From Easter Day the rules on access for dogs on Cornish beaches change…

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Dog Friendly Beaches – these beaches are dog friendly all year

Many Cornish Beaches have seasonal restrictions banning dogs, usually from Easter Day until 1st October, with signs at the entrance to the beach. Some ban during the day but allow dogs in the early morning (before 7 or 8 depending) and late evening (usually after 7) – the signage (or the internet!) will specify. The majority of beaches are dog friendly out of season. However, the beaches below allow dogs at any time (to the best of our knowledge). Have fun with your four legged friends on the beautiful beaches.

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North Cornwall

  • Crantock, Newquay
  • Daymer Bay Beach, Padstow
  • Fistral, Newquay
  • Great Western, Newquay
  • Harbour Beach, Newquay
  • Harlyn Bay Beach, Padstow
  • Hawker’s Cove Beach, Padstow
  • Holywell Bay, Newquay
  • Newquay Beaches, Newquay
  • Northcott Mouth Beach, Bude
  • Summerleaze, Bude
  • Towan, Newquay
  • Trebarwith Strands, Tintagel
  • Watergate Bay, Newquay
  • Widemouth Bay (South side only), Bude

West Cornwall

  • Beachview Beach, Hayle
  • Coverack, Lizard Peninsula
  • Kennack Sands, The Lizard Peninsula
  • Kenneggy Sands, Praa Sands
  • Mexico Towans, Hayle
  • Mullion Cove, Lizard Peninsula
  • Perran Sands, Perranporth
  • Perranporth, Perranporth
  • Portheras Cove Beach, St Just
  • Porthkidney Beach, St Ives
  • Sandy banks of the River Gannel, Newquay
  • Upton Towans, Hayle

South East Cornwall

  • Carne Beach, Roseland Peninsula
  • Downderry Beach, Looe
  • Gorran Haven, Mevagissey
  • Hannafore Beach, Looe
  • Lansallos Beach, Polperro
  • Lantic Bay Beach, Polperro
  • Portholland Beach, St Austell
  • Seaton Beach, Looe
  • Talland Bay Beach, Polperro
  • Whitsand Bay, Saltash