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Best Dog Friendly Beaches in Cornwall this summer

Best dog friendly beaches in Cornwall this Summer, stay in the heart of South East Cornwall and explore over 200 dog friendly beaches that litter the length and breadth of Cornwall.

At Coast and Country parks, we understand the importance of being able to cater for your dog during your dog-friendly holiday in the Cornwall. 

We have a selection of pet-friendly accommodation throughout  South-East Cornwall to suit all of your needs, and you can see our top Dog Friendly Hot tub Accommodations here.. 

To help you make the most of your break, we have compiled our list of our favourite 15 dog-friendly beaches in Cornwall. Read on for the full list of the 200+ dog-friendly beaches throughout the county

Tucked away amidst lush cliffs and rolling greenery, Lansallos Beach is one of those hidden gems in Cornwall welcoming both two-legged and four-legged visitors alike with open arms.

Its secluded nature provides a tranquil escape for dogs to roam and play freely along the pristine sands, also head along the headland either direction to discover quiet coves and inlets where pups and humans can paddle freely to their heart’s content. The beach offers a serene atmosphere, perfect for peaceful walks and leisurely paddles in the gentle waves.

Restrictions: Dogs allowed all year.

Parking: for Lansallos Beach can be found at the nearby National Trust car park, with a short 20-minute walk leading down to the shore, the amazing woodland and beautiful valley below make it well worth the journey. 

 

With its expansive stretch of golden sand and crystal-clear waters, Harlyn Bay stands as a very popular haven for dogs and their owners seeking seaside adventures. This dog-friendly beach boasts ample space for furry friends to run, while the gentle waves beckon both swimmers and surfers alike. The tide only comes partway, meaning the beach is accessible for walks at all times.

Restrictions: Dogs allowed all year.

Parking: facilities at Harlyn Bay include a spacious car park located just a stone’s throw away from the beach, offering convenient access for visitors and their canine companions.

Nestled along Cornwall’s rugged coastline in-between Polzeath and Rock, Daymer Bay enchants visitors with its breathtaking beauty and dog-friendly charm. Dogs are welcomed with open arms on this sandy shore, where they can enjoy endless games of fetch and who-can-dig-the-biggest-hole as well as leisurely strolls beside their owners.

Here you can find a wide expanse of rock pools to explore at low tide on the north end of the beach.

Restrictions: Dogs allowed all year.

Parking: options for Daymer Bay include a designated car park adjacent to the beach, ensuring easy access for visitors looking to explore its tranquil shores.

Tucked away along Cornwall’s picturesque coastline, Lantic Bay beckons both dogs and their owners to explore its pristine shores and azure waters, that is if you can manage the hike back up!

This secluded beach offers a peaceful oasis for furry friends to roam and play amidst the unspoiled beauty of nature, and is said to be one of the most beautiful in Cornwall – a sand and shingle beach in a cove cut into the cliffs.

Restrictions: Dogs allowed all year.

Parking: for Lantic Bay can be found at the National Trust car park about 15 minutes walk away, with a steep scenic coastal path leading down to the beach, be careful going up and down and take time to stop to enjoy the view, please note the carpark is small and can be busy!

 

 

With its soft sands and gentle waves, Seaton Beach in Cornwall provides the perfect playground for dogs and their owners to enjoy a day by the sea. This beach is fully accessible as there is no climb up or down to it. Dogs are welcomed year-round on this expansive stretch of coastline, where they are free to roam and splash in the shallows.

This family-friendly beach boasts a large cafe, restaurant, pub, playground, shop and toilets, it has everything you need for a memorable day out with the pooch. There is even a stunning countryside walk that leads into Seaton Valley Woods.

Restrictions: Dogs allowed all year.

Parking: facilities at Seaton Beach include a large car park located just opposite the shore. 

This beach on the Rame Peninsula boasts stunning views of the Plymouth Sound and is popular with both locals and visitors. If you’re looking for a beach that is dog-friendly all year round, then Kingsand beach is a great option, with local toilets, ice-cream shops, and the Devonport Inn on your doorstep, there is everything you need to sit back and soak in the stunning views of the surrounding coastline.

Restrictions: Dogs allowed all year.

Parking: options for Kingsand Beach include a nearby car park within walking distance of the village, providing convenient access for beachgoers and their four-legged friends.

An east-facing sandy beach popular with families visiting this quieter part of Cornwall, Gorran haven is nestled within a picturesque fishing village, welcoming dogs with its soft sands and calm waters, there are also many picturesque walks along the south west coast path from here.

Restrictions: The beach is dog friendly, however they must be kept on leads.

Parking: facilities at Gorran Haven include a designated car park near the beach, ensuring convenient access for visitors looking to enjoy a day by the sea with their furry companions.

Renowned for its sweeping views and excellent surf conditions and for being one of Cornwall’s most famous beaches; Watergate Bay stands as a dog-friendly paradise along Cornwall’s rugged coastline. Dogs are welcomed year-round on this expansive beach, with up to 2 miles of sandy beach, rock pools, and hidden caves to sniff out.

Parking: options for Watergate Bay include a spacious car park overlooking the beach.

Restrictions: Dogs allowed all year

 

Tucked away amidst sand dunes and rolling hills and very close to the popular resort of Newquay, Crantock beach is open to dogs all year round. This beach has wide stretches of golden sand and is surrounded by beautiful dunes and green hills, as well as being tidal; why not bring your water crafts and float down the river at high tide with your pooch.

Tucked away amidst sand dunes and rolling hills and very close to the popular resort of Newquay, Crantock beach is open to dogs all year round. This beach has wide stretches of golden sand and is surrounded by beautiful dunes and green hills, as well as being tidal; why not bring your water crafts and float down the river at high tide with your pooch.

Parking facilities at Crantock Beach include a large car park located just a short walk from the beach, ensuring convenient access for visitors and their four-legged companions.

Restrictions: Dogs allowed all year. 

Parking: facilities at Crantock Beach include a large car park located just a short walk from the beach, ensuring convenient access for visitors and their four-legged companions.

With its rugged cliffs and azure waters, Talland Bay captivates visitors with its natural beauty and dog-friendly charm. Dogs are welcomed year-round on this secluded beach, where they can roam and play amidst the tranquil surroundings. Talland Bay is split up into two shingle beaches, where the waters are said to stay quite calm and protected, meaning our four-legged friends have the chance to get their paws wet and enjoy a good old doggy paddle. 

Restrictions: Dogs allowed all year.

Parking: options for Talland Bay include a designated car park nearby, with clearly signed path leading down to the beach below..

Discover our selection of pet-friendly accommodation at Tamar View and Notter Bridge Holiday Parks in South East Cornwall, explore the length and breadth of coastal cornwall from the comfort of your own pet friendly hot tub lodge.

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There’s no better feeling than coming across a stunning expanse of beach, leaving paw prints in the sand and digging for Cornwall! Thankfully, there are more than 200 beaches in Cornwall where you can walk your dog, see the full list here…

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