dog friendly beaches

There are many dog friendly beaches and all of the south west coastal path is open to dog walkers.


Some are dog friendly all year round, other beaches operate a seasonal dog ban usually from Easter to October. We suggest using our partner site Visit Cornwall where you can search over ninety-seven, dog-friendly beaches, checking each beach for seasonal dog friendly details.

Here are just a few that are a stones throw from Sandbank.

Porthkidney Beach | St Ives

Good Beach Guide Recommended 2014: Porthkidney Sands is a north-facing beach at the mouth of the Hayle Estuary that lies just two miles from the picturesque harbour town of St Ives, West Cornwall. Dog friendly all year round.

Hayle Towans Beach | Hayle

An impressive stretch of north west-facing golden sand that rarely gets crowded and is ideal for sand yachts and kite buggies.  A seasonal dog ban operates on this beach between Hayle River and Black Cliffs

Loe Bar Beach | Porthleven

Loe Bar beach is a half mile shingle bank which separates the Loe, the largest natural fresh water lake in Cornwall, from the sea.  Loe Bar was originally the mouth of the River Cober which led to a harbour in Helston.

Porthluney Cove Beach | Caerhays | Mevagissey

Good Beach Guide Recommended 2014 – Porthluney Cove is a privately owned, secluded family beach with a large expanse of golden sand. South facing, in front of Caerhays Castle and Gardens, which provide a striking backdrop. Dog-friendly all year.

Pendower Beach | The Roseland

Good Beach Guide Recommended 2014 – Popular family beach, south facing about a mile long and sandy that joins with Carne beach at low tide. Dog-friendly all year.

Perranporth Beach | Perranporth

Good Beach Guide Recommended 2014. Huge beach with golden sand washed by the Atlantic Ocean. Ideal for families, walkers, surfers and even horses. Dogs must be kept on leads between July and August, 9am – 5pm