Cornish Beaches Where Dogs Are Banned This Summer

It’s that time of the year again where the visitors flock from far and wide to visit our beautiful sandy shores, but dog lovers beware! 

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There are 80 beaches in Cornwall that will have a dog ban enforced during the tourist season which begins this weekend (Easter) It is important to remember that there are a further seven beaches where dogs are simply banned at all times.

It is also worth noting that breaking the ban will cost you a £80 fixed penalty fine. 

Remember, Guide dogs are allowed on beaches even where dog bans are in place.

Here are the 57 beaches with the seasonal ban

Cadgwith Cove – Easter Sunday to September 30th

Carbis Bay – The first Sunday before Easter to September 30th – morning dog walks between 5am and 8am are allowed

Carlyon Bay – Easter Sunday to September 30th

Castle Beach, Falmouth – Easter Sunday to September 30th

Cawsand Bay – Easter Sunday to September 30th

Chapel Porth – Easter Sunday to September 30th

Crackington Haven – Easter Sunday to September 30th

Crooklets, Bude – Easter Sunday to September 30th

Godrevy – May 1st to September 30th – 8am – 7pm

Gunwalloe Cove, Church Cove – Easter Sunday to September 30th- 7am – 7pm

Gwithian – Easter Sunday to September 30th between Ceres Rock and Red River

Gyllyngvase – Easter Sunday to September 30th

Hayle Towans – May 1st to September 30th – 8am – 7pm – between Hayle River and Black Cliffs

Hendra , Praa Sands – Easter Sunday to September 30th

Kenidjack, St Just – Easter Sunday to September 30th

Kennack Sands – Easter Sunday to September 30th – 7am to 7pm

Kynance Cove – Easter Sunday to September 30th – 7am – 7pm

Lizard Church Cove – Easter Sunday to September 30th

Lusty Glaze Beach – June 1st to September 1st

Maenporth – Easter Sunday to September 30th

Marazion – May 1st to September 30th – from 8am until 7pm

Pentewan Sands – February 1st to first Sunday in November

Perranuthnoe (Perran Sands) – May 1st to 30th September – 8am – 7pm

Peter’s Point, Hayle – Easter Sunday to September 30th

Poldhu Cove – Easter Sunday to September 30th

Polkerris – Easter Sunday to September 30th

Polcare Cove – Easter Sunday to September 30th

Polurrian Cove – Easter Sunday to September 30th – 7am – 7pm

Polzeath – Easter Sunday to September 30th

Porthmellon – July 1st to September 30th

Porth Beach – Easter Sunday to September 30th

Porth Chapel, Land’s End – Easter Sunday to September 30th

Porthpean Beach – Easter Sunday to September 30th

Porthcurno – Easter Sunday to September 30th

Porthglaze Cove – Easter Sunday to September 30th

Porthgwarra – Easter Day to September 30th – 8am – 7pm

Porthgwidden St Ives – First Sunday before Easter to September 30th

Porthleven – Easter Sunday to September 30th – 7am – 7pm

Porthmeor, St Ives – Easter Sunday to September 30th

Porthminster, St Ives – The first Sunday before Easter to September 30th

Porthpean – Easter Day to September 30th

Porthtowan – Easter Day to September 30th

Porthzennor Cove – Easter Day to September 30th

Portreath – Easter Sunday to September 30th – 7am – 7pm

Portwrinkle  -Easter Sunday to September 30th

Portscatho – Easter Sunday to September 30th

Praa Sands – Easter Sunday to September 30th – 7am – 7pm

Readymoney Cove – Easter Sunday to September 30th

Sennen Cove – Easter Sunday to September 30th

St Ives Harbour Beach – The first Sunday before Easter to September 30th – 8am – 7pm

St. Mawes – Easter Sunday to September 30th

Swanpool – Easter Sunday to September 30th

Tolcarne Beach – May 1st to September 30th

Tregardock Beach – Easter Sunday to September 30th

Trevone Bay – Easter Sunday to September 30th

Widemouth Bay north side – Easter Sunday to September 30th

But the news isn’t all bad! 

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There are 76 beaches when your four-legged friend is free to run, jump, explore and swim for the whole year. (Unless they are required to be on a lead at certain times of the year, which is clearly noted)

Benoath Cove

Boobys Beach

Bossiney Haven

Constantine Bay

Coverack (but dogs must be on leads from June 1 to August 31)

Crantock

Daymer Bay

Deadmans Cove

Downderry

Duckpool Beach

Eastern Green

Fistral Beach, Newquay

Freathy

Gorran Haven

Great Western Beach, Newquay

Grebe Beach

Greenaway Beach

Gwynver beach

Durgan

Hannafore Looe

Harlyn Bay

Helford Passage Beach

Hemmick Beach

Holywell Bay

Kingsand Beach

Lamorna Cove

Lankidden Cove

Lantic Bay

Longrock Beach

Mawgan Porth

Mevagissey – Polstreath

Mexico Towans

Mother Iveys Bay

Northcott Mouth

Nanjizel Cove

Padstow

Par

Pendower Beach

Pendower – Carne Beach

Penzance

Perranporth (dogs must be kept on leads between July and August, 9am – 5pm)

Plaidy Looe

Polgwidden Cove

Polpeor

Polridmouth Beach

Porth Joke

Porth Sawsen

Porthallock

Porthbeor

Porthcothan

Porthcurnick

Porth Kidney (Lelant)

Porthluney Cove

Portholland Beach

Portheras Cove

Port Isaac

Portloe

Portscatho

Priests Cove

Rinsey Head

Rock

Sandymouth Beach, Bude

Seaton

Sharrow Beach, Torpoint

St. Antonys Head

Summerleaze, Bude (though dogs must be kept on a lead from 10am to 6pm May 21st -September 30th)

Talland Bay

Tintagel

Towan Beach

Trebarwith Strand

Trefusis Beach at Flushing

Tregantle Cliff Beach (Whitsand Bay)

Tregardock

Trevaunance Cove, St Agnes

Treyarnon Bay

Upton Towans

Vault Beach

Watergate Bay

Wherrytown

Whipsiderry Beach

Widemouth Bay (south side) – Black Rock

Below you will find the seven beaches where dogs are banned year-round

Millendreath Beach

East Looe Beach

Crinnis Beach

Charlestown Beach

Duporth Beach

Pentewan Beach

The list was kindly updated and provided on Monday 10th April by Cornwall Live