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Which beaches are dogs allowed in Cornwall?




Whilst during the summer months many beaches in Cornwall have restrictions on whether you are allowed to bring your dog there are a surprising number of dog friendly beaches too!


Although many of these beaches are not the main 'holiday beaches' there are plenty in most areas and some of the best beaches in Cornwall have no dog bans at all. You will also find many of the dog bans are seasonal, usually just covering the peak season, and often only during the day.



This beach guide has 149 beaches listed where dogs are allowed and a further 74 where dogs are restricted in Cornwall. There are 4 beaches in Cornwall on which a dog ban is in operation.


Dog Friendly Beaches in Cornwall

Beaches where dogs are allowed

These are beaches where there are generally no restrictions on taking your dog on the beach any time of the year. This covers the majority of beaches in Cornwall. There are one or two that require dogs to be kept on the lead during the summer months.

1. Appletree Bay

2. Bamaluz

3. Bassetts Cove

4. Battery Rocks

5. Beady Pool

6. Bedruthan Steps

7. Benoath Cove

8. Bergecooth

9. Bosahan Cove

10. Bossiney Cove

11. Breakwater

12. Caerthillian Cove

13. Carleon Cove

14. Carne

15. Castle Porth

16. Clodgy Point

17. Constantine Bay

18. Cot Valley

19. Cove Vean

20. Coverack Beach

21. Crantock

22. Daymer Bay

23. Dollar Cove

24. Downderry

25. Durgan

26. Eastern Green

27. Farm Beach

28. Fishing Cove

29. Fistral

30. Flushing Cove

31. Fox Cove

32. Gillan Harbour

33. Gimble Porth

34. Godrevy Cove

35. Gorran Haven

36. Great Bay

37. Great Molunan & Little Molunan

38. Great Par

39. Great Western

40. Grebe

41. Green Bay

42. Green Porth

43. Greenbank Cove

44. Gurnards Head

45. Gwenver

46. Gwithian

47. Hannafore

48. Harbour Cove

49. Harlyn Bay

50. Hawkers Cove

51. Hayle Towans

52. Hemmick

53. Higher Town Bay

54. Holywell Bay

55. Keneggy Sands

56. Kennack Sands

57. Kingsand

58. Lambeth Walk

59. Lankidden Cove

60. Lansallos Cove

61. Lantic Bay

62. Lantivet Bay

63. Lawrence's Bay

64. Leggan Cove

65. Little Fistral

66. Loe Bar

67. Longrock

68. Lower Town Beach

69. Mawgan Porth

70. Mexico Towans

71. Millook Haven

72. Mother Iveys Bay

73. Mullion Cove

74. Nanjizal

75. Newlyn

76. Newlyn Tolcarne

77. Newtrain Bay

78. Northcott Mouth

79. Par Sands

80. Pedn Vounder

81. Pelistry Bay

82. Pendower

83. Penhale Sands

84. Pentire Steps

85. Pentle Bay

86. Pentreath

87. Periglis

88. Perpitch

89. Perranporth

90. Pisky Cove

91. Plaidy

92. Polgwidden Cove

93. Polnare Cove

94. Polpeor Cove

95. Polridmouth Cove

96. Polstreath

97. Ponsence Cove

98. Port Gaverne

99. Port Isaac

100. Porth Arlo

101. Porth Hellick

102. Porth Joke

103. Porth Sawsen

104. Porthallack

105. Porthallow

106. Porthbeor

107. Porthcothan Bay

108. Porthcurnick

109. Porthemmet

110. Portheras Cove

111. Porthguarnon Cove

112. Porthkidney

113. Porthloo

114. Porthluney Cove

115. Porthmellon Beach

116. Porthmeor Cove

117. Portholland

118. Porthoustock

119. Progo

120. Prussia Cove

121. Raven's Porth

122. Rinsey Cove

123. Rusey Beach

124. Rushy Bay

125. Rushy Porth

126. Samson

127. Sandymouth

128. Seaton

129. St Loy's Cove

130. Summerleaze

131. Sunny Cove

132. Talland Bay

133. The Bar

134. The Strangles

135. Thomas' Porth

136. Tintagel

137. Towan

138. Town Beach

139. Trebarwith Strand

140. Trevaunance Cove

141. Trevellas-Porth

142. Treyarnon Bay

143. Vault

144. Watergate Bay

145. Welcombe Mouth

146. Wherrytown

147. Whipsiderry

148. Whitsand Bay

149. Widemouth Bay

Beaches where dogs are restricted

Beaches where dogs are banned

Most popular dog beaches



Cornwall council have also created a handy interactive map showing which beaches have restrictions.




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Please be aware these regulations do not apply to Guide dogs for the blind.


The information provided here is taken from that provided by Cornwall Council and was updated in June 2020. Source https://www.cornwall-beaches.co.uk/dog-friendly

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