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5 Dog Friendly Beaches To Visit This Spring


The sun is shining and Cornwall is the best place to take your dog and go on an adventure upon the sand.

There are so many beautiful beaches to explore, with stunning surrounding views to admire.

Let’s check out the beaches with no seasonal dog ban, so you and your pup can run wild without a care in the world!

Watergate Bay

With stretches of golden sand, you won’t be disappointed with a visit to Watergate Bay with your pup. Walk the sand and be surrounded by high cliffs and stunning views. It’s close to the hustle and bustle of Newquay, but this is a quiet spot creating a blissful retreat for you to escape reality for a while.

The beach is in between the cliffs of Trevegue Head and Stem Point. It’s two miles of pure beauty, so feel the salty air and let the dog run wild across the sand.

Bring the whole family along, and if you want to explore even further – take a visit to the neighbouring beaches, Porth and Mawgan Porth. Also, there are wonderful restaurants to grab a bite to eat such as Jamie Oliver’s Fifteen, WAX restaurant or The Beach Hut.

Bedruthan Steps

This dramatic coastline is definitely a spot for you and your dog to love all year round. It will be an adventure as you make your way down the steps until you reach the beautiful beach. Legend has it, the steps were used by a giant for stepping stones down to the beach!

There’s lots of places to explore on this beach, with rugged rocks and coves to discover. Visit the beach at low tide, and be aware that access to the beach can be a tricky process – so take care as you and your pup go exploring this magical part of Cornwall.

Widemouth Bay

Widemouth Bay, situated in Bude provides a great day out with the family and you dog. This open stretch of sand covers nearly two miles, making it an epic playground for the kids and the pup.

It’s a great spot for surfers, and it’s a lovely beach to go for a paddle but be aware that lifeguards are present during the summer months only.

There’s plenty of rocks on the beach, so explore what the rock pools have to offer and see if you can spot any wildlife in the pools.

Dogs are allowed all year round, on Black Rock and South Beach only – go enjoy what this beautiful beach has to offer! There is also free parking available in the north and south car parks.

Talland Bay

Head to Talland Bay with your furry friend. Situated between Looe and Polperro, this spot provides stunning views and a wonderful coastline to uncover. Talland Sand is the main beach popular for the amazing rock pools and safe swimming, so bring the whole family for a great day out on the sand.

There’s plenty of facilities, including a car park, café, toilets and shops. It’s a popular destination for locals and tourists, with lots of activities to get stuck into. Explore the rock pools, go on search for wildlife, create a splash or refuel at the café.

Fistral Beach

Dogs are allowed all year round at Fistral Beach. Experience the fierce waves which are popular among surfers throughout the country. It’s a huge beach, with golden sands and towering headlands to admire. It’s a stunning setting, perfect for an afternoon with the dog.

The beach is only a five-minute drive from the town centre of Newquay, so go and explore what the area has to offer! Or stay a while, bring the whole family along and watch them paddle about in the waves.

We hope you liked our picks of dog friendly beaches but there are so many more to discover! Don’t forget to tell us your favourites and what beaches we should add to the list!



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