Dogs Go Free with Sail Lofts

Larissa Ellis-Jones

We understand that our fury friends are a big part of the family and as such it’s only fair that they also get to enjoy some well-deserved time away, therefore, here at Sail Lofts, we are offering a Dogs Go Free promotion throughout March 2023, where you can bring along your trusted companion to our luxury dog friendly accommodation in St Ives at no extra cost.

We are big animal lovers here and we want to ensure that your pooch enjoys the same pampering as you do. So, with that in mind, there are a couple of things we’ve found for you to do in St Ives and Cornwall that mean no adjustments to your trip to suit your four-legged friend.

Dog friendly beaches


Being able to freely roam along the beaches and let your dog run around to their hearts content is a good day well spent for all. However, quite understandably, during the busier periods of the year some beaches restrict access for dogs.

The good news is staying with us here at Sail Lofts during our Dogs Go Free month, means you can make the most of all of our beaches here in St Ives before the bans come into play, and with our central location, you can get to and from them with ease.

Carbis Bay, Porthmeor, Porthminister, St Ives Harbour and Porthgwidden beaches all engage a dog ban from various times in the Summer starting from May 15th. Though, staying with us throughout March will mean you can get unlimited access to these beaches with your pups until then.

Bamaluz and Lambeth walk beaches are dog friendly all year round. These little hidden beaches, in-particular Bamaluz, are little havens to let your dog run around and explore the rock pools, whilst you relax and enjoy a day by the waves.

Activities and days out with your dog.


Getting out and about around St Ives and Cornwall when you have a dog is no longer a chore. Due to a bigger market for pet friendly holidays, a lot of places are making more effort to accommodate our fury family members.

Trelissick Gardens near Truro is a great adventure out. It is an estate property owned and run by the National Trust, the gardens and house are not dog friendly, however, there is a large circular coastal and woodland walk that runs around the edge of the estate that is. It includes a small dog friendly pebbled beach to let your pups have a paddle with the shops and café on site being accessible for free, all with dog friendly access. Parking at the estate is £5 for the day.

Gweek Seal Sanctuary is a fun day out to visit some of our much-loved marine wildlife. The sanctuary is home to a number of seals of various residency length, some being permanent and notable residents who people return time and time again to see. The site is completely dog friendly, with dogs kindly being asked to be kept on leads. There are other animals to visit at the sanctuary as well as an onsite café and shop, with goods not just for humans – but for dogs too!

Cornwall Gold situated in Redruth, just up the road from the red river harbour village of Portreath, is a good day out for all the family, including your pooch. Set in the heart of Cornwall’s mining heritage landscape, this old mining works has been re-established as a visitors’ centre with a whole host of things to do and explore with an interactive walk around the old Tolgus mining works. The site is proudly dog friendly with dogs being advised to be kept on the lead. It is free to park and access to the site is free, with various prices and booking advisories for the different activities.

Dog friendly places to eat.


When holidaying with your fury friend, you want to be able to dine out too. Cornwall has an abundance of places that allow dogs to come along and sit with owners whilst dining, meaning you can enjoy St Ives’ famous cuisine without having to leave anyone behind.

Scoff Troff Café in the heart of our very own St Ives, is a short 7-minute walk from our apartments here at Sail Lofts. It’s a fun quirky café with all the trimmings, boasting a full tasty menu with something for everyone to fuel the whole family for a day of exploring.

The Loft in St Ives is perfect for a bit of fine dining after a full day out, or as part of a nice treat to your holiday. The Loft have a dog friendly covered terrace with blankets and heaters.

The Fox and Hounds in Comford near Lanner, Redruth, is a classic traditional pub with a great menu and on Sundays, they do a fantastic carvery. Sitting on the main road between Falmouth and Redruth, this quirky pub is totally dog friendly, with a pool table, a spacious car park, a large beer garden and even a menu just for your dog! Perfect for a stop off on your way back exploring the Cornish countryside. Booking is advised due to it's popularity.

Dogs staying with us at Sail Lofts.

Spring is a perfect time of year to come down and explore  with your fury friends in tow. With plenty of amazing walks and places to discover, staying with us at Sail Lofts and making the most of our Dogs Go Free month, means you can come down and fully indulge in a holiday suitable for the entire family without compromising on the quality of your accommodation.

Oh, and just to note, our canine guests don't miss out on their arrival treats; with our dog hampers and pooch extras ready to make it a home from home for them too.

For a look over our apartment availability and to get yourself booked in; click here.

We very much look forward to seeing you all and meeting all your fury friends soon.