjoy it by the sea.

Porthmeor Cafe

Just a few steps from our self-catering apartments, this popular cafe will leave you spellbound with their cosy seating area offering you the best view on Porthmeor Beach. With a mouth watering selection of tapas, this will be the perfect ending to your day.

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Dog friendly restaurants

The Hub

Recently refurbished and conveniently located on the harbour, this restaurant has options for everyone's food requirements and will happily accommodate your four-legged friend too.

The Loft

If you are looking for some seafood and local produce, The Loft provides early options from 5.30pm if you fancy going for a walk on the beach with your dog before the sun comes down.

Halsetown Inn

Based just outside of town on the way to Penzance, this lovely pub has the best Sunday lunch and has a warm and welcoming atmosphere where the whole family will enjoy spending time together.

Pedn Olva

On the way to Porthminster Beach, this hotel and spa also has a restaurant overlooking the Harbour and the beach. With the fire burning in the winter or the roof terrace available upstairs, make sure to book in advance as it can get very busy.

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Dog friendly pubs

Rum & Crab Shack

This has to be the best place in town to get cocktails. Their menu is worth a try with plenty of seafood options and even a few vegetarian dishes also available.

The Sloop Inn

Being the oldest pub in town, The Sloop will welcome you with fine quality of ale, lagers and ciders. Grab yourself a drink and learn more about St Ives by chatting with the locals there.

The Queens Hotel

If you are looking for some traditional, quality pub food, The Queens Hotel will fit all your expectations. Conveniently located on High Street, this will be the perfect place for dinner before heading to the harbour for an evening walk with your four legged friend.

The Union Inn

This very traditional pub is right in the middle of Fore Street and has variety of drinks to allow you to have a break whilst visiting St Ives. With homely meals and friendly staff, this pub is a great place to stop over.


As dogs are now allowed for a longer period of time on the beach, start planning your next evening out in town with your four legged friend and make the most of this Summer in St Ives.