Cornish beaches where dogs are banned 2018

Dogs are now unwelcome on many of Cornwall’s as the summer ban come into effect from 1 April. Break the ban and you could face an £80 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.

Beach Dates Times
Cadgwith Cove, Cadgwith Easter Day – 30 September 7am – 7pm
Carbis Bay Beach, Carbis Bay Sunday before Easter –
30 September
8am – 5am
Carnsew Pool Year round exclusion
Castle Beach, Falmouth Easter Day – 30 September
Cawsand Beach, Cawsand Easter Day – 30 September
Chapel Porth Beach, St Agnes Easter Day – 30 September
Church Cove, Gunwalloe Easter Day – 30 September 7am – 7pm
Copperhouse Pool Year round exclusion
Crackington Havern, Bude Easter Day – 30 September
Crooklets Beach, Bude Easter Day – 30 September
Gyllyngvase Beach, Falmouth Easter Day – 30 September
Harveys Towans – Godrevy Point,  Hayle

(See link to maps below to show the defined area)

1 May – 30 September 8am – 7pm
Hayle Estuary Year round exclusion
Housel Bay, The Lizard Easter Day – 30 September 7am – 7pm
Kennack Sands Beach, The Lizard Easter Day – 30 September 7am – 7pm
Kynance Cove, The Lizard Easter Day – 30 September 7am – 7pm
Maenporth Beach, Falmouth Easter Day – 30 September
Mousehole Beach to Skilly Beach 1 May – 30 September 8am – 7pm
Newlyn Beach to Battery Rocks 1 May – 30 September 8am – 7pm
Penzance Harbour to Marazion

(See link to maps below to show the defined area)

1 May – 30 September 8am – 7pm
Perranuthnoe 1 May – 30 September 8am – 7pm
Poldhu Beach, Mullion Easter Day – 30 September 7am – 7pm
Polurrian Cove Beach, Mullion Easter Day – 30 September 7am – 7pm
Polzeath Beach, Polzeath Easter Day – 30 September
Porth Beach, Porth 1 May to 30 September 9am – 7pm
Porthchapel Beach, Levan

(Below mean high tide line)

1 May – 30 September 8am – 7pm
Porthcurno Beach, Porthcurno 1 May – 30 September 8am – 7pm
Porthgwarra Beach, St Levan 1 May – 30 September 8am – 7pm
Porthgwidden Beach, St Ives Sunday before Easter –
30 September
Porthleven West, Porthleven 1 May to 30 September 9am – 7pm
Porthmeor Beach, St Ives Sunday before Easter –
30 September
Porthminister Beach, St Ives Sunday before Easter –
30 September
Porthpean Beach, St Austell Easter Day – 30 September
Porthtowan Beach, Porthtowan Easter Day – 30 September
Portmellon Cove, Mevagissey 1 July – 30 September
Portreath Beach including Harbour, Portreath Easter Day – 30 September 7am – 7pm
Praa Sands Beach, Praa Sands Easter Day – 30 September 7am – 7pm
Readymoney Cove, Fowey Easter Day – 30 September
Sennen Beach, Sennen 1 May – 30 September 8am – 7pm
St George’s Well, Padstow Easter Day – 30 September
St Ives Harbour Beach, St Ives Sunday before Easter –
30 September
8am – 7pm
Summer’s Beach, St Mawes Easter Day – 30 September
Swanpool Beach, Falmouth Easter Day – 30 September
Tattam’s Beach, Portscatho Easter Day – 30 September
Trevone Beach, Padstow Easter Day – 30 September
Tunnel Beach, Falmouth Easter Day – 30 September
Widemouth Beach, Bude

(See link to maps below to show the defined area)

Easter Day – 30 September

Maps the areas highlighted with a blue line and filled in green represent the dog exclusion areas

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