Hidden Dog Friendly Beaches in Cornwall

Hélène Chaussavoine

With Autumn now in full swing you may think that beach time is now over however for our four-legged friends it's only just started. With beautiful sunsets and clear skies, it is the perfect time of the year for your pooch to enjoy the sand between their paws. As Cornwall never ceases to amaze us, we have combined for you a little selection of beautiful dog-friendly beaches we discovered.

Mexico Towan Beach

Conveniently located between Hayle Estuary and Gwithian, this wonderful beach will bring you directly in the middle of the Gwithian Beach. With miles of sand on each side, your dog will have more than enough room to stretch their legs whilst enjoying the sea.

St Agnes Beach

A little further up the county, St Agnes is a beautiful spot to enjoy the beauty of the Cornish coastline. Starting from the car park on St Agnes Head, make your way along the South West coast towards Chapel Porth. Whilst discovering old mines along the way, you will end your journey on chapel Porth Beach where the beach is without question the perfect playground for your dog.

Porthreas Cove

Wedged between some dramatic rock formations, this tranquil beach makes a great destination if you plan for a hiking day in the area. Not known by many people, this fantastic cove will offer you the quietness to fully unwind and relax with your furry friend. Located between Zennor and Cape Cornwall, you will find Porthreas Car park easily before making your way down the beach.


Just passed Praa Sands on the way to Porthleven, this beautiful beach is located in a stunning Cornish setting. With old mine ruins and beautiful landscapes around, the path will guide you to this wonderful beach many people don't know about.

Gunwalloe Beach

To finish this list of dog-friendly beaches in Cornwall, we wanted to invite you to visit Gunwalloe Beach if you haven't already. Only a ten minute drive from Helston, this stunning beach sits next to the Mullion Golf club and is a very quiet place to relax and spend some quality time with your best friend.

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