10 dog friendly beaches - all year round

Fistral beach, Newquay

Cornwall is full of glorious beaches which are dog-friendly all year round. Here is our hand-picked selection for you to enjoy this summer in Cornwall...Do you have a favourite dog friendly beach? Let us know by commenting in the box below.

Harlyn Bay - Padstow
Considered one of the best family beaches in Cornwall, Harlyn Bay is a wide and spacious beach of yellow sand and pebbles with plenty of interesting rock pools backed by dunes and situated on the eastern side of Trevose Head, just west of Padstow. The perfect day out for your four-legged friends.

Trebarwith Strand - Tintagel
Trebarwith strand is approximately a mile and half south of Tintagel and can be reached on foot along the coast path by St Materiana's Church at Tintagel or via Treknow or Trewarmett. Trebarwith is a superb all round beach that boasts good bathing and surfing with plenty of nooks and crannies for your fury friends to explore.

Summerleaze beach - Bude
Popular for its river, with its bobbing fishing boats which flanks the wide, sandy beach, Summerleaze is sheltered by the impressive breakwater, making the beach particularly popular with families and surfers. Dogs are very much welcome, all year round, however must be kept on leads from 21 May - 30 September.

Seaton beach - Looe
This lovely family beach with a large cafe, shop and toilets, set in a quieter part of Cornwall has everything you need for a memorable day out with the pooch. The large beach of sand with small pebbles is south facing and located at the entrance of the River Seaton valley. 

Watergate Bay - near Newquay
Watergate Bay beach, about 3 miles from Newquay on the North Cornwall coast, boasts two miles of golden sand at low tide, and out to sea enormous waves come in from the Atlantic providing a spectacular sight. Plenty of space for your fury friend to have a good run around.

Fistral beach - Newquay
This beautiful beach is west facing, long and sandy and backed by rocks and cliffs. Fistral is the perfect family beach offering simple pleasures of sea and surf combined with first class beach and seafront facilities including surf equipment hire, lessons and boutiques, showers, toilets, car parking, restaurants and cafes. A natural playground for the all including the family dog.

Gorran Haven - Mevagissey
An east-facing sandy beach popular with families beside the very pretty South Coast village and harbour of Gorran Haven near St Austell.  This beach is dog friendly, however they must be kept on leads.

Pedn Vounder - Porthcurno
One of Cornwall's best beaches with stunning cliffs of Treryn Dinas, crystal clear water and a beautiful sandy beach. On a spring low tide one can walk to Pedn Vounder from neighbouring Porthcurno beach. Please be careful as the tide comes in fast. Dogs allowed all year and the car park is a 10 minute walk.

Mexico Towans - Hayle
Mexico Towans forms part of a glorious four miles of sand that starts from the mouth of the Hayle estuary and reaches out to the lighthouse at Godrevy Point. Situated between Hayle Towans and Upton Towans, the beach is backed by magnificent sand dunes

Kennegy Sands - Penzance
Just one of many secret beaches on the south coast of Cornwall, Kenneggy Sands offers a sandy beach reached at low tide from Praa Sands. You're free to bring the dog if you wish to do so, however this beach is so secluded that it has to be reached on foot. It's not a huge trek, but you do have to keep in mind that you can't park the car right next to the beach. 

Do you have a favourite dog friendly beach in Cornwall - all year round? Let us know by commenting in the box below.