Dog Friendly Beaches in Cornwall

Explore dog friendly beaches in Cornwall

Most beaches in Cornwall are dog friendly during the winter, between October – March but the following beaches are dog friendly all year round. 

Battery Rocks

Right next to Jubilee Pool is Battery Rocks, a popular swimming spot and pebbled beach in Penzance.

Longrock Beach

A safe, family friendly beach with parking, which is easily accessible from Penzance town.

Newlyn Beach

Newlyn has a small pebbled beach just past the villages' Harbour.

Penberth Cove

This small pebbled beach is sat in one of Cornwall’s last standing traditional fishing villages.

Prussia Cove

A beautiful, hidden cove situated between Perranuthnoe and Praa Sands. The beach is dog friendly.

Lamorna Cove

This small pebbled beach provides a great, safe swimming spot in Lamorna Cove.

Pedn Vounder

Newlyn has a small pebbled beach just past the villages Harbour.

Gwynver Beach

Gwynver beach is a popular beach with surfers, and tends to be quieter than Sennen.

Priest Cove

Just outside of St Just at Cape Cornwall is Priest Cove, a small dog friendly beach.

Portheras Cove

Situated on the North Coast of West Cornwall, Portheras Cove is a popular local spot.

Porthkidney Sands

This vast, mile long beach runs from Hawk’s Point all the way to Lelant is also highly popular with surfers.

Mexico Towans

This beautiful beach in St Ives bay is dog friendly all year round. It also has seasonal lifeguard cover and a car park close by.

Bamaluz Beach

Bamaluz is quietly situated between the harbour and Porthgwidden beach, in a hidden corner of the town.

Clodgy Point Beach

Clodgy Point Beach lies just outside of St Ives. It's a rocky pebble beach that’s dog friendly all year round.

Lambeth Walk Beach

Lambeth Walk Beach is nestled just outside of the south pier of St Ives Harbour.

Mawgan Porth

Sheltered by the high cliffs on each side this family friendly, golden sand beach has a vast amount of space during low tide.


Summerleaze Beach is one of the most popular beaches in Bude, partly due to the fact that it’s so close to town.

Widemouth Bay

Widemouth Bay is another popular bude beach and the southern part of the beach is dog friendly all year round.