Dogs Love Cornwall LivingIssue #Spring 2018

Pawprints in the sand

Luxury hotel Karma St Martin’s really knows how to do doggie holidays! Here are a few of the team’s favourite things to do on the Isles of Scilly.

Walkies. These are an intrinsic part of your pet’s life, and the bar will be set high after a holiday in the Isles of Scilly! Luckily, owners are guaranteed to enjoy Scilly walks just as much, as the islands are home to stunning coastal pathways, country lanes and dreamy dog-friendly beaches all year round!

“…warming yourself by the fire pit as you watch a sensational Scilly sunset.”

The Isles of Scilly are also renowned for spotting colonies of seals not far off the shoreline, and always when you least expect it. Snorkelling with seals and seeing these magnificent creatures in their natural environment is a unique and unforgettable experience – they often come close enough to say hello and nibble at your fins!

While you’re on the Isles of Scilly, Karma St Martin’s highly recommends taking a boat trip to Bishop Rock Lighthouse (recorded in the Guinness Book of Records as the world’s smallest island with a building constructed on it), with commentary from local boatmen. You’re likely to see rare wildlife and seabirds along the way, and while you’re enjoying your day trip, back at the hotel, the pet-loving Karma St Martin’s team will happily pamper your pooch while you take in the sights. Why not stroll with a picnic hamper to the fittingly named ‘Bread and Cheese Cove’ on St Martin’s island, easily one of the finest beaches on the British Isles. You’ll often find this cove’s white sands deserted, but don’t forget to pack some snacks for your four-legged friend, too!

Finally, who would be mad enough to create a canine menu especially for dogs? Karma St Martin’s of course, its ‘Kanine Menu’ having proved a huge hit! With dishes including a ‘Big Bag O’ Bones’ and ‘Royal Dogs Dinner’, your dog can enjoy a sumptuous dinner, before washing it down with ‘Pawsecco’ or ‘Bottom Sniffer Beer’. Meanwhile, you’ll be dining in Karma St Martin’s award-winning à la carte restaurant, warming yourself by the fire pit as you watch a sensational Scilly sunset.

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"...warming yourself by the fire pit as you watch a sensational Scilly sunset."