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When and where all the dog beach bans come into force

When and where all the dog beach bans come into force

Published by Sarah Yeoman at 9:00am 17th May 2020.

Written by Richard Whitehouse, Local Democracy Reporter

Dogs and their owners love nothing more than a stroll, run and paddle at the beach.

But with the summer seeing many more people using Cornwall’s beaches there is a need to restrict the times that our four-legged friends can use them.

Cornwall Council sets public space protection orders (PSPOs) which set these restrictions for a number of beaches during the summer season.

The council is not responsible for all beaches in Cornwall, some are privately owned and will have their own restrictions. Others will have no restrictions all year round.

This year the council had to review all its PSPOs and took the opportunity to harmonise them to make it easier for residents and visitors to understand.

Previously there were a number of different times and dates given for when the restrictions applied which made it difficult to keep track of which beaches were open to dogs.

As a result many of the beaches which have PSPOs will now only have restrictions in July and August and from 10am to 6pm each day.

However those beaches which have Blue Flags or Seaside Awards will have restrictions in place from May to September in order to retain their status.

The environmental awards have strict criteria for beaches which are given the accolades.

A number of beaches had the restrictions start on May 15 and will run until September 30. The restrictions are daily from 10am to 6pm.

dog on beach

The beaches where restrictions started on May 15 and run until September 30 are:

  • Carbis Bay Beach
  • Crackington Haven
  • Crooklets Beach, Bude
  • Gyllyngvase Beach, Falmouth
  • Polzeath Beach
  • Porth Beach, Porth
  • Porthmeor Beach, St Ives
  • Porthminster Beach, St Ives
  • Porthtowan Beach
  • Sennen Beach
  • Trevone Beach, Padstow
  • Widemouth Beach, Bude

And the beaches where restrictions will only apply in July and August are:

  • Cadgwith Cove
  • Castle Beach, Falmouth
  • Cawsand Beach
  • Chapel Porth Beach, St Agnes
  • Church Cove, Gunwalloe
  • Harveys Towans – Godrevy Point, Hayle
  • Housel Bay, The Lizard
  • Kennack Sands, The Lizard
  • Kynance Cove, The Lizard
  • Maenporth Beach, Falmouth
  • Mousehole Beach to Skilly Beach
  • Newlyn Beach to Battery Rocks
  • Penzance Harbour to Marazion
  • Perranuthnoe
  • Poldhu Beach, Mullion
  • Polurrian Cove Beach, Mullion
  • Porthcurno Beach
  • Porthgwarra Beach, St Levan
  • Porthgwidden Beach, St Ives
  • Porthleven West
  • Porthpean Beach, St Austell
  • Portmellon Cove, Mevagissey
  • Portreath Beach, including harbour
  • Praa Sands Beach
  • Readymoney Cove, Fowey
  • St George’s Well, Padstow
  • St Ives Harbour Beach
  • Summer’s Beach, St Mawes
  • Swanpool Beach, Falmouth
  • Tattam’s Beach, Portscatho
  • Tunnel Beach, Falmouth

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