Top 10 dog-friendly beaches in Cornwall

You may have recently read that we took our first holiday to Cornwall, we loved Cornwall and although we didn’t get chance to get on the beach we’ve done some serious research and pulled together the top 10 dog-friendly beaches in Cornwall list. Mummy and daddy have helped us here as they lived in Cornwall for nearly five years BD (before dogs) and so know what they’re talking about!

Fistral Beach, Newquay (above)
No restrictions on doggies, means whatever time of year you can run up and down this glorious sandy beach. It’s one of Cornwall’s most popular beaches though and very popular with surfers so we’d recommend it during the winter months when it’s a bit less crowded!

Summerleaze Beach, Bude
Dogs are allowed all year around on Summerleaze, but just make sure that during the summer months you’re kept on your lead. This beach is very busy as Bude is a haven for tourists, but it’s so big to run up and down on during the quieter months.

Bedruthan Steps, north coast
A little tricky to get too but well worth it when you arrive. It’s such a pretty beach with sand to run on, I’m not sure why more people don’t visit. Be careful though as the beaches location mean you could get cut off by the tide.

Coverack Beach, The Lizard
Another popular one here, so doggies must stay on leads, but it’s popular for a reason. This beautiful beach has lots of rocks to climb as well as a sand and pebbled area. So great if you want to test your dog on all sorts of terrain.

Gorran Haven, near Mevagissey
Although you must be kept on a lead here, this sheltered cove beach is great for your walkies when the weather isn’t in your favour. Plus it’s in a quiet Cornish village so there is plenty to see and do for the adults!

Perranporth, north coast
This is a big big beach for running, the only restriction is you must stay on your lead in July and August when it’s at its busiest, other than that you can run! The Watering Hole Pub (the only bar on a beach in the UK) is also dog-friendly so it means you can stop for a refreshment on your way.

Porthtowan, north coast
Although no dogs are allowed from Easter to October, we thought it was worth making the list anyway. It’s great for families with its length of sandy beach, it’s right in the town of Porthtowan so has lots of seaside touristy things to do, and the Blue Bar in the town is dog friendly too – and they do fantastic fish and chips!

Towan Beach, Roseland Peninsula
A small and very quiet beach, walking your pooch has never been easier. Not many people frequent this beach so it’s a haven for local dog walkers. So you can always find a playmate to run around the sand and shingle beach!

Loe Bar, Porthleven
Definitely not ideal if you want to go for a swim, as it’s very dangerous in the water here because of the lake meeting the sea, but for those walking you can do a lovely coastal walk from Porthleven to Loe Bar and even on to Helston if you’re feeling energetic!

Par Sands, south coast
Dog friendly all year around, this beach is perfect if you’re in the area visiting the Eden Project. It’s not too far away and means you can explore the coast too. St Austell is also just a few miles away so you have the best of all Cornwall can offer!