In some parts of Cornwall, beach-loving dogs have had their little paws crossed waiting for the time they can get back on the sand and run around to their furry hearts’ delight. While the Cornwall Council-operated dog ban was lifted on the majority of beaches at the end of August there are still a number where the Public Spaces Protection Order is in place until Saturday, September 30.

Privately owned beaches have their own guidance so you will have to check with them and some council-run beaches and wildlife areas have all-year-round bans – Carnsew Pool, Copperhouse Pool and Hayle Estuary.

The beaches where you can already walk your dogs are: Cadgwith Cove, Castle Beach at Falmouth, Cawsand Beach, Chapel Porth Beach at St Agnes, Church Cove at Gunwalloe, Harveys Towans at Godrevy Point, Hoodny Beach at Portwrinkle, Housel Bay at The Lizard, Kennack Sands Beach, Kynance Cove, Maenporth Beach at Falmouth, Mousehole Beach to Skilly Beach, Wherry Town to Battery Rocks, Longrock level crossing to Marazion, Perranuthnoe, Poldhu Beach at Mullion, Polurrian Cove Beach at Mullion, Porth Beach, Porthcurno Beach, Porthgwarra Beach at St Levan, Porthgwidden Beach at St Ives, Porthleven West, Porthpean Beach at St Austell, Portmellon Cove at Mevagissey, Portreath Beach including Harbour, Portwrinkle Harbour, Praa Sands Beach, Readymoney Cove at Fowey, St George’s Well at Padstow, St Ives Harbour Beach, Summer’s Beach at St Mawes, Swanpool Beach at Falmouth, Tatam’s Beach at Portscatho and Tunnel Beach at Falmouth.

Beaches where the dog ban is lifted on September 30

  • Carbis Bay Beach
  • Crackington Haven, Bude
  • Crooklets Beach, Bude
  • Gyllyngvase Beach, Falmouth
  • Polzeath Beach
  • Porthmeor Beach, St Ives
  • Porthminster Beach, St Ives
  • Porthtowan Beach
  • Sennen Beach
  • Trevone Beach, Padstow
  • Widemouth Beach, Bude
  • Summerleaze, Bude (dogs must be on leads)
  • Polruan Beach and promenade, ban lifted on October 1 but dogs must be on leads.