June 13, 2024

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Dog owners urged to check rules as restrictions come into force on some Cornish beaches

Dog owners are reminded to check the rules before heading to the seaside with their furry friends as restrictions come into force on some of Cornwall’s beaches. 

Dogs are not permitted on the following beaches between 10am and 6pm from now until the end of September: 

  • Crackington Haven, Bude 
  • Crooklets, Bude 
  • Great Western, Newquay 
  • Gyllyngvase Beach, Falmouth 
  • Polzeath  
  • Porth 
  • Porthmeor, St Ives  
  • Porthminster, St Ives 
  • Porthtowan  
  • Portreath  
  • Sennen Cove  
  • Trevone, Padstow 
  • Widemouth, Bude 

At Summerleaze, Bude, dogs are permitted on the beach but must be kept on a lead between 10am and 6pm. 

Dogs on beaches: restrictions in place between 10am and 6pm on some Cornish beaches

In addition, there are three protected wildlife areas where dogs are banned all year round (24 hours a day). These are: 

  • Carnsew Pool 
  • Copperhouse Pool  
  • Hayle Estuary   

Councillor Martyn Alvey, portfolio holder for Climate Change and Environment at Cornwall Council, said: “I ask that dog owners respect the restrictions that are in place and be considerate to other beach users. 

“If you are taking your dogs to the seaside during the permitted times, we ask that you keep your pets under control and make sure you pick up after them.   

“We have some of the most beautiful beaches in the world and we must all play our part in keeping them clean and tidy.” 

Full details about restrictions for dogs on beaches can be found on Cornwall Council’s website

It is an offence to take your dog on a beach during restricted times or to allow your dog to foul and not clear up after it. Either could result in a Fixed Penalty Notice of £100. 

Press release issued on May 16, 2024