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Published by the Pirate FM News Team at 7:32am 31st March 2018. (Updated at 7:55am 31st March 2018)

'Tis the season - for dog bans on beaches in Cornwall.

We're getting to that time of year again, when our furry pals will need to step off the sand for the summer.

It means peak-time bans, which are held on a number of Cornwall beaches, will be put on place as holidaymakers flood the Duchy.

Last year, Cornwall Council introduced stricter guidelines on beaches, despite an appeal by a number of campaigners to have the restrictions lifted.

All previous Dog Control Orders (DCOs) that controlled dogs on designated beaches in Cornwall, were replaced with new Public Space Protection Orders (PSPO).

It meant that owners could be fined up to £100 for having their dogs in restricted areas.

The new PSPO dog restrictions included all the same conditions, times, dates and durations, that were previously in place - for all but three beaches, meaning dogs are allowed on designated beaches at the same times as they were before.

So, here are the Cornwall Council-run spots where you'll need to be keeping your four paws off and when...

Sunday before Easter - 30th September

  • Carbis Bay Beach, Carbis Bay (8am - 5am)
  • Porthgwidden Beach, St Ives
  • Porthmeor Beach, St Ives 
  • Porthminister Beach, St Ives
  • St Ives Harbour Beach, St Ives (8am - 7pm)

Easter Day - 30th September

  • Cadgwith Cove, Cadgwith (7am - 7pm)
  • Castle Beach, Falmouth 
  • Cawsand Beach, Cawsand
  • Chapel Porth Beach, St Agnes
  • Church Cove, Gunwalloe (7am - 7pm)
  • Crackington Havern, Bude
  • Crooklets Beach, Bude
  • Gyllyngvase Beach, Falmouth
  • Housel Bay, The Lizard (7am - 7pm)
  • Kennack Sands Beach, The Lizard (7am - 7pm)
  • Kynance Cove, The Lizard (7am - 7pm)
  • Maenporth Beach, Falmouth
  • Poldhu Beach, Mullion (7am - 7pm)
  • Polurrian Cove Beach, Mullion (7am - 7pm)
  • Polzeath Beach, Polzeath
  • Porthtowan Beach, Porthtowan
  • Porthpean Beach, St Austell
  • Praa Sands Beach, Praa Sands (7am - 7pm)
  • Portreath Beach including Harbour, Portreath (7am - 7pm)
  • Readymoney Cove, Fowey
  • St George’s Well, Padstow
  • Summer’s Beach, St Mawes
  • Swanpool Beach, Falmouth
  • Tattam’s Beach, Portscatho
  • Trevone Beach, Padstow
  • Tunnel Beach, Falmouth 
  • Widemouth Beach, Bude

Check out these dog-friendly beaches year-round...

 

Don't worry though - there's still some beaches where you poor can splash around before the season really gets underway...

1st May - 30th September

  • Harveys Towans - Godrevy Point, Hayle (8am - 7pm)
  • Mousehole Beach to Skilly Beach (8am - 7pm)
  • Newlyn Beach to Battery Rocks (8am - 7pm)
  • Penzance Harbour to Marazion (8am - 7pm)
  • Perran Sands (8am - 7pm)
  • Porth Beach, Porth (9am - 7pm)
  • Porthchapel Beach, Levan (8am - 7pm)
  • Porthcurno Beach, Porthcurno (8am - 7pm)
  • Porthgwarra Beach, St Levan (8am - 7pm)
  • Porthleven West, Porthleven (9am - 7pm)
  • Sennen Beach, Sennen (8am - 7pm)

1st July - 30th September

  • Portmellon Cove, Mevagissey

Year round exclusion

  • Carnsew Pool
  • Copperhouse Pool 
  • Hayle Estuary

You can read more information from Cornwall Council here.

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