Helston and Lizard

Dog Friendly Hotels on The Lizard

The Editor Says: There are so many great walks to be had in the Helston and Lizard area. Frankly, that you would need to stay for weeks to stand a chance of doing them all. In fact, pick just about any part of the coast path and you’ll have a fabulous time – one of the best can be found between Mullion and Lizard Village. Admittedly, dogs aren’t allowed on some of the most famous beaches (like Kynance Cove) between Easter and October, but there are loads that are accessible year round such as Loe Bar. Alternatively, you can always go to the Seal Sanctuary at Gweek where the underwater viewing enclosures are just bonkers.

The Old Inn, Mullion

The Dog Friendly Old Inn at Mullion

An apt name for a building that has been dispensing hospitality to travellers for around 500 years, the Old Inn is a traditional Cornish pub offering five guest rooms. Right at the heart of Mullion itself, the accommodation is conveniently located for those wishing to explore the wider Lizard area, with places such as Coverack and Kynance Cove all within easy reach by car.

Paws Policy: Well-behaved dogs are welcome as long as they sleep in their own beds.

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The Polurrian Bay Hotel, Mullion

The Polurrian Bay Hotel

One of Cornwall’s most noted family friendly places to stay, the Polurrian Bay is a 3 star rated hotel boasting plenty of leisure facilities (not least indoor and outdoor swimming pools). Set within 12 acres of its own grounds, the hotel features a restaurant, bar and even has an Ofsted registered creche.

Paws Policy: Very pet-friendly with well behaved dogs allowed in certain rooms at a charge of £15.00 per dog per night. Feeding bowls and doggy blankets are provided.

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Mullion Cove Hotel, Mullion

Mullion Cove Hotel

Set above the harbour and boasting some exceptional ocean views, the Mullion Cove Hotel is a 3 star rated establishment that features its own restaurant and an outdoor swimming pool.

Paws policy: very dog friendly, the Mullion Cove Hotel allows pets free of charge during low season, and at a rate of £9.00 per night at other times of the year. The hotel has a lounge where dogs are welcome, but they should be kept on leads while in and around the building.

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The Bay Hotel, Coverack

The Bay Hotel at Coverack, Cornwall

Most of the rooms at this light & airy coastal-themed hotel have views out across the sea. It also has its own restaurant and is just a few steps from the beach (dog friendly). What is more, whether you choose to follow the coast path north to Lowland Point or south towards Chynhalls Point you are certain to enjoy some of the most fabulous dog walks in Cornwall.

Paws Policy: a £10.00 supplementary cleaning charge per dog per night (but owners are still liable for any damage caused). Four-legged visitors need to be kept on a lead while in the hotel grounds.

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Gallen Treath Guesthouse, Porthallow

Gallen Treath Guesthouse at Porthallow

Offering six rooms on a bed and breakfast basis, Gallen Treath is located just a short distance from Porthallow’s dog friendly cove and the coast path that leads north to the beautiful Helford River and Gillan Creek.

Paws Policy: Dogs are welcome by arrangement for the small additional charge of £4.00 per night. They are welcome in the bedrooms and lounge but not the dining room.

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The Paris Hotel, Coverack

The Paris Hotel in Coverack

Built in 1907 and named after a passenger ship that ran aground nearby eight years earlier, this little bed & breakfast offers just four rooms (of which one is a family room).

Paws policy: Lovely dogs are welcome at The Paris Hotel. No further specific information available at the time of writing.

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