Dog ban on beaches

Changes to dog bans on Cornwall’s beaches!

Cornwall has long been one of the most popular counties for dog owners to go on holiday and has had a big surge in recent years. Not only does Cornwall offer endless walks along the stunning South West Coastal Path or opportunities to run around chasing seagulls on one of the many beautiful Cornish beaches, many of Cornwall’s bars and restaurant welcome our four legged friends (some even offering special treats).
When it comes to the Summer months however, things can get a little bit tricky as the beaches, so nice and empty in the winter and perfect for your dog to roam around freely, become packed with other holiday makers seeking the warm Cornish sun. In order prevent incidents many beaches have restrictions during the summer months where dogs are not allowed on the beach. However, these restrictions can vary from beach to beach which can be very confusing, especially if you are just visiting the area. To address these issues, Cornwall Council has announced some changes to the rules. From March 2020 most beaches in Cornwall (see full list here) will have a dog ban (10AM -6PM) between 1st July – 31st August with the exception of blue flag beaches (see full list here) where the ban is between 15th May – 30th September.

Although most beaches will be affected by these restrictions, there are still a few beaches around Cornwall where your dog is allowed all year around. For example, Seaton Beach which is only a few minutes away from us, has plenty of parking spaces, a lovely dog friendly Cafe right on the beach, a great freshwater river running into the sea and plenty of space for your dog to run around.

If you are still looking for a place to stay with or without your four legged friend, all our Cottages can accommodate you as well as up to two dogs (or more at request). We are situated right on the South West Coastal Path and only a few minutes away from both Millendreath and Seaton beaches.
You can check out our Cottages and availability right here.

Should you have any questions please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

All the best from Summercourt Cottages

Dennis and Joel

Published on: 31/01/2020  -  Filed under: Uncategorized



13/09/2020 at 9:22 am

Good morning,
I sent you an email earlier this morning. Just in case you did not receive it, I asked if you accepted three small doggies, two Cavalier King Charles Spaniels and one West Highland Terrier into any or all of your cottages for a one week hire in October? We have been responsible dog owners for over thirty years and our small dogs are very cute, if a little barky at times, like most small dogs! if you are prepared to accept our three dogs, please advise about the price for a week per dog.
I look forward to your reply.


13/09/2020 at 11:34 am

Hello Andrew

I have just replied to your email you send us separately to this comment. I’m looking forward to hearing back from you and hopefully welcome you, the rest of your family and dog here at Summercourt Cottages.


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