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A dog's holiday in Cornwall

Bringing your dog on holiday with you to Cornwall? On behalf of them, thank you! This dog friendly hotel in Newquay, the Pentire Hotel is but a minute's stroll from a huge green, and beyond that the National Trust's Pentire headland, so you've struck it lucky!

Here are a few things you may want to bear in mind...

Certain beaches ban dogs between the start of May and the end of September. For a full list of dog friendy beaches with and without restrictions, click here to download Visit Cornwall's handy map. If you're found with a dog on a beach where a ban is in order, you could be fined £80.

Make sure your dog has a collar with tag on at all times and ensure their microchip has your most up-to-date address and phone number on. If your pooch does disappear, make sure you have/get to a place where there's phone reception in case anyone tries to call you. Call Cornwall Council on 0300 1234 212 – they keep a log of all lost dogs and any they pick up. If a warden has picked your dog up as a stray you will have to pay a minimum release fee of £50, plus a kennel fee of £12 per day.

Beware near cliffs – many a dog falls victim to this while chasing rabbits, birds, etc, or just not being aware that there was a big drop awaiting them. If the worst happens, dial 999 and ask for the coastguard. Do not attempt to climb to your pet.

Similarly, be ultra careful at the foot of cliffs (this obviously goes for human safety too!). For instance, the dog-friendly section at Gwithian beach has been restricted due to a landslip, leaving the only access via the no-dog zone (so effectively ruling out that option during summer months).

Beaches are often not the best place for dogs on a summer's day as they offer little shade – bring a shelter of some sort if you can. Similarly, your dog may decide it's a good idea to drink sea water – it's not! If you overlooked bringing a bowl of water, look for a clean-looking stream that originates near the hillside.

Finally, while most people enjoy seeing a friendly canine face around the hotel, please be aware that some people will not be so confident around your dog. Please prevent them from barking where possible, do not leave your dog in your room unattended other than at meal times and ensure you bag all mess and place it in the bin at the top of the car park.

Useful info:

Nearest vets: Clifton Villa Veterinary Surgery, 53 Henver Road, Newquay, TR7 3DQ (01637 851122) and Penmellyn Vets, 152 Henver Road, Newquay, TR7 3EQ (01637 871695).

Grooming parlours: Mungo's Dog Grooming, 29 Tredour Road, Newquay, TR7 2EY (07582 958391), Marley Pups Dog Grooming, 3 Hope Terrace, Newquay, TR7 1NN (01637 839110).

Cornwall Council dog warden: 0300 1234 212.

Coastguard: 999

To book your stay at this dog friendly Newquay Hotel, visit our website to find some of the best Hotel Deals Newquay has to offer. 

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