Posted: 13months ago

Sometimes there’s nothing better than stopping mid-dog walk for an impromptu lunch or a refuelling cup of tea and slice of cake. So when hunger strikes, there are plenty of cafes, pubs and restaurants in and around St Austell that are dog friendly. Here are just a handful of them...




Safe Harbour Hotel 58 Lostwithiel Street, Fowey, PL23 1BQ  


King of Prussia 3 Town Quay, Fowey, PL23 1AT


Havener’s Town Quay, Fowey, PL23 1AT




Four Lords Austell Road, St Blazey Gate, Par, PL24 2EE


Central St Austell


Duke of Cornwall, Victoria Road, Mount Charles, St Austell, PL25 4QD
Carlyon Arms, Sandy Hill, St Austell, PL25 3AS




Ship Inn, Fore Street, Mevagissey, PL26 6UQ


St Ewe


Crown Inn, Churchtown, St Ewe, PL26 6EY




Dolphin Inn, Fore Street, Grampound, Truro, TR2 4RR


Do you run a café, pub or restaurant and want to be included in this guide? Simply email to find out how.


Things to Do - Dog Friendly St Austell - Dog friendly places to eat
Posted: 13months ago

Our four legged friends love living here as much as we do and love the chance to explore. There are a number of places across the area you can bring your dog to join the fun of a day out. Check out our guide below.


Eden Project


Dogs are free to enjoy the miles of outdoor paths at Eden, but aren’t allowed in the Biomes or other undercover areas, apart from the Visitor Centre. If visiting with your dog, you should ensure they are kept on a lead at all times, remain with their owners and kept away from children’s play areas. Eden has dedicated dog waste bins, water for dogs available, undercover dining areas for dogs on the terrace outside the Eden Bakery and sheltered parking shelters.


Wheal Martyn


Dogs on leads are welcome throughout the site at Wheal Martyn. They even have tables available close to the café, especially for those with dogs. A visit to Wheal Martyn is for all the family, with the chance to find out more about Cornwall’s rich China Clay mining heritage, discover the Victorian clay works, walk through their nature trails or see modern mining in action at Pit View. There is also plenty of play opportunities for children to enjoy.


Dogs on leads are welcome throughout the site and we even have tables available close the café specially for those with dogs.


Restormel Castle


Dogs on leads are welcome to discover this 13th Century castle with the rest of the family. Open from April until the end of October, Restormel Castle saw action during the Civil War in 1644 and was even visited twice by the Black Prince. Once you’ve done exploring this historic attraction, there are plenty of opportunities to sit and enjoy a picnic in good weather.


Lost Gardens of Heligan


Dogs are welcome at Heligan all year round. With miles of pathways and routes to explore, the Lost Gardens of Heligan offer up plenty of walks both you and your dog will enjoy. Owners are asked that dogs are kept on leads at all times as they have a variety of rare livestock and poultry around the site. There are a number of dog waste bins located across the gardens, but dogs are not allowed in the Heligan Tearoom or Stewardry.


What is your favourite activity or thing to do with your dog? Tell us by commenting below.


Things to Do - Dog Friendly St Austell - Dog friendly attractions
Posted: 13months ago

We have some of the country’s best beaches in St Austell Bay and many of them are dog-friendly. Check out our guide below to find the perfect beach for you and your pooch.


Par Beach


Dogs are welcome here all year round, so consequently it’s an extremely popular beach for dog walkers. There is plenty of parking (Cornwall Council) close to the beach and plenty of bins. The large area of sand, especially when the tide is out, makes it a great place for dogs to stretch their legs, chase their favourite toy or go for a swim.


Polridmouth Cove


Just a stones throw from Gribbin Head, Polridmouth is a relatively secluded area, used either by locals or those walking onto the Gribbin. The cove is a safe and secluded area for dogs to discover new smells and have a swim all year around. There is a car park around 10 to 15 minutes walk down a track and through woodland. Although much of the beach is claimed a high tide, but can make a great stop off mid-walk. 


Hallane Beach


Lying to the west of Black Head and north east of Pentewan, Hallane Beach is a small, mixed shingle and sand beach. Access to the beach is by steps and is probably more suited to dogs who love to explore shallow pools and chase balls into the sea. There are no facilities here and you’ll often find you have the beach all to yourself. Park at Trenarren and walk along the right hand fork on the surfaced track into the valley, then take the bridleway to Hallane Mill. You will find the beach at the bottom of the steps below the Mill.


Caerhays Beach
Otherwise known as Porthluney, this good sized beach welcomes dogs on leads all year round. Making up part of the Caerhays Estate gives this beach a very unique and striking backdrop. Caerhays is great for families with dogs looking to spend time together, with its golden sand ideal for playing and safe waters for paddling. Even at high tide, there’s plenty of room to enjoy the beach. There is a large car park just minutes from the beach with charges payable from May to September. There is also a beach café open everyday during the summer and at selected times during the winter.


Hemmick Beach


This sandy beach is a good size and gives good opportunity for dogs to stretch their legs. Lying to the west of Dodman Point, you will be surrounded by some spectacular scenery. This beach will make a great stop-off during a coastal walk. Often secluded, there are no facilities here, so make sure you’ve got all you need with you. There is a National Trust car park nearby, ‘Penare (Dodman Point)’ located at PL26 6NY. From here, there is a steep walk to the beach, taking around 15 minutes or so. There is a space for a very small number of cars by the beach.


Things to Do - Dog Friendly St Austell - Dog friendly beaches



Showers possible early. Low 7C.

Wednesday Night


Showers early, then partly cloudy overnight. Low 7C. Winds W at 25 to 40 km/h. Chance of rain 40%. Winds could occasionally gust over 65 km/h.



Considerable cloudiness with occasional rain showers. High 12C. Winds W at 15 to 30 km/h. Chance of rain 40%.

Thursday Night


Rain likely. Low 8C. Winds SSE at 15 to 30 km/h. Chance of rain 100%. Rainfall possibly over 25mm. Locally heavier rainfall possible.



A steady rain in the morning. Showers continuing in the afternoon. High 11C. Winds NNE at 25 to 40 km/h. Chance of rain 90%. Rainfall near 6mm.

Friday Night


Considerable clouds early. Some decrease in clouds late. Low 6C. Winds NNW at 15 to 30 km/h.



Partly cloudy. Slight chance of a rain shower. High 12C. Winds NNW at 10 to 15 km/h.

Saturday Night


Mostly cloudy skies. Slight chance of a rain shower. Low near 5C. Winds N at 10 to 15 km/h.

Weather data sourced from Weather Underground. This website is not responsible for the content in any of the external links included in this post.
Great British Coast