Dogs on beaches Perranporth

Here in Perranporth we welcome your four legged friends, with plenty of pubs, cafes and shops allowing dogs entry. 

Of course it is our spectalar beach that attracts many visitors all year round. With 3 miles of open space, sand dunes, rock pools and the waves to frolic in, it is dog's absolute heaven. 

Dogs are currently allowed on Perranporth beach all year around. During July and August, they are however required to be on a lead between 10am and 5pm on the main beach area, but there are still the sand dunes and the remainder of the beach after flat rocks where they can be left off their leads.

Perranporth Beach Restrictions

Perranporth Beach Beach dog Map

The beach guide has 138 beaches listed where dogs are allowed and a further 71 where dogs are restricted in Cornwall. There are 6 beaches in Cornwall on which a dog ban is in operation.


Beaches where dogs are allowed

These are beaches where there are generally no restrictions on taking your dog on the beach any time of the year. This covers the majority of beaches in Cornwall. There are one or two that require dogs to be kept on the lead during the summer months.




Beaches where dogs are restricted

Most of these restrictions are seasonal bans, although additional information will be included on the beach description page. As a rule the seasonal ban runs from Easter day to 1st October unless otherwise stated.

Beaches where dogs are banned

A handful of beaches in Cornwall exercise an outright dog ban. These are mostly privately owned beaches with public access.


If your looking for more informtion on where you can take your dog, walks, places to eat etc, check out  DOGS LOVE CORNWALL  have all the information you need.

Looking for dog friendly accommodation?

Duchy Holidays has plenty of properties that are pet friendly, just look for the paw symbol in the property details. 

Days Out

Discover Visit Cornwall's top ten dog friendly attractions that can be found throughout Cornwall for you and all the family to enjoy. 

Healey's Cornish Cyder Farm, Truro 

Healey's Cornish Cyder farm produces spirits, wines, Scrumpy, preserves and ciders. It is a free attraction with lots to keep you entertained throughout the day. You can take a guided tour to learn the art of cider making, join a trailer ride around the fruit orchards, visit the first distillery and combined cellars in Cornwall for 300 years or see some of the friendly farm yard animals. There is a small cost for the guided tour and trailer ride. Your dog is welcome to join you in exploring the shop, visiting their museum, distillery and cellars and they’re even welcome to join you for a tractor ride!

Lost Gardens of Heligan, St Austell

The Lost Gardens of Heligan is Europe's largest restoration project with it now having been tranformed into the mysterious gardens and estate that offer over 200 acres for exploration. There is much to be discovered in the gardens so be sure to look out for the Giant’s Head, Mud Maid and Grey Lady that are all waiting to be discovered along the Woodland Walk. Well-behaved dogs on short leads are welcome to the Gardens all year round providing a fantastic place to walk your four legged friend. Please be aware that dogs are not permitted to enter the Heligan Tearoom or Stewardry. Entrance costs are £14.50 for adults and £6.50 for children. 

The Minack Theatre, Porthcurno

The Minack Theatre is Cornwall's world famous open-air theatre, carved into the granite cliff by Rowena Cade and set in glorious gardens overlooking the spectacular panorama of Porthcurno Bay. Day visitors can explore this spectacular open-air theatre and discover how the theatre was created from a cliffside only eighty years ago. Dogs are allowed in on leads during the day visits as you can take in the extraordinary scenery. However dogs are not allowed (except for guide dogs) during any of the performances. After your visit you can take your dog onto the beautiful Porthcurno beach for a run and a quick dip in the turquoise sea, it is dog friendly beach but a seasonal ban operates from May to September.

Tamar Valley Donkey Park, Gunnislake

Enjoy a family day out at Tamar Valley Donkey Park you can feed and pet the donkeys, goats, sheep, pigs, rabbits and guinea-pigs, you can even take a donkey for a walk. There is also a huge indoor play area for the children to enjoy. There are miniature tractor rides as well as toddler play. They welcome well behaved dogs on leads. Entrance costs are £7.95 for adults and £7.50 for children. 

Newlyn Art Gallery and the Exchange, Penzance 

Newlyn Art Gallery has a long history of celebrating contemporary art and have supported the artists that produce it for more than 120 years. Along with the Exchange, a short walk away, they offer a wide and varied programme with exciting new exhibitions on display. There are also many workshops that are put on that can help you to get creative. Well-behaved dogs are welcome at both venues, but may not be allowed into the main gallery spaces for certain exhibitions. Admission costs £2.20.

Wheal Martyn Museum and Country Park, St Austell

Find out more about Cornish heritage at Wheal Martyn, the UK's only China Clay museum. Explore the indoor interactive displays telling the story of the men, women and children who lived, worked and played in the shadow of the china clay tips and you can see modern mining in action with a visitor platform overlooking a working China Clay Pit. There is a children's woodland play area and acres of nature trails to enjoy. The woodland area is filled with wild flowers and wildlife that your dog can discover. Dogs leads are welcome throughout the site. 

Eden Project

Dogs can enjoy the miles of outdoor paths at Eden but won't be allowed in the Biomes or other undercover areas, apart from the Visitor Centre (including the ticketing hall and shop). We are confident dogs will behave but there are a few ground rules for owners. Dogs should be: kept on a lead at all times.

Reduced price entry tickets can be purchased from our visitor centre in Perranporth, and get you fast tracked to avoid the queues.

Bodmin & Wenford Railway

Discover the excitement and nostalgia of steam travel with a journey back in time on the Bodmin & Wenford Railway. It is Cornwall's only full size railway still operated by steam locomotives and gives you the chance to discover Cornwall's railway heritage. Dogs are welcome on the service trains, except in the Bar & Buffet Car (Assistance Dogs excepted) and require a £1.00 ticket . You will need to keep them on the floor and not on the furniture and please ensure that your dog is on a short lead whilst on the platforms or the train. It costs £13.00 for adults and £6 for children to enjoy this fantastic journey.

Trebah Garden, Falmouth

Trebah offers visitors a year round experience. It is a beautiful wooded 25 acre sub-tropical ravine garden that descends to its own private beach on the delightful Helford River. There are many areas to explore as you can follow the natural spring that drifts by brightly coloured waterside plantings. Dogs are welcome in the garden and on the beach all year round but they have to be on a lead at all time. There are designated doggie tables in Trebah Kitchen, so dog lovers can sit together. Dogs are also welcome on the garden terrace and in the picnic area. Just ask a member of staff which tables are suitable. There are also complementary poop bags available for dog owners. 

Adrenalin Quarry, Liskeard

Adrenalin Quarry provides adventure activities for all of the family. Entrance is free but the activities do cost. Have a go at the Zip, the 490m long and 50m high zipwire, or the Giant Swing that can launch you 170ft over the lake before falling backwards towards the ground. Wild swimming, coasteering and axe throwing are also available alongside the 'Blob' their human catapult.  Dogs are welcome on the site as you can enjoy the day beside the lake with a picnic or BBQ that you have brought with you or pre-ordered online from Adrenalin Quarry before spending the day sunbathing on the lawn.