Our Favourite Dog Friendly Beaches

Summertime is almost here and the enforced dog ban (from
Easter until the 1st October) across our Cornish beaches is soon to

Here are some of our favourite sandy shores when your dogs
can enjoy a little beach life year round.

Perranporth Beach

Less than a five minute drive from our Carnebo
Perranporth beach at low tide joins together with its neighbour
Penhale Sands forming one of the largest stretches of unbroken soft sand along
Cornwall’s North Coast.  Although
dogs are to be kept on leads for the peak summer months of July & August, you
are free to walk beyond the Watering Hole pub and across to the Penhale Sands
section of the beach where they can run free.
Here’s a little fun fact for you… There are over 7,000,000,000,000,000
single grains of sand on this beach alone, we’re not sure who counted them but
it certainly wasn’t us!

A group
of Collies enjoying and exploring the beach

Thinking about a dog friendly lunch? We love The Watering Hole. The UK’s only
bar on the beach! You will also find Pavilion
who lovingly produces handmade ice cream and sorbet in over 25 flavours
and the best part… They even make dog friendly ice cream! The perfect treat
after a fun filled day out on the beach!

Fistral Beach

One of the most famous beaches in Cornwall and the heart of
the UK surfing scene is a mecca for surfers and families alike. The golden sandy beach is
divided into 3 areas, South Fistral, the main beach and the much loved Little
Fistral, the most northerly part of the beach which is often overlooked, so generally a little quieter than the main beach. 

From Little Fistral you can easily stroll up to the top of Towan headland and the small white ‘lookout’ building, where you can take in the breathtaking coastal views and enjoy watching the surfers on the infamous ‘Cribber’.

Thinking about a dog friendly lunch? Try The Stable.
Enjoy breathtaking, panoramic views over the beach as you tuck into fine local
produce and sip on delicious cider.


An isolated wide sandy beach although it is located about a
40 minute drive away from our Tresooth
 it is one of the only dog
friendly beaches in the area. Owned by the National Trust it has a stunning
backdrop of high cliffs and is accessed by a footpath. 

It is a great spot for peeking wildlife where
dolphins and basking sharks are often spotted in the area. There are also a few
coastal paths to enjoy with your four legged friend.

Thinking about a dog friendly lunch? Try this small cafe
with a big difference The Hidden Hut.
During the day, the hut serves a small menu of simple, freshly made seasonal
refreshments. There is no need to book! All you have to do is turn up and

Holywell Bay

First impressions can often be deceptive as the main beach
itself if obscured by sand dunes, but this beach sure is a beauty and has recently
been used as a location spot for the BBC’s adaptation of Poldark. Located
between Perranporth and Newquay it really is a great little beach. Be sure to
check out the cave with its unusual rock formations at the northern end of the
beach during low tide, it’s pretty spectacular.

Will having the time of his life at Holywell

Thinking about a dog friendly lunch? Try the beautiful beach
side pub St Pirans Inn. With views of
rugged cliffs and natural sand dunes the pub is proud to offer home cooked and
locally sourced food.  

Helford Passage Beach

This charming sand and shingle beach is set on the northern
shore of the Helford Estuary with a glorious backdrop of charming cottages it
really is a great spot for you and your pooch to relax and watch the world go
by.  Less than a 10 minute drive from Tresooth
this is one, if not the only dog friendly beach in the Falmouth area.

Thinking about a dog friendly lunch? Try a bite to eat in
the 16th Century Ferryboat Inn.
Taste the freshest fish and seafood straight from the boat or sample of their
Great British pub classics, all while enjoying the picturesque views.

It is important to note that beaches that operate the dog
bans are patrolled on a regular basis. Persons with dogs on the beach during
the beach during the ban  period will is
issues with a fixed penalty notice for £80 and will be expected to remove the
dog from the beach immediately.

If you lose your dog or find a stray you can inform Cornwall Council on 0300 1234 212