Perranporth: The perfect place to take your dog on holiday

A couple of weeks ago I was lucky enough to spend a whole week in my most favourite place ever: Cornwall.

I have been going there with my family since I was a baby and I hope I continue to in the future.

Cornwall is such a big place and although i’ve visited quite a few places, I still have tons left to explore.

For the past few years I have stayed really far down in Sennon but this year we wanted to stay somewhere more dog friendly for Teddy so we stayed on the Perran Sands campsite in Perranporth.

We set off in the early hours of Friday morning all the way down to Cornwall.

Perranporth was the perfect place to stay for a dog. The campsite was surrounded by sand dunes so Ted got a nice run round every morning and you could also walk it to the beach (Although the walk back was up a very steep hill).

The main beach was dog friendly although they had to be kept on a lead at certain times, but Ted still got to play in the sea loads.

For the first couple of days we were so lucky and had the most amazing weather! I bought myself a long wet suit, attempted surfing and enjoyed some nice beach reads while I sunbathed.

I explored caves and even watched the sunset one evening, it was incredible.

Towards the end of the week we were’nt so lucky with the weather  so we had to find other things to do.

On Tuesday we went to Padstow but didn’t stay long as there were too many people. I found a cute dog shop and spent £2.50 on some doggie popcorn for Ted and he didn’t even like it, typical.

On Wednesday we went to Healeys Cornish Cyder farm which I visited when I was younger but couldn’t remember much. You can take dogs with you and even better it’s free to go to! You can pay for a tour and get so see a bit more but we decided not to and just walk around ourselves.

They had little farm there and they had Pygmy goats! I love Pygmy goats so much, and in the shop you could sample some of the cider and wines they make.

Thursday the weather was looking a little doubtful but I had been dying to go to The Lost Gardens of Heligan so we decided to take a gamble and go there.

It’s about an hours drive from Perrnaporth and dogs are welcome to!

When we got there it was raining so we spent a while just walking round in rain coats.

It did get sunny for a little while, long enough to cross the rope bridge, roast a marshmallow and have a look at their animals but it soon started pouring it down again.

Nevertheless I absolutely loved it and it’s just such a beautiful place. I definitely will be visiting again, hopefully when it’s a bit less rainy.

Friday was sadly home time but the weather was really sunny. To cut the journey home down a little bit we stopped off at Tintagel, another place I haven’t visited since I was little, which is just another beautiful Cornish town.

It’s  mostly famous for Tintagel castle which you can see up on the cliffs although it is mainly ruins.

You can get a closer look around the castle but you have to pay as it’s owned by English Heritage.

We had a walk down to the little beach near it and walked into Merlins Cave, but we had to hurry as the tide was coming in.

The views there were amazing and I just wanted to dive right in the sea.

After Tintagel we drove to Bude and went to a beach there. They have this really cool natural sea pool and I wished I’d gone in but I didn’t want to be all wet and salty for the journey back.

Sadly the day started to end and it was time for the drive home.

I just love Cornwall so much and would love to live there one day. Ted had the most amazing holiday and he was so sad and moody when we got home.

I also did a vlog of my holiday which you can find here

I hope you liked this post,

Bye for now


Published by Jess

Hi and welcome to my blog. I graduated from uni a few years ago with a degree in journalism and I currently work full time in digital marketing. I have a passion for travel, photography and food!

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