As we move into autumn and summer becomes a distant memory not only will the temperature drop but also the number of Cornish beaches with dog restrictions.

Our four-legged friends will have even more options for exercise on the coast with several restrictions set to end today (Sept 30).

Cornwall Council has a number of Public Space Protection Orders (PSPOs) in place which limit when dogs can be taken on some beaches.

Whilst most of these restrictions operate from July 1 to August 31 there are some which run from May 15 to September 30.

The restrictions only prevent dogs being taken onto those beaches affected from 10am to 6pm. But from today those limits come to an end until next year.

These are the beaches where restrictions end today:

Carbis Bay Beach

Crackington Haven

Crooklets Beach, Bude

Gyllyngvase Beach, Falmouth

Polzeath Beach

Porth Beach

Porthmeor Beach, St Ives

Porthminster Beach, St Ives

Porthtowan Beach

Sennen Beach

Trevone Beach, Padstow

Widemouth Beach, Bude

All other beaches covered by PSPOs set by the council are also now fully open to dogs after restrictions ended on August 31. Restrictions will start again on May 15, 2022.

These are:

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

The Lizard Kynance Cove

The Lizard

Mousehole Beach to Skilly Beach

Wherry Town to Battery Rocks, Penzance

Longrock level crossing to Marazion


Poldhu Beach, Mullion

Polurrian Cove, 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

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.

There are also some beaches which have all-year round, 24-hour bans set by the council. These are:

Carnsew Pool

Copperhouse Pool

Hayle Estuary