May 16, 2022

Dogs banned from beaches in Cornwall this summer to tackle overcrowding – see full list

Families hoping to spend time on the beach this summer will have to arrange someone to look after their pet dog.

Dogs have been banned from sandy beaches across Cornwall for the whole of the summer, according to Cornwall Live.

Some beaches keep the policy in place as late as the end of September.

The ban on dogs was introduced by Cornwall Council as one of several Public Space Protection orders (PSPOs) in place on beaches

A Cornwall Council spokesperson told the Mirror the ban on dogs comes in every summer and has been happening for years.

The policy is needed because of the increased number of people using the beach during the summer.

The PSPOs set limits on what people can do and cover the period from July 1st to August 31st.

If a person were to breach the restrictions they could face a penalty ranging from a £100 fixed penalty notice to a £1,000 fine.

Under the PSPOs dogs are not allowed on the beaches from 10am to 6pm.

This is the full list of beaches covered by PSPOs:

two dogs on beach
Families will have to leave their dogs at home when visiting Cornwall beaches

  • Cadgwith Cove
  • Castle Beach, Falmouth
  • Cawsand Beach
  • Chapel Porth Beach, St Agnes
  • Church Cove, Gunwalloe
  • Harveys Towans – Godrevy Point, Hayle
  • Housel Bay, The Lizard
  • Kennack Sands Beach, The Lizard
  • Kynance Cove, The Lizard
  • Mousehole Beach to Skilly Beach
  • Wherry Town to Battery Rocks, Penzance
  • Long Rock level crossing to Marazion
  • Perranuthnoe
  • Poldhu Beach, Mullion
  • Polurrian Cove Beach, Mullion
  • Porthcurno Beach
  • Porthgwarra Beach, St Levan
  • Porthgwidden Beach, St Ives
  • Porthleven West
  • Porthpean Beach, St Austell
  • Portmellon Cove, Mevagissey
  • Portreath Beach, including Harbour
  • Praa Sands Beach
  • Readymoney Cove, Fowey
  • St George’s Well, Padstow
  • St Ives Harbour Beach
  • Summer’s Beach, St Mawes
  • Swanpool Beach, Falmouth
  • Tattam’s Beach, Portscatho
  • Tunnel Beach, Falmouth

Picturesque St Ives, a popular seaside town with golden sand beach in Cornwall, England
Cornwall Council said the ban on dogs was to accommodate increased demand on beaches this summer

In addition there are also several beaches which have restrictions which run from May 15th to September 30th.

These are beaches with Blue Flag and Seaside Awards so are required to have longer restrictions.

These also operate from 10am to 6pm.

The beaches are:

  • Carbis Bay Beach
  • Crackington Haven
  • Crooklets Beach, Bude
  • Gyllyngvase Beach, Falmouth
  • Polzeath Beach
  • Porth Beach, Porth
  • Porthmeor Beach, St Ives
  • Porthminster Beach, St Ives
  • Porthtowan Beach
  • Sennen Beach
  • Trevone Beach, Padstow
  • Widemouth Beach, Bude

There are also three beaches which have all year bans which operate 24 hours a day.

These are:

  • Carnsew Pool
  • Copperhouse Pool
  • Hayle Estuary