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Surfing Beaches In Cornwall

Places to Surf in Cornwall

Surfing Cornwall

The surfing in Cornwall is famous, there are some fantastic surfing beaches in Cornwall and some great places to hit the surf whether it is your first time or you are a pro.

Below is a list of popular surfing beaches in Cornwall have, a browse to see what suits you, or check out our list of Top Ten Surfing Beaches Cornwall for some ideas.

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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.

Dogs Friendly Beach all year: yes

Seasonal Lifeguards: yes

Hayle 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

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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.

West Cornwall

Dogs Friendly Beach all year: yes

Seasonal Lifeguards: yes

Near Constantine, 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.

North Cornwall

Dogs Friendly Beach all year: yes

Seasonal Lifeguards: yes

Bude 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.

North Cornwall

Dogs Friendly Beach all year: yes

Seasonal Lifeguards: yes

St Agnes 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.

North Cornwall

Dogs Friendly Beach all year: yes

Seasonal Lifeguards: yes

Padstow 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).

North Cornwall

Dogs Friendly Beach all year: yes

Seasonal Lifeguards: yes

Crackington Haven Bude 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.

North Cornwall

Dogs Friendly Beach all year: yes

Seasonal Lifeguards: yes

Newquay 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

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North Cornwall

Dogs Friendly Beach all year: yes

Seasonal Lifeguards: yes

Newquay 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

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North Cornwall

Dogs Friendly Beach all year: yes

Seasonal Lifeguards: yes

Hayle 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.

West Cornwall

Dogs Friendly Beach all year: yes

Seasonal Lifeguards: yes

Mullion 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.

West Cornwall

Dogs Friendly Beach all year: yes

Seasonal Lifeguards: yes

Padstow 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

North Cornwall

Dogs Friendly Beach all year: yes

Seasonal Lifeguards: no

Hayle 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.

West Cornwall

Dogs Friendly Beach all year: yes

Seasonal Lifeguards: yes

Newquay 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.

North Cornwall

Dogs Friendly Beach all year: yes

Seasonal Lifeguards: yes

Falmouth 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

West Cornwall

Dogs Friendly Beach all year: yes

Seasonal Lifeguards: no

Nr Newquay and Padstow 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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North Cornwall

Dogs Friendly Beach all year: yes

Seasonal Lifeguards: yes

Hayle 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.

West Cornwall

Dogs Friendly Beach all year: yes

Seasonal Lifeguards: yes

Newquay 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.

North Cornwall

Dogs Friendly Beach all year: yes

Seasonal Lifeguards: yes

Perranporth 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.

North Cornwall

Dogs Friendly Beach all year: yes

Seasonal Lifeguards: yes

Perranporth 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.

North Cornwall

Dogs Friendly Beach all year: yes

Seasonal Lifeguards: yes

Mullion 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.

West Cornwall

Dogs Friendly Beach all year: yes

Seasonal Lifeguards: yes

Mullion 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.

West Cornwall

Dogs Friendly Beach all year: yes

Seasonal Lifeguards: yes

Lands End 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. .

West Cornwall

Dogs Friendly Beach all year: yes

Seasonal Lifeguards: no

Nr Padstow and Newquay 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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North Cornwall

Dogs Friendly Beach all year: yes

Seasonal Lifeguards: yes

Penzance 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.

West Cornwall

Dogs Friendly Beach all year: yes

Seasonal Lifeguards: yes

Porthleven, Helston, 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

West Cornwall

Dogs Friendly Beach all year: yes

Seasonal Lifeguards: yes

St Ives 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.

West Cornwall

Dogs Friendly Beach all year: no

Seasonal Lifeguards: yes

Porthtowan 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

West Cornwall

Dogs Friendly Beach all year: yes

Seasonal Lifeguards: yes

Praa Sands 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

West Cornwall

Dogs Friendly Beach all year: yes

Seasonal Lifeguards: yes

Bude 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!

North Cornwall

Dogs Friendly Beach all year: yes

Seasonal Lifeguards: yes

Looe 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

South East Cornwall

Dogs Friendly Beach all year: yes

Seasonal Lifeguards: no

Sennen Cove 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

West Cornwall

Dogs Friendly Beach all year: yes

Seasonal Lifeguards: yes

Bude 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

North Cornwall

Dogs Friendly Beach all year: yes

Seasonal Lifeguards: yes

Newquay 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

North Cornwall

Dogs Friendly Beach all year: yes

Seasonal Lifeguards: yes

Trevone Padstow 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.

North Cornwall

Dogs Friendly Beach all year: yes

Seasonal Lifeguards: yes

Nr Newquay and Padstow 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.

North Cornwall

Dogs Friendly Beach all year: yes

Seasonal Lifeguards:

Hayle 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.

West Cornwall

Dogs Friendly Beach all year: yes

Seasonal Lifeguards: yes

Newquay 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

North Cornwall

Dogs Friendly Beach all year: yes

Seasonal Lifeguards: yes

Bude 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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North Cornwall

Dogs Friendly Beach all year: yes

Seasonal Lifeguards: yes

Bude 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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North Cornwall

Dogs Friendly Beach all year: yes

Seasonal Lifeguards: yes