Dog Friendly Beaches in North Cornwall
04 April 2017
Dog friendly Beaches
April 1st each year hails the beginning of the annual ‘beach dog ban’ on many of our lovely beaches (ending on September 1st) so this is a good time of year to run through some of our local beaches which allow dogs all year round.
Port Gaverne Beach
Our very own beach here in Port Gaverne is dog friendly year round. So if you’re holidaying with your dog, you don’t need to get in your car at all – just pop over the road and you’re there.
Local beaches allowing dogs year round.....
Port Isaac Beach
This is where most of the fishing boats are moored. If you plan to spend an evening around the harbour at Port Isaac, make is a Friday night in the summer and you’ll be in good company – bring your dog along and listen to the Fishermen’s Friends singing on the Platt with a pint of beer from our local, The Golden Lion, kand a pasty – it’s a great evening.
A beautiful beach which has a long stretch of sand at the head of the Camel Estuary at Rock and opposite Padstow. The beach slopes gently to the sea. Sand dunes back the beach and it is usually a little quieter than nearby Rock and Polzeath. There is a beach shop. Climb the hill behind the beach for fantastic views visit St Enodoc Church where the poet John Betjeman is buried. The Doom Bar is a large sand bank to the side of Daymer Bay and is a notorious hazard to shipping. The story goes that Padstow was guarded by a mermaid until she was mortally wounded by a young man and after which cursed the place with the sand bar.
Trebarwith Strand, Tintagel
Trebarwith strand is approximately a mile and half south of Tintagel. A superb all round beach that boasts good bathing and surfing with plenty of nooks and crannies for your fury friends to explore. Very popular with experienced surfers, but watch out for the dangerous currents, especially at high tide. Pop into the Port William pub, with spectacular views.
And a little further afield....
Harlyn Bay, Padstow
Considered one of the best family beaches in Cornwall, Harlyn Bay is a wide and spacious beach of yellow sand and pebbles with plenty of interesting rock pools backed by dunes and situated on the eastern side of Trevose Head, just west of Padstow. The perfect day out for your four-legged friends.
Summerleaze beach, Bude
Sheltered by an impressive breakwater which makes the beach particularly popular with families and surfers. Dogs are very much welcome, all year round, but must be on a lead between 21 May - 30 September.
Watergate Bay, near Newquay
Watergate Bay beach, about 3 miles from Newquay, has two miles of golden sand at low tide, and enormous waves roll in from the Atlantic providing a spectacular sight. Plenty of space for your fury friend to have a good run around.
Fistral beach, Newquay
This beautiful beach is west facing, long and sandy and backed by rocks and cliffs. Famous for it’s surfing, Fistral is a perfect family beach offering simple pleasures of sea and surf combined with first class beach and seafront facilities including surf equipment hire, lessons and boutiques, showers, toilets, car parking, restaurants and cafes. A natural playground for the all including the family dog.