Dog Friendly Beaches in West Cornwall

West Cornwall is home to some of the county’s most spectacular beaches making the area perfect for a coastal getaway at any time of year. If you feel like exploring this breath-taking coastline with your four legged friend but are worried about seasonal bans, then don’t panic as we’ve put together the following list of beaches that allow dogs access all year round.

Cadgwith Beach

Cadgwith Bay, West CornwallImage by Wapster is licensed under CC 2.0

The attractive fishing village of Cadgwith is located on the Lizard Peninsula and comes with not one but two small, east-facing shingle beaches giving you plenty of choice for a late afternoon stroll with man’s best friend. Cadgwith Cove South unfortunately has a seasonal restriction in place for dogs; however Cadgwith Cove East is happy to welcome you and your dog at any time of year.

If you're looking for somewhere to relax after your walk then check out our page of dog friendly cafés.

Coverack Beach

Coverack Beach, West CornwallImage by Andy Powell is licensed under CC 2.0

The small but perfectly formed sand and peddle beach at Coverack is ideal for dogs who love to get their noses wet and owners who like to spend the afternoon sea fishing. This peaceful shore is a little rocky in places but that just adds to its charm as many anglers head to the beach in search of the perfect catch.

Gwenver Beach

Gwenver Beach, West CornwallImage by Dan (catching up) is licensed under CC 2.0

For a walk with a difference we suggest you and the pup head to Gwenver beach as this picturesque spot is thought to have been named after the legendary Guinevere who was wife to the iconic Cornish King, Arthur. The beach’s location at the base of tall granite cliffs make it a little harder to get to but means that it stays relatively quiet throughout the year.

Long Rock Beach

Long Rock Beach, West CornwallImage by Steve Parker is licensed under CC 2.0

If you’re in Cornwall with your young children as well as dogs then it’s worth visiting Long Rock Beach as the area is very family friendly. The soft sand is perfect for building sand castles and safe swimming waters mean the whole family can enjoy playing amongst the surf. For an extra treat why not venture over to St Michael’s Mount and explore Cornwall’s most recognisable attraction? 

Mullion Cove Beach

Mullion Cove Beach, West CornwallImage by William Whyte is licensed under CC 2.0

Hidden on the west coast of the Lizard Peninsula Mullion Cove Beach is a delicate beach which is mostly covered during high tide. Take the time to find the charming beach and you’ll be heavily rewarded as, when the tide is low, the clear waters and spectacular scenery make the perfect setting for a romantic walk or a game of fetch with the dog.

If you really want to treat the family this year then why not team a visit to one of these beautiful dog friendly beaches with a stay in one of our pet friendly cottages? These cosy cottages are ideal for parties travelling with a dog or two; we even have two very special cottages that will accept up to four dogs! Whatever your party size we are sure to have something suitable.


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