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Beaches West Cornwall

List of Beaches in West Cornwall

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Cadgwith Cove, Lizard Peninsula

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

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West Cornwall

Dogs Friendly Beach all year: yes

Seasonal Lifeguards: no

Carbis Bay 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.

West 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

Falmouth 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.

West Cornwall

Dogs Friendly Beach all year: yes

Seasonal Lifeguards: yes

Falmouth 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

West Cornwall

Dogs Friendly Beach all year: yes

Seasonal Lifeguards: no

Falmouth 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

West Cornwall

Dogs Friendly Beach all year: yes

Seasonal Lifeguards: no

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

Hayle 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.

West 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

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

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

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

Lizard Peninsula

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.

West Cornwall

Dogs Friendly Beach all year: yes

Seasonal Lifeguards: no

Lizard Peninsula

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

West Cornwall

Dogs Friendly Beach all year: yes

Seasonal Lifeguards: no

Lizard Peninsula

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

West Cornwall

Dogs Friendly Beach all year: yes

Seasonal Lifeguards: no

Lizard Peninsula 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

West Cornwall

Dogs Friendly Beach all year: yes

Seasonal Lifeguards: no

Lizard Peninsula 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.

West Cornwall

Dogs Friendly Beach all year: yes

Seasonal Lifeguards: no

Lizard, Lizard Peninsula 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.

West Cornwall

Dogs Friendly Beach all year: yes

Seasonal Lifeguards: no

Marazion 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.

West Cornwall

Dogs Friendly Beach all year: yes

Seasonal Lifeguards: yes

Marazion Cornwall

Watch Video of Long Rock Beach Cornwall

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.

West Cornwall

Dogs Friendly Beach all year: yes

Seasonal Lifeguards: no

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

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

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

Penzance 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

West Cornwall

Dogs Friendly Beach all year: no

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

Penzance 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.

West Cornwall

Dogs Friendly Beach all year: yes

Seasonal Lifeguards: no

Penzance 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.

West Cornwall

Dogs Friendly Beach all year: yes

Seasonal Lifeguards: no

Penzance 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.

West Cornwall

Dogs Friendly Beach all year: yes

Seasonal Lifeguards: no

Porthleven 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.

West Cornwall

Dogs Friendly Beach all year: yes

Seasonal Lifeguards: no

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

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

Portreath 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

West Cornwall

Dogs Friendly Beach all year: yes

Seasonal Lifeguards: yes

Praa Sands

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).

West Cornwall

Dogs Friendly Beach all year: yes

Seasonal Lifeguards: no

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

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

St Ives 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.

West Cornwall

Dogs Friendly Beach all year: no

Seasonal Lifeguards: no

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

St Ives 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.

West Cornwall

Dogs Friendly Beach all year: no

Seasonal Lifeguards: yes

St Ives 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

West Cornwall

Dogs Friendly Beach all year: yes

Seasonal Lifeguards: no

St Ives 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

West Cornwall

Dogs Friendly Beach all year: yes

Seasonal Lifeguards: yes

St Ives 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.

West Cornwall

Dogs Friendly Beach all year: yes

Seasonal Lifeguards: no

St Just 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

West Cornwall

Dogs Friendly Beach all year: yes

Seasonal Lifeguards: no

The Lizard Peninsula 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

West Cornwall

Dogs Friendly Beach all year: yes

Seasonal Lifeguards: yes

The Lizard Peninsula 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

West Cornwall

Dogs Friendly Beach all year: yes

Seasonal Lifeguards: