Penwith’s Dog-Friendly beaches

Here’s a handy guide if you’re visiting Penwith this Summer with your furry friend.

  • Bamaluz Beach – TR26 1PR The remains of Wheal Dream tin mine overlook this quiet, sandy beach.
  • Cot Valley – TR19 7NT Two small beaches lie close to the end of the pretty Cot Valley and dogs are allowed on both.
  • Eastern Green Beach – TR18 3DU Penzance’s east beach starts at Station Rocks and follows the curve of Mount’s Bay to Longrock.
  • Gurnards Head (Treen Cove) – TR26 3DE Treen Cove is a short distance east of the headland and is overlooked by the crumbling Chapel Jane.
  • Gwenver Beach – TR19 6JB Gwenver’s name is derived from Gwynevere of Authurian legend. Situated at the base of a grassy cliff, this beach is just about secluded and in-accessible enough to not get really crowded.
  • Keneggy Sands Beach – TR20 9AU A secluded, sandy beach with difficult access. A reasonable sized beach at low-tide but it all but disappears on higher tides.
  • Lambeth Walk Beach – St Ives This beach is easily overlooked, despite being almost in the town centre of St Ives. Partly because it doesn’t really exist at high tide. Located on the other side of the south pier, between the harbour and Porthminster beach, Lambeth Walk is the only dog friendly beach in St Ives without restriction.
  • Longrock Beach Safe family beach with pebbles and sand. A favourite of Penzance locals as it is the most easily accessible stretch of sandy beach from town.
  • Nanjizel Beach – TR19 7AA Due to it’s relative inaccessibility, Nanjizel has remained more or less untouched and never gets busy.
  • Newlyn Beach This small beach on the edge of Newlyn is located just past the fish market and quay.
  • Pedn Vounder Beach – TR19 6LF Often referred to as one of Cornwall’s best beaches with stunning cliffs of Treryn Dinas,  a beautiful sandy beach and crystal clear water.
  • Penberth Cove – TR19 6HJ Primarily a tiny fishing hamlet. There is a pebble beach. A river flows down through the wooded Penberth Valley into the cove.
  • Pisky Cove – TR20 9BA A tiny isolated cove but with no beach at high tide. Known as one of the places in which John Carter (“King of Prussia”) used to land his smuggled goods.
  • Portheras Cove – TR19 7TU Situated on one of the wildest stretches of Cornish coast between Pendeen and Morvah this lovely sandy cove is quite tricky to find.
    Porthmeor Cove – TR20 8YX A secluded cove between Land’s End and St Ives. This quiet beach is not be confused with its namesake (Porthmeor beach) in St Ives.
  • Prussia Cove – TR20 9BA Small and secluded rocky coves with no beach at high tide. Famed as the home of the Carters, a family of 18th century smugglers (one of whom was known as the King of Prussia.)
  • Wherrytown Beach A Large pebble beach situated between Penzance and Newlyn.

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