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6 Dog friendly beach bars in Cornwall

From restaurants on the beach to pubs by the sea, Cornwall's coastline is bursting with fun places to go all year round. The growing rate of people visiting with their dogs has meant a boom in epic dog friendly restaurants and pubs. You won't have to sacrifice your night out because in these beach bars, dogs are more than welcome.

Before you start looking through, take a peek at our dog-friendly cottages in Cornwall.

After a pint with your pup and some sea views? Here are six beach bars where you can enjoy just that…

1. The Watering Hole, Perranporth

A bar on the beach, The Watering Hole welcomes your four legged friends.

Image credit: The Watering Hole

The UK’s only bar on the beach, The Watering Hole is a must for any beach bum in need of a pint. While Storm Eleanor might have given the north coast her best this January, The Watering Hole remains as strong as stable as ever! At the bar you’ll find an excellent selection of local ales and wines as well as lager and spirits. There’s food too if you get hungry and be sure to stay around for some music too.


2. Blue Bar, Porthtowan

Blue Bar is a chic hang out on the edge of Porthtowan beach.

Image credit: Blue Bar

Blue Beach Bar has been serving up crisp pints with sea views and a shabby chic vibe since 1999! The bar is both family and dog friendly and you can sit inside or on the patio depending on the weather. The venue also hosts a calendar of events throughout the year including comedy nights and live music, so keep up to date on their Facebook page to see if anything is planned for your holiday.


3. Slope, Newquay

Amazing views over Great Western Beach from the Slope.

Image credit: The Slope

Enjoy a craft beer and excellent views across Great Western Beach in Newquay with your four legged pal. Slope only opened last year and this seriously cool bar took its name from the hangout of Newquay’s inaugural surfers in the 1960s. Come for the views, stay for the cool vibe and excellent burgers.


4. Schooners, St Agnes

The latest St Agnes hot spot, Schooners is a beauty of a dog friendly bar and restaurant.

Image credit: Schooners Cornwall

Charmed by St Agnes? Head to the latest hangout spot – Schooners. Here you’ll find a great selection of artisan drinks including wine by Trevibban Mill Vineyard and cider from Secret Orchard Cider. If you’d like a bite to eat with your drink, the food here is top notch. Alongside the regular menu you’ll find an indulgent Sunday Brunch and tempting street food style bar snacks. Live music and DJ sessions also feature throughout the year.


5. Surf Den, Sennen Cove

This cool hangout makes the most of the beach and the fresh sea air, we love a pint by the waves at Sennen Cove.

Image credit: Ben Tunnicliffe at Sennen Cove

The latest idea by classically trained chef Ben Tunnicliffe is an outdoor bar - Surf Den. Filled with local art and boasting a bar styled as resin art and created by a local board shaper, this chilled out hangout is a surfer’s paradise. So what are you waiting for? Bring your pup, grab a pint of ‘Head Launcher’ and sit in the sun listening to resident DJ Samiad.


6. Sand Bar, Praa Sands 

Overlook the golden sands of Praa from the deck of the Sand Bar.

Overlooking Praa Sands Beach with panoramic sea views, the Sand Bar is an excellent choice for a pint by the sea. It’s a great spot for families too with a pool table, air hockey table and game machines to keep children and teens (and competitive adults) busy. Adults can indulge in a great selection of real ales and the wine list here is extensive. If you get hungry order something from the menu which boasts plenty of local Cornish produce. 


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