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Dogs Banned From Cornwall Beaches During Summer

Dogs Banned From Cornwall Beaches During Summer

Cornwall Council has confirmed dogs will be banned from beaches this summer.

Gregory Robinson

Gregory Robinson

As families and pet owners prepare to plan their trips to take advantage of the warmer weather, dogs have been banned from sandy beaches across Cornwall again this year.

Cornwall Council introduced the ban on dogs as one of several Public Space Protection Orders (PSPOs), Cornwall Live reports.

The PSPOs will be in place on 30 beaches, with restrictions that came into force on 1st July and are set to last until 31st August.

The ban comes into force every year in Cornwall (

When the PSPOs are in force, dogs are unable to go to the beach between 10am and 6pm.

It is not unusual for dogs to be banned from Cornwall's beaches and the PSPOs come into force every summer.

Dog owners who breach the rules could face a penalty ranging from a £100 fixed penalty notice to a £1,000 fine.

  • 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 Beach, The Lizard
  • Kynance Cove, The Lizard
  • Mousehole Beach to Skilly Beach
  • Wherry Town to Battery Rocks, Penzance
  • Long Rock level crossing 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

Some beaches in Cornwall have restrictions which began on 15th May and will continue until 30th September. These beaches have a Blue Flag and Seaside Award and are instructed to have restrictions which last a longer period of months. The beaches, which are listed below, also ban dogs between 10am to 6pm.

Brits are set to travel to the beach to take advantage of the hot weather (
  • 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

In other news, vets are warning against the dangers of grass seeds on dogs. Grass seeds can be very harmful to pooches and can be seen attached to the top of long grass stems. They are a particular problem in the summer months.

Vets are urging pet owners to be aware of grass seeds this summer (

Grass seeds also pretty sharp and pointy, so if your dog walks through long grass, the seeds can easily brush off and onto their fur, or worse, becoming lodged in the eyes, ears or nose.

Caroline Reay, Head of Veterinary Services at national pet charity Blue Cross said: "Dog owners should check their dogs, particularly around the feet and ears, after walking through areas with long grass."

You can read more here.

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Topics: Life, travel, Animals, Dogs