Dogs are welcome to come with you on your holiday in any of our carriages except in Mevy. We charge £15 per week per animal. We generally have a recommended maximum of two dogs, but please contact us if you need more flexibility, as we will always do our best to accommodate.
When your dogs come on a Railholiday, we can guarantee they will have a holiday to remember. Cornwall is a great place for dogs, with lots of dog friendly beaches, moors and a wonderful network of footpaths.
No visit to St Germans would be complete without a daily yomp around our ten acres of woodland, a hike up to Longfield to enjoy the glorious views or a gentle meander to the quay.
Our personal recommendations for beaches in the St Germans area (less than five miles) are Seaton (level beach access), Downderry and Portwrinkle (the beach closest to the start of the village - the harbour end is closed to dogs between Easter and the end of September). Slightly further (from 6 miles and a walk down mainly dog friendly cliff paths) are the glorious Whitsand Bay beaches (illustrated above). Be aware that this mass of golden sand does have areas that become cut off in high tide, so do exercise caution. At Tregonhawke Whitsand bay cafe, open all year, is worth a visit. Further along the coast are super walks around Rame head and the picturesque villages of Cawsand and Kingsands, both with easily accessible dog friendly beaches. Take the freeway signs seriously - there have been problems with accessing fire engines along the coast road in the past, so just a little bit of tyre on the road might land you a fine, but there are plenty of allocated places to park that are either free or just charge a nominal fee.
Why not visit off season in Hayle? From the end of October you can walk your dog along the glorious three miles of sand that make up the St Ives Bay, from Hayle harbour to the glorious Godrevy lighthouse.
During the season the closest beach is not open to dogs, but local dog friendly beaches still within walking distance include Peter's Point, Upton Towans, Mexico, Riviere, and Porthkidney beaches.
We think our local beaches are the best, and you won't need to go much beyond the Rame Peninsular or Hayle town, but for a comprehensive list of all Cornish beaches accessible to dogs, please visit The Cornish Coast.
Dog friendly pubs, restaurants and cafes
The following is far from comprehensive; there will be more dog friendly eateries, but these are ones we have been advised are welcoming. Do let us know if you find some more!
The Cornish Arms, The Old Quay House and The Angarrack Inn.
Lots of choice in St Ives; most pubs are dog friendly. Try the legendary Sloop Inn or the Gurnards Head to start.
In St Germans
Scholars Wine Bar and The Eliot Arms both welcome dogs. As do the pubs in the two neighbouring villages, the Rod and Line in Tideford and the Halfway House in Polbathic.
Near St Germans
Going for a walk along the coast? Starting from Polperro and working East towards Torpoint; The Blue Peter, Polperro; Ye Old Salutation Inn, Looe; Treetop Cafe at The Monkey Sanctuary, Murraytown; Seaton Beach Cafe, Seaton; Whitsand Bay Hotel, Portwrinkle; Morans, The Old Bakery, Kingsands; The Cremyll Arms, beside Mount Edgecumbe Country Park are all dog freindly.
Please note that Clause 6 of our Booking Conditions states that:
"Dogs and cats are allowed as advertised, subject to the charges shown and the prior agreement of Railholiday Ltd. They are accepted on condition that the Applicant accepts liability for any damage they may do and undertakes not to leave them unattended in the property. Suitable bedding and covers for seats must be brought for them and any fouling of the site must be cleared immediately. Dogs must be on leads when outside the garden area associated with the particular property. Other pets may be accepted at the discretion of The Company and subject to any conditions The Company may wish to impose. The Company reserves the right to have a pet that is causing a nuisance to other guests removed from the property."
If you would like us to post a picture of your dog enjoying their Railholiday, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.