Cornish Beaches and your Dog

We all know the look on a dogs face when it arrives at THE BEACH! The chance to run around with other dogs, swim, dig and generally have fun is one of the highlights of being a dog in Cornwall.
However there are certain restrictions on a dogs fun and if you ignore them you could be liable to a hefty fine.
Listed below are the beaches of Cornwall which are all year round, restricted or simply ban dogs to ensure you and your dog remain safe.

DOG FRIENDLY BEACHES

Benoath Cove
Boobys Beach
Bossiney Haven
Constantine Bay
Coverack (but dogs must be on leads from June 1 to August 31)
Crantock
Daymer Bay
Deadmans Cove
Downderry
Duckpool Beach
Eastern Green
Fistral Newquay
Freathy
Gorran Haven
Great Western Beach Newquay
Greenaway Beach
Gwynver beach
Hannafore Looe
Harlyn Bay
Hemmick Beach
Holywell Bay
Kingsand Beach
Lamorna Cove
Lankidden Cove
Lantic Bay
Longrock Beach
Mawgan Porth
Mevagissey – Polstreath
Mexico Towans
Mother Iveys Bay
Northcott Mouth
Nanjizel Cove
Padstow
Par
Pendower Beach
Pendower – Carne Beach
Penzance
Perranporth (dogs must be kept on leads in July and August, 9am – 5pm)
Plaidy Looe
Polpeor
Polridmouth Beach
Porth Joke
Porthbeor
Porthcothan
Porthcurnick
Porth Kidney (Lelant)
Porthluney Cove
Portholland Beach
Portheras Cove
Port Isaac
Portloe
Portscatho
Priests Cove
Rinsey Head
Rock
Sandymouth Beach Bude
Seaton
Sharrow Beach Torpoint
St. Antonys Head
Summerleaze Bude (though dogs must be kept on a lead from 10am to 6pm May 21 to September 30)
Talland Bay
Tintagel
Towan Beach
Trebarwith Strand
Trefusis Beach at Flushing
Tregantle Cliff Beach (Whitsand Bay)
Tregardock
Trevaunance Cove St Agnes
Treyarnon Bay
Upton Towans
Vault Beach
Watergate Bay
Wherrytown
Whipsiderry Beach
Widemouth Bay (south side) – Black Rock

SEASONAL BANS

Cadgwith Cove (Easter Sunday to September 30)
Carbis Bay (first Sunday before Easter to September 30 – morning dog walks between 5am and 8am are allowed)
Carlyon Bay (Easter Sunday to September 30)
Castle Beach Falmouth (Easter Sunday to September 30)
Cawsand Bay (Easter Sunday to September 30)
Chapel Porth (Easter Sunday to September 30)
Crackington Haven – (Easter Sunday to September 30)
Crooklets Bude – (Easter Sunday to September 30)
Godrevy – (May 1 to September 30 – 8am – 7pm)
Gunwalloe Cove Church Cove – (Easter Sunday to September 30 – 7am – 7pm)
Gwithian – (Easter Sunday to September 30 between Ceres Rock and Red River)
Gyllyngvase – (Easter Sunday to September 30)
Hayle Towans – (May 1 to September 30 – 8am – 7pm – between Hayle River and Black Cliffs)
Hendra – Praa Sands – (Easter Sunday to September 30)
Kenidjack St Just – (Easter Sunday to September 30)
Kennack Sands (Easter Sunday to September 30 – 7am to 7pm)
Kynance Cove (Easter Sunday to September 30 – 7am – 7pm)
Lizard Church Cove (Easter Sunday to September 30)
Lusty Glaze Beach (May 31 to September 30)
Maenporth (Easter Sunday to September 30)
Marazion (May 1 to 30 September – 8am – 7pm)
Pentewan Sands (February 1 to first Sunday in November)
Perranuthnoe (Perran Sands) (May 1 to 30 September – 8am – 7pm)
Peter’s Point Hayle (Easter Sunday to September 30)
Poldhu Cove (Easter Sunday to September 30)
Polkerris (Easter Sunday to September 30)
Polcare Cove (Easter Sunday to September 30)
Polurrian Cove (Easter Sunday to September 30 – 7am – 7pm)
Polzeath (Easter Sunday to September 30)
Porthmellon (July 1 to September 30)
Porth Beach (Easter Sunday to September 30)
Porth Chapel Land’s End (Easter Sunday to September 30)
Porthpean Beach (Easter Sunday to September 30)
Porthcurno (Easter Sunday to September 30)
Porthglaze Cove (Easter Sunday to September 30)
Porthgwarra (Easter Day to September 30 – 8am – 7pm)
Porthgwidden St Ives (First Sunday before Easter to September 30)
Porthleven (Easter Sunday to September 30 – 7am – 7pm)
Porthmeor St Ives (Easter Sunday to September 30)
Porthminster St Ives (first Sunday before Easter to September 30)
Porthpean (Easter Day to September 30)
Porthtowan (Easter Day to September 30)
Porthzennor Cove (Easter Day to September 30)
Portreath (Easter Sunday to September 30 – 7am – 7pm)
Portwrinkle (Easter Sunday to September 30)
Portscatho (Easter Sunday to September 30)
Praa Sands (Easter Sunday to September 30 – 7am – 7pm)
Readymoney Cove (Easter Sunday to September 30)
Sennen Cove (Easter Sunday to September 30)
St Ives Harbour Beach (first Sunday before Easter to September 30 – 8am – 7pm)
St. Mawes (Easter Sunday to September 30)
Swanpool (Easter Sunday to September 30)
Tolcarne Beach (May 1 to September 30)
Tregardock Beach (Easter Sunday to September 30)
Trevone Bay (Easter Sunday to September 30)
Widemouth Bay north side (Easter Sunday to September 30)

ALL YEAR BANS

Millendreath Beach
East Looe Beach
Crinnis Beach
Charlestown Beach
Duporth Beach
Pentewan Beach

For more information please visit Cornwall Beach Guide