The beaches both in and around St Ives never fail to impress. Every beach in the town is dog friendly throughout the year, however, some do operate bans at certain times during the day.
Porthgwidden Beach and St Ives Harbour Beach don’t allow dogs between 10am and 6pm, from July 1st and August 31st. Porthmeor Beach and Porthminster Beach also have a ban in place between 10am and 6pm, from May 15th and September 30th.
You’ll find a secluded sandy cove tucked between Porthgwidden and the harbour that’s dog-friendly all year round. Bamaluz Beach is small and perfect for playful pups. For dog-friendly beaches near St Ives without seasonal restrictions, head to the nearby havens of Porthkidney Beach, Mexico Towans, and Gwithian Beach.
The coastal path from St Ives to Zennor is regarded among Cornwall’s most spectacular, and for good reason. This dog-friendly trek offers outstanding views over dramatic clifftops where hidden beaches are washed by sparkling turquoise waters. You’re also likely to spot seals, dolphins, and seabirds here. Follow the winding coastal path from Porthmeor Beach until you arrive at the charming seaside village of Zennor, which hosts a collection of fantastic pubs and cafes to refuel at.