Dog friendly beaches in Cornwall
- Upton Towans beach
- Clodgy Point beach
- Porthmeor beach
- Porthgwidden beach
- Bamaluz beach
- Lambeth Walk beach
- Porthminster beach
- Mexico Towans beach
- Porthkidney Sands beach
- Black Cliff beach
Looking for an opportunity for you and your Dogs to get away together in Cornwall? With endless sunny beaches - most of which are dog friendly right up until the start of the school summer holidays, so you still have plenty of time to get away and enjoy the sunshine together this year!
Our beautiful chalets are available to rent for a week, or just a weekend, for you and your dogs. From our fabulous holiday base at Twice As Nice Chalets, near Hayle, you and your dog can explore literally miles of unspoilt golden beaches nearby.
Upton Towans beach is very close to Hayle and the Chalets, and dogs are allowed all year round. The beach reaches a low rocky headland and the lighthouse on an island just off the coast. Ideal for surfing and safe for bathing and backed by sand dunes and adjacent holiday camping sites.
Look just a little further afield and you will find plenty of choice for where you can take your beloved pet. Clodgy Point beach is located just around the point (Man’s Head) from Porthmeor beach. It’s a very rugged affair with a mix of boulders and rocks strewn across a sweeping bay, and you do need to be fit to walk here. Access is from the coastal path towards the Clodgy Point end and is not recommended for all but the most agile owner and pooch! This is a dog friendly beach with pooches free to roam throughout the year on or off the lead.
Why not head over to beautiful St Ives, to see this little hidden gem of a beach? Situated between the harbour of St Ives and Porthgwidden beach, Bamaluz beach often goes unnoticed by the majority of visitors. The beach itself is very sheltered from all but an onshore breeze, but the high walls can also block out some of the sun and this is not a popular spot purely because the sun-seekers will be staying away - so all the more room for you and your dog! At high tide the beach is also greatly reduced in size and can almost disappear on a spring high.
Still in St Ives, Lambeth Walk beach is very often overlooked, despite being almost in the town centre of St Ives. Part of the reason is it doesn't really exist at high tide, however at low tide things are different - the beach joins up with the harbour beach. On a really low tide you can walk around to neighbouring Porthminster beach. Located on the other side of the south pier, between the harbour and Porthminster beach, Lambeth Walk is the only dog friendly beach in St Ives without restriction. To the rear of the beach is the church of St Ia. At the northern end is the RNLI lifeboat station and beyond that the harbour front with all its shops and cafes.
Staying close to hope in the beautiful town of Hayle, Mexico Towans beach forms part of a glorious four miles of sand that starts from the mouth of the Hayle estuary and reaches out to the lighthouse at Godrevy Point. However, care is needed as not all are dog friendly all year round - that honour belongs to Mexico Towans only, and conscientious dog owners are advised to check the maps to be sure of not breaching regulations.
Porthkidney Sands beach stretches from the mouth of the River Hayle in Lelant to Hawk’s Point in Carbis Bay. The beach is around a mile long, and even the most energetic dogs will be satisfied by the amount of space available to run in! This is mostly due to the fact that at low tide, the sea goes out a long way leaving a vast expanse of usually almost deserted sand. The beach is overlooked by one of the areas top golf clubs in the form of the West Cornwall Golf Club.
Black Cliff beach is a long sandy beach stretching from Hayle Towans to Mexico Towans, sheltered by cliffs along the way. To find the beach, take the Hayle Towans road through Phillack from Copperhouse, Hayle. Drive to the end of the road, where there is a large car park. The beach can be approached on foot, walking along the beach and dunes.
So from our beautiful chalets on the edge of Hayle, you and your dogs can enjoy the most fantastic seaside holiday ever(Pricing), with enough to do to keep you occupied for a full week and more to see when you come back next time!