Dogs are now unwelcome on many of Cornwall’s as the summer ban come into effect. Break the ban and you could face an £100 fixed penalty fine.

There are many beaches where dogs are allowed all year round, but others have a dog ban in place during the tourist season. The majority of beaches in the county have restricted access for our four-legged friends as of Easter Sunday.

Some beaches have partial bans or restrictions and many have bans during the day, which are then lifted in the evening. Dogs are often allowed on the beaches between 7pm and 8am, but it’s always worth checking the signs as some times may vary.

Guide dogs are allowed on beaches even where dog bans are in place.

Dogs are restricted on the designated beaches listed below

Please note:

  • Dog Control Orders on all other areas are still in force; please check signs in place at local beaches.
  • Blue Flag and Seaside Award beaches have longer restrictions due to the requirements of the Award status. In addition there are three protected wildlife areas that are subject to individual restrictions. 
BeachDatesTimes
Cadgwith Cove, Cadgwith1 July to 31 August 10am – 6pm
Carbis Bay Beach, Carbis Bay15 May to 30 September 10am – 6pm
Carnsew PoolAll year ban24 hour prohibition
Castle Beach, Falmouth1 July to 31 August 10am – 6pm
Cawsand Beach, Cawsand1 July to 31 August 10am – 6pm
Chapel Porth Beach, St Agnes1 July to 31 August 10am – 6pm
Church Cove, Gunwalloe1 July to 31 August 10am – 6pm
Copperhouse PoolAll year ban24 hour prohibition
Crackington Haven, Bude15 May to 30 September10am – 6pm
Crooklets Beach, Bude15 May to 30 September10am – 6pm
Blue Flag Logo Great Western Beach, Newquay (dogs are allowed on
this beach all year-round)
Blue Flag Logo Gyllyngvase Beach, Falmouth 15 May to 30 September 10am – 6pm
Harveys Towans – Godrevy Point,  Hayle
(See link to maps below for defined area)
1 July to 31 August 10am – 6pm
Hayle EstuaryAll year ban24 hour prohibition
Housel Bay, The Lizard1 July to 31 August 10am – 6pm
Kennack Sands Beach, The Lizard1 July to 31 August 10am – 6pm
Kynance Cove, The Lizard1 July to 31 August 10am – 6pm
Maenporth Beach, Falmouth1 July to 31 August 10am – 6pm
Mousehole Beach to Skilly Beach1 July to 31 August 10am – 6pm
Newlyn Beach to Battery Rocks1 July to 31 August 10am – 6pm
Penzance Harbour to Marazion
(See link to maps below for defined area)
1 July to 31 August 10am – 6pm
Perranuthnoe1 July to 31 August 10am – 6pm
Poldhu Beach, Mullion1 July to 31 August 10am – 6pm
Polurrian Cove Beach, Mullion1 July to 31 August 10am – 6pm
Polzeath Beach, Polzeath15 May to 30 September10am – 6pm
Porth Beach, Porth15 May to 30 September10am – 6pm
Porthcurno Beach, Porthcurno1 July to 31 August 10am – 6pm
Porthgwarra Beach, St Levan1 July to 31 August 10am – 6pm
Porthgwidden Beach, St Ives1 July to 31 August 10am – 6pm
Porthleven West, Porthleven1 July to 31 August 10am – 6pm
Blue Flag Logo Porthmeor Beach, St Ives 15 May to 30 September 10am – 6pm
Porthminister Beach, St Ives15 May to 30 September10am – 6pm
Porthpean Beach, St Austell1 July to 31 August 10am – 6pm
Blue Flag Logo Porthtowan Beach, Porthtowan 15 May to 30 September 10am – 6pm
Portmellon Cove, Mevagissey1 July to 31 August 10am – 6pm
Portreath Beach including Harbour, Portreath1 July to 31 August 10am – 6pm
Praa Sands Beach, Praa Sands1 July to 31 August 10am – 6pm
Readymoney Cove, Fowey1 July to 31 August 10am – 6pm
Sennen Beach, Sennen15 May to 30 September10am – 6pm
St George’s Well, Padstow1 July to 31 August 10am – 6pm
St Ives Harbour Beach, St Ives1 July to 31 August10am – 6pm
Summer’s Beach, St Mawes1 July to 31 August 10am – 6pm
Swanpool Beach, Falmouth1 July to 31 August 10am – 6pm
Tattam’s Beach, Portscatho1 July to 31 August 10am – 6pm
Blue Flag Logo Trevone Beach, Padstow 15 May to 30 September 10am – 6pm
Tunnel Beach, Falmouth1 July to 31 August 10am – 6pm
Blue Flag Logo Widemouth Bay Beach, Bude 15 May to 30 September 10am – 6pm
Blue Flag Logo : Blue Flag Beach
PSPO Beach Maps

4 Comments

    1. Sandra

      I am pleased to say that I have now received a response from Cornwall Council, although I do not feel that it addresses the precise point of your question. I shall send you a copy of the email for your information.

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