Top 5 Dog-Friendly Walks in Falmouth


Cornwall is known for sprawling sea views and rolling hills, perfect for a walking holiday or a dog-friendly break. 

Going away with your dog means you can holiday with your whole family and at St Michaels we make sure that both you and your dog will have a comfortable and happy stay when you visit our beautiful county.

Much like with children, keeping your dog entertained will make for a happy and satisfying trip for everyone. There’s no need to shut your dog away for a fun day out enjoying all that Cornwall has to offer, Falmouth is surrounded by so many dog-friendly walks that you’ll be hard-pressed to see them all on your trip, which is why we have narrowed it down to our top 5.

1. Swanpool to Maenporth
1. Swanpool to Maenporth

Head on a stroll along the coast and explore the coastal path between Swanpool Beach and Maenporth.

Whilst Swanpool and Maenporth are both excellent beaches to take your dog to for a run-around, in the summer months you’ll find a dog ban in place keeping our furry friends off of these beaches during the school holidays. However, the coast path between these two beaches is dog-friendly all year and offers some stunning views across Falmouth Bay.

An easy 1.7-mile walk, it’s fairly even, and between October and Easter, Maenporth is an excellent end point to let your furry friend loose on the beach.

2. Pendennis Point
2. Pendennis Point

A lovely long walk from St Michaels with an added bit of culture and history, Pendennis Point is an excellent dog-walking destination. 

Head along the coast away from St Michaels and head up to the castle on the cliff in a circular walk around Pendennis Point. With plenty of dog walking spaces around the point alongside the castle itself, there is plenty of time for your dog to sniff around and explore.

Head into the grounds of Pendennis Castle and you’ll find that your canine friend is welcome everywhere as long as they’re on a lead. Learn about the History of the castle while your dog becomes better acquainted with the scent of other dogs in the area, past and present.

Finish your walk with views across the bay, or a short trip to one of Falmouth’s beaches during the colder months.

3. Take the Ferry
3. Take the Ferry

Dog walking in Falmouth isn’t the only way to go. Take a short walk over to Falmouth moor and catch the Falmouth Water Taxi over to Flushing to begin a hearty coastal walk over to the picturesque village of Mylor on the River Fal.

Make a day of it with a warming breakfast before you take to the seas, and enjoy a stomp through the countryside and coastal paths before indulging in a delicious lunch at one of Mylor’s delicious cafes or eateries, before heading back with a tired but happy pup.

For a smaller walk for smaller or older dogs, exploring Flushing is a delightful day all of its own for the whole family.

4. Trebah Gardens
4. Trebah Gardens

A dog-friendly oasis, Trebah Gardens is a short 15-minute drive from Falmouth on the outskirts of the beautiful village of Mawnan Smith. 

26 acres of Cornish Valley Garden full of stunning plants and trees, this dog walk near Falmouth could provide your dog with up to four miles of entertainment. Wind your way along the many footpaths beneath the canopies of trees protecting you from all weather, and find yourself on the coast of the Helford River at the secluded Polgwidden Cove. 

With dog-friendly gardens and a beach perfect for pet owners, all Trebah asks is that you keep your dog on the lead and keep it clean, a simple request for such a beautiful dog-walking location.

5. Bosahan Woods - Constantine
5. Bosahan Woods - Constantine

For those looking for something a little more earthy, Bosahan Woods in Constantine provides a secular walk for you and your canine companion.

Begin at Trewardreva Mill where you will find some parking availability, before heading in through the quarry to the sheltered woodland. Choose your path and follow it through a loop as you breathe in the fresh scent of the countryside whilst your dog enjoys chasing sticks or butterflies. Enjoy the local flora and fauna, especially during bluebell season in the spring, or see what treasures you may be able to find.
Nod hello to other dog walkers as you climb stiles or have a go on the popular rope swing, before finishing your walk back where you started. 

Venture to the local cafe for a delicious lunch, or head back to St Michaels to dry off in the comfort of your room. A fantastic day out for dogs and owners alike.

Enjoy Dog Walking In Falmouth During Your Stay

At St Michaels we love to see your furry friends enjoying their own little holiday, which is why we aim to be as dog-friendly as possible, providing a cosy setup for your dog to relax in after a well-spent day out and about in Cornwall. Your furry friend will begin their stay in the ultimate luxury with a freshly made bed and blanket with tasty treats on the pillow!
Find your next family holiday in Falmouth at St Michaels, get in touch with our team today to find out more.