Cornwall Living

A happy hounds holiday

Dogs will love staying in Cornish canine style with Heligan Caravan and Camping.

Perched on the south coast of Cornwall above the glittering waters of Mevagissey Bay and adjacent to the Lost Gardens of Heligan, lies the dog-friendly five-star Heligan Caravan and Camping.

Offering both self-catering holiday homes and an array of camping pitches, dogs are welcome however you choose to stay. Five of the site’s homes are dog-friendly including the deluxe Caerhays. Recently refurbished, Caerhays offers a spacious bungalow option and sleeps up to six people so you can enjoy the beauty of Heligan campsite in comfort and style. Plus, in readiness for 2021 will be Heligan Campsite’s brand new state-of-the-art amenity block complete with accessible wash rooms, laundry, drying room and a dog shower so you can wash pooch after a busy day spent exploring all that Cornwall has to offer. Directly next door are the world-acclaimed Lost Gardens of Heligan, these are dog friendly plus all Heligan Campsite guests are eligible for a discount off the entry fee.

For those keen to get sandy toes, hop in the car and make the short journey to Hemmick beach, where dogs are allowed all year round. If you’re visiting outside of peak season, be sure to visit Porthpean or stroll down to the stunning Pentewan beach, right on the doorstep (both beaches operate a seasonal dog ban so please check before you visit.) 

There are also a whole host of walks to enjoy along the Roseland Heritage Coast thanks to the South West Coast Path, but one of our favourites has to be from Heligan to Mevagissey. Following the path of a pre-historic tin stream, the route passes through the Pentewan Valley and by a medieval settlement associated with the Lost Gardens of Heligan, before reaching the picturesque fishing village of Mevagissey.

And if all that walking has worked up an appetite then there are plenty of dog-friendly pubs nearby, including the Harbour Tavern, The Fountain Inn, The Sharksfin and The Ship Inn. What better way to kick back, relax and refuel before heading back for the evening?


For more information call 01726 842714 or visit