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Year Round Dog Friendly Beaches in Cornwall

Some of the Best Dog Friendly Beaches in Cornwall

From beach size to nearby dog friendly eateries, find all you need to know about some of the best dog friendly beaches in Cornwall and nearby properties that allow doggies. You won’t need to travel far to enjoy your favourite beaches with your four legged friends!

Perranporth Beach

  • Dog friendly all year
  • Beach bar
  • Dog friendly ice cream
  • Perfect for long walks
With 3 miles of golden sand, Perranporth is popular with both our two legged and four legged friends! It’s dog friendly all year round. So whether you come in autumn, winter, spring or summer, you and your furry friends can enjoy picturesque Perranporth and all it has to offer. ¬†After a long walk, grab a bite to eat and drink at the famous beach bar, The Watering Hole. Dogs and their well behaved owners are welcome all year round. Perranporth even an ice cream parlour that sells dog friendly ice cream! It’s just a short walk from the beach, situated next to the Promenade car park. So you and your doggies don’t need to go far to enjoy an icy treat.

*Dogs can still enjoy the beach, but must be kept on a lead between 9am and 5pm in July and August*

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Dog Friendly Beaches in Cornwall | Perranporth


Porthkidney Beach

  • Dog friendly all year
  • Quiet beach
  • Beautiful views
Just 2 miles from sunny St Ives, Porthkidney Beach is next to the Hayle estuary. This beach has picturesque sand dunes and is dog friendly all year round. Dogs must be kept on their lead on the footpath leading from St Uny Church to Porthkidney Sands. After that, they can run free! This beach looks over the beautiful Hayle Towans and in the distance, Godrevy Lighthouse. If you’re looking for a beautiful less crowded beach for you and your dogs, then this is the beach for you! You can park for free

Take a look at the dog friendly properties available in nearby Hayle and St Ives

Porthkidney Beach

Fistral Beach

  • Dog friendly all year
  • World famous beach
  • Dog friendly bar
  • Perfect for long walks
Newquay‘s Fistral Beach is said to be the most famous beach in Cornwall! It’s known for being one of the top surfing destinations in the world… But did you know it is also dog friendly? Play a game of fetch on the sandy beach with your furry friend and get to watch some spectacular surfing. Entertainment for all! After that, why not head over to the dog friendly Fistral Beach Bar? It looks over the breathtaking beach and gives you the chance to sit back and relax with your dog next to you. Bliss!

Take a look at some nearby dog friendly holiday cottages in Newquay

Fistral Beach


Sandymouth Beach

  • Dog friendly all year
  • National Trust
  • Perfect for long walks
  • Quiet beach
Sandymouth Beach is a broad sandy beach, just a 15 minute drive from Bude, so is perfect for those in North Cornwall. It is a National Trust beach that allows dogs all year round. It’s a fantastic beach for doggies that love to run free, as it stretches out for over a mile! Do be careful though, as this beach is only accessible at low-mid tide, so be sure to check the tide times before your walk! The path down to the beach can be difficult for those with limited mobility, both people and dogs, so if you have poor mobility, perhaps look into visiting some of our other dog-friendly beach recommendations.

Take a look at the nearby dog friendly holiday cottages in Bude

Dog on the beach

Here’s some of our other favourite beaches across Cornwall that allow dogs all year round:

Beach Perfect For…
Great Western Long walks on a relatively quiet beach and exploring rock pools at low tide
Harlyn Bay Exploring! This beach has rock pools, sand dunes and even a small stream
Kingsand All the family – a sheltered sandy beach with rock pools to explore at low tide and pubs close to the beach for when you get hungry and thirsty
Loe Bar Long walks across the shingle beach – but not for doggies that like to swim in the sea, as it’s too dangerous!
Long Rock Meeting lots of other doggies!
Mullion Cove Short walks and beautiful views
Port Isaac Short walks and exploring the beautiful harbour
Tintagel Exploring the cave at low tide
Watergate Bay Doggies that like digging in big golden sandy beaches
Whitsand Bay Energetic dogs as access to the beach from the car parks can be tricky, so take care when descending down to the beach


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