MY Updated Top 10 Dog Friendly Beaches

We’ve compiled an updated list of, in our opinion, the best beaches that are dog friendly all year long.

 

Daymar Bay

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Daymer Bay is one of the most popular beaches for dog owners in Cornwall. It has amazing views of the Camel Estuary and across to Padstow, with large sand dunes at the back of the beach which make the perfect place for both kids and adults to explore. Here you can walk across to Rock to grab a bite to eat or catch the ferry across to Padstow.

 

Holywell Bay

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Holywell Bay has recently garnered a lot of attention for featuring in the Game of Thrones series; ‘House of The Dragon’. It is a bay found just further down the coast from Newquay, that has bumpy sand dunes and, on the right day, some brilliant waves. The bay is at its best at low tide where the beach feels like it may go on forever.

 

Treyarnon Bay

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Treyarnon Bay is a smaller beach, located near the village of St Merryn. It’s the perfect place for those looking for a relaxed day, with plenty of activities available to keep the whole family entertained.

 

Watergate Bay

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Watergate Bay is one of Cornwall’s largest beaches, stretching 2 miles at low tide! This means you and your furry friend can spend hours exploring the golden sands it has to offer. Watergate Bay is also home to all things water sports, including an extreme academy offering virtually every water sport you could imagine.

 

Trebarwith Strand

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Trebarwith Strand is a slightly rocky beach, which you enter over a large rock that has be eroded down by the tide over hundreds of years. The back stretches far along the coast offering lots of sheltered spots where you can escape the crowds and enjoy the peace. Often having decent surf as well but watch out for the surprising shore dump that may catch you off guard.

 

Mawgan Porth

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Mawgan Porth is perfect for families as well as dogs, Mawgan Porth is a gorgeous, sheltered beach with plenty of caves, rockpools and a stream running down the beach. Also being an ideal spot for a beach day, there is a pub, a handful of places to eat and a lovely shop with local produce.

 

Tregirls

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Set at the mouth of the Camel Estuary, at low tide the sand stretches over a mile and a half, providing the perfect playground for dogs to run and splash in the calm water. Ideally positioned next to Padstow, you can make a pit stop in town for something tasty to eat and drink after a beautiful scenic walk along the estuary.

 

Harlyn Bay

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Harlyn Bay is a fantastic beach found just outside of Padstow. Here dogs can enjoy the full beach and play in the waves. Harlyn also has a well-established surf school, that can keep the rest of your group busy.

 

Mother Ivey’s Bay

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Mother Ivey’s Bay is a spectacular beach, that gives you phenomenal views out to sea. Being surrounded by high cliffs makes it the perfect place to find shelter from the coastal wind and bask in the gorgeous sunshine – just make sure to bring some fresh water for your dog.

 

Porthcothan Bay

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Porthcothan Bay offers a large, sheltered beach for you and your dog to enjoy. The beach is best explored at low tide, as there is almost no beach at all when the tide is high. Low tide also connects the beach to a small number of other coves which your dog is also welcome to explore!