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Dog friendly Cornwall

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Dogs in Cornwall



Cornwall is not only a great place for families, couples and independent travellers but also for our four-legged friends. Why leave your dog at home when Cornwall is the ideal place to enjoy with your family pet.

Cornwall welcomes dogs with its miles and miles of glorious sandy beaches, scenic coves with rock pools, hundreds of miles of public footpaths and fascinating trails, rugged moorland, acres of woodland and not forgetting the Cornwall Coast Path.

If you're going cycling along any of Cornwall's multi-use trails such as the beautiful Camel Trail, your dog can go with you, even if he's getting on a bit and not so good on his legs anymore. Dog buggies can be hired to tow behind your bicycle.

All types of accommodation throughout Cornwall welcome dogs as do many pubs and restaurants.

Of Cornwall's hundreds of beaches at least 159 welcome dogs all year round, 47 have seasonal restrictions between Easter and the 1st of October and only 7 beaches do not allow dogs at any time of the year. Of the seasonal restrictions, 32 only restrict dogs between 7am - 7pm or 8am - 7pm so there are plenty of beaches for you and your dog to enjoy whatever time of year you choose to visit.

As dog owners ourselves we know how much our own dog loves being in Cornwall: meeting up with doggy friends while playing ball on the beach, enjoying a splash while bounding through the waves and experiencing the new smells of the countryside on coastal foot paths and moorland walks.

During the summer months many towns and villages in Cornwall hold country fairs and village fetes with dog shows awarding everything from fun, waggiest tail to more formal, pedigree events. Cornwall even holds its own dog festival, where your dog can invite you along to enjoy the day (dog and owner entertainments on the day).

How to use this website to find dog friendly places to stay, dog friendly beaches, dog friendly pubs and dog friendly attractions and places to visit. Wondering where you can take your dog in Cornwall?

See the information below for details of beaches, our map of dog friendly beaches and seasonally restricted beaches and other dog friendly locations in Cornwall to help you plan your holiday.

Visit our featured dog friendly accommodation. For more dog friendly places in Cornwall see the list at the bottom of this page.

You can also use the 'Search intoCornwall.com' tool on the top of all our pages to search for dog friendly accommodation and locations. Just enter dog friendly in the box and click Search.

Visiting an attraction where you can't take your dog or going out for the day/evening and don't want to leave your dog home alone?  View Dog Sitters in Cornwall.

Seaton and Downderry Beaches

Seaton and Downderry Beaches


    Beaches in Cornwall
with Partial or All Year Dog Bans

Land's End Peninsula
1Carbis BayFirst Sunday before Easter (Palm Sunday) -30th September 
2Godrevy1st May - 30th September 8am - 7pm 
3Gwithian1st May - 30th September 8am - 7pm 
4Hayle Towans1st May - 30th September 8am - 7pm 
5LamornaSeasonal dog ban from Easter day to 1st October 
6Marazion1st May - 30th September 8am - 7pm 
7MouseholeAll year ban in harbour 
8Mousehole (outside harbour)1st May - 30th September 8am - 7pm 
9Penzance1st May - 30th September 8am - 7pm 
10Perranuthnoe1st May - 30th September 8am - 7pm 
11PortcewEaster Day - 1st October 
12Porth Chapel1st May - 30th September 8am - 7pm 
13Porthcurno1st May - 30th September 8am - 7pm 
14PorthgwarraEaster Day - 30th September 8am - 7pm 
15Porthgwidden1st May - 30th September 8am - 7pm 
16Porthmeor BeachSeasonal dog ban from the first Sunday before Easter to 30th September 
17Porthminster BeachSeasonal dog ban from first Sunday before Easter to 30th September 
18Praa SandsEaster Day - 1st October 7am - 7pm 
19Priests Cove Cape Cornwall1st April - 1st October 
20Sennen Cove and Harbour1st May - 30th September 8am - 7pm 
21St Ives HarbourSeasonal dog ban from the first Sunday before Easter and 30th September 8:00am - 7:00pm 
Lizard Peninsula
22Cadgwith Cove (South)Easter Day - 1st October 7am - 7pm 
23Gunwalloe Church CoveEaster Day - 1st October 7am - 7pm 
24Housel BayEaster Day - 1st October 7am - 7pm 
25Kennack Sands (west side near the car park)Easter Day - 1st October 7am - 7pm 
26Kynance CoveSeasonal dog ban from Easter Sunday to 30th September 7am - 7pm 
27PoldhuEaster Day - 1st October 7am - 7pm 
28Polurrian CoveEaster Day - 1st October 7am - 7pm 
30Porthleven WestEaster Day - 1st October 7am - 7pm 
31St Anthony in MeneageEaster Day - 1st October 
Redruth - St Agnes Area
32Chapel PorthEaster Day - 1st October 
33PorthtowanEaster Day - 1st October 
34PortreathEaster Day - 30th September 7am - 7pm 
Truro - Falmouth Area
35Castle BeachEaster Day - 1st October 
36Gyllyngvase BeachEaster Day - 1st October 
37Kiberick CoveDogs are not allowed on Kiberick Cove beach between Easter Day and October 1st 
38Maenporth BeachSeasonal dog ban from Easter Sunday to 30th September 
39Men-averEaster Day - 1st October 
40PortmellonDogs are banned during July, August and September 
41PortscathoSeasonal dog ban from Easter Day until September 30th on Tatams and Porth beaches 
42Summers BeachEaster Day - 1st October 7am - 7pm 
43Swanpool BeachEaster Day - 1st October 
44Tattams BeachEaster Day - 1st October 
45Tavern BeachEaster Day - 1st October 7am - 7pm 
Newquay - Padstow Area
46GreenawaysEaster Day - 1st October 
47Hawkers CoveEaster Day - 1st October 
48Lusty GlazeSeasonal dog ban from the 1st June to 1st September from 9am and 6pm 
49PolzeathEaster Day - 1st October 
50Porth (Newquay)1st May - 30th September 9am - 7pm 
51Rock BeachEaster Day - 1st October 
52St. George's WellEaster Day - 1st October 
53Tolcarne1st May - 30th September 
54TrevoneEaster Day - 1st October 
St Austell - Fowey Area
55CharlestownAll Year Ban 
56Crinnis BeachAll year Ban 
57Duporth BeachAll year Ban 
58PentewanDogs are only allowed on this beach from the first Sunday in November to the 1st February 
59Pentewan BeachAll year Ban 
60PolgaverEaster Day - 1st October 
61Polkerris BeachEaster Day - 1st October 
62Porthpean BeachEaster Day - 1st October 
63Readymoney BeachEaster Day - 1st October 
64Whitehouse BeachEaster Day - 1st October 
Looe and South East Cornwall
65Cawsand BeachEaster Day - 1st October 
66East Looe BeachAll year Ban 
67Fiinygook BeachEaster Day - 1st October 
68Lansallos CoveEaster Day - 1st October 
69Millendreath BeachAll year Ban 
70PortwrinkleEaster Day - 1st October 
Tintagel and North Cornwall
71Crackington HavenEaster Day - 1st October 
72CrookletsEaster Day - 1st October 
73Marsland MouthEaster Day - 1st October 
74Widemouth BayEaster Day - 1st October (North Beach Only) 
Isles of Scilly
75Old Town Bay1st May - 30th September 
76Porthcressa1st May - 30th September 
77Porthmellon1st May - 30th September 

  Dog Friendly Beaches in Cornwall
where dogs are allowed all year round.

(always check if your dog needs to be kept on a lead)

Land's End Peninsula
2Bessy’s Cove 
3Boat Cove 
4Clodgy Point 
5Cot Valley Beach (Porth Nanven) 
6Coule’s Cove 
7Eastern Green 
8Gurnards Head 
10Hor Point 
11Kenneggy Sands 
12Lambeth Walk 
14Mexico Towans 
16Pedn Vounder 
17Penberth Cove 
18Peter's Point 
19Piskies Cove 
20Porth Sampson 
21Portheras Cove 
22Porthkidney Sands 
23Progo Beach 
24Prussia Cove 
25Riviere Towans 
27Salt Ponds 
28Stackhouse CoveDog friendly all year round 
29Steps Beach 
30Temis Cove 
31Treen Cove 
32Trenow Cove 
33Trevelyan Cove 
34Upton to St Peter's Point 
35Venton Cove 
36Wherrytown Larigan river to Newlyn 
Lizard Peninsula
37Cadgwith Cove East 
38Caerthillian Cove 
39Carleon Cove 
40CoverackDogs must be kept on a lead between 1st June until the end of August between 9am and 6pm. 
41Dollar Cove 
42Gew Graze 
43Gillian Harbour 
44Gunwalloe Fishing Cove 
45Kennack Sands East 
47Loe Bar 
48Men aver BeachDog friendly all year round 
49Men-aver BeachDog friendly all year round 
50Mullion Cove 
51Ogo Dour Cove 
52Pentreath Beach 
54Polnare CoveDogs allowed all year round. 
55Polpeor Cove 
57Porthleven East 
59Rinsey Cove 
60Rinsey Cove (Porthcew) 
Redruth - St Agnes Area
61Bassett's Cove 
62Trevaunance CoveDogs must be kept on leads 
Truro - Falmouth Area
63Bream Cove 
64Carne BeachDogs must be kept on leads between 9am and 6pm 
65Cellars Beach 
66Colona Beach 
67Creek Stephen Beach 
70Gatamala Cove 
71Gorran HavenDogs must be kept on a lead, Easter to Sep 30th 
72Grebe Beach 
73Hemmick Beach 
74Loe Beach 
75Parson's Beach 
76Pendower BeachDogs should be on leads between 9am and 6pm from the 1st May until the 30th September 
77Pill Creek Beach 
78Polgwidden Cove 
80Porth Beor 
81Porth Saxon Beach 
82Porthallack Beach 
83Porthbean Beach 
84Porthcurnick Beach 
87PortloeDogs are allowed on Portloe Beach all year round 
88Prisk Cove 
89Rosemullion Beach 
90Towan Beach 
91Turnaware Point 
93West Portholland 
Newquay - Padstow Area
94Bedruthan Steps 
95Booby's Bay 
96Constantine Bay 
98Daymer Bay 
99Epphaven Cove 
101Great Western (Towan) 
102Harlyn Bay 
103Holywell Bay 
104Little Fistral 
105Lundy Beach 
106Mawgan Porth 
107Mother Ivey's Bay 
108Newtrain Bay 
109Pentire Steps 
110PerranporthDogs must be kept on short leads from July to August, 9am - 5pm 
111Perransands or Penhale Beach (Perran Beach) 
112Port Quin 
113Porth Joke 
114Porthcothan Bay 
116Treyarnon Bay 
117Watergate Bay 
St Austell - Fowey Area
118Coombe Beach 
120Hallane Beach 
121Lantivet Beach 
122Palace Cove near Lantivet Beach 
123Par Beach 
124Polgwyn Beach 
125Polridmouth Beach 
126Spit Beach 
127Watch House Cove 
Looe and South East Cornwall
131Lansallos Beach 
132Lantic Bay 
133Oldhouse Cove 
134Plaidy Beach 
137Skinner's Ball Beach 
138Talland BayDogs must be kept on leads 
139Tregantle Beach 
140Whitsand Bay 
Tintagel and North Cornwall
141Benoath Cove 
142Bossiney Haven 
144Holocombe Beach 
145Millook Haven 
146Northcott Mouth 
147Sandy Mouth 
148Stanbury Mouth 
149SummerleazeDogs must be kept on leads, 21st May to 30th Septempber 10am - 6pm 
150The Strangles 
151Trebarwith Strand 
152Tregardock BeachDogs allowed all year round 
153Widemouth Bay (South beach only) 
Isles of Scilly
154Apple Tree BeachDogs must be kept on a lead at all times 
155Bathinghouse PorthDogs must be kept on a lead at all times 
156Beady Pool 
157Bread & Cheese Cove 
158Castle PorthDogs must be kept on a lead at all times 
159Cook's PorthDogs must be kept on a lead at all times 
160Cove Vean 
161Cradle PorthDogs must be kept on a lead at all times 
162Dropnose Porth 
163Great Bay 
164Great Porth 
165Green Bay 
166Green PorthDogs must be kept on a lead at all times 
167Kitchen Porth 
168Lawrence's Bay 
169Little Porth Beach 
170Par Beach 
171Pentle BayDogs must be kept on a lead at all times 
172Periglis Beach 
173Perpitch Beach 
174Porth Askin 
175Porth Conger 
176Porth Coose 
177Porth Killier 
178Ravens PorthDogs must be kept on a lead at all times 
179Rushy Bay 
180Rushy PorthDogs must be kept on a lead at all times 
181St Warner's Cove 
182Stinking Porth 
183Stony Porth 
184The Bar 
185The Bar 
186The Cove 
187The Cove 
188Town Beach 

Before You Travel

Check with your accommodation to make sure you know their policy on accepting pets. Think about what you'll do with your dog whilst visiting restaurants or attractions that do not accept dogs. If you're travelling by public transport check the travel company's policy on carrying dogs.

Trains in the UK will allow two dogs per passenger at no extra charge provided the dogs are kept on a lead or in a basket and they do not cause inconvenience to other passengers or staff. A charge will be made for per extra dog if the allowance is exceeded.

Buses and trains in Cornwall do allow dogs. Coaches to Cornwall do not allow dogs except for guide dogs, hearing dogs or assistance dogs.

Travelling by Car

Never leave your dog unattended in a vehicle, even for a short time, when it's warm or hot outside. Dogs left in warm cars will suffer from heat exhaustion and could die. If you have to leave your dog alone in your car at any other time, leave a note stating when you will be returning to your vehicle and do return on time. This will avoid concerned members of the public from contacting the RSPCA or Police to free the dog.

Travelling from the EU

If you are bringing your dog on holiday with you you must comply with UK Pets Travel Scheme (PETS)

Before travelling to the UK, you must take your dog to a vet so that it can be:

  • fitted with a microchip
  • vaccinated against rabies
  • issued with a pet passport (if it's travelling in the EU) or has a third country veterinary certificate

Dogs must also be treated by a vet for tapeworm, not less than 24 hours and not more than 120 hours before its scheduled time of entry into the UK.

You must wait 21 days from the date of the rabies vaccination before travelling.

Once these steps are carried out, you can travel from most EU countries and some non-EU countries

If you are travelling from an Unlisted Country

An 'unlisted' country is any country not included in the list of EU or non-EU countries. You need to take extra steps if you return from an unlisted country

You must book your return journey in advance with a PETS-approved sea, air or rail route.

Most major ferry companies, airlines and rail operators are approved.

For full details please check: www.gov.uk/take-pet-abroad

Perranporth Beach

Perranporth Beach

When in Cornwall

If your dog is elderly or frail it will be better to exercise them during cooler times of the day such as early morning or late evening to avoid over exerting them in hot weather. The law requires that all dogs wear a collar and tag with the name and address of their owner. You may find it useful to place a temporary tag on your dog with the address of your holiday accommodation. If your dog goes missing in Cornwall please contact the Cornwall Dog Welfare Service on the number below.

Be responsible and keep your dog under control. Depending on the circumstances or the location short leads, extending leads or even off lead may be appropriate. Remember, you may know your dog is friendly and just likes to greet people but a family on the beach with small children may find the sight of your Great Dane bounding towards them somewhat daunting.

Useful numbers

RSPCA in Cornwall

Tel: 01637 881455 Day

24-Hr Cruelty Line 0300 1234 999

Cornwall Dog Welfare and Enforcement Service

If you lose your dog while visiting Cornwall: 0300 1234 212

Police 101

Animal Rescue Centres in Cornwall

Vets in Cornwall

Send a picture of your dog enjoying Cornwall and be featured in our Doggie Gallery

Perranporth Beach

Perranporth Beach


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Chapel Porth Beach allows dogs from 1st October until Easter Day 



Some beaches have a partial dog ban at certain times of the year. Look out for these signs.



Place your bagged dog waste in the red dog bin. Dog bins are usually located adjacent to the beach or walking areas.

Cornwall Council's One Stop Shops have dog waste bags available at £2 per 100

The One Stop Shops
are located in:

St Austell
St Ives



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Maps of Cornwall :

The Ordnance Survey publishes the Explorer series of maps which are ideal for walkers.

Scale 1 : 25 000
2.5 inches to 1 mile /
4cm to 1km.

Available in local bookshops or click on the links below to order online.

Those covering Cornwall:

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101 Isles of Scilly


For more information: www.ordnancesurvey.co.uk

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