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Dog-Friendly Bude


Treat the hound to a holiday as good as yours when you visit Bude, which is choc with fabulously dog-friendly things to do.

From attractions to beaches and, of course – the great outdoors, whether you and your four-legged friend fancy some long walks or an adventure full of family-inspired fun, there’s something to suit in north Cornwall’s stunning seaside resort.

Sandymouth Beach

Sandymouth Beach

The scenic stretch of National Trust sands welcomes dogs all year and features amenities such as a café and toilets, as well as fantastic features including a waterfall and oodles of rock pools.

Tamar Lakes Country Park

Tamar Country Lakes

Family members can indulge in an array of watersports such as windsurfing and kayaking while the dog laps up the surrounding landscape, which presents a plethora of walks and wildlife throughout the Upper and Lower lake areas.

Enjoy a cycle ride, spot of angling or simply sit down and relish the beauty of one of north Cornwall’s most inviting natural spaces.

National Lobster Hatchery


Discover more about this extraordinary sea life and the work by the conservation, research and education charity situated in Padstow.

Learn all about lobsters as well as issues regarding sustainable fishing, as you wander the hatchery and spy the resident giant lobster and Spider Crabs.

Haywoods Cider Farm

Haywood Farm

Head to St Mabyn for a dog-friendly day out with a top-tasting difference.

Embark upon a walking tour and sample some of their fresh juices and ciders along with a scrumptious barbecue back at the cider house.

Bodmin and Wenford Railways


The railway is a brilliant rainy day and dog-friendly option for families with a keen sense of adventure, allowing you to explore new places while enjoying a range of benefits and conveniences.

Step aboard the steam locomotive and back in time as you take a trip through the stunning Cornish countryside near Bude.

Northcott Mouth Beach

Northcott Mouth Beach

Dogs will love running amok on this beach, where a stream, rock pools and an expanse of sands welcome them all year round.

Summerleaze Beach

Summerleaze Beach

River meets ocean here, where you’ll also find a range of inviting features such as canal lock gates and open-air sea pool.

Facilities including toilets, showers and beach huts for hire, this dogs-on-lead friendly stretch is a brilliant choice.

Read more about Bude Canal.

Pencarrow House and Gardens


Nearby Bodmin is where you’ll find the uber pretty Pencarrow, which welcomes dogs in the woodland that surrounds the gorgeous Palladian mansion.

And with gloriously manicured gardens, lake, parkland, Tearooms and Wendy house all in the enchanting mix, everyone from the little ones to the grandparents and the pooch will be brilliantly catered for.

Trebarwith Strands Beach

Trebarwith Strand Beach

Toward Tintagel, this gorgeous stretch is set in a valley and a bit trickier to access (not to mention, completely covered a high tide), but is well worth it for both kids and dogs alike – plus, the presiding Port William Inn is totally dog-friendly for a spot of waterside dining.

Widemouth Bay Beach

Widemouth Bay Beach

Bear in mind that it’s the southern side (aka Black Rock) of this beach only that permits dogs, but if you’re walking along the coastal path it makes a splendid stop-off destination for a sea dip or spot of sunbathing. 

Wildwood Cornwall

After an action-packed day of exploring Bude with your four-legged friend by your side, why not treat yourself to a souvenir to remember your time here? Wildwood Cornwall offers a range of gifts and best of all well-behaved pooches are welcome to browse the selection on offer with you! Information on opening hours can be found here.

Also try: Tintagel Castle, Prideaux Place and Boscastle’s Museum of Witchcraft

Have a look at our Holiday Cottages in Bude here.

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