Dog Friendly Beaches in Cornwall this Summer!

Beach days are the best days and you shouldn’t need to worry about whether you can bring the dog or not. Our helpful guide will show you where to go during the summer months.

Creekside Cottages know for many that your holiday is not complete without bringing your four-legged friend, that is why we have a catered section for Dog-Friendly Cottages.

Over the summer months, beaches across Cornwall have restrictions put in place and, we want to be able to help you know where you can go during these months.

From popular spots to secluded bays and idyllic coves that you wouldn’t know were there!

We have listed over 100 beaches on both the North and South Coast of Cornwall and although some firm favourites are not on here, you are definitely not short of choice.

Visit Free Maps of Cornwall who have created a dog-friendly beach map to help with planning those memorable days out.

North Cornwall

  • Bamaluz Beach, St Ives
  • Bedruthan Steps Beach, Mawgan Porth
  • Benoath Cove, Tintagel
  • Black Cliff, Hayle
  • Bossiney Cove, Tintagel
  • Breakwater Beach, Bude
  • Clodgy Point, St Ives
  • Constantine Bay, Padstow
  • Cot Valley Beach, Lands End
  • Daymer Bay, Polzeath
  • Dollar Cove, Mullian
  • Fistral, Newquay
  • Godrevy
  • Gurnards Head, Porthmeor
  • Harbour Cove, Padstow
  • Harlyn Bay, Padstow
  • Hawkers Cove, Padstow
  • Holywell Bay, Newquay
  • Mawgan Porth, Newquay
  • Mexico Towans, Hayle
  • Millook Haven, Bude
  • Mother Ivey’s Bay, Harlyn
  • Newtrain Bay, Padstow
  • Northcott Mouth, Bude
  • Pentire Steps, St Eval
  • Perranporth (Must be kept on a lead in July and August, 9am to 5pm)
  • Port Gaverne, Port Isaac
  • Port Isaac
  • Porth (Polly) Joke, Newquay
  • Porthcothnan Bay, Padstow
  • Portheras Cove, Pendeen
  • Porthkidney, Hayle
  • Porthmeor Cove, Zennor
  • Priests Cove, St Just
  • Summerleaze, Bude (Must be on a lead from May 15 to Sept 30, 10am to 6pm)
  • Tintagel
  • Trebarwith Strand, Delabole
  • Trevaunance Cove, St Agnes
  • Treyarnon Bay, Harlyn
  • Watergate Bay, Newquay
  • Whipsiderry, Newquay
  • Widemouth Bay, Bude (Black Rock/South Beach only)

South Cornwall

  • Bassets Cove, Portreath
  • Battery Rocks, Penzance
  • Bosahan Cove, Helford
  • Caerthillian Cove, The Lizard
  • Carleon Cove, The Lizard
  • Carne Beach, The Roseland (Keep on lead in Summer Months)
  • Coverck Beach, Coverack
  • Durgan Beach, Helford
  • Eastern Green, Penzance
  • Gorran Haven, St Austell
  • Great Molunan & Little Molunan, St Mawes
  • Grebe, Mawnan Smith
  • Gwynver, Penzance
  • Hemmick, St Austell
  • Keneggy Sands, Penzance
  • Kingsand, Torpoint
  • Lankidden Cove, Coverack
  • Lantic Bay, Polruan
  • Lantivet Bay, Lansallos
  • Loe Bar, Porthleven
  • Long Rock, Penzance
  • Mevagissey
  • Mullion Cove
  • Nanjizal, St Just, Penzance
  • Newlyn
  • Newlyn Tolcarne
  • Par Sands, Par
  • Pedn Vounder, Porthcurno
  • Pendower, Carne
  • Pisky Cove, Marazion
  • Plaidy, Looe
  • Polgwidden Cove, Cadgwith
  • Polpeor Cove, Lizard
  • Polridmouth Cove, Par
  • Porth Sawsen, Mawnan
  • Porthallow
  • Porthbeor, Bohortha
  • Porthcurnick, Gerrans
  • Porthluney Cove, Caerhays
  • Portholland, Caerhays
  • Porthoustock, St Keverne
  • Prussia Cove, Praa Sands
  • Rinsey Cove, Praa Sands
  • St Loy’s Cove, Porthcurno
  • Towan, St Anthony
  • Vault, Gorran Haven
  • Wherrytown, Newlyn
  • Whitsand Bay

Have We Missed Any?

Please do get in touch if we have any missing or rules have changed, so we can keep this up to date.

If you wish to come and explore these beaches for yourselves, please visit our Dog-Friendly Cottages.

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