Dog-Friendly Beaches Near Truro

Published: 2020-07-13 / Author: Merchant House

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At Merchant House Hotel, we think that everyone should be able to enjoy a in Cornwall! Home to dog-friendly rooms, our Truro-based hotel is the perfect place for canine companions and their well-behaved owners to explore the county together. Here are some dog-friendly beaches near Truro we particularly recommend:


Located on the picturesque Roseland Peninsula, Carne Beach is a south-facing sand and shingle beach owned by the National Trust. Sheltered by the protective shield of the 300ft Nare Head, it’s the ideal place to explore the shore. Although there is little beach left at high tide, the water is usually calmer on the south coast. At low tide, Carne Beach joins up with neighbouring Pendower Beach, which is also dog-friendly year-round.


A slightly different option, Halwyn Beach in the village of Coombe boasts a Creekside setting and the lucid waters of the River Fal. With a small beach facing the river, this quiet spot is lovely for relaxed walks. Less than 3.5 miles from Merchant House Hotel, this beach is in easy reach and also has access to lovely woodlands walks.


Located on Cornwall’s north coast, Perranporth Beach is only a 20-minute drive from Merchant House Hotel and is one of the county’s largest beaches. Stretching for miles, this popular golden-sand beach welcomes dogs all year round and is home to huge expanses of uninterrupted sand. Idyllic for long strolls under a beaming sun, this beach will appeal to all.


Porthcurnick Beach is another Roseland beach enjoying a gorgeous south-facing aspect. Hop on the car ferry to cross to the Roseland, and you can make a day of it and also explorenearby St Mawes too.mTowan Beach is 3.5 miles south of Porthcurnick and also welcomes dogs 12 months of the year.

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Customer Reviews


Great hotel, really friendly and helpful staff giving a warm welcome. Superb quiet and comfortable room with spotlessly clean ensuite bathroom.

Easy free parking and good quality Wi-Fi. Continental breakfast was very good, fresh fruit and a good cereal selection. Excellent coffee!

Many thanks.

Simon M - UK

Lovely room and super friendly staff, pleasent location with only a short walk down hill to the town.

Spotlessly clean and good Covid measures in place. Tea coffee supplied as you need it and towels available on the landing as required if you need more than supplied in the room.

Highly recommended.

222gavinr- UK
Very comfortable stay

My wife and I stayed one night in this hotel while touring in Cornwall. It could not have been a better choice for us. The staff were very welcoming and helpful, and the room had a huge king size bed (wider than length) in a very comfortable room. Despite being on a main arterial road into Truro centre, it was very quiet at night and we could sleep with the window open. 10min walk into the town centre that has a wide range of restaurants, shops and facilities, although it seemed like a 20min walk back up the hill to the hotel! Good range of food for breakfast too. No dining facilities otherwise, but the hotel supports guests ordering take-aways if wanted.

barrystuart2017 - Bedford, UK
Truly an old fashioned customer based warm welcome

From the point of walking in the door the welcome was truly felt, nothing was to much trouble. Our dog was met with the same greeting and even had his very own welcome pack, there is a pet friendly walking area, a dog shower and towels to dry your pooch.

As for us humans, we were able to bring in and eat our takeaway in the dining area, hotel plates and cutlery was provided. The bed was amazingly comfortable, the shower room was spotless, all in all I would highly recommend this hotel and will definitely stay again if I'm down this way again.

V8820MTkathyc - Clayton, UK
Gem of a place

We arrived with our Cockerpoo Parker to a very friendly welcome. Our room was clean and to a high standard although compact.One nice touch was they provided a fan as the weather was warm. Everything you wished for appeared to be catered for. We were amazed at all the lovely touches and facilities there were for dogs. You could even order take aways and eat in the lounge if you wished although Truro offers quite a few doggy friendly places to eat. There was also a bar. Breakfast was delicious too. We’d definitely be back we loved our stay thank you.

Alijon1 - Benfleet, UK
Friendly and welcoming

I really enjoyed my stay at the Merchant House. The single room was clean and big enough. We stayed four nights and the system put in place during the pandemic, made me feel comfortable and well looked after.

Staff were welcoming, friendly and very helpful. They wore masks when serving breakfast and had a great system in place for social distancing. Facilities were great. A fridge downstairs and a packed breakfast if you're leaving really early, was a great idea.

I will be going back, it's lovely and comfortable. A great base for when you're travelling all over Cornwall.

Caroline B - London, UK

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Merchant House Hotel

49 Falmouth Road, Truro, Cornwall

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