With the yearly ban on dogs at beaches set to end imminently, new research has shown that a beach in Cornwall is one of the best in the UK to visit with a canine companion.

The UK is home to some stunning beaches, and dog-friendly holiday lettings company Canine Cottages has collated the six best dog-friendly beaches in the UK.

Porthmeor Beach, located in the popular staycation destination of St Ives has made the list of being one of the best dog-friendly beaches in the UK.

Dogs are allowed on the beach from September 30 until May 15, making it a paw-fect place to take a pooch during the off-season.

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As well as Porthmeor Beach, Rhossili Bay Beach in Swansea, Luskentyre on the Isle of Harris, Kingsgate Bay in Kent and Holkham in Norfolk also made the list.

Shannon Keary, Digital PR Manager at Canine Cottages said: "Dog-friendly beaches are important to maintain our dogs’ wellbeing.

"Our pooches should be able to roam and explore, and beaches are the perfect place for them have tonnes of fun and explore new sights and smells.

"We wanted to collate the best beaches to help you find the best spots for you and your pooch for your next staycation or day trip!"