Traditionally in Cornwall, Easter Day heralds the start of a beach ban for dogs that lasts until the end of September. Whilst this is still the case for the majority of locations, new rules brought in by Cornwall Council earlier this year mean that dogs have been granted a stay of execution to enjoy some of them.
The changes were a result of a public consultation in late 2016 and particularly favour places to the west of the county!
Until May 1st, you can still take your dog – at any time of the day – on the following beaches…
Harveys Towans, Hayle – Check out this beautiful picture by Jamie Turnball – why wouldn’t you want to go there?
Mousehole Beach to Skilly Beach – a lovely stroll along the picturesque West Cornwall coastline
Newlyn Beach to Battery Rocks – Newlyn has so much history to explore – and a dog friendly art gallery!
Penzance Harbour to Marazion – enjoy the best views of the magnificent St Michael’s Mount while you walk
Perran Sands – a glorious stretch and great news for people staying at the holiday park
Porth Beach, Porth – one of Newquay’s finest beaches, off the beaten track from the main town
Porthchapel Beach, Leven – perfect for some peace and quiet from the crowds
Porthcurno Beach – pop into the amazing Minack Theatre (dogs allowed on leads, except for performances!) and then go for a walk
Porthgwarra Beach, St Levan – a very much undisturbed fishing hamlet that Poldark fans will recognise from series 1
Porthleven West – a beautiful harbour village to stroll around and numerous dog friendly stop off points
Sennen Beach – the perfect stop to the neighbouring dog-friendly Land’s End site
And when the ban does come into effect, in some cases the usual 7am start time has been put back until 8am or even 9am.
For full details of the changes, click here.