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Cornwall is a real paradise for dogs, with gorgeous countryside to explore and the most amazing coastal walks and beaches.

Here are 10 really lovely dog friendly beach bars and cafés in Cornwall around our pooch-friendly holiday cottages where your canine chum will be made to feel as welcome as you. Why not paws for a coffee or Cornish cream tea after a lovely walk nearby?

1. C-Bay Cafe, Crantock Beach

Dog friendly Cornwall beach cafés: Staycation Holidays, C-Bay Cafe, Crantock Beach, North Cornwall

Why dogs and owners love it: Perched above Crantock Bay - one of our all-time favourite dog-friendly Cornish beaches - C-Bay Bar and Bistro welcomes furry friends and their owners for coffee, food and drinks by the sea. With comfy seating and tables inside and out, and a killer view across the beach and the coastline beyond, it’s the perfect place to relax after exercising with your pooch. C-Bay has a café feel during the day, serving up hearty breakfasts, healthy brunches and lunches, fresh seafood, cream teas, fresh ‘Olfactory Coffee’ and iced smoothies. In the evening, the tone is a little more sophisticated, with a menu of modern British dishes starring locally sourced produce. If you have children in tow, there’s also a kids menu on offer. What's not to love?
Find out more: C-Bay, West Pentire, Crantock TR8 5SE; www.crantockbay.co.uk/c-bay-cafe-bar-bistro
Beach restrictions: Dogs welcome all year round
Stay nearby: Luxury Yurts, Colan (6 miles) | sleeps one dog each and 3-6 humans
Rosevean House
, St Agnes (11 miles) | sleeps one dog and 12 humans

2. Blue Bar, Porthtowan Beach

Dog friendly Cornwall beach cafés: Staycation Holidays, Blue Bar, Porthtowan Beach, North Cornwall

© Blue Bar

Why dogs and owners love it: Blue Bar is an extremely dog friendly shabby-chic beach hangout which is renowned locally for excellent food. The family friendly bar and kitchen offers a great range of food and drink, from stone-baked pizzas and seasonal salads to famed hot chocolates. Chill out with your pet pooch either on the cosy window seats inside or on the patio, depending on the weather. The venue also hosts a calendar of events throughout the year including comedy nights and live music.
Find out more: Blue & the boardroom, Beach Rd, Porthtowan TR4 8AW; www.blue-bar.co.uk
Beach restrictions: Although Porthtowan Beach has a dog ban from Easter to September 30th (inclusive), the beach bar is easily accessible from the coast path with its lovely walks
Stay nearby: Rosevean House, St Agnes (4 miles) | sleeps one dog and 12 humans

3. Poldhu Beach Café

Dog friendly Cornwall beach cafés: Staycation Holidays, Poldhu Beach Café, Lizard Peninsula, West Cornwall

Why dogs and owners love it: Poldhu Beach Café is nestled in the sand dunes of Poldhu Cove near Mullion, making it the perfect dog friendly pit stop. One of the most popular beach cafés in Cornwall, it is that good that it’s open 363 days a year and has even won awards! The café offers a fantastic range of hot and cold food, drinks and ice creams that can either be enjoyed inside, on the deck or on the beach. It’s particularly good for breakfast and its decadent hot chocolates are to die for! Although Poldhu Cove is owned and looked after by the National Trust,Poldhu Beach Café is privately owned.
Find out more: Poldhu Beach Café, Poldhu Cove, Mullion TR12 7JB; www.facebook.com/poldhu
Beach restrictions: Dogs are welcome all year, except for July and August when a seasonal dog ban is in place
Stay nearby: Bonython Farmhouse on the magnificent Bonython Estate (3 miles) | sleeps 2 dogs and 10 humans

4. Talland Bay Beach Café

Dog friendly Cornwall beach cafés: Staycation Holidays, Talland Bay Beach Café, near Polperro, south east Cornwall

© Talland Bay Beach Café

Why dogs and owners love it: Located right on the edge of the beach and on the South West Coast Path, the café provides a refreshing pitstop on a walk from Looe to Polperro. Rated as one of the best in Cornwall, it offers a wonderful, eclectic mix of good food and magnificent ice creams as well as free dog treats for four legged friends. There are a few seats inside where you can gaze out to sea but the real fun is outside with various tables next to the beach and gorgeous little beach huts masquerading as private dining. Dogs are allowed in the café and all year on the beach. The bay provides a quiet out of the way spot for families in an AONB with small coves and beautiful natural tidal pools to swim in.
Find out more: Talland Bay Beach Café, Talland, Looe PL13 2JA; tallandbaybeachcafe.co.uk
Beach restrictions: Dogs welcome all year round
Stay nearby: Killigorrick Farm Cottages, near Looe (7 miles) | sleeps 2 dogs each and 2-6 humans

5. Sea Spray, South Fistral Beach

Dog friendly Cornwall beach cafés: Staycation Holidays, Sea Spray, South Fistral Beach, North Cornwall

Why dogs and owners love it: Head to pooch-friendly Sea Spray for slow weekend breakfasts, post-dog-walk proper coffees, hot chocolate and cake, easy family lunches or relaxed summer dinners with an amazing sunset view. Situated right on the rocks South Side Fistral Beach, this revamped surf-side hangout is very casual with a really great menu that caters for dietary requirements without the fancy price tag. You’ll find dog-friendly touches from the moment you arrive, with complimentary doggie biscuits and water bowls for salty-snouted dogs. The café‘s outside decking provides a perfect sunny spot to take in the amazing views.
Find out more: Sea Spray, 14 Esplanade Rd, Newquay TR7 1QA; www.seasprayfistral.co.uk
Beach restrictions: Dogs welcome all year round
Stay nearby: Luxury Yurts, Colan (6 miles) | sleeps one dog each and 3-6 humans
Rosevean House
, St Agnes (12 miles) | sleeps one dog and 12 humans

6. Schooners, Trevaunance Cove

Dog friendly Cornwall beach cafés: Staycation Holidays, Schooners, Trevaunance Cove, North Cornwall

Why dogs and owners love it: When in St Agnes, make sure you head to this relaxed beachside bar and grill where pooches are almost essential! Eat inside or outside with lovely views out to sea over Trevaunance Cove. You’ll find a great selection of artisan drinks including wine by Trevibban Mill Vineyard, speciality beers and cider from Secret Orchard Cider. If you’d like a bite to eat with your drink, the dishes here are adventurous and imaginative. Alongside traditional mains you’ll find an indulgent Sunday Brunch and a tempting range of really interesting and generous tapas style dishes. It’s also fabulous for breakfasts. Live music and DJ sessions feature throughout the year.
Find out more: Schooners, The Quay, Trevaunance Cove, St Agnes TR5 0RU; www.schoonerscornwall.com
Beach restrictions: Dogs welcome all year round, but must be kept on leads during the summer
Stay nearby: Rosevean House, St Agnes (12 minute walk) | sleeps one dog and 12 humans
Luxury Yurts, Colan (14 miles) | sleeps one dog each and 3-6 humans

7. Polpeor Café, Lizard Point

Dog friendly Cornwall beach cafés: Staycation Holidays, Polpeor Café, Lizard Point, Lizard Peninsula, West Cornwall

Top right image © Ian Capper

Why dogs and owners love it: The Lizard Peninsula is a great place to visit with your pooch and there are lots of things to do such as a visit to Britain’s most southerly point and the excellent, very dog friendly little gem of a café there. Sit in or outside on the patio – located right on the cliff edge, the views are one of the best on earth! Enjoy watching basking sharks, seals, Cornish choughs and fulmars - you may even catch sight of a pod of dolphins. The food is always wonderful and there are local drinks on the menu as well as lots of locally caught fish. Located at the start of the South West Coast Path leading to Kynance Cove, the café provides the perfect place for a break with on your tour of the Lizard Peninsula.
Find out more: Polpeor Café, Lizard Point, Lizard, Helston TR12 7NU; www.facebook.com/Polpeor-Cafe-293064304147303
Beach restrictions: Polpeor Cove welcomes dogs all year round
Stay nearby: Bonython Farmhouse on the magnificent Bonython Estate (7 miles) | sleeps 2 dogs and 10 humans

8. Seaton Beach Café

Dog friendly Cornwall beach cafés: Staycation Holidays, Seaton Beach Café, Seaton, south east Cornwall

© Seaton Beach Café

Why dogs and owners love it: Seaton Beach Café is a little treasure, loved by hungry dog walkers and a welcome stop after a walk along the sheltered beach or the South West Coast Path just above. Woof down the fish and chips and treat your pooch to a dog friendly ice cream. The delicious freshly cooked food ranges from hearty stews in winter to seafood, burgers, specials and a good range of drinks and ice creams. There’s lots of dog friendly seating, both in the café’s conservatory and outside, with wooden benches and lovely views out to sea over the beautiful pooch friendly beach. There are plenty of dog water bowls too. 
Find out more: Seaton Beach Café, Looe Hill, Torpoint PL11 3JQ; www.seatonbeachcafe.com
Beach restrictions: Dogs welcome all year round
Stay nearby: Killigorrick Farm Cottages, near Looe (10 miles) | sleeps 2 dogs each and 2-6 humans

9. Catch Seafood Bar & Grill, Mawgan Porth

Dog friendly Cornwall beach cafés: Staycation Holidays, Catch Seafood Bar & Grill, Mawgan Porth Beach, North Cornwall

Why dogs and owners love it: Set just footsteps from Mawgan Porth beach - one of Cornwall’s most dog-friendly beaches - Catch Seafood Bar and Grill is a must-visit if you’re staying at our dog friendly glamping yurts. Open every day in the summer, seafood lovers, vegetarians and vegans alike will find something enticing on the menu, from fresh Cornish lobster to green olive linguine. Perched just off the South West Coast Path, Catch love to make a fuss of your four-legged visitors, and there’s even a lovely decked terrace. And with soft sand, waves and rockpools a few pawprints away, you won’t run short of places to explore after you’ve popped in.
Find out more:  Catch Seafood Bar & Grill, Mawgan Porth Beach, Newquay TR8 4BA; www.catchmawganporthbeach.co.uk
Beach restrictions: Dogs welcome all year round
Stay nearby: Luxury Yurts, Colan (6 miles) | sleeps one dog each and 3-6 humans
Rosevean House
, St Agnes (14 miles) | sleeps one dog and 12 humans

10. The Watering Hole, Perranporth Beach

Dog friendly Cornwall beach cafés: Staycation Holidays, The Watering Hole, Perranporth Beach, North Cornwall

Why dogs and owners love it: The UK’s only bar right on the beach, The Watering Hole is a perfect pit stop to soothe weary limbs and sandy paws after a long dog walk. Beautifully situated on the stunning white sands of Perranporth Beach, the iconic beach bar should be on every dog owner’s list – your four-legged friends will feel instantly at home perched indoors plus there’s plenty of tables and benches outside, where tired pups can hide for a snooze. Popular with both locals and tourists, The Watering Hole serves a great selection of food and drinks, is perfect for watching spectacular sunsets and a fantastic little venue for live music throughout the year.
Find out more: The Watering Hole, Perranporth beach, TR6 0BH; www.thewateringhole.co.uk
Beach restrictions: Dogs welcome all year round, but must be kept on leads during July and August (10am-5pm)
Stay nearby: Rosevean House, St Agnes (4 miles) | sleeps one dog and 12 humans
Luxury Yurts, Colan (11 miles) | sleeps one dog each and 3-6 humans

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