Fistral - Newquay
The world famous Fistral beach, arguably the most popular beach for surfing in Cornwall. Plenty of facilities for a day out including surfboard hire, cafes and a nearby golf course. Dogs are allowed here all year round and there is a 250-space car park.
Extremely popular with the pups, Perranporth is a wide-open with three miles of sandy beach and also one of the largest stretches of unbroken beach when combined with neighbouring Penhale sands. Another reason Perranporth is a big hit is ‘The Watering Hole’ - This pub/restaurant with a chilled atmosphere is not just near the beach, its actually built on the sand in the middle of the beach! Dogs are allowed here all year, however, they must be kept on lead in July and August 9am-5pm. Parking available in two car parks right by the beach's edge.
At low tide Watergate Bay is a vast 2-mile stretch of unbroken sand, so you will always be able to find a quiet area of beach to set up for the day. The bay provides some good waves making this area popular with local surf schools, one of which is the ‘Extreme Academy’ which is also the country's first kite surf school! Some more good news is that dogs are allowed all year round and there are 2 car parks around the middle area of the beach.
Forming part of Hayles famous, ‘three-mile beach’, Gwithian Towans beach is wide with long sandy stretches of open space - Plenty of room to tire out those energetic pups! The naming of a cluster of beaches spread out along this section of coast is fairly confusing, where one beach stops and another one starts is a matter for debate, all we know is even on a busy summer's day there's plenty of room on either beach for all the family and long dog walks! Dogs are allowed here all year round except during July and August between the hours of hours 10am – 6pm when there is a seasonal dog ban. There are various car parks along the cliff edge with a large one at Hayle Towan's.
With amazing views of St Michaels Mount, Long Rock is a great place to spend the day. It boasts a family friendly beach with sand and pebbles which is popular with dog owners. If you are looking for some extra space, the Marazion end of the beach can be a little quieter. Dogs are allowed here all year round except during July and August between the hours of hours 10am – 6pm when there is a seasonal dog ban in place. There is a car park in Long Rock village on the water's edge at the Marazion end.
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