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The south coast of Cornwall has many great beaches, some of which are pet friendly year round. So if you want to enjoy a holiday in Cornwall with your dog then here are some dog friendly beaches on the Roseland for you to explore.

Portcurnick Beach is now well known as the home of the beach café, the Hidden Hut. Porthcurnick is an isolated sandy beach backed by high cliffs close to Portscatho on the Roseland Peninsula. Bathers should take normal bathing precautions and beware of rip currents.  Dogs are allowed all year and there is one dog bin located at the top of the slip.  There are walks along the coastal footpath to Portscatho around St Anthony Headland to the west, or to Carne and Pendower beaches in the opposite direction. During the summer, keep an eye out on the sea for dolphins, porpoises and basking sharks.

Towan Beach is a quiet, sand and shingle beach, with rock pools revealed at low tide. Located at the southern-most tip of Gerrans Bay near the beach at Portscatho that can be reached on foot via the South West Coast Path. Limited parking is available at nearby Porth Farm, Bohortha. 

Porthbeor Beach a bit further along the coast towards St Anthonys Head past Towan Beach is Portbeor Beach. A stretch of sand about 500 metres long far below coastal path. Safe swimming. Very quiet. Dogs are allowed all year. UNFORTUNATELY THE CLIFF PATH TO THE BEACH IS DEEMED UNSAFE AT PRESENT AND THEREFORE THERE IS NO ACCESS TO THE BEACH.

Pendower Beach is a lovely sandy, south facing beach in the heart of the Roseland Peninsula. Towards low tide Pendower joins up with neighbouring Carne Beach to form a huge sandy beach stretching over a mile across Gerrans Bay. Dogs are allowed all year. Refreshments are available at the Nare Hotel which is open to non-residents and is a great place to enjoy a cream tea. Pendower is situated on the Cornish Way Cycle Route and on the South West Coast Path.

Carne Beach is on the south coast of the Roseland Peninsula between Nare Head and Porthscatho. At high tide there is a little sandy beach but at low tide, there is a lovely stretch of sand and shingle and is family friendly. Carne Beach joins up with Pendower Beach at low tide. Dogs are allowed all year.

Hemmick, Veryan, is a secret sandy beach that is south-west facing accessed by a steep road from the small car park that is reached by narrow country lanes from Boswinger, west of Gorran Haven and just 9 miles from St Austell. Dog-friendly all year.

There are plenty of dog friendly beaches, some where dogs are banned (generally from Easter Day to 1st October) and some where restrictions may be in place (ie to keep your dog on a lead in certain areas at certain time of the day) - for details of other dog friendly beaches in Cornwall, please click here.


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