20 Dog friendly beaches in Cornwall! Thinking about taking your dog on holiday to Cornwall or local with a dog? Well if they are a beach/sea loving pooch, then here is the list for you. Twenty beaches that allow dogs on them all year round.
I have purposefully not included post codes or directions in the list, partly as I don’t want to be responsible for giving you dodgy directions and getting you lost, but mostly as you are better off separately researching the beach that you choose to go to for the best place to park etc yourself so that the information will be up to date in the future.
Cadgwith East Beach
Cadgwith Cove on the Lizard Peninsula is dog friendly all year.
Carne Beach is on the Roseland Peninsula and is dog friendly all year, but you are supposed to have dogs on leads between May and September.
Dogs are allowed all year round.
Daymer Bay Beach
Not far from Rock, Daymer Bay Beach is dog friendly all year round.
Downderry Beach near Looe is dog friendly all year.
Great Western Beach
Great Western Beach in Newquay is dog friendly all year.
Gwenver beach close to Sennen beach (which does operate a dog ban) is dog friendly all year round. There are steep steps to access it though, so keeping your dog on the lead until you reach the beach itself could be sensible.
Harlyn Bay Beach
Dog friendly all year and isn’t that far from Padstow.
Holywell Bay Beach
Dog friendly all year – can get very busy though.
Mawgan Porth Beach
Mawgan Porth beach is dog friendly all year.
Par Beach/Par Sands
Par beach is dog friendly all year with no restrictions.
Perranporth beach along with Perran Sands beach is dog friendly all year, although between the hours of 9am and 5pm in July and August you will need to keep them on their leads.
Port Isaac Beach
The sandy beach at Port Isaac is dog friendly all year.
Porthcothan Bay Beach
Dog friendly all year.
Porthkidney Beach is near to Lelant around 2 miles from St Ives and is dog friendly all year round. You do need to keep your dog on the lead on the footpaths though, but on the beach there are no restrictions.
Porthluney Beach (Caerhays Beach)
Porthluney Beach also known as Caerhays Beach, is dog friendly all year round.
Rock Beach (Brea Beach)
Close to Padstow, Rock Beach is dog friendly all year.
Summerleaze Beach Bude
Dogs are allowed all year round, but must be on a lead from 21st May to 30th Sept between 10am and 6pm.
Treyarnon Bay Beach
Not far from Padstow, Treyarnon Bay beach is dog friendly all year.
Watergate Bay Beach
Watergate Bay beach is dog friendly all year without any restrictions.
This is only a small proportion of the dog friendly beaches in Cornwall – you can also find more dog friendly beaches listed on the Watergate Bay site’s post Dog Friendly Beaches in Cornwall and the All About Cornwall site’s post Dog Friendly Beaches Cornwall.
Plus you can also keep an eye on the Cornwall Council website to check for any updates to their list of dog beach restrictions. Some of the restrictions only apply during certain hours of the day during some months.
Feel free to comment below if any of the beaches have bans that I couldn’t find online, or if you want to tell me readers about your favourite dog friendly beaches.