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gunvenna holiday park | north cornwall


Rock is situated within 2.5 miles of Gunvenna Holiday Park. This beautiful beach runs alongside the Camel Estuary and is dog friendly all year round. It has a ferry that operates throughout the year taking you over to Padstow, with a car park very close by as well.

Located at Rock is a petrol station, bakery, butchers, fish and chips shop, convenience store and numerous other shops dotted along Rock Road (famously known as 'The Golden Mile')


Daymer Bay is located 3 miles away from Gunvenna Holiday Park. This beach is dog friendly all year round and boasts a beach front car park with shop and toilet block; everything needed for a lovely beach day out. From Daymer you can also enjoy long coastal walks taking you to either Rock or Polzeath.

St Enodoc Church is close by as well, which is set within the grounds of St Enodoc Golf Course; rated one of the best courses in the country.


Padstow is about a 20 minute drive, or a short ferry trip from Rock. Along with its large selection of shops and restaurants, Padstow’s harbour is one of the main reasons people visit this famous town. From here you can take boat trips, head out of town and walk along the coast path all the way along the sandy beaches to Hawkers Cove, or just grab an ice cream and enjoy the views.

Please note that Dogs are banned from St Georges Cove from 10am and 6pm from July 1st to August 31st, however, they are permitted at Chapel Bar, Harbour Cove and Hawkers Cove.

Padstow has events running throughout the year but its biggest has to be May Day and the Padstow Christmas Festival in December.


Polzeath is one of the nearest coastal beaches to Gunvenna Holiday Park, just 2 miles away. The beach here has a dog ban in force between 10am and 6pm from July 1st to August 31st.

It is rated as one of the best surfing beaches in the country and has Lifeguard cover on Easter bank holiday, weekends during April, daily from 5th May to September 30th and weekends during October.

Polzeath has many shops and water sports equipment can easily be hired, surfing lessons can also be booked daily.

There are several car parks within the vicinity, including a section on the actual beach.


Wadebridge is the central hub of the area with many events taking place throughout the year. It is located 4.5 miles away from Gunvenna Holiday Park and just inland on the Camel River estuary.

The town is the starting point for the most popular stretch of the Camel Cycle Trail and bikes can be hired here so you can explore it for yourself. Wadebridge has many shops, restaurants, supermarkets cafes and a cinema.


Steeped in history, both Tintagel and Boscastle are amongst the most visited places in Cornwall. You can walk across the newly built bridge to see the statue of King Arthur and the ruins of Tintagel Castle. There are also many shops, cafes and other points of interest to keep you busy.

A short drive away you will also find the lovely village of Boscastle, which has its history with Thomas Hardy and his first wife Emma, whom he met at St Juliot rectory in 1870.


Home to TV series Doc Martin, Port Isaac is a small and beautiful fishing village on the north coast of Cornwall, about 6 miles away from Gunvenna Holiday Park. Port Isaac is set amidst rugged and magnificent scenery on Cornwall’s North coast with two beautiful ports nearby; Port Quin and Port Gaverne.

It’s a truly picturesque village with narrow winding streets lined with whitewashed cottages that lead down to the harbour where you can watch local fishermen landing their daily catch of fish, crab and lobsters. If you happen to be there at the right time you can see the Fisherman’s Friends perform live on the Platt.

Port Isaac has a dog friendly beach all year round and boasts some great places to eat.


Please see below for the Blue flag beaches where dogs are banned from 15 May to 30 September between 10am and 6pm.

- Porthtowan Beach, Porthtowan
- Porthmeor Beach, St Ives
- Widemouth Bay Beach, Bude
- Gyllyngvase Beach, Falmouth
- Trevone Beach, near Padstow
- Carbis Bay Beach, Carbis Bay

Dog bans will also be in force on the following beaches between 10am and 6pm between July 1 and August 31.

- Cadgwith Cove, Cadgwith
- Castle Beach, Falmouth
- Cawsand Beach, Cawsand
- Chapel Porth Beach, St Agnes
- Church Cove, Gunwalloe
- Crackington Havern, Bude
- Crooklets Beach, Bude
- Harveys Towans – Godrevy Point, Hayle
- Housel Bay, The Lizard
- Kennack Sands Beach, The Lizard
- Kynance Cove, The Lizard
- Maenporth Beach, Falmouth
- Mousehole Beach to Skilly Beach
- Newlyn Beach to Battery Rocks
- Penzance Harbour to Marazion
- Perranuthnoe
- Poldhu Beach, Mullion
- Polurrian Cove Beach, Mullion
- Polzeath Beach, Polzeath
- Porth Beach, Porth
- Porthcurno Beach, Porthcurno
- Porthgwarra Beach, St Levan
- Porthgwidden Beach, St Ives
- Porthleven West, Porthleven
- Porthminister Beach, St Ives
- Porthpean Beach, St Austell
- Portmellon Cove, Mevagissey
- Portreath Beach including Harbour, Portreath
- Praa Sands Beach, Praa Sands
- Readymoney Cove, Fowey
- Sennen Beach, Sennen
- St George’s Well, Padstow
- St Ives Harbour Beach, St Ives
- Summer’s Beach, St Mawes
- Swanpool Beach, Falmouth
- Tattam’s Beach, Portscatho
- Tunnel Beach, Falmouth