Camping with your dog and dog-friendly campsites in Cornwall

What to pack:

9937A skewer and a long lead to secure your dog at night: 

Many campsites which allow dogs ask that they are kept on a lead, particularly if there is livestock nearby. This means you will need to make sure your dog is secured at night. A skewer like this KAMPA one, which costs from £3.99 means you have a portable hook to secure a long lead to.

99_Pet_TentA dog tent

If your tent has a porch or a separate compartment, that is ideal, but you might all find it comfortable if you have a little pop up dog tent. It is particularly handy if it is sunny as your pet will always have a place of shade, if you go to the beach, for example. This Barkshire pet tent is available at £14.99

olive-green-jumbo-cord-dog-bed_1Your dog’s own bedding

Being away from home can be a little upsetting for your dog even if you’re close by, so taking their own bedding is a little source of comfort and will help them to settle into the tent at night. This jumbo bed from rucomfy looks like a good option for human campers!

Other than this, sun cream, water and food bowls, lots of towels for mud removal and all important food and poop bags. If you’re so inclined, websites such as even offer doggy sleeping bags, travel bowls and other accessories for pets who love camping.

If you’re feeling inspired and want to book a dog friendly camping trip, here are some dog friendly campsites in Cornwall

East Crinnis camping, near St Austell

Very dog friendly, with log cabins and glamping also available, this campsite is just a very short walk from the coast path and beaches around St Austell Bay, with beautiful places nearby such as Charlestown, where Poldark was filmed (and will probably be filming again from September 2015) . The whole of the site can be accessed by dogs and we have a spacious pond area with a whole two acre field above for dogs to unwind. The pond and field has a walking route and at the entrance there’s a dog bin to dispose of any mess. It is a short walk onto the south west coastal footpath and a 25min walk to Spit beach the nearest dog friendly beach. The campsite owners are dog lovers themselves and know all the best walks and local dog friendly pubs.

4213-2012-03-22-08-50-171193Atlantic Coast holiday park, near Hayle

Dogs are welcome on this campsite which offers touring, motor home and tent pitches in a sheltered area next to the sand dunes, or towans as they are known locally behind the huge wide beach from Hayle to Godrevy. Mexico Towans in the middle is dog friendly and the Towans themselves are popular for dog walking. There are several cafes along this stretch which are excellent and very dog friendly. On the campsite you get electric hook up, free WiFi and laundrette etc. Oh, and in case we forgot to mention it, this area is beautiful.

Trevornick_From_Air-1000x380 (1)Trevornick Holiday Park near Holywell Bay

For those who like a little luxiry and fun, this is a five star campsite, and very dog friendly. It is based near to Holywell Bay a lovely dog friendly beach and also Cubert Common, which offers beautiful coastal views. The campsite has a dog friendly Hay Field and a special Dog Walking Field, they do expect you to pick up after your dog, but every good owner does!The owners offer the pledge that they are genuinely dog friendly and that they are sure your dog will enjoy the holiday as much as you do. You have lots to choose from too, as the campsite offers a heated swimming pool, golf course, fun park, fishing lake and a choice of shops, restaurants and bars.

photodune-323787-young-children-pose-outside-of-tent-s-632x290Dinham Farm near Rock

A fabulous campsite near Wadebridge and the beautiful north coast near Padstow and Rock, with play areas, a heated pool and campfires and lots of lush wide open spaces. Well behaved pooches are made very welcome.

We can’t feature all the campsites, so here are some links to find others: