Dog friendly places | St Ives, Cornwall

Hélène Chaussavoine

What’s better than spending your holiday with your four-legged friend. With several dog-friendly beaches and welcoming places for both you and your dog to enjoy a coffee or meal too, St Ives is a great location for a dog-friendly holiday.

With no restrictions, dogs in St Ives are welcome on Bamaluz Beach, Pier Beach and Lambeth Walk any time of year.

Even in the summer months, when Blue Flag beaches only allow our four-legged friends before 10 am and after 6 pm, there is still endless scope for evening strolls admiring the sunset.

If you and your four-legged friend are looking to do something away from the beach, many places in St Ives will happily welcome your furry friend for lunch or dinner so to prepare for 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 lunch and dinner during your holiday. With dogs able to accompany you on the terrace, you and your four-legged friends can enjoy food and drink with a view.

Scoff Troff Cafe

With a tasty selection of sandwiches and salads, this will be the ideal place to have a break whilst visiting the town. This is a popular destination for dog walkers, you may even be greeted by resident pouch Kodie. Located on Market Place just a few seconds from the harbour, there's always the temptation to grab food to takeaway to enjoy 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 on the terrace welcoming dogs, offering you the best view of 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

Conveniently located on the harbour, this restaurant has options for everyone's food requirements whilst happily accommodating your four-legged friend too. If you are after your morning coffee, an award-winning burger or evening drinks, you can enjoy them all here whilst sitting back and enjoying the hustle and bustle of the harbour.

The Loft

If you are looking for some seafood and local produce, The Loft provides early dinner options from 5:30 pm. Perfect for those who fancy a meal followed by an evening walk with your dog on the beach before the sun comes down, and only minutes away from your apartment too. Dogs are welcome to join you on the terrace, overlooking the bay.

Pedn Olva

On the way to Porthminster Beach, Pedn Olva overlooks the Harbour and the beach, offering panoramic views whilst you dine. Dogs are welcome to join you in the bar area, just make sure to book in advance as it can get very busy.

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Dog-friendly pubs

The Sloop Inn

Being the oldest pub in town, The Sloop will welcome you with fine quality ales, lagers and ciders. Situated on the harbour, just a few meters from the sea this pub offers you a slice of Cornwall with a great view too.

The Lifeboat Inn

Proudly positioned on the harbour front, the Lifeboat Inn offers a cosy and relaxed atmosphere to enjoy drinks, a coffee with friends or some traditional pub food. The perfect spot for an evening meal followed by a walk around the harbour or to Lambeth Walk dog-friendly beach.

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.


With so many dog-friendly places to visit, start planning your next evening out in town with your four-legged friend and make the most of this summer in St Ives in our dog-friendly luxury apartments.