At The Working Boat, we adore dogs. That’s why we’re sharing our top five dog-friendly walks in Falmouth and the surrounding area. Get the leads at the ready and watch your dogs wag their tails in approval of these ‘walkies’ routes perfect for you and your pooch.
Trebah Garden is a sub-tropical paradise nestled in a Cornish valley in Falmouth. With over four miles of footpath, gorgeous greenery and exotic blooms left, right and centre, this dog-friendly garden is perfect for pups and their owners. Trebah also has its own secluded beach on the Helford River. Dogs are welcome to dig their paws in the sand and paddle in the water, but must be on a lead and under supervision at all times.
SWANPOOL BEACH TO MAENPORTH BEACH
This beach-to-beach coastal route is a brilliant walk for the winter months. From October – Easter, dogs are allowed to roam freely on both beaches, with the supervision of a responsible owner. The walk is 1.7 miles and is a fairly easy stroll for you and your four-legged friend.
THE WORKING BOAT TO FLUSHING
Start your day off right at The Working Boat with a scrumptious breakfast in our dog-friendly pub. When you’re full, hop on board the Falmouth Water Taxi from our private pontoons, across the harbour, to our neighbours in Flushing. Stroll around the pretty village of Flushing, making sure to explore the beach. Then head back to Falmouth via boat (or by walking if you want to stretch those legs even more!) and finish your day with a pint and some pub grub.
Potager Garden is a relaxing haven that emerged from an abandoned plant nursery nearly 20 years ago. The former tree and shrub nursery has since been transformed into a bright and beautiful garden to relax, dine in and explore. Less of a walk and more of an outdoor attraction, Potager Garden welcomes dogs who are well-behaved and on leads at all times.
For the dog with a curious nose, take a historical trip around Pendennis Point. Soak up Falmouth’s maritime heritage as you pass the docks and look out across the vast harbour. Pendennis Castle awaits further down the path, and Little Dennis sits on the ocean’s edge. You can do a full circuit starting at the beginning of Falmouth town, taking in the seafront views and looping back to the town centre. With lots of roads, this walk is best for an obedient doggy who stays on the lead.