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Dog friendly beaches in Cornwall

For all us dog lovers knowing where our four-legged friends can go can be an issue at times, which is why we have put this handy guide together. Find out where and when you are allowed to take your dogs on the beach and which to steer clear of. Check out our dog friendly properties here.

North Coast

South Coast 

West Cornwall

 

North Coast 

                                         

Newquay

Bedruthan Steps (CLOSED due to rockfall) - Dogs welcome all year round

Crantock Beach - Dogs welcome all year round

Fistral Beach - Dogs welcome all year round Fistral Beach, Newquay, Cornwall

Great Western Beach - Dogs welcome all year round

Holywell Bay Beach - Dogs welcome all year round

Towan Beach - Dogs welcome all year round

Watergate Bay Beach - Dogs welcome all year round

Porth Joke Beach - Dogs welcome all year round, please keep dogs under control when on the dunes due to roaming sheep.

Tolcarne Beach - Seasonal dog ban from 1st April to 31st October

Porth Beach - Seasonal dog ban from 15th May to 30th September, 10am - 6pm

Lusty Glaze Beach - Seasonal dog ban from 31st May to September 30th

 

Bude

Duckpool Beach - Dogs welcome all year round

Northcott Mouth Beach - Dogs welcome all year round

Sandymouth Beach - Dogs welcome all year round

Summerleaze Beach - Dogs welcome all year round but must be on a lead from  21st May to 30th September, 10am - 6pm

Crackington Haven - Seasonal dog ban from 15th May to 30th September, 10am - 6pm

Crooklets Beach - Seasonal dog ban from 15th May to 30th September, 10am - 6pm

Widemouth Bay Beach - Seasonal dog ban from 15th May to 30th September, 10am - 6pm Widemouth Bay, Bude, Cornwall

Padstow

Constantine Bay Beach - Dogs welcome all year round Constantine Bay, Cornwall

Harlyn Bay Beach - Dogs welcome all year round

Hawkers Cove Beach - Dogs welcome all year round

Mother Ivey’s Bay - Dogs welcome all year round

Porthcothan Bay Beach - Dogs welcome all year round

Rock Beach - Dogs welcome all year round

Treyarnon Bay Beach - Dogs welcome all year round

Trevone Bay Beach – Seasonal dog ban from 15th May to 30th September, 10am - 6pm 

St George's Well - Seasonal dog ban from 1st July to 31st August, 10am - 6pm

Chapel Bar Beach – No dogs

 

St Agnes

Trevaunance Cove Beach - Dogs welcome all year round Trevaunance Cove, St Agnes, Cornwall

Porthtowan Beach - Seasonal dog ban from 15th May to 30th September, 10am - 6pm

Chapel Porth Beach - Seasonal dog ban from 1st July to 31st August, 10am - 6pm

 

Others

Boscastle, Bossiney Cove Beach - Dogs welcome all year round

Mawgan Porth, Mawgan Porth Beach - Dogs welcome all year round Mawgan Porth, Cornwall

Port Isaac, Port Gaverne Beach - Dogs welcome all year round

Rock, Daymer Bay Beach - Dogs welcome all year round

Tintagel, Trebarwith Strand Beach - Dogs welcome all year round

Perranporth, Perranporth Beach - Dogs welcome all year round but must be on a lead during July and August, 9am - 5pm

Polzeath, Polzeath Beach - Seasonal dog ban from 15th May to 30th September, 10am - 6pm

 

South Coast

 

The Roseland

Carne Beach - Dogs welcome all year round

Porthcurnick Beach - Dogs welcome all year round Porthcurnick Beach, The Roseland, Cornwall

Towan Beach - Dogs welcome all year round

Pendower Beach - Dogs welcome all year round, but must be kept on a lead May to September

Portscatho Beach - Seasonal dog ban from 1st July to 31st August, 10am - 6pm

Summer’s Beach - Seasonal dog ban from 1st July to 31st August, 10am - 6pm

Tattam’s Beach - Seasonal dog ban from  1st July to 31st August, 10am - 6pm

 

Looe

Downderry Beach - Dogs welcome all year round

Hannafore Beach - Dogs welcome all year round

Talland Bay Beach - Dogs welcome all year round Talland Bay, Looe, Cornwall

Seaton Beach - Dogs welcome all year round

Whitsand Bay - Dogs welcome all year round

East Looe Beach - No dogs

 

Mevagissey

Hemmick Beach - Dogs welcome all year round

Portholland Beach - Dogs welcome all year round 

Gorran Haven Beach - Dogs welcome all year round but must be on a lead

Porthluney Cove Beach - Dogs welcome all year round but must be on a lead from June to September

Pentewan Beach – Seasonal dog ban from 1st March to 1st November

Portmellon Cove – Seasonal dog ban from 1st July to 31st August, 10am - 6pm

Portpean Beach - Seasonal dog ban from 1st July to 31st August, 10am - 6pm

 

Falmouth

Nansidwell Beach (Woodlands) - Dogs welcome all year round

Gyllyngvase Beach - Seasonal dog ban from 15th May to 30th September, 10am - 6pm Gyllyngvase Beach, Falmouth, Cornwall

Castle Beach - Seasonal dog ban from 1st July to 31st August, 10am - 6pm

Maenporth Beach - Seasonal dog ban from 1st July to 31st August, 10am - 6pm

Swanpool Beach - Seasonal dog ban from 1st July to 31st August, 10am - 6pm

Tunnel Beach - Seasonal dog ban from 1st July to 31st August, 10am - 6pm

 

Fowey

Polridmouth Cove - Dogs welcome all year round

Readymoney Cove - Seasonal dog ban from 1st July to 31st August, 10am - 6pm

Polkerris Beach - No dogs between 10am - 6pm

 

Others

Cawsand, Kingsand Beach - Dogs welcome all year round

Polperro, Lansallos Beach - Dogs welcome all year round

Polperro, Lantic Bay - Dogs welcome all year round

St Austell, Par Sands Beach - Dogs welcome all year round

Cawsand, Cawsand Beach - Seasonal dog ban from 1st July to 31st August, 10am - 6pmCawsand, Cornwall

St Austell, Porthpean Beach - Seasonal dog ban from 1st July to 31st August, 10am - 6pm

St Austell, Charlestown Beach - No dogs

 

West Cornwall

 

Helston

Loe Bar Beach - Dogs welcome all year round

Mullion Cove Beach - Dogs welcome all year round

Church Cove, Gunwalloe - Seasonal dog ban from 1st July to 31st August, 10am - 6pm

Kennack Sands Beach - Seasonal dog ban from 1st July to 31st August, 10am - 6pm

Poldhu Cove Beach - Seasonal dog ban from 1st July to 31st August, 10am - 6pm

Polurrian Cove Beach - Seasonal dog ban from 1st July to 31st August, 10am - 6pm

Porthleven Beach - Seasonal dog ban from 1st July to 31st August, 10am - 6pm

Praa Sands Beach - Seasonal dog ban from 1st July to 31st August, 10am - 6pm Praa Sands, Cornwall

 

The Lizard

Porthoustock Beach - Dogs welcome all year round

Coverack Beach - Dogs welcome all year round but must be on a lead.

Cadgwith Cove- Seasonal dog ban from 1st July to 31st August, 10am - 6pm

Housel Bay - Seasonal dog ban from 1st July to 31st August, 10am - 6pm

Kennack Sands Beach - Seasonal dog ban from 1st July to 31st August, 10am - 6pm

Kynance Cove - Seasonal dog ban from 1st July to 31st August, 10am - 6pm

 

St Ives

Portheras Cove Beach - Dogs welcome all year round

Priest’s Cove - Dogs welcome all year round

Carbis Bay Beach - Seasonal dog ban from 15th May to 30th September, 10am - 6pm

Porthmeor Beach - Seasonal dog ban from 15th May to 30th September, 10am - 6pm Porthmeor, St Ives, Cornwall

Porthminster Beach - Seasonal dog ban from 15th May to 30th September, 10am - 6pm

Porthgwidden Beach - Seasonal dog ban from 1st July to 31st August, 10am - 6pm

St Ives Harbour Beach - Seasonal dog ban from  1st July to 31st August, 10am - 6pm

 

Hayle 

Mexico Towans Beach - Dogs welcome all year round

Porthkidney Beach - Dogs welcome all year round

Godrevy Beach - Seasonal dog ban from 1st July to 31st August, 10am - 6pm

Harveys Towans - Seasonal dog ban from 1st July to 31st August, 10am - 6pm

Carnsew Pool - No dogs

Copperhouse Pool - No dogs

Hayle Estuary – No dogs

 

Lands End

Gwynver Beach - Dogs welcome all year round

Lamorna Cove Beach - Dogs welcome all year round

Porthchapel Beach - Seasonal dog ban from 1st May to 30th September, 8am – 7pm below mean high tide line

Sennen Cove Beach - Seasonal dog ban from 15th May to 30th September, 10am - 6pm

Sennen Cove, Cornwall

Long Rock Beach - Seasonal dog ban from 1st July to 31st August, 10am - 6pm

Mousehole Beach to Skilly Beach - Seasonal dog ban from 1st July to 31st August, 10am - 6pm

Perranuthnoe Beach - Seasonal dog ban from 1st July to 31st August, 10am - 6pm

Porthcurno Beach - Seasonal dog ban from 1st July to 31st August, 10am - 6pm

Porthgwarra Beach - Seasonal dog ban from 1st July to 31st August, 10am - 6pm

 

Other

Marazion, Prussia Cove - Dogs welcome all year round

Camborne, Gwithian Towans Beach - Seasonal dog ban from 1st July to 31st August, 10am - 6pm

Marazion, Marazion Beach - Seasonal dog ban from 1st July to 31st August, 10am - 6pm

Portreath, Portreath Beach - Seasonal dog ban from 1st July to 31st August, 10am - 6pm

 

 For some walk ideas why not have a look at our Winter walks in Cornwall blog and our Dog friendly pubs in Cornwall for some pub suggestions.

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