Dog Friendly Places to Visit | Penzance
Nestled in a corner of glorious Mount’s Bay, the market town of Penzance is located in the far west of Cornwall. Towards the end of the 19th century it became home to Cornwall's only promenade and later the Jubilee Pool, Britain's largest outdoor lido.
Penzance has long been a hidden gem for well-informed travellers with it's winding streets lined with independent shops, subtropical gardens and a promenade with breath-taking views of bay. With its fascinating history and a buzzing local arts and crafts scene, this dog friendly town is the perfect spot for a British seaside staycation.
Places to Visit
Tremenheere Sculpture Garden
In a beautiful, sheltered valley overlooking St Michael’s Mount; the woods, stream and dramatic vistas provide the perfect setting for large-scale exotic and sub-tropical planting at Tremenheere Sculpture Gardens. Interwoven with the planting is an evolving programme of contemporary artwork by internationally renowned artists such as James Turrell, David Nash and Richard Long, who have interacted with the setting to create site-specific permanent work that harmonise with the landscape. Dogs are allowed to wonder through the gardens while on leads.
Nestled between the moors and the sea, Trengwainton has walled gardens, wooded paths, open spaces and sea views to explore. On a clear day the view from the Terrace at the top of the garden stretches across 25 miles of Mount’s Bay to the Lizard peninsula beyond. The garden is half a mile long and on a steady incline, so whether you choose a gentle stroll or a brisk walk, it’s a great place to stretch both yours and your four-legged friend’s legs.
With its sub-tropical microclimate, Penzance forms a giant hothouse for exotic plants. Throughout history, landowners and garden designers have taken advantage of the unique conditions to create simply sublime displays of natural beauty. The Garden’s extensive and breath taking collection of sub-tropical plants has been accumulated over many years. Located just behind Chapel street, it’s the perfect place to stroll through on your way to the seafront or to stop for a post shopping picnic.
Shopping & Eating
After taking in the views from the Penzance promenade and strolling along the beach to the neighbouring fishing village of Newlyn, Lovetts is always a welcoming stop for some much needed refreshments. This much loved café and bar in Newlyn serves up coffee and kimchi cheese toasties by day, and natural, low intervention wines, cocktails, craft beer, bar snacks, cheese and charcuterie by night.
Lovetts | 1 The Coombe, Newlyn, Penzance TR18 5HS | AM 9am-3pm PM 5pm-10pm
If you’re looking for a indulgent treat after a long walk along dog walk along the beach Beige Donuts is a must. Hidden down a little cobble street just of Market Jew Street this little gem of an artisan bakery produces fresh, vegan brioche doughnuts in original and inventive flavours, is a must for anyone with a sweet tooth.
Beige Donuts | 36c Market Jew St, Penzance TR18 2HT | Thursday - Saturday 11am - 3pm
This beautiful, contemporary clothing and lifestyle store is owned by the team behind Academy Clothing in St Ives. The store’s identity reflects their love of clean aesthetics and passion for design, sourcing the products from designers across the globe. Plus they serve a great coffee!
Seven Stones Store | Causewayhead Penzance
The Honey Pot
The Honey Pot is a small café in the heart of Penzance serving wholesome homemade food, cakes, cream teas and artisan coffee to sit in or take away. With a strong focus on sustainability, with local produce at the heart of our seasonal changing menu and plastic-free practices standard in their everyday prep and service. A great spot for picking up some picnic essentials before heading to Morrab Gardens.
The Honey Pot | Tuesday – Saturday: 9am-3:30pm | 5 Parade St, Penzance TR18 4BU
No.56 is a contemporary homeware and clothing shop located on Chapel Street. Here you can find a constantly evolving mix of hand crafted homewares and clothing, organic skin care products and stationery, alongside carefully selected items that stand the test of time
No.56 | 14 Chapel St, Penzance TR18 4AW
45 Queen Street
Bar 45 is the home of Tinkture (the clean alcohol company) based in an old warehouse at the heart of Chapel Street. A great spot to stop for some late lunch or an evening out with friends. Serving sharing boards of food, all washed down with a carafe of organic, natural wine or a cocktail or two.
45 Queen Street, Penzance, TR19 7JW | Open Wed-Sat 12-10pm
Dog Day | Jubilee Pool
At the end of every season (around the 31st October), the Jubilee Pool opens its gates to dogs and their owners. From the safety of the tides, the pool houses a day for dogs to splash around and enjoy this unique art deco lido. Along with competitions, prizes, games, and other canine activities, it's bound to be a great day!
ILLUSTRATION DRAWN BY THE TALENTED PAPER AND JEN