Cornwall is a canine paradise ideal for beachy dog walks. Here are 10 Cornish dog-friendly beaches open year-round to let them off the lead on. 

Dog on a deserted beach in Cornwall

1. Par Beach

Par Beach Cornwall

Par Beach is a popular white dune style beach that's open to dogs year-round. Parking and facilities are nearby so beach access should be simple for all.

2. Crantock Beach

Crantock Beach in Cornwall

Crantock Beach is near Newquay. It boasts sweeping golden sandy stretches open to dogs all year-round. Switch up your dog's runaround and take them to the nearby green hills before loading them back into the car.

3. Sandymouth BeachSandymouth Beach in Cornwall

Sandymouth beach offers plenty of sand for the doggos to run about at low tide. Dogs are welcome every day of the year, but there's a steep walk down to the sand, so it may not be accessible for older or injured dogs.  

4. Daymer Beach

Daymer Beach in Cornwall

Dayum Daymer! Complete with a wide shoreline dotted with rock pools, Daymer Beach is the perfect choice for year-round walks in North Cornwall.  

5. Watergate Bay

Watergate Bay in Cornwall

An iconic sight, Watergate Bay is one of Cornwall's most famous beaches. Even better for the dogs, this wonderful Cornish beach is one of few that frees up 2 mega miles of sandy beach at low tide.

6. Porthkidney Beach

Porthkidney beach

Porthkidney Beach sits near lovely St Ives. Another one that welcomes dogs year-round, this is a fine sandy beach where you can walk for miles. It's a bit of a walk to the sea, but you and the pooch will lap up the space.

7. Mother Ivey's Bay

Mother Ivey's Bay in Cornwall

Mother Ivey’s Bay in Padstow is a quiet choice for dogs who may not get on with other dogs. There are limited facilities nearby, but it's an ideal secluded dog walk at any point in the year. 

8. Prussia Cove

Prussia's Cove

This beach is very much one off-the-beaten-track complete with a pebbly stretch for rock pool roaming. There's also the most magnificent countryside backdrop for the dogs to let off steam at high tide.

9. Trebarwith Strand

Trebarwith Strand in Cornwall

Trebarwith Strand is a sandy strand of loveliness which has refreshingly cool water for both dogs and owners to paddle in. However, make sure you check the tide times to ensure that you don't arrive at a covered beach during high tide.

10. Talland Bay

Talland Bay in Cornwall

Talland Bay is built for doggy paddling with calm waters for every family member to enjoy. With plenty of facilities in local Looe, you could even get a stroll around town out of your dog-friendly Cornish beach holiday. 

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