Dogs Love Cornwall LivingAutumn/Winter 2019

3 of the best dog-friendly beaches

Tucker out your furry friends with a long walk on one of Cornwall’s gorgeous dog-friendly beaches.

To choose just three of our favourite dog-friendly beaches is no easy task, so, in true tombola fashion, we’ve chosen three at random – each ideal for dogs and their owners to make the most of Cornwall by the sea this autumn and winter.


Although there is a dog ban on this beach between 1st May and 30th September between 9am and 7pm, outside of these hours, and then from October until the end of April, dogs can roam free! Porth’s large area of flat golden sand is prime for digging holes and chasing balls and, afterwards, there are a number dog-friendly restaurants nearby to satisfy that sea-air appetite.

Long Rock 

Located on the south coast between Penzance harbour wall and the Long Rock Level Crossing, Long Rock beach is dog friendly all year round, stretching in either direction with ample room for four-legged family members to wear themselves out before heading home and curling up in front of the fire.

Marazion beach, east of the level crossing, has a seasonal ban between 1st May and 30th September (8am to 7pm), however during the autumn and winter months, it’s a great place for them to enjoy a run while humans soak up the views across the water of the iconic St Michael’s Mount.

For those exploring the wild, seemingly untouched reaches of the Roseland peninsula, Pendower is a must-visit. Between 1st May and 30th September dogs must be kept on leads, however as the cooler months roll around, they’re welcome to roll, sniff and bound to their heart’s content! When you’re done, why not hop aboard the St Mawes Ferry to Falmouth and make the most of the town’s superb selection of bars, cafés and eateries? If you do, be sure to check the ferry times first by visiting



Carrying poo bags whenever you head out with your hound is crucial, as not picking up after your dog can lead to a fine of up to £1,000. There are some fantastic accessories available to make it that little less unpleasant, available at shops such as Slickers Doghouse in Padstow. Click here to read more!