Woof Guide to The Lizard
Pamper pooch holidays don’t come much better than The Lizard Peninsula in South Cornwall. This hidden corner gem has one of England’s most spectacular coastlines perfect for walking holidays with dogs and the Peninsula has one of the highest number of ALL YEAR ROUND dog friendly beaches anywhere in the UK. The Lizard sits within the wider South Coast Western section of Cornwall’s Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
You’re at one of the UK’s most southerly points here, and the sunniest, with a wonderfully mild climate. Things to do, some with dogs too, alongsidce coastal walking and great beach frolicks include a selection of Lizard gardens, off shore diving, nature trails and take a tour of the Lizard towns and villages for some delightful quirky arts and crafts shoping. The Lizard and Helston area are famed for their arts and crafts studios.
Year Round Dog Friendly Beaches
Anyone who has strolled along the Lizard coast will be more than familiar with the spectacular flower clad beach coves and sandy beach stretches around The Lizard Peninsula. Beaches welcoming pooches all year round on The Lizard make for a long list and include Polgwidden, Porthallow, Gillan Harbour, Porthoustock, Coverack, Kennack Sands and Cadgwith along the East Lizard coast, Polpeor Cove, Pentreath, Gunwalloe Fishing Cove (the beach located west of the church), Loe Bar and Porthleven.
More Lizard beaches welcome furry friends for part of the year from October until Easter including Kennack Sands on the west side, Cadgwith Cove to the south, Kynance Cove, Polurrian Cove, Poldhu, Gunwalloe Church Cove located to the east of the church, Porthleven West and Portreath. All guide dogs are exempt from any beach bans.
The Lizard Peninsula is the triangular shaped peninsula on the South Cornwall coast which extends out between Penzance to the west and Falmouth to the east. There are few roads on the Peninsula, and many that are here are single track, making it a year round peaceful retreat. By car, exit the A394 at Helston, main town on the Lizard which sits about a 25 minute drive from Falmouth and Penzance.
Where to Stay
A year round coastal walking retreat and a perfect balmy beach holiday for you and your pet, The Lizard Peninsula contains a wide range of dog friendly accommodation from coastal camping and touring parks to beautiful dog friendly cottages with enclosed gardens. Stay in a B&B located right along the coast path or book a spacious inland holiday barn ideal for large family groups and the family pet too. If you’re looking for that perfect dog friendly beach holiday in the UK with a guaranteed warm summer climate and a wide choice of dog friendly beaches, The Lizard Peninsula on the South Cornwall coast is the perfect choice. Book online or direct with iknow.
Michelle is an experienced travel writer with iknow and has travelled extensively across the UK, Spain, Portugal and the USA. When she’s not busy writing for iknow she enjoys spending time touring museums and art galleries and seeking out the best independent shops in Manchester and Leeds.