The weekend before easter is a very important week in my calendar, as it is the last week that dogs are allowed on the beaches in Cornwall! I am lucky enough to have use of a beautiful flat in Falmouth, and for the last couple of years we’ve spent the last dog-friendly week before the summer there. Clearly after working hard on the house for our first 10 days of ownership, we can no longer hack the pace and need a holiday!
The view from the flat is incredible – my favourite thing is watching the boats come in and out of the harbour.
There were quite a few new places which had sprung up since I was last in Falmouth a year ago, the nearest of which was Beerwolf Books – pub and bookshop, tucked away in a courtyard just off the high street. We only stopped by briefly, but it was definitely worth a look.
I also returned to my favourite bar, Hand, which sits at the top of the high street in the aptly name Old Brewer Yard. We spent more than our fair share of time there, with our hounds relaxing with the pub dog Foxy on the lovely big chesterfield sofas. Best gin and tonic in Falmouth, not to mention brilliant beer selection.
The rest of the week was spent enjoying beaches and having general seaside fun. Champagne, shipwrecks, hidden villages and happy doggies.