Everything you need to know about Cornwall’s dog beach bans

Big changes to dog bans on Cornwall's beaches confirmed

Big changes to dog bans on Cornwall's beaches confirmed - Credit: Archant

Dog owners could fetch a £100 fine if they don’t familiarise themselves with new changes to Cornwall’s dog beach ban.

Big changes are being introduced this year in a bid to make dog beach bans more consistent on beaches across the county.

Currently, 48 Public Space Protection Orders (PSPOs) are in place which limit when dogs can be exercised at different resorts, but the restrictions vary considerably.

In a bid to simplify the rules, Cornwall Council will be introducing new rules that will apply to many of the county's beaches.

The new rules consist of Dog bans on many beaches between 10am and 6pm between July 1 and August 31. Those new restrictions will stay in place for three years unless reviewed.

Dogs will be banned from the following beaches between 10am and 6pm from July 1 to August 31:

Cadgwith Cove, Cadgwith

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Carbis Bay Beach, Carbis Bay

Castle Beach, Falmouth

Cawsand Beach, Cawsand

Chapel Porth Beach, St Agnes

Church Cove, Gunwalloe

Crackington Havern, Bude

Crooklets Beach, Bude

Harveys Towans - Godrevy Point, Hayle

Housel Bay, The Lizard

Kennack Sands Beach, The Lizard

Kynance Cove, The Lizard

Maenporth Beach, Falmouth

Mousehole Beach to Skilly Beach

Newlyn Beach to Battery Rocks

Penzance Harbour to Marazion


Poldhu Beach, Mullion

Polurrian Cove Beach, Mullion

Polzeath Beach, Polzeath

Porth Beach, Porth

Porthcurno Beach, Porthcurno

Porthgwarra Beach, St Levan

Porthgwidden Beach, St Ives

Porthleven West, Porthleven

Porthminister Beach, St Ives

Porthpean Beach, St Austell

Portmellon Cove, Mevagissey

Portreath Beach including Harbour, Portreath

Praa Sands Beach, Praa Sands

Readymoney Cove, Fowey

Sennen Beach, Sennen

St George's Well, Padstow

St Ives Harbour Beach, St Ives

Summer's Beach, St Mawes

Swanpool Beach, Falmouth

Tattam's Beach, Portscatho

Tunnel Beach, Falmouth

However for Cornwall's beaches with Blue Flag status, the restrictions will apply for longer. They will be in place from 15 May to 30 September between 10am and 6pm.

The Blue Beaches

Cornwall's Blue Flag beaches

Porthtowan Beach, Porthtowan.

Porthmeor Beach, St Ives.

Widemouth Bay Beach, Bude.

Gyllyngvase Beach, Falmouth.

Trevone Beach, near Padstow.

Great Western Beach, Newquay (dogs are allowed on this beach all year-round)

Restrictions will be lifted entirely from Porthchapel Beach near Land's End, as requested by the private beach owner.