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Beaches Cornwall

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A guide to lifeguard cover on Cornwall's beaches.

Every effort is made to keep this beach guide up to date but there have been so many changes this year that we can't guarantee it.

Dog Friendly Beach: yes

Seasonal Dog Ban: yes

Seasonal Lifeguards: yes

Bamaluz beach

St Ives Cornwall

West Cornwall

Bamaluz beach is quite a small beach backed by large walls in the town of St Ives Cornwall. It is a sand and pebble Beach accessed by steep steps and backed by large rocks of which very little is accessible at high tide. Bamaluz is the only beach in St Ives which is dog friendly all year and so can get a little crowded with dogs at busy times. Only really worth visiting if you have a dog and probably not worth visiting for a day on the beach, but if you are in St Ives and have a dog and catch it at a quiet time it can be a lovely place for your dog to have a run on the beach or to relax for a while. No facilities actually at the beach but lots nearby. To access the beach park at one of the St Ives car parks and follow the coast from the harbour towards Porthgwidden beach and you will pass Bamaluz.

Dog Friendly Beach: yes

Seasonal Dog Ban: no

Seasonal Lifeguards: no

Beachview Beach

Hayle Cornwall

West Cornwall

Fabulous golden sandy beach forming part of the 4 miles of golden sands running from Hayle to Godrevy with views over St Ives Bay and Godrevy Lighthouse. Beachview offers good bathing and surfing. Dog friendly beach all year as are nearby Mexico Towans and Upton Towans, although not all beaches in this stip are dog friendly so take note of signs. Lifeguarded over the summer season. Read more about Hayle Cornwall

Watch Video of Hayle Beaches Cornwall

Please be aware that adders can be about in the dunes / grass behind the beach and their bites can be fatal to dogs. Best to keep dogs on leads and keep your eyes on the ground.

Dog Friendly Beach: yes

Seasonal Dog Ban: no

Seasonal Lifeguards: yes

Boobys Beach

Near Constantine, Cornwall

North Cornwall

Booby's Bay is a large, sandy beach in North Cornwall. Access and surfing are not possible for about 2 hours either side of high water, as the beach is submerged. At low tide the beach connects with Constantine Bay. There is no parking at Boobys Bay. The nearest car parks are at Treyarnon Bay or Constantine Bay and you can then walk along the coast path to Boobys Bay. Access is not easy, with a short climb down rocks, and a 500m walk from the nearest car park. The nearest facilities are at Constantine, half a mile to the south. Dog friendly. RNLI Lifeguarded from May to September. Surfing is not recommended here for beginners.

Dog Friendly Beach: yes

Seasonal Dog Ban: no

Seasonal Lifeguards: yes

Bude Beaches

Bude Cornwall

North Cornwall

Bude in north Cornwall is an excellent Cornish seaside resort that offers something for everyone. With two beaches within walking distance of the town centre, surfing and bodyboarding, kayaking, a tidal swimming pool and excellent facilities in the town. Bude Cornwall is a great place to visit and a good base for the surrounding area in north Cornwall. There are three beaches in Bude Crooklets Beach Bude - Lifeguarded in season. Crooklets Beach is popular with surfers and bodyboarders and is a small west facing sandy beach set in front of the Bude Surf Lifesaving Club (the first club established in Europe, favoured by a mix of surfers and beach goers. Dog ban in place Easter Sunday to 30 September.

Summerleze Beach Bude - Lifeguard cover is provided in season. Dogs must be on leads from 21st May to 30th September from 10am-6pm - Summerleaze beach Bude is within walking distance of Bude town centre and is a sandy beach backed by cliffs with lifeguards in the summer months. Bude open air sea pool is set at the back of the beach and is a fun place to swim if you do not fancy the sea.

Sandymouth Beach is another great beach at the North end of Bude. Lifeguarded in season. It is a National Trust beach with a beautiful cafe. The descent down the path can be difficult as the path gives way to a pebble ridge that descends to the sandy beach. Dog friendly beach in Cornwall.

Dog Friendly Beach: yes

Seasonal Dog Ban: yes

Seasonal Lifeguards: yes

Cadgwith East Beach

Cadgwith Cove, Lizard Peninsula

West Cornwall

Cadgwith Cove on the Lizard Peninsula is a picture box village. Pretty cottages line the narrow streets. There is still fishing from Cadgwith and so fishing boats can be seen resting on the beaches or entering and leaving the harbour. Cadgwith has two small beaches. It is not really a place to visit for a day on the beach but is a nice village to visit with the option of spending some time on a small shingle beach. There is parking on the outskirts of Cadgwith from which you walk down a beautiful footpath to the village. Cadgwith has places to get food and drink and a couple of shops although opening is likely to be seasonal. There is a warning in place that swimming from Cadgwith is with care. Cadgwith East is a dog friendly beach and dogs are allowed all year. Watch Video of Cadgwith Cove Cornwall

Read More about Lizard Peninsula Cornwall

Dog Friendly Beach: yes

Seasonal Dog Ban: no

Seasonal Lifeguards: no

Carbis Bay Beach

Carbis Bay Cornwall

West Cornwall

Carbis Bay beach, seen in the background of the image, is a large expanse of golden Cornish sands, sheltered with a usually calm sea which is good for bathing. Good paid for parking, cafe and toilets. Carbis Bay beach Cornwall is found near to St Ives Cornwall and off the main road from Lelant to St Ives. Heading towards St Ives it is signed as a right turn from the main road running through the village of Carbis Bay. You can catch the train to Carbis Bay from St Erth or St Ives. No Dogs on Carbis Bay Beach between the hours of 8.00am and 5.00pm from the Sunday before Easter until 30 September each year thereby allowing access to dogs from 5pm - 8am in the morning. Persons with dogs on the beach during the ban period will be issued with a fixed penalty notice for £80 and asked to remove their dog from the beach immediately. St Ives Town Council enforcement officers will be responsible for ensuring the ban is complied with. Life guarded over the summer months.

Dog Friendly Beach: yes

Seasonal Dog Ban: yes

Seasonal Lifeguards: yes

Carne Beach

Roseland Peninsula

South East Cornwall

Carne Beach is on the Roseland Peninsula and faces south. At low tide this is a nice sand and shale beach with rocks on both sides and Nare Head rising 300 feet above the beach. Carne beach is a dog friendly beach all year although note dogs must be kept on a lead on the beach in the summer months. Nice walking around the area.

Watch Video Of Carne Beach Cornwall

Dog Friendly Beach: yes

Seasonal Dog Ban: no

Seasonal Lifeguards: no

Castle Beach

Falmouth Cornwall

West Cornwall

Castle Beach is a lovely location in Falmouth Cornwall with stunning views out over Falmouth Bay in one direction and the historic Pendennis Castle and St Anthony headland in the other. There are sparkling bathing waters, rock pools and golden sands at low tide. There is also a toilet block on the beach and ample free parking along Falmouth Sea Front on Cliff Road and a large car park nearby. The beach has a cafe selling hot and cold drinks, pasties, ice cream etc as well as a range of beach goods. Dogs welcome on this beach except between Easter Sunday and 30 September when a seasonal dog ban is in place. No Lifeguard service

Dog Friendly Beach: yes

Seasonal Dog Ban: yes

Seasonal Lifeguards: no

Cawsand Beach

Cawsand Cornwall

South East Cornwall

Small sheltered east facing sand and shingle beach in South East Cornwall with rock pools and inlets for children to play in. Popular with families. Parking nearby. Toilets. Sailing and canoe hire in season. There is a range of activities available in Cawsand and nearby Kingsand including locating the ancient county border. Dogs are welcome on this beach except between Easter Sunday and 30 September when a seasonal dog ban is in place.

Watch Video Of Cawsand Beach Cornwall

Dog Friendly Beach: yes

Seasonal Dog Ban: yes

Seasonal Lifeguards: no

Chapel Porth Beach

St Agnes Cornwall

North Cornwall

Chapel Porth Beach is owned and maintained by the National Trust. It is a rural beach set in the stunning surroundings of high cliffs and St Agnes Beacon and the old Wheal Coates tine mine with its rich mining heritage. Popular with families, surfers and bellyboarders. At low tide there is a wide sandy beach which gradually gets smaller and smaller as the tide advances. There are also rock pools to explore. At spring low tides it becomes a long sandy beach that connects with Porthtowan. Chapel Porth is a very natural, unspoilt beach. Home to the World Bellyboard Championships Chapel Porth Beach has a vintage feel to it. There is a good cafe at the top of the beach, toilets and parking. Lifeguard Service in season. Seasonal dog restrictions apply between Easter and 30 September.

Dog Friendly Beach: yes

Seasonal Dog Ban: yes

Seasonal Lifeguards: yes

Charlestown Beach

Charlestown Cornwall

South East Cornwall

Sandy beach near to the harbour in the centre of Charlestown. Nice views of the boats coming and going from the harbour. Good facilities in Charlestown with plenty of places for food and drink. Park in one of the Charlestown car parks and walk. Nice beach to visit and combine with a day in Charlestown Cornwall For some reason dogs are never allowed on this beach in Cornwall, not even in winter.

Dog Friendly Beach: no

Seasonal Dog Ban: yes

Seasonal Lifeguards: no

Colona Beach

Mevagissey Cornwall

South East Cornwall

In order to reach the small secluded beach of Colona you have to take a considerable walk along the coast path. Park in Mevagissey and walk from here. Colona is a dog friendly beach all year.

Dog Friendly Beach: yes

Seasonal Dog Ban: no

Seasonal Lifeguards: no

Constantine Bay Beach

Padstow Cornwall

North Cornwall

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Constantine Bay Beach in North Cornwall is a beautiful spot with long curve of golden sands, rock pools and is very popular with surfers. Constantine Bay lies about 3 miles out of Padstow in the direction of Newquay and is lifeguarded in the summer months. There are toilets (unsure of seasonal and daily opening times) and a shop in Constantine Bay village itself. Constantine Bay is a dog friendly beach in Cornwall all year and there are no seasonal dog restrictions. If you fancy a walk you can access the Coast Path. There is some parking at Constantine although not very much, an alternative is to park at Treyarnon Bay and walk along the Coast Path to Constantine Beach about a 10 to 15 minute walk (although the car park here can get full on busy days).

Dog Friendly Beach: yes

Seasonal Dog Ban: no

Seasonal Lifeguards: yes

Coombe Haven Beach

St Austell Area

South East Cornwall

Coombe Haven is a small National Trust cove of sand, shale and rocks backed by steep cliffs. A beautiful although not very accessible spot, you have to walk about 15 minutes through a steep wooded valley. Coombe Haven is a dog friendly beach all year. The beach is in the St Austell area near to Fowey . Unfortunately we have no information about parking or facilities. If anyone can provide these we would be very grateful.

Watch Video Of Coombe Haven Beach

Dog Friendly Beach: yes

Seasonal Dog Ban: no

Seasonal Lifeguards: no

Coverack Beach

Coverack Cornwall

Lizard Peninsula

Coverack beach is a dog friendly beach in Cornwall. Coverack beach is sand and rock backed by the sea wall and overlooking the small pretty harbour. At high tide the sand is covered so best visited at mid to low tide. The sea here is usually calm. The facilities are good, there are toilets in the village and plenty of parking on entering the Coverack and refreshments. Note access to Coverack beach is by steep steps. Coverack beach only allows dogs on leads between 1st June and 31st August (many thanks to Sue for letting us know this). Read more about Coverack Cornwall

Dog Friendly Beach: yes

Seasonal Dog Ban: yes

Seasonal Lifeguards: no

Crackington Haven Beach

Crackington Haven Bude Cornwall

North Cornwall

Crackington Haven beach is set between towering cliffs which provide a degree of shelter and is close to the town of Bude Cornwall. The beach backs on to the lovely village of Crackington Haven. This is not so much a sandy beach as a shingle cove offering a wide stretch of sand with rock pools at low tide. Popular with swimmers, surfers and families. Waves can be steep at low tide. There are dangerous rocks to the left and right. There are toilets, a cafe and beach shop selling beach goods and surf wear. The paid car park gives easy access to the beach. Lifeguard service daily in peak season. Dogs are welcome on this beach except between Easter Sunday and 30 September when a seasonal dog plan is in place.

Dog Friendly Beach: yes

Seasonal Dog Ban: yes

Seasonal Lifeguards: yes

Crantock Beach

Newquay Cornwall

North Cornwall

A beautiful large sandy beach in North Cornwall which is popular with beachgoers, families, surfers and bodyboarders. At low tide there are plenty of rock pools filled with life to investigate. Facilities are good with toilets, cafes and hire facilities and two car parks. Access to the beach is through steep dunes and can be difficult particularly for push chairs. A dog friendly beach all year. Crantock beach is lifeguarded in the summer season

Watch Video Of Crantock Beach Cornwall

Dog Friendly Beach: yes

Seasonal Dog Ban: no

Seasonal Lifeguards: yes

Daymer Bay Beach

Padstow Cornwall

North Cornwall

Daymer Bay Beach is a long stretch of sand at the head of the Camel Estuary at Rock and opposite Padstow. The beach slopes gently to the sea and is a dog friendly beach all year. The Estuary is tidal and so you need to visit here at a reasonably low tide. Sand dunes back the beach and it is usually a little quieter here than nearby Rock and Polzeath. There is a beach shop. If you climb the hill behind the beach the views are fantastic and you come to St Enodoc Church where the poet John Betjeman is buried. The Doom Bar is a large sand bank to the side of Daymer Bay and is a notorious hazard to shipping. The story goes that Padstow was guarded by a mermaid until she was mortally wounded by a young man and after which cursed the place with the sand bar.

Watch Video Of Daymer Bay Beach Cornwall

Dog Friendly Beach: yes

Seasonal Dog Ban: no

Seasonal Lifeguards: no

Downderry Beach

Looe Cornwall

South East Cornwall

Watch Video Of Downderry Beach Cornwall

Downderry Beach is a sand and shingle beach next to the village of Downderry and on the coast path. Dogs are allowed on this beach all year and you can walk from here to Seaton Beach (low tide but beware of the risk of being cut off) which is another dog friendly beach. The Inn on The Shore pub is in the village. The beach is used by walkers, for fishing, windsurfing and swimming. Read more about Looe Cornwall

Dog Friendly Beach: yes

Seasonal Dog Ban: no

Seasonal Lifeguards: no

East Looe Beach

Looe Cornwall

South East Cornwall

Sand beach backed by the harbor wall and large stone steps which people enjoy sitting on. Looe beach is in the centre of East Looe near the lifeboat station and has good facilities with cafes, take aways and toilets nearby. We don't think there is parking near Looe beach, park in the main Looe car parks and walk, although you maybe able to drive quite close to drop someone off. Nice beach to visit and combine with a day out in Looe Cornwall For some reason dogs are never allowed on this beach in Cornwall, not even in winter.

Dog Friendly Beach: no

Seasonal Dog Ban: yes

Seasonal Lifeguards: no

Eastern Green Beach

Penzance Cornwall

West Cornwall

Watch Video of Eastern Green and Long Rock Beach Cornwall

Eastern Green Beach is on the Marazion side of Penzance Cornwall running from Station Rocks into nearby Long Rock Beach. Sheltered sand and pebble beach with usually calm sea and beautiful views over Mounts Bay and St Michaels Mount . You need to walk from nearby Long Rock beach car park or Penzance central or Station car park (about 10 minute walk) to access the beach along a level path. No facilities a the beach but plenty at nearby Long Rock, Marazion and Penzance. Eastern Green is a dog friendly beach in Cornwall and is Dog Friendly all year. Mounts Bay is lovely to visit, read about a day out and walk around beautiful Mounts Bay which is also a dog friendly day out in Cornwall.

Dog Friendly Beach: yes

Seasonal Dog Ban: no

Seasonal Lifeguards: no

Fistral Beach

Newquay Cornwall

North Cornwall

Fistral Beach Newquay, the most famous Beach in Cornwall. An immense stretch of golden Cornish sands pounded by the famous Fistral break. Fistral beach is popular with surfers, beachgoers, families and dogs as this North Cornwall beach is dog friendly all year. International surfing events are regularly held here including Boardmasters, the Quicksilver Skins, the UK Pro Surf Tour and the BUSA Championships. Excellent facilities with shops, cafe, hire shops, toilets, showers and surf lessons. Long season of lifeguard cover. More about Newquay Cornwall

Watch Video Of Fistral Beach Cornwall

Dog Friendly Beach: yes

Seasonal Dog Ban: no

Seasonal Lifeguards: yes

Godrevy Beach

Hayle Cornwall

West Cornwall

Godrevy Cornwall, with views to Godrevy lighthouse is a beautiful spot in Cornwal. A National Trust property with three golden Cornish beaches, two sandy and one sand and stone set against impressive cliffs. Being a National Trust beach you have to pay to enter with your car unless you are a member. From Easter until September the toilets and large grass car parks at the top of Godrevy Cornwall open offering plenty of parking and an opportunity to sit on the grass by your car if going to the beach isn't for you. Godrevy is popular with surfers, kayakers, walkers and beach goers. The beach is found on the B3301 Hayle to Portreath road and is signed left just after the village of Gwithian traveling in the Portreath direction. Nearby Hayle Cornwall has excellent facilities. Seasonal dog ban on all of the beaches from 1st May - 30th September from 8am - 7pm. Lifeguarded in the summer season.

Please be aware that adders can be about in the dunes / grass behind the beach and their bites can be fatal to dogs. Best to keep dogs on leads and keep your eyes on the ground.

Dog Friendly Beach: yes

Seasonal Dog Ban: yes

Seasonal Lifeguards: yes

Gorran Haven Beach

Mevagissey Cornwall

South East Cornwall

Gorran Haven is a small harbour village with cluster of fisherman's cottages bordering an east facing sand and shingle beach. Popular with families. Set just outside Mevagissey. Toilets and cafe. Not lifeguarded. Dog friendy beach all year although dogs must be kept on leads.

Dog Friendly Beach: yes

Seasonal Dog Ban: no

Seasonal Lifeguards: no

Great Western Beach

Newquay Cornwall

North Cornwall

One of the Newquay town beaches situated between Towan and Tolcarne beaches in North Cornwall. A sheltered sandy beach backed by cliffs popular with families and learner surfers due to the smaller surf. Mostly covered at high tide. Cornish cliffs make Great Western beach shady in the morning. There are toilets, a cafe and beach paraphernalia hire. Lifeguarded over the summer season. Read more about Newquay Cornwall

Dog Friendly Beach: yes

Seasonal Dog Ban: no

Seasonal Lifeguards: yes

Gunwalloe Church Cove and Dollar Cove Beach

Mullion Cornwall

West Cornwall

Gunwalloe Church Cove is a picturesque south west facing cove on the Lizard Peninsula Cornwall Scattered with sand and pebbles and backed by low lying dunes the Cove is overlooked by Mullion Golf Club in a very beautiful setting. There are strong currents at low tide. A Lifeguard Service operates daily in peak season. Nestling in the cliff is the 15th Century Church of St Winwalowe, hence the name Church Cove. The church is unusual with a small squat detached bell tower and is well worth a visit. There is parking a short walk from the Cove. Close by is Dollar Cove, which may have been named after a Portugese ship full of treasure, including silver dollars, was sunk. No Lifeguard service operates at Dollar Cove. Both beaches are operated by the National Trust and seasonal dog restrictions apply from Easter Sunday until 30 September 7am to 7pm.

Dog Friendly Beach: yes

Seasonal Dog Ban: yes

Seasonal Lifeguards: yes

Gwithian Beach

Hayle Cornwall

West Cornwall

Gwithian Cornwall is a long stretch of sandy Cornish beach bordered by dunes and cliffs, popular with surfers, kayakers, walkers and beach goers. There is a large car park for which fees apply, a cafe and small beach shop. The beach is found on the B3301 Hayle to Portreath road and is signed left just before the village of Gwithian, (if you are heading towards Portreath), the car park is found at the end of a narrow lane. Nearby Hayle Cornwall has excellent facilities. Lifeguarded over the summer season. Dog ban 1st May - 30th September from 8am-7pm.

Please be aware that adders can be about in the dunes / grass behind the beach and their bites can be fatal to dogs. Best to keep dogs on leads and keep your eyes on the ground.

Dog Friendly Beach: yes

Seasonal Dog Ban: yes

Seasonal Lifeguards: yes

Gyllyngvase Beach

Falmouth Cornwall

West Cornwall

Winner of a Blue Flag in 2015 Gyllyngvase Beach situated on the outskirts of Falmouth Cornwall is a sandy crescent backed by beautifully well maintained gardens showing many unusual plants thriving due to the mild climate in Cornwall. The sea at Gyllyngvase is usually calm and excellent for bathing when the lifeguards are on duty. Falmouth's biggest beach Gyllyngvase is popular with families and beach goers. Facilities are excellent with toilets by the beach, a take away and cafe. The car parks (paid for) are near and there is good level access from the car parks. There are benches along the back of the beach. Seasonal dog ban Easter Day - 30th September Lifeguarded over the summer season.

Dog Friendly Beach: yes

Seasonal Dog Ban: yes

Seasonal Lifeguards: yes

Hallane Beach

St Austell Cornwall

South East Cornwall

Hallane is a small rock and pebble beach accessed via steep stone steps and backed by cliffs with a lovely waterfall to one side. Nice views over the surrounding coastline. The beach is only accessed by a considerable walk through the village and wooded valley. Hallane is a dog friendly beach in Cornwall all year. Watch Video Of Hallane Beach Cornwall

Dog Friendly Beach: yes

Seasonal Dog Ban: no

Seasonal Lifeguards: no

Hannafore Beach

Looe Cornwall

South East Cornwall

Hannafore Beach is about a mile from West Looe. A sand and shingle beach with rock pools and a dog friendly beach all year. Facilities in West Looe. Read abour Looe Cornwall

Dog Friendly Beach: yes

Seasonal Dog Ban: no

Seasonal Lifeguards: no

Harbour Beach Newquay

Newquay Cornwall

North Cornwall

A small sandy beach known as a sun trap in the centre of Newquay. This is a working harbour and boats are arriving with their daily catch so the beach can be slightly littered with the unwanted fish. Maybe better to explore than to sit. A dog friendly beach all year. Watch out for the Newquay Fish Festival held here every year. A 5/10 minute walk from Newquay town centre, accessed via steep steps. No lifeguards. Read more about Newquay Cornwall

Dog Friendly Beach: yes

Seasonal Dog Ban: no

Seasonal Lifeguards: no

Harbour Cove or Tregirls

Padstow Cornwall

North Cornwall

Harbour Cove Padstow (also known as Tregirls) at low tide is a beautiful golden sandy beach of a mile + at the mouth of the Camel estuary. A dog friendly beach in Cornwall all year. You can walk from Padstow on the coast path, about a mile, or park at Lelizzick Farm near the beach. You can enjoy a cream tea at The Rest A While Tea Garden. Opposite is Daymer Bay - where the notorious Doom Bar forms when the tide is in and which has been a hazard to shipping for centuries and now has a local ale named after it. The small neighbouring beach of Hawker's Cove, which is where the old lifeboat station was and which only exists at low tide is connected at low tide and is also dog friendly. Read more about Padstow Cornwall

Dog Friendly Beach: yes

Seasonal Dog Ban: no

Seasonal Lifeguards: no

Harlyn Bay Beach

Padstow Cornwall

North Cornwall

Harlyn Bay Beach is a golden sandy beach with pebbles near to Padstow in North Cornwall. There are rock pools and sand dunes to explore and for those who enjoy walking walks to Mother Ivey's Bay and Trevose head where the views are spectacular - ideal Cornwall walks with dogs and the beach here is dog friendly all year. Harlyn is a favourite family beach and also popular with learner surfers practising or attending one of the many surf schools (when the waves are big all levels of surfers come) and kayakers. The beach is accessed from Harlyn village. Lifeguarded in the summer season. Read more about Padstow Cornwall

Dog Friendly Beach: yes

Seasonal Dog Ban: no

Seasonal Lifeguards: no

Hayle Towans Beach

Hayle Cornwall

West Cornwall

Situated by Hayle estuary Hayle Towans Beach Cornwall is a river bank and sandy cove. The beach has north west facing sands that are often not over crowded and are used for sand yachts and kite buggies. Bathing is dangerous in or by the river itself due to strong currents- keep within the Lifeguarded area at all times. There is a car park close to the beach. Directions - From the main road through Hayle Cornwall take the turning signed Phillack found between the double mini roundabout and the co-op. Go through Phillack, past the Bucket of Blood pub and come to the large car park. Dog ban applies 1st May - 30th Sept 8am - 7pm when a seasonal dog ban is in place between Hayle River and Black Cliffs. Lifeguarded daily early May to late September

Please be aware that adders can be about in the dunes / grass behind the beach and their bites can be fatal to dogs. Best to keep dogs on leads and keep your eyes on the ground.

Dog Friendly Beach: yes

Seasonal Dog Ban: yes

Seasonal Lifeguards: yes

Hemmick Beach

Gorran Haven Cornwall

South East Cornwall

Watch Video Of Hemmick Beach Cornwall

Hemmick Beach is a beautiful golden sandy south facing cove of a reasonable size backed by cliffs. In order to access Hemmick you have to walk along a footpath through fields or along narrow lanes from the National Trust car park at Penare. Hemmick is a dog friendly beach in Cornwall and allows dogs all year.

Dog Friendly Beach: yes

Seasonal Dog Ban: no

Seasonal Lifeguards: no

Holywell Bay Beach

Newquay Cornwall

Newquay Cornwall

Holywell Bay is a large expanse of golden Cornish sand accessed through and backed by sand dunes. At low tide Holywell Cave with calcium deposits can be seen and the wreck of an old Argentinian coaster can be seen just offshore. Toilets, shops and pub nearby. Read more about Newquay Cornwall Lifeguarded in the summer season. Dog friendly beach all year.

Dog Friendly Beach: yes

Seasonal Dog Ban: no

Seasonal Lifeguards: yes

Jubilee Pool

Penzance Cornwall

West Cornwall

Not a beach, but a fantastic outdoor swimming pool on the front at Penzance Cornwall The Jubilee Pool is a stunning Lido of it's era and one of a few in Britain still in use, a great place to spend a day, afternoon or few hours. Swim, play or relax by the side of this outdoor lifeguarded pool. The Jubilee Pool was badly damaged by the winter storms in 2014 but is due to re-open in May 2016. Reasonable charges apply. Dogs not allowed. Lifeguarded. More information about the The Jubilee Pool Penzance Cornwall Opens 2nd June 2012

Dog Friendly Beach: no

Seasonal Dog Ban: yes

Seasonal Lifeguards: yes

Kennack Sands Beach

The Lizard Peninsula Cornwall

West Cornwall

Kennack Sands, situated on the Lizard Peninsula, is two lovely sheltered sandy Cornish coves with impressive rocks to explore. Split into Kennack Sands East (the furthest away) and Kennack Sands West. Very popular in the summer with families who holiday in Cornwall due to the large number of caravan sites within walking distance. There is paid for parking near the beach and a cafe and toilets in season. The drive can be difficult at busy times with lots of reversing and maneuvering for vehicles to pass each other on the single track road. Lifeguarded in the summer season. Kennack Sands East - dog friendly beach all year. Kennack Sands West seasonal dog ban - Easter day - 30th Sept dogs banned 7am-7pm Read more about the Lizard Peninsula Cornwall

Dog Friendly Beach: yes

Seasonal Dog Ban: no

Seasonal Lifeguards: yes

Kenneggy Sands Beach

Praa Sands

West Cornwall

Kenneggy Sands is quite an adventurous Cornwall beach to visit. There are two ways to access the beach - one is to walk along the beach from Praa Sands at low tide, the other to take the cliff top footpath and climb the chained ladder down to the beach. There is a risk of being cut off at Kenneggy beach by the incoming tide as the beach completely disappears at high tide so make sure you know the tide times and are alert to the risks. Once there the beach is sandy and dog friendly (although obviously the ladder is not).

Dog Friendly Beach: yes

Seasonal Dog Ban: no

Seasonal Lifeguards: no

Kingsand Beach

Looe area Cornwall

South East Cornwall

Kingsand is a sandy beach in South East Cornwall with patches of rock and rock pools backed by a wall and pretty coloured cottages. It is now part of the Mount Edgcumbe Country Park as is its neighbouring beach Cawsand. Set about 16 miles from Looe there is a carpark in the village which also has shops, cafes and pubs as well as toilets (unsure of opening times). Kingsand hit the news in 2014 when the horrendous storms damaged the lovely clock which stood on the edge of the beach. Kingsand has lovely views over Plymouth Strand and in peak season a ferry runs from Cawsand beach to Plymouth. Kingsand is a dog friendly beach in Cornwall all year and does not have seasonal dog restrictions.

Watch Video Of Cawsand Beach Cornwall

Dog Friendly Beach: yes

Seasonal Dog Ban: no

Seasonal Lifeguards: no

Kynance Cove Beach

The Lizard Peninsula Cornwall

West Cornwall

Kynance Cove Cornwall is a National Trust beach situated on the Lizard Peninsula Cornwall reached by a 10 or 15 minute walk down unmade paths (quite steep on the return). Nice Cornish sandy beach with large rock formations to explore. The beach is almost all covered at high tide but there are places on the surrounding grassy areas to sit. Facilities are limited with only a cafe and toilets in the summer season. Parking is good with a large paid for car park (unless you are a National Trust member). Kynance Cove is signed by a brown National Trust sign off the A3083 Helston to Lizard road and is about half a mile before you reach Lizard village Cornwall. Follow the narrow road until you reach the car park. Seasonal dog ban Easter Day - 1st October dogs banned 7am - 7pm

Dog Friendly Beach: yes

Seasonal Dog Ban: yes

Seasonal Lifeguards:

Lansallos beach

Polperro Cornwall

South East Cornwall

Lansallos beach is a small sand and rock cove near to Pencarrow Head Polperro. On the East of the beach is a small waterfall called Reed Water which used to power a small mill. To visit Lansallos Beach you need to park by the Church and take about a twenty minutes stroll down an unmade footpath to the beach. Ideal for dog walking in Cornwall as you have a walk with beach which is dog friendly all year at the end.

Dog Friendly Beach: yes

Seasonal Dog Ban: no

Seasonal Lifeguards: no

Lantic Bay Beach

Polperro Cornwall

South East Cornwall

Lantic Bay Beach lets you enjoy a walk and a dog friendly beach. Getting to Lantic beach involves a walk and steep trek of about 20 mins down to the beach. The far reaching views from the top of the cliff are amazing and the sandy / shingle secluded beach is ideal for relaxing when you get there. Beware there is a strong strong rip current at Lantic Bay. Park at the National Trust car park about 1 mile out of Polruan and take the footpath across the road heading into a field. Read more about nearby Polperro Cornwall

Dog Friendly Beach: yes

Seasonal Dog Ban: no

Seasonal Lifeguards: no

Lantivet Bay

Polperro Cornwall

South East Cornwall

Remote small beach with difficult access on the Coast Path between Polruan and Polperro . Lantivet Bay starts as a pebble beach turning into a Sandy beach with rocks. The beach is backed by cliffs. The beach is completely covered at high tide. The beach has no facilities, you need to walk along the Coast Path to get to it with car parking at Polruan or Lansallos.

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Dog Friendly Beach: yes

Seasonal Dog Ban: no

Seasonal Lifeguards: no

Little Fistral

Newquay Cornwall

North Cornwall

Little Fistral is a small sand and rock beach backed by steep cliffs just to the north of the famous Fistral beach in Newquay Cornwall Little Fistral is only accessible at low tide. There are facilities including toilets, showers, cafe, and parking (although parking is expensive) at nearby Fistral beach which is about a ten minute walk away. Little Fistral is not lifeguarded, nearby Fistral beach is. Little Fistral is a dog friendly beach and dogs are allowed all year.

Dog Friendly Beach: yes

Seasonal Dog Ban: no

Seasonal Lifeguards: no

Loe Bar

Porthleven Cornwall

West Cornwall

Loe Bar is a dangerous stretch of beach with strong waves and currents and steep slippery shingle bank the combination of which have resulted in lives lost over the years. Warning in place stating you should definitely not swim here. Loe Bar is a bank (Bar) which separates the lake, The Loe, from the sea and is near to Porthleven Cornwall . Loe Bar is dog friendly, although obviously the warnings and dangers apply to dogs also. There is parking, although the beach is quite a walk from the car park.

Dog Friendly Beach: yes

Seasonal Dog Ban: no

Seasonal Lifeguards: no

Long Rock Beach

Marazion Cornwall

West Cornwall

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Long Rock is a good sized pebble and sand beach in West Cornwall between Marazion and Penzance Cornwall Cornwall which has the railway line running behind. Quite a sheltered beach with beautiful views over Mounts Bay and St Michaels Mount . No facilities at the beach but there are facilities in Long Rock and also nearby Marazion and Penzance. There is a Long Rock beach car park from which there is easy access to the beach or you can take a nice level walk from Marazion and then onto Penzance if you wish to continue. Although not one of the best beaches in the area this together with adjoining Eastern Green is probably one of the best dog friendly beaches around here. Long Rock is a dog friendly beach and dogs are allowed all year. Read about a day out and walk around beautiful Mounts Bay which is also a great dog friendly day out.

Dog Friendly Beach: yes

Seasonal Dog Ban: no

Seasonal Lifeguards: no

Lusty Glaze Beach

Newquay Cornwall

North Cornwall

One of the four town centre Newquay Cornwall beaches, Lusty Glaze is a small sandy cove popular with families. The Adventure Centre is here and is a hive of beach activity hiring out surfboards and body boards, making the sea busy with sea and surf activities. There are steep steps down to this cove and high cliffs frame the beach. Lots of activities are on offer with beach volley ball, festivals and events throughout the year and the National Lifeguard Training Centre. Lusty Glaze Beach Newquay is about a 2 minute drive or 15 minute walk from Newquay centre. There are good facilities with a Cafe, restaurant, toilets, beach huts and Newquay centre nearby. Lifeguarded in the summer season. Dog ban applies 1st June until 30th September.

Dog Friendly Beach: yes

Seasonal Dog Ban: yes

Seasonal Lifeguards: yes

Maenporth Beach

Falmouth Cornwall

West Cornwall

Located in a wooded valley a couple of miles from the harbour town of Falmouth Cornwall Maenporth is a rural, unspoilt, gently sloping beach offering opportunities for bathing, rockpooling and a variety of water sports such as kayaking, sailing and just generally messing around and exploring. A variety of watersports equipment is available for hire. For surfers Maenporth is a sheltered beach break that only works once in a while. Winter is the best time of year for surfing here. Offshore winds are from the northwest. Windswells and groundswells in equal measure and the best swell direction is from the southwest, when it can get crowded. There is no RNLI Lifeguard service on this beach. A seasonal dog ban from Easter day to 1st October applies. There is a good car park providing easy access to the beach, a shop and cafe. The nearby town of Falmouth has much to offer with Pendennis Castle, shops, bars, restaurants and stunning walks with views across the harbour. Read More about Falmouth Cornwall

Dog Friendly Beach: yes

Seasonal Dog Ban: yes

Seasonal Lifeguards: no

Marazion Beach

Marazion Cornwall

West Cornwall

The beach at Marazion Cornwall is set on Mount's Bay against the legendary backdrop of St Michael's Mount. Marazion beach is a long stretch of Cornish sand, shingle and stone. The sea is usually calm and ideal for families, although on occasions can become very windy and with waves to the windsurfers and kitesurfers delight. The sea is a hive of activity, with windsurfing, kite-surfing, kayaking, gig rowing, swimming and paddling, although Marazion beach is long, so you can usually find a quiet spot. Set by the ancient town of Marazion Cornwall the beach has good facilities including lots of parking (paid for) toilets and nearby shops and refreshments. There is an excellent children's play park just behind the beach. The only negative about the beach is it is often, particularly in winter, covered in seaweed which smells very strongly, shall we say, of the sea. Seasonal dog ban Easter Day 30 September dogs banned 8am - 7pm. Lifeguarded over the summer season.

Dog Friendly Beach: yes

Seasonal Dog Ban: yes

Seasonal Lifeguards: yes

Mawgan Porth Beach

Nr Newquay and Padstow Cornwall

North Cornwall

Mawgan Porth is a beautiful West facing large golden sand beach backed by grassy dunes and cliffs and with rock pools to explore. The perfect setting for a day on the beach in Cornwall. Mawgan Porth is situated between Newquay and Padstow . Popular with surfers, beach goers and dogs. The facilities in the village of Mawgan Porth are good with plenty of places for food and drinks and the beach is lifeguarded in the summer season. Mawgan Porth is a dog friendly beach in Cornwall all year.

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Dog Friendly Beach: yes

Seasonal Dog Ban: no

Seasonal Lifeguards: yes

Mexico Towans Beach

Hayle Cornwall

West Cornwall

Mexico Towans forms part of the 4 mile stretch of the Hayle beaches. To the north side of the Black Cliffs and between Hayle Towans and Upton Towans Hayle, Mexico Towans is a sandy beach with moderate surfing conditions. There is parking at Hayle Towans. Dogs are allowed all year (but be aware seasonal restrictions apply on some of the Hayle beaches so double check where dogs are allowed). Lifeguarded in the summer season. Read more about Hayle Cornwall

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Please be aware that adders can be about in the dunes / grass behind the beach and their bites can be fatal to dogs. Best to keep dogs on leads and keep your eyes on the ground.

Dog Friendly Beach: yes

Seasonal Dog Ban: no

Seasonal Lifeguards: yes

Mullion Cove Beach

Lizard Peninsula Cornwall

West Cornwall

Mullion Cove on the Lizard Peninsula is a National Trust Harbour. The harbour is the main attraction to visitors but there is a small beach with sandy patches in between the rocks and cave. The beach is nearly all covered at high tide. There are toilets and a cafe. Dogs are allowed on the beach all year. Read more about the Lizard Peninsula Cornwall

Dog Friendly Beach: yes

Seasonal Dog Ban: no

Seasonal Lifeguards: no

Newquay Beaches

Newquay Cornwall

North Cornwall

Newquay has many beaches to choose from, each offering something different from calm seas with golden Cornish sandy beaches to busy surf spots with a buzzing atmosphere. Read more about Newquay Cornwall

Many of the Newquay beaches are dog friendly beaches all year and most are lifeguarded in the summer season.

Dog Friendly Beach: yes

Seasonal Dog Ban: no

Seasonal Lifeguards: yes

Northcott Mouth Beach

Bude Cornwall

North Cornwall

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Northcott Mouth Beach is a rocky cove near to Bude and when the tide is out is a sandy beach with stream and rock pools. A National Trust beach there is a small car park and cafe in summer but no toilet facilities. Look out for the wreck of SS Belem which is revealed at low tide. Lifeguarded in Summer. Read more about Bude Cornwall. Northcott is a dog friendly beach all year.

Dog Friendly Beach: yes

Seasonal Dog Ban: no

Seasonal Lifeguards: no

Par Sands Beach

St Austell Cornwall

South East Cornwall

Par Sands beach is between Fowey and St Austell. It is a large golden sandy beach on Cornwall's South Coast backed by grassy sand dunes. Par Beach has views of the Roseland Peninsula in the distance and old china clay works. According to one of our local users Par beach is a good dog friendly beach with dog friendly owners too. Par Beach is a dog friendly beach in Cornwall all year.

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Dog Friendly Beach: yes

Seasonal Dog Ban: no

Seasonal Lifeguards: no

Pentreath Beach

Lizard Peninsula Cornwall

West Cornwall

Pentreath is a small pebble beach with sand at low tide backed by steep cliffs on the Lizard and Kynance Cove. The beach is accessed by walking along the Coast Path from either Lizard or Kynance Cove, there is parking at both of these. Pentreath is a dog friendly beach Cornwall and dogs are allowed all year. There is a warning in place of swimming with care.

Dog Friendly Beach: yes

Seasonal Dog Ban: no

Seasonal Lifeguards: no

Perran Sands Beach

Perranporth Cornwall

North Cornwall

Perran Sands Cornwall is a continuation from the golden Cornish sands of Perranporth and the main beach for the large Haven caravan site on top of the cliffs (a steep walk up). Golden sands are backed by steep Cornish cliffs. The beach is popular with families, surfers and beach goers. A cafe in summer but other facilities are found at the Haven site or in Perranporth itself. Lifeguards in the summer season. Read more about Perranporth Cornwall

Please be aware that adders can be about in the dunes / grass behind the beach and their bites can be fatal to dogs. Best to keep dogs on leads and keep your eyes on the ground.

Dog Friendly Beach: yes

Seasonal Dog Ban: no

Seasonal Lifeguards: yes

Perranporth Beach

Perranporth Cornwall

North Cornwall

Perranporth is an amazing three mile long stretch of golden Cornish sand fringed by sand dunes and enjoyed by families, beach goers and very popular with surfers. There are lots of benches overlooking the beach for those who wish to sit and take in the scenery. The Perranporth sea can be unpredictable with very strong currents, speak to the lifeguards before entering. Excellent facilities. Lifeguarded over the summer season. Perranporth is a dog friendly beach but dogs must be on a lead from 10am-5pm in July and August. Read more about Perranporth Cornwall

Please be aware that adders can be about in the dunes / grass behind the beach and their bites can be fatal to dogs. Best to keep dogs on leads and keep your eyes on the ground.

Dog Friendly Beach: yes

Seasonal Dog Ban: no

Seasonal Lifeguards: yes

Plaidy Beach

Looe Cornwall

South East Cornwall

Plaidy Beach is a small sandy beach backed by steep cliffs near to Looe in Cornwall. There are sections of rock on the beach, rock pools and large concrete steps to the back. Best visited at mid to low tide as at high tide very little of the beach is left. Facilities are in Looe which is about a mile away on the Coast Path. There are no facilities at the beach and car parking is limited., park at Looe or Millendreath. (the wak from either direction is very steep in places). Plaidy Beach is a dog friendly beach in Cornwall all year, there are no seasonal dog restrictions.

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Dog Friendly Beach: yes

Seasonal Dog Ban: no

Seasonal Lifeguards: no

Poldhu Cove Beach

Mullion Cornwall

West Cornwall

A small, sandy cove with cliffs and sand dunes. Popular with bathers and surfers. One of the largest beaches on the Lizard Peninsula Cornwall. Popular with families due to the lovely blue sea and large stretches of sand. There is a cafe almost on the beach in the sand dunes and a car park opposite. Lifeguarded in the summer season. Dogs welcome on this beach except between Easter Sunday and 30 September when a seasonal dog ban is in place from 7 am to 7 pm.

Dog Friendly Beach: yes

Seasonal Dog Ban: yes

Seasonal Lifeguards: yes

Polgwidden beach

Lizard Peninsula

West Cornwall

Polgwidden beach is a pretty sand and shingle cove on the Helford River which leads up to Gweek on the Lizard Peninsula Cornwall . Polgwidden is at the bottom of the beautiful Trebah Gardens. There are several car parks around Polgwidden beach. Polgwidden is a dog friendly beach in Cornwall and dogs are allowed all year.

Dog Friendly Beach: yes

Seasonal Dog Ban: no

Seasonal Lifeguards: no

Polpeor Cove

Lizard, Lizard Peninsula Cornwall

West Cornwall

Polpeor Cove is a small sand, shale and rock beach with lots of rocks and rock pools to explore. The beach is at Lizard Point by Lizard village and is accessed by walking down a very steep road / path, which seems even steeper on the climb back. Some boats are stored on the slipway down. Polpeor is best visited at mid to low tide when more of the beach and rocks are accessible, although there is usually a small beach to sit on at high tide. The old Lizard Lifeboat Station is just to the side of Polpeor Cove. Polpeor does not have the beautiful golden sands of many of the Cornish beaches but does have beautiful views, it is not really a beach to visit for a day on the beach, but is a nice stop off as part of an excellent day at Lizard on the Lizard Peninsula Cornwall and walk on the Coast Path with stunning views (although beware of adders and please keep dogs on leads by these steep cliffs, dogs die every year by falling off). Polpeor is unsuitable for swimming. Above Polpeor beach is the fantastic dog friendly Polpeor Cafe, excellent for coffee and cake, cream teas, lunches and in high season dinner (seasonal opening times). There are no toilets at the cafe or beach, toilets are at the large National Trust car park. Polpeor Cove is a dog friendly beach in Cornwall and allows dogs all year. There is a small National Trust car park near the beach and a larger one a short steep walk away. For a longer walk park in Lizard village.

Dog Friendly Beach: yes

Seasonal Dog Ban: no

Seasonal Lifeguards: no

Polstreath beach

Mevagissey Cornwall

South East Cornwall

Polstreath beach near Mevagissey is accessed via a ten minute walk along the coast path and then via steps, so it is not the easiest beach to visit. Polstreath is a small sand and pebble cove backed by grassy cliffs with views towards Fowey and Chapel Point. Polstreath beach is a dog friendly beach in Cornwall and allows dogs all year. Park in Mevagissey and walk along the coast path to visit the beach and use facilities in Mevagissey, there are no facilities at Polstreath beach.

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Dog Friendly Beach: yes

Seasonal Dog Ban: no

Seasonal Lifeguards: no

Polurrian Cove Beach

Mullion Cornwall

West Cornwall

Polurrian Cove lies in an area of outstanding natural beauty close to the village of Mullion on the Lizard Peninsula Cornwall. It is a south facing secluded beach with limited facilities although it does have golden sands and some shingle. There is no car park for the beach although parking is available in Mullion. Access is via a rather steep path. RNLI Lifeguard cover weekends and Bank Holidays and only in peak season. Seasonal dog ban applies from Easter until October.

Dog Friendly Beach: yes

Seasonal Dog Ban: yes

Seasonal Lifeguards: yes

Port Isaac Beach

Port Isaac, Cornwall

North Cornwall

There is a small dog friendly beach at Port Isaac harbour. Mainly shingle with some limited sandy areas. Port Isaac beach has been made famous by the popular television series Doc Martin where it is known as Port Wenn beach. It is nice for days out with dogs in Cornwall but for swimming and bathing the sandy beach at nearby Port Gaverne is better. If you plan to spend an evening around the harbour at Port Isaac you will see some spectacular sunsets! Read more about Port Isaac Cornwall

Dog Friendly Beach: yes

Seasonal Dog Ban: no

Seasonal Lifeguards: no

Porth Beach

Newquay Cornwall

North Cornwall

One of the many beaches at Newquay Cornwall , Porth Beach is a sandy family beach. The rocks on either side of Porth make this a sheltered cove and more sheltered from the swell than the other Newquay beaches and there is no surfing allowed when the lifeguards are on duty and so good for families and swimmers. Porth Beach is about a five minute drive from Newquay centre - there is parking across from the beach or a 25-30 minute walk from Newquay centre. Access to Porth beach is via an unmade path. There are beach toilets and cafes. Lifeguarded over the summer season. Dog Ban applies Easter Day - 1st October

Dog Friendly Beach: yes

Seasonal Dog Ban: yes

Seasonal Lifeguards: yes

Porthallow Beach

Lizard Peninsula

West Cornwall

Porthallow is a very small fishing village on the east of the Lizard Peninsula Cornwall. Porthallow beach is a rock and shingle cove set right next to the village. Views out towards the Roseland Peninsula and Falmouth Estuary. Porthallow was once a busy pilchard fishing village but is much queter now, although there are still a few boats left working from the harbour. There is a warning at Porthallow of swimming with care. Porthallow is a dog friendly beach and dogs are allowed all year. Watch Video Of Porthallow Beach Cornwall

Dog Friendly Beach: yes

Seasonal Dog Ban: no

Seasonal Lifeguards: no

Porthchapel Beach

Lands End Cornwall

West Cornwall

Porthchapel beach is a south facing sheltered cove, surrounded by cliffs at Lands End Cornwall. Access is along a narrow cliff path with a rock climb down to the beach and therefore only suitable for the agile and able bodied. No lifeguard service although surf rescue equipment is present. Seals are often seen from this area. Parking is available a short walk of 5 to 10 minutes from the beach in a small field car park next to the church. Dogs are welcome on this beach except between the 1 May and 30 September when a seasonal dog ban applies below the high water mark between 8 am and 7 pm. .

Dog Friendly Beach: yes

Seasonal Dog Ban: yes

Seasonal Lifeguards: no

Porthcothan Bay Beach

Nr Padstow and Newquay Cornwall

North Cornwall

Porthcothan Bay is situated between Padstow and Newquay Cornwall and is a sandy beach which is north west-facing. The nearest village is St Merryn which is a ten minute drive away. The beach is backed by grass dunes on which people enjoy setting up camp for the day and sunbathing. Surfers enjoy Porthcothan. Porthcothan Bay is lifeguarded in the summer months from late May until Sept. There is paid for parking, a small shop and toilets (unsure of seasonal and daily opening times). Porthcothan is a dog friendly beach in Cornwall all year, there is no seasonal dog ban.

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Dog Friendly Beach: yes

Seasonal Dog Ban: no

Seasonal Lifeguards: yes

Porthcurno

Penzance Cornwall

West Cornwall

Porthcurno Cornwall is a small sandy Cornish cove with stunning views of the coast and cliffs. There is a stream running to the side of the beach which children like to play in. Access is a five minute walk down an unmade path from the car park (paid for). There are toilets and refreshments in season. The Minack Theatre is on the cliffs above the beach. Porthcurno is found off the A30 Penzance Cornwall to Land's End Cornwall road. Take the turning from St Buryan (B3283), go through St Buryan past Treen and follow signs for Porthcurno. The car park is at the bottom of the hill. Dogs banned 1st May - 30 Sept 8am-7pm Lifeguarded over the summer season.

Dog Friendly Beach: yes

Seasonal Dog Ban: yes

Seasonal Lifeguards: yes

Portheras Cove beach

St Just Cornwall

West Cornwall

Portheras Cove is a sandy cove backed by cliffs to the north and located at the end of a valley between Morvah and Pendeen, near to St Just, and known as a locals beach. Popular with seals which are often seen here the cove can be difficult to find unless you know the area well. Local bodyboarders enjoy the shorebreak here. Dog friendly beach all year. Read more about St Just Cornwall

Dog Friendly Beach: yes

Seasonal Dog Ban: no

Seasonal Lifeguards: no

Porthgwidden Beach

St Ives Cornwall

West Cornwall

One of the four St Ives Cornwall beaches Porthgwidden is a small sheltered sandy cove on the east side of St Ives Island and just in front of the Island car park (which gets very busy in high season and you may need to use the other St Ives car parks and walk). The views from Porthgwidden are spectacular with the boats coming to and from from St Ives harbour and Godrevy Lighthouse in the distance. The beach is popular with families due to the sheltered position and usually calm sea. Backed by beach huts, a take away cafe and small restaurant Porthgwidden is a lovely place to spend a relaxing afternoon. For those who don't like sand there are benches overlooking the beach and the grassy areas of The Island nearby. There are toilets near the beach. Seasonal dog ban at all times from the Sunday before Easter until 30 September. Persons with dogs on the beach during the ban period will be issued with a fixed penalty notice for £80 and asked to remove their dog from the beach immediately. St Ives Town Council enforcement officers will be responsible for ensuring the ban is complied with.

Dog Friendly Beach: no

Seasonal Dog Ban: yes

Seasonal Lifeguards: no

Porthkidney Beach

St Ives Cornwall

West Cornwall

Porthkidney Beach is set at the mouth of the Hayle Estuary on the St Ives side and overlooking the Hayle beaches and can be seen in the far distance of the image. A large sandy beach at low tide backed by sand dunes which is about 2 miles from the harbour town of St Ives, you can walk to Porthkidney Beach from St Ives along the coast path (note Carbis Bay beach which you pass is not dog friendly in summer). Read more about St Ives Cornwall Porthkidney Beach is a lifeguarded beach in Cornwall with RNLI lifeguards on duty in the summer season between 2nd July and 4th September from 10am until 6pm

Dog Friendly Beach: yes

Seasonal Dog Ban: yes

Seasonal Lifeguards: yes

Porthleven Beach

Porthleven, Helston, Cornwall

West Cornwall

Porthleven beach in west Cornwall is a mixture of sand and shale backed by cliffs and the sea wall. Strong undercurrents make bathing particularly hazardous here. Parking is in the centre of the village as are facilities. Porthleven is more a place to visit for the picturesque Cornish harbour village atmosphere with the different shops, galleries, pubs and cafes rather than the beach, but if you are there it is worth a visit. DOG BAN Easter Day until 1st October 7am-7pm in operation from the Harbour Wall to the Blue Buoy steps. On the rest of the beach there are no restrictions. Please check signs carefully to make sure where you are is dog friendly. Lifeguarded over the summer season. If considering surfing the RNLI advice is that only experienced surfers should use this break

Dog Friendly Beach: yes

Seasonal Dog Ban: no

Seasonal Lifeguards: yes

Porthluney Beach

Gorran Haven

South East Cornwall

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Porthluney Beach is next to Caerhays Castle in Cornwall. Some call this Caerhays Beach and some Porthluney Beach. This is a beautiful large sandy beach at low tide with plenty of space. There are cliffs to either side and you can see Caerhays Castle behind the beach and when facing the sea have Dodman point to the left and Gulls Rock and Nare head to the right. Parking is at Carehays Castle. Porthluney is a dog friendly beach in Cornwall and dogs are allowed all year.

Dog Friendly Beach: yes

Seasonal Dog Ban: no

Seasonal Lifeguards:

Porthmeor Beach

St Ives Cornwall

West Cornwall

One of the four St Ives Cornwall beaches, Porthmeor beach is a popular surfing beach and also enjoyed by families and beach goers. Porthmeor is a large golden Cornish sand beach often washed by the white waves of the Atlantic, making it popular with surfers, body boarders and those who enjoy playing in the waves. Porthmeor is often windy. There are toilets, a cafe and take away right on the beach and the centre of St Ives Cornwall is only a five minute walk away so facilities are excellent. The Tate Gallery St Ives overlooks Porthmeor. Park where you can find in St Ives and walk to this beach, this should take about 10/15 minutes depending which St Ives carpark you choose. Seasonal Dog ban at all times from the Sunday before Easter until 30 September. Persons with dogs on the beach during the ban period will be issued with a fixed penalty notice for £80 and asked to remove their dog from the beach immediately. St Ives Town Council enforcement officers will be responsible for ensuring the ban is complied with. Lifeguarded over the summer season.

Dog Friendly Beach: no

Seasonal Dog Ban: yes

Seasonal Lifeguards: yes

Porthminster Beach

St Ives Cornwall

West Cornwall

One of the four St Ives Cornwall beaches Porthminster beach is a large beautiful expanse of soft golden Cornish sands, usually sheltered from the wind and washed by a calm sea. Porthminster beach Cornwall is popular with families, beach goers and swimmers. Porthminster is often rated as one of the most beautiful beaches in the world! The facilities are good with a beach hire place and shop, take away and cafe. Toilets are a couple of minutes walk away. Porthminster is on the railway station side of St Ives. Park where you can in St Ives and walk. Lifeguarded over the summer season Dog ban at all times from the Sunday before Easter until 30 September. Persons with dogs on the beach during the ban period will be issued with a fixed penalty notice for £80 and asked to remove their dog from the beach immediately. St Ives Town Council enforcement officers will be responsible for ensuring the ban is complied with.

Dog Friendly Beach: no

Seasonal Dog Ban: yes

Seasonal Lifeguards: yes

Portholland Beach

The Roseland, St Austell, Cornwall

South East Cornwall

Portholland Beach is made up of two grey stone beaches backed by rocks. There is parking and toilets near to the beach and a cafe, also some locals sell tea and cakes from their houses. A dog friendly beach all year.

Dog Friendly Beach: yes

Seasonal Dog Ban: no

Seasonal Lifeguards: no

Porthoustock Beach

Lizard Peninsula

West Cornwall

Porthoustock is an east facing rock and shingle beach scattered with fishing boats and popular with divers. Situated on the Lizard Peninsula Cornwall. This vibrant fishing beach is set next to the old quarry and overlooking the new quarry which creates the boulders used in sea defence throughout the country. Parking but limited facilities. There is a warning that swimming at Porthoustock is with care. Porthoustock is a dog friendly beach on which dogs are allowed all year. Watch Video of Porthoustock Beach Cornwall

Dog Friendly Beach: yes

Seasonal Dog Ban: no

Seasonal Lifeguards: no

Porthpean Beach

St Austell Bay Cornwall

South East Cornwall

Porthpean beach is a sandy south facing beach overlooked by cliffs in St Austell Bay in South East Cornwall .Popular with families it offers swimming, windsurfing, sailing and space for beach games. The beach is home to Porthpean Sailing Club. There is a nice promenade walk with toilets, cafe and shop. There is a large privately owned car park. Access to the beach is on a steep incline from the car park. The beach is cleaned daily. No Lifeguard Service. Dogs welcome except between Easter and 30 September when a seasonal dog ban is in place. Porthpean Beach is a coastal walk of approximately one mile from the beautiful historic port of Charlestown Cornwall

Dog Friendly Beach: yes

Seasonal Dog Ban: yes

Seasonal Lifeguards: no

Porthtowan Beach

Porthtowan Cornwall

West Cornwall

Porthtowan beach is long and sandy at low tide, stretching from Lushington Cove to Chapel Porth Beach St Agnes. It is in an area of outstanding natural beauty, surrounded by rugged cliffs and coastal moorland. At high tide it becomes a large cove type beach which shelves steeply and is backed by a small sand dunes system. Porthtowan beach is a good surfing beach attracting some great waves. It is a west facing beach which attracts most swells. Popular with surfers, boarders and families. There is a large public car park and good access to the beach. RNLI Lifeguard Service daily in the summer season. A dog ban is in place for the beach only from Easter until 1st October. There are plenty of dog friendly coastal walks in the area. Porthtowan itself is a coastal village offering a variety of cafes, beach shops, convenience store, pub and surf school. The Blue Bar is a dog friendly cafe bar. There is another great beach nearby at Portreath just a few miles along the Cornwall coast road. Read More about Portreath Cornwall

Dog Friendly Beach: yes

Seasonal Dog Ban: yes

Seasonal Lifeguards: yes

Portmelleon Beach

Mevagissey Cornwall

South East Cornwall

Portmelleon is a pretty small sandy beach beside Portmellon village. There is very limited parking on the street in the village or you could park in Mevagissey and walk along the coast path to Portmellon. Portmellon is a dog friendly beach in Cornwall and allows dogs other than from 1st July to 30 September.

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Dog Friendly Beach: no

Seasonal Dog Ban: yes

Seasonal Lifeguards: no

Portreath Beach

Portreath Cornwall

West Cornwall

The beach at Portreath Cornwall is a large sandy Cornish beach popular with families and surfers in the right conditions. Backed by steep cliffs and the sea wall the beach is quite sheltered. Facilities are good, there is a paid for car park next to the beach, a cafe open most of the year and another cafe and fish and chips shop open in the summer season. There are toilets just across the road from the beach and a surf shop that sells and hires. Portreath village has a convenience store, bakery, pubs, chinese take a way and restaurant. Lifeguarded over the summer season Dog ban Easter day until 1st October from 7am until 7pm

Dog Friendly Beach: yes

Seasonal Dog Ban: yes

Seasonal Lifeguards: yes

Portscatho Beach

Portscatho Roseland Peninsula Cornwall

South East Cornwall

Set in the heart of the working fishing village of Portscatho on the beautiful Roseland Peninsula, Portscatho beach is a small east facing beach offering a mix of sand and shingle.and stunning views. There are plenty of facilities in the village including toilets, pub, shops, cafes and galleries. No Lifeguard service. Dog restrictions apply from Easter to October. The South West Coast path passes through the village and provides access to other beaches such as Porthcurnick Beach, just less than a mile away which is dog friendly all year round.

Dog Friendly Beach: yes

Seasonal Dog Ban: yes

Seasonal Lifeguards: no

Praa Sands Beach

Praa Sands Cornwall

West Cornwall

Praa Sands is a large expanse of golden Cornish sand popular with surfers due to the frequent surf and enjoyed by families and beach goers. There are good facilities with cafes, a beach hire place and shop, surf lessons offered, toilets and paid for parking. Praa Sands is signed off the A394 Penzance to Helston road, drive through the small village and park in one of the three car parks. Lifeguarded over the summer season Seasonal Dog ban Easter Day until 1st October dogs banned from 7am until 7pm

Dog Friendly Beach: yes

Seasonal Dog Ban: yes

Seasonal Lifeguards: yes

Prussia Cove

Penzance Cornwall

West Cornwall

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The small coves making up Prussia Cove are revealed at low tide when small coves of sand and rock with large areas of rock which people like to sit on can be seen. Warning in place that swimming is with care. The cove is set in beautiful Cornish countryside and the old buildings highlighting former uses of the Cove can be seen on the walk down. Prussia Cove is famous for smuggling as the notorious English smuggler, John Carter, nicknamed the King of Prussia and his brothers operated out of the Cove in the 18th century. There is parking and toilets (unsure of opening times) and the beach is accessed by a short walk down an unmade track. Dogs are allowed all year at Prussia Cove. The Cove is found off the road between Penzance Cornwall and Helston.

Dog Friendly Beach: yes

Seasonal Dog Ban: no

Seasonal Lifeguards: no

Readymoney Cove

Fowey Cornwall

South East Cornwall

Readymoney Cove is a south east facing sandy cove with beach overlooking the Fowey Estuary. It is a short walk from the centre of the beautiful harbour town of Fowey Cornwall. It is sheltered by cliffs close to the mouth of the River Fowey Estuary and bounded on one side by the medieval part of Fowey and on the other by St Catherine's Castle. The beach is cleaned daily during high season and there is a bathing platform moored in the bay. In addition to sand the beach is also good for rock pooling. There is no lifeguard on duty. Dogs are welcome on this beach for much of the year but there is a seasonal dog ban in place from Easter Sunday until 30 September. Beach car park 5 minutes walk away.

Dog Friendly Beach: yes

Seasonal Dog Ban: yes

Seasonal Lifeguards: no

Sandy banks of the River Gannel

Newquay Cornwall

North Cornwall

The banks of the tidal estuary the river Gannel are a haven for birds where many shelter in the winter. The passenger ferry to Fern Pit and Crantock beach can be caught from here in summer. Nearby Newquay Cornwall has good facilities. Read more about Newquay Cornwall. Dog friendly beach.

Dog Friendly Beach: yes

Seasonal Dog Ban: no

Seasonal Lifeguards: no

Sandymouth Beach Bude

Bude Cornwall

North Cornwall

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Sandymouth Beach is a great beach at the North end of Bude . It is a National Trust beach with a beautiful cafe and toilets which are open in the summer months. There is a National Trust car park. The descent down the path can be difficult as the path gives way to a pebble ridge that descends to the sandy beach. When at the sand it stretches for just over a mile. The beach is watched over by beautifully high towering cliffs and a waterfall that children love to play in. There are also rock pools to explore. Sandymouth is popular with surfers and the surf here is said to be great but when it gets above 3 feet it is best left to those with experience. Sandymouth Beach is lifeguarded from mid May until late September. The beach is only accessible at mid to low tide and so always seek advice before straying too far from the beach entrance. Sandymouth Beach Bude is a dog friendly beach in Cornwall all year and does not have any seasonal dog restrictions. A real gem in the area!

Dog Friendly Beach: yes

Seasonal Dog Ban: no

Seasonal Lifeguards: yes

Seaton Beach

Looe Cornwall

South East Cornwall

Seaton Beach is a large sand and pebble beach located at the mouth of the River Seaton a few miles from Looe. Popular with families, facilities are good with a beach cafe, Seaton Sand Stores, The Smugglers Inn and toilets. Seaton Beach is a dog friendly beach all year. Popular for sailing, surfing and shore fishing. From Seaton (at low tide but beware of the risk of being cut off) you can walk along the beach to nearby Downderry beach - another dog friendly beach. Read more about Looe Cornwall

Dog Friendly Beach: yes

Seasonal Dog Ban: no

Seasonal Lifeguards: no

Sennen Cove Beach

Sennen Cove Cornwall

West Cornwall

The beach at Sennen Cove Cornwall is a large expanse of golden Cornish sand popular with families, beach goers and surfers. The sea varies from calm and shallow, to wavy and good for surfing and body boarding, to a steep ledge going deep very quickly and a powerful wave breaking on the beach. Speak to the lifeguards about the conditions on the day. Sennen beach is famous for Bilbo the dog lifeguard. There are good facilities with a car park overlooking the beach (although in busy times the overflow car park is a steep walk down hill), a beach cafe and restaurant, surf and beach paraphernalia hire and toilets. Lifeguarded over the summer season Dog ban (including harbour) 1st May until - 30 September 8am until 7pm

Dog Friendly Beach: yes

Seasonal Dog Ban: yes

Seasonal Lifeguards: yes

St Ives Harbour Beach

St Ives Cornwall

West Cornwall

One of the four St Ives Cornwall Beaches, Harbour beach is right in the centre of St Ives. A nice sheltered sandy spot and good place to relax and watch the world of St Ives go by. The Harbour is still used and so there are boats stored and coming in with their Cornish catch. Keep a careful eye on children and keep them away from the boats. The beach and harbour are spoiled in the high summer season by the awful motor boats that are hired from there and pollute the area. At high tide most or all of the beach is covered. The facilities are excellent as the beach is in the centre of St Ives and toilets at the Centre car park are nearby. Seasonal dog ban Easter day until 1st October dogs banned 8am until 7pm

Dog Friendly Beach: yes

Seasonal Dog Ban: yes

Seasonal Lifeguards: no

Summerleaze Beach

Bude Cornwall

North Cornwall

Summerleaze beach Bude is within walking distance of the centre of Bude and is a sandy beach which has an open air sea pool. The pool is a fun place to swim if you do not fancy the sea, which is handy as Bude often gets powerful seas with high waves. Bude beaches are popular with surfers which can make the pool a calm alternative. Good facilities nearby including a cafe. There is a beach wheelchair available for hire from Summerleaze Beach Office. Dog friendly beach all year although dogs must be kept on a lead between 10am and 6pm from 21st May - 30th September. Lifeguarded over the summer season. Read more about Bude Cornwall

Dog Friendly Beach: yes

Seasonal Dog Ban: no

Seasonal Lifeguards: yes

Swanpool Beach

Falmouth Cornwall

West Cornwall

One of the beaches at Falmouth Cornwall, Swanpool is a sheltered sandy cove with usually calm seas and easy access from the car park opposite (paid for). There is a small cafe on the beach, a kayak hire place and mini golf across the road (seasonal) and toilets across the road. Behind Swanpool beach is a nature reserve lake which is a haven to ducks, swans and birds (and if you take bread seagulls pretending to be ducks) Seasonal dog ban Easter Day until 1st October

Dog Friendly Beach: yes

Seasonal Dog Ban: yes

Seasonal Lifeguards: no

Talland Bay Beach

Polperro Cornwall

South East Cornwall

Talland Bay comprises two small beaches one of which is sandy and there are rock pools and coves to investigate. Found between Looe and Polperro there is limited parking. There is a beach cafe and ramp for launching boats. Talland Beach is a dog friendly beach all year and allows dogs on leads. Read more about Polperro Cornwall

Dog Friendly Beach: yes

Seasonal Dog Ban: no

Seasonal Lifeguards: no

Tolcarne Beach

Newquay Cornwall

North Cornwall

A family favourite and popular with surfers, Tolcarne beach Newquay Cornwall is a large sandy beach backed by cliffs with a beach shop, eateries, beach huts for hire and toilets. One of the four town centre Newquay beaches Tolcarne is found at the Northern end of Newquay about a 10 minute walk from Newquay centre. There is little parking at the beach so take advantage of town centre parking. Hanging over the beach you will see the suspension bridge crossing from the mainland to the private rock island with a house on it looking like the perfect setting for a horror movie. Lifeguarded over the summer season. Dog restrictions 1st May until 30th September when dogs are allowed on Tolcarne beach early mornings and in the evenings

Dog Friendly Beach: yes

Seasonal Dog Ban: yes

Seasonal Lifeguards: yes

Towan Beach

Newquay Cornwall

North Cornwall

Towan Beach is a good family sandy beach as there are restrictions on surfing in the summer and it is sheltered and has a seawater pool. Popular with surfers when restrictions don't apply. Set in Newquay centre it can get busy. Towan Beach is backed by a sea wall and the tide covers beach at high tide. There is a grassy area overlooking the beach for those who prefer grass to sand. The beach is found in front of the Sealife Centre and to the side of Towan Island and suspension bridge. Good facilities nearby. Lifeguarded over the summer season and at Easter. Read more about Newquay Cornwall. Towan Beach Newquay is a dog friendly beach all year.

Dog Friendly Beach: yes

Seasonal Dog Ban: no

Seasonal Lifeguards: yes

Trebarwith Strands Beach

Tintagel Cornwall

North Cornwall

Close to Tintagel Cornwall Trebarwith is set in a deep valley with west facing beach and views of Gull Rocks. Please note you have to cross rocks to get to the beach and the beach is completely covered at high tide. Overlooking the beach is the Port William Inn a completely dog friendly pub and definitely worth a visit. The beach has parking, toilets and is a dog friendly beach all year. Lifeguarded over the summer season.

Dog Friendly Beach: yes

Seasonal Dog Ban: no

Seasonal Lifeguards: yes

Trevone Bay Beach

Trevone Padstow Cornwall

North Cornwall

Set in an area of outstanding beauty Trevone Bay is approximately 2 miles from Padstow Cornwall. There is good marine life. The area has been recommended by the Marine Conservation Authority Good Beach Guide. The Bay has two beaches. Trevone Bay beach has wide stretches of sand and is popular with families and surfers. At low tide the beach opens out into a wide, rocky bay, while at high tide it is limited to a narrow cove. It receives some shelter from swell and wind, producing good surf when nearby beaches are closed. Access is good. The other, known as Rocky Beach or Newtrain Bay has fascinating clear rockpools teeming with wildlife to explore. Both are set amongst high cliffs and have stunning views. There are two large car parks, cafe, toilets and shop. From the cliffs above the beach there are great coastal walks with views to Hawkes Head, the Camel Estuary and beyond. Lifeguard service in the summer. Dogs are welcome on this beach except between Easter Sunday and 30 September when a seasonal dog ban is in place.

Dog Friendly Beach: yes

Seasonal Dog Ban: yes

Seasonal Lifeguards: yes

Treyarnon Bay Beach

Nr Newquay and Padstow Cornwall

North Cornwall

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Treyarnon Bay lies between Padstow and Newquay and is a sandy cove which is popular with families and surfers. The beach is edged by cliffs and sand dunes and has rock pools to investigate. There is access to the Coast Path for those who fancy a walk or to simply take in the stunning views. The beach can get busy in the summer months and the car park can get full. There is a beach shop and toilets (unsure of seasonal and daily opening times). Sand Chair hire for the disabled is available at this beach phone the Youth Hotel Association on (01841) 520322 for more information about this. Treyaron Bay is a dog friendly beach in Cornwall all year, there are no seasonal dog restrictions. Lifeguard cover in the summer season.

Dog Friendly Beach: yes

Seasonal Dog Ban: no

Seasonal Lifeguards:

Upton Towans Beach

Hayle Cornwall

West Cornwall

In between Gwithian Cornwall and Hayle Upton Towans beach is one of the Hayle beaches. This popular stretch of sandy beach is good for surfing and bathing. Sand dunes lead from the beach to the holidays camps at the back. Parking at Gwithian or Hayle Towans. The nearby town of Hayle Cornwall has excellent facilities. Dog friendly beach all year. Lifeguarded over the summer season. Read more about Hayle Cornwall

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Please be aware that adders can be about in the dunes / grass behind the beach and their bites can be fatal to dogs. Best to keep dogs on leads and keep your eyes on the ground.

Dog Friendly Beach: yes

Seasonal Dog Ban: no

Seasonal Lifeguards: yes

Vault beach

Gorran Haven

South East Cornwall

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Vault beach is reached by a considerable walk either along the coast path from Gorran Haven or the footpath from Lamlefra. You can park at either of these places. Vault beach is a pretty sandy cove scattered with rocks near to Dodman Point. Due to the secluded location it is usually a quiet beach. Vault is a dog friendly beach and allows dogs all year.

Dog Friendly Beach: yes

Seasonal Dog Ban: no

Seasonal Lifeguards: no

Watergate Bay Beach

Newquay Cornwall

North Cornwall

Slightly out of Newquay Cornwall (about a fifteen minute drive or hard walk of an hour) Watergate Bay Cornwall is a two mile stretch of golden Cornish sands. Popular with surfers, kite surfers, beachgoers and dogs as it is a dog friendly beach all year. Facilities are good with a couple of cafes, restaurants, beach shop, toilets and places to hire surf and beach equipment. Watergate Bay is home to the famous Fifteen restaurant set up by Jamie Oliver. Lifeguarded over the summer season. Read more about Newquay Cornwall

Dog Friendly Beach: yes

Seasonal Dog Ban: no

Seasonal Lifeguards: yes

Wherrytown Beach

Penzance Cornwall

West Cornwall

Wherrytown Beach is between Penzance And Newlyn Cornwall and is seen in the distance of the image. Wherrytown beach runs between Larringan River Penzance and Newlyn. As you approach Newlyn from Penzance you pass a bowling green and children's playground on your right. You then come to Wherry Town Beach on the left, a good sized stone and pebble beach which is a dog friendly beach all year. Steps lead down to the beach from the tarmac path behind. There is a nice grass area and gardens behind the beach and views of Mounts Bay and St Michaels Mount . There are no facilities at the beach but are excellent facilities in nearby Newlyn and Penzance. To access the beach park in Penzance and follow the promenade towards Newlyn. Mounts Bay is lovely to visit, read about a day out and walk around beautiful Mounts Bay which is also a dog friendly day out in Cornwall.

Dog Friendly Beach: yes

Seasonal Dog Ban: no

Seasonal Lifeguards: no

Whipsiderry Beach

Newquay Cornwall

North Cornwall

Sandy beach sat at the foot of the rocks. No facilities. A good 30 minute walk from Newquay centre. No parking. Facilities in Newquay Cornwall. We think this is a dog friendly beach all year - please check for signs.

Dog Friendly Beach: yes

Seasonal Dog Ban: no

Seasonal Lifeguards: no

Whitsand Bay Beach

Saltash Cornwall

South East Cornwall

Four miles of sand and rocks with shallow shelving beaches and rocky coves - note access from the parking areas is difficult down the cliff path with steps and uneven paths, also beware of the incoming tide as risk of being cut off. Four beaches make up Whitsand Bay. Tregonhawke is the main beach and has a cafe and toilets and the smaller beaches of Tregantle (occasionally closed if the MoD is using Tregantle Fort firing range) Freathy beach and Sharrow. All beaches have seasonal lifeguards and are dog friendly all year.

Dog Friendly Beach: yes

Seasonal Dog Ban: no

Seasonal Lifeguards: yes

Widemouth Bay Beach (South side only)

Bude Cornwall

North Cornwall

The South side of Widemouth Bay, Black Rock, is a dog friendly beach in Cornwall. A sandy West facing beach with good access to the coast path. Set a few miles from Bude Cornwall Black Rock beach is entered through a private car park and has a cafe, shop hire facilities and lifeguards in the summer season. Read more about Bude Cornwall

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Dog Friendly Beach: yes

Seasonal Dog Ban: no

Seasonal Lifeguards: yes

WIDEMOUTH BAY BEACH

Bude Cornwall

North Cornwall

Widemouth Bay is the most southerly of the Bude beaches. A beautiful long stretch of sand with large car park, a choice of cafes, surf shop and toilets. A very popular beach for all the family. Busy beach in summer with lively atmosphere. Bodyboarders and surfers particularly like Widemouth Bay due to the space it provides in the water and shape of the waves that are created. The beach has a light gradient which causes the waves to break on it more gently. This is perfect for learner surfers and younger children. The waves break throughout the tide and are best between 1-5 feet and with an easterly wind.

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Dog Friendly Beach: yes

Seasonal Dog Ban: yes

Seasonal Lifeguards: yes