Dog friendly beaches in the summer

Cornwall beaches that allow dogs during the summer months (usually Easter day - 30th September). Please check individual beaches for specific rules.


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Bamaluz beach St Ives Beaches

Bamaluz Beach

Bamaluz beach is a small, dog friendly beach tucked away in the heart of St Ives.

St Ives View Beach Directions

Bedruthan Steps Beach near Newquay in North Cornwall

Bedruthan Steps Beach

Newquay View Beach Directions

Cadgwith cove on the lizard peninsula in South Cornwall

Cadgwith Cove

A quintessential Cornish fishing village, tucked away on the Lizard Peninsula in West Cornwall.

The Lizard Peninsula View Beach Directions

Caerhays Beach Cornwall | 360º Beaches

Caerhays Beach

Secluded beach, popular with families and overlooked by a 200yr old castle.

St Mawes & The Roseland View Beach Directions

Carne Beach Cornwall

Carne Beach

Carne Beach is a south facing sand and shingle beach located on the Roseland in South Cornwall.

St Mawes & The Roseland View Beach Directions

Constantine Bay Beach Padstow Cornwall

Constantine Bay

Constantine Bay is a gorgeous unspoilt beach, backed by shallow grassy dunes on Trevose head near Padstow.

Padstow View Beach Directions

Coverack beach on The Lizard Peninsula in West Cornwall

Coverack Beach

A large, sheltered sand and shingle beach located in the picturesque fishing village of Coverack.

The Lizard Peninsula View Beach Directions

Crantock beach near Newquay Cornwall

Crantock Beach

Crantock Beach, located on the outskirts of Newquay in Cornwall is a beautiful sweeping expanse of fine golden sand, backed by endless grassy dunes.

Newquay View Beach Directions

Daymer bay beach near Polzeath in North Cornwall

Daymer Bay Beach

A beautiful wide sandy beach, with breathtaking views out across the Camel Estuary.

Padstow View Beach Directions

Fistral beach in Newquay Cornwall

Fistral Beach

Home to UK surfing, Fistral Beach has a buzzing atmosphere and a surfers paradise.

Newquay View Beach Directions

Gorran Haven beach near Mevagissey in Cornwall

Gorran Haven Beach

Gorran Haven is a quintessentially Cornish village with a working harbour, narrow streets and laid back vibe.

Mevagissy & St Austell View Beach Directions

Great Molunan Beach

St Mawes & The Roseland View Beach Directions

Great Western Beach in Newquay Cornwall

Great Western Beach

Great Western beach is located in Newquay.

Newquay View Beach Directions

Greenaway beach near polzeath in North Cornwall

Greenaway Beach

Greenaway beach’s location, tucked away along the coastal path between the popular beaches of Polzeath and Daymer Bay means it stays relatively quiet, even during the summer months. However Greenaway beach has no parking or amenities (including toilets) and there is a fair few steps to clamber down, so  you can see why it stays quiet. If […]

Padstow View Beach Directions

Gwenver Beach in West Cornwall

Gwenver Beach

Gwenver beach is a beautiful secluded beach on the Western tip of Cornwall near Land’s End and close to Sennen Cove.

Lands End View Beach Directions

Harbour Beach in Newquay Cornwall

Harbour Beach Newquay

A hidden gem, often overlooked, but a ‘must see’ if you are visiting Newquay.

Newquay View Beach Directions

Harbour Cove beach near Padstow in North Cornwall

Harbour Cove

One of the most secluded beaches in Padstow, tucked away along the banks of the Camel Estuary it has gorgeous untouched golden sand, backed by small grassy dunes with spectacular views across the estuary to neighbouring beach Daymer Bay. There are no facilities on Harbour Cove, and it’s a bit of a trek to get there […]

Padstow View Beach Directions

Harlyn Bay beach near Padstow in North Cornwall

Harlyn Bay Beach

It’s sheltered location and excellent water quality (MCS recommended) make Harlyn Bay a popular beach with families and is considered one of the safest beaches in Cornwall. This protection from the open ocean offers perfect conditions for exciting coastal activities such as surfing, kayaking, paddle boarding and coasteering, which are organised and run by the local […]

Padstow View Beach Directions

Hemmick Beach

Mevagissy & St Austell View Beach Directions

Holywell Bay Beach near Newquay Cornwall

Holywell Bay Beach

Holywell Bay is a large, unspoilt sandy beach backed by impressive sand dunes located near Newquay on the north coast of Cornwall.

Newquay View Beach Directions

Kingsand Beach in Cornwall

Kingsand Beach

Tucked away in the South East corner of Cornwall with gorgeous views across Plymouth Sound.

Looe View Beach Directions

Lantic Bay beach near Fowey in South East Cornwall

Lantic Bay

Lantic Bay beach is located near Looe in South East Cornwall

Looe View Beach Directions

Mawgan Porth beach near Newquay Cornwall

Mawgan Porth Beach

Beautiful unspoilt beach 5 miles north of Newquay

Newquay View Beach Directions

Mother Ivey's Bay Cornwall

Mother Ivey’s Bay

Padstow View Beach Directions

Par Sands Beach in Cornwall

Par Sands Beach

Par sands beach is located near Fowey and St Austell in south east Cornwall.

Fowey View Beach Directions

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Pendower Beach

St Mawes & The Roseland View Beach Directions

Perranporth Beach in Cornwall

Perranporth Beach

One of Cornwall’s most popular holiday destinations with a 3 mile stretch of golden sand.

Perranporth View Beach Directions

Polridmouth Cove beach near Fowey in South East Cornwall

Polridmouth Cove Beach

  Car Parking An unattended grass car park is located just over 1/2 mile from Polridmouth Cove as you approach. A rather novel method of payment is required, by putting 50p in the milk churn by the farm house on the way to the beach! Toilets There are no public toilets nearby. Disabled Access No […]

Fowey View Beach Directions

Port Gaverne beach near Port Issac in North Cornwall

Port Gaverne Beach

Padstow View Beach Directions

Porth Joke beach in Newquay Cornwall

Porth Joke Beach

Porth Joke beach is located on West Pentire near Newquay on the north coast of Cornwall.

Newquay View Beach Directions

Porthcothan bay beach near Padstow in North Cornwall

Porthcothan Bay

Porthcothan Bay is dog friendly all year round. Car Parking A large pay and display car park sits just behind Porthcothan Bay, approximately 100m away. You have to cross a small road to access the beach. Toilets Toilets are located in the car park behind Porthcothan Bay. These include disabled facilities. Disabled Access Level access […]

Padstow View Beach Directions

Porthcurnick Beach in Cornwall | 360º Beaches in Cornwall

Porthcurnick Beach

Porthcurnick Beach is located in Porthscatho on the Roseland Peninsula.

St Mawes & The Roseland View Beach Directions

Portheras Cove Beach

Lands End View Beach Directions

PorthKidney beach in Hayle West Cornwall

Porthkidney Beach

A glorious mile stretch of untouched fine white sand, backed by endless grassy dunes with spectacular panoramic views over St Ives Bay.

Hayle View Beach Directions

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Porthleven Beach

Porthleven beach is located near Helston on the north coast of Cornwall.

Helston View Beach Directions

Portholland Beach

Mevagissy & St Austell View Beach Directions

Prussia Cove near Penzance in West Cornwall

Prussia Cove

Prussia Cove is a beautiful group of secluded coves tucked away near Penzance in West Cornwall.

Penzance View Beach Directions

Rock beach in North Cornwall

Rock Beach (Brea beach)

A beautiful long white sandy beach with a gorgeous views across the Camel Estuary and Padstow Bay.

Padstow View Beach Directions

Seaton Beach in Cornwall

Seaton Beach

Seaton Beach is located near Looe in South East Cornwall.

Looe View Beach Directions

Summerleaze beach in Bude, North Cornwall

Summerleaze Beach

Summerleaze beach is located in Bude North Cornwall.

Bude View Beach Directions

Talland Bay Beach

Looe View Beach Directions

Towan Beach on the Roseland Peninsula in Cornwall

Towan Beach

A peaceful secluded bay, tucked away on the unspoilt Roseland Peninsula.

St Mawes & The Roseland View Beach Directions

Towan beach in Newquay Cornwall

Towan Beach Newquay

Towan beach is located in Newquay on the north coast of Cornwall.

Newquay View Beach Directions

Trebarwith Strand Beach near Tintagel in north Cornwall

Trebarwith Strand Beach

A large sandy beach with fantastic views of Gull rock and the rugged Atlantic coast.

Bude View Beach Directions

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Trevaunance Cove

Trevaunance Cove is located in St. Agnes.

St Agnes View Beach Directions

Treyarnon Bay beach near Padstow in North Cornwall

Treyarnon Bay

Padstow View Beach Directions

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Vault beach

Mevagissy & St Austell View Beach Directions

Watergate Bay beach in Newquay Cornwall

Watergate Bay Beach

A glorious two mile stretch of golden sand with aqua seas, backed by dramatic steep cliffs with lots of activities available.

Newquay View Beach Directions

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Widemouth Bay

Widemouth Bay is located in Bude.

Bude View Beach Directions