Dogs banned from beaches in Cornwall this summer to tackle overcrowding – see full list

Families hoping to spend time on the beach this summer will have to arrange someone to look after their pet dog.

Dogs have been banned from sandy beaches across Cornwall for the whole of the summer, according to Cornwall Live.

Some beaches keep the policy in place as late as the end of September.

The ban on dogs was introduced by Cornwall Council as one of several Public Space Protection orders (PSPOs) in place on beaches

A Cornwall Council spokesperson told the Mirror the ban on dogs comes in every summer and has been happening for years.

The policy is needed because of the increased number of people using the beach during the summer.

The PSPOs set limits on what people can do and cover the period from July 1st to August 31st.

If a person were to breach the restrictions they could face a penalty ranging from a £100 fixed penalty notice to a £1,000 fine.

Under the PSPOs dogs are not allowed on the beaches from 10am to 6pm.

This is the full list of beaches covered by PSPOs:

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 Beach, The Lizard
Kynance Cove, The Lizard
Mousehole Beach to Skilly Beach
Wherry Town to Battery Rocks, Penzance
Long Rock level crossing to Marazion
Perranuthnoe
Poldhu Beach, Mullion
Polurrian Cove Beach, 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 Beach
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

In addition there are also several beaches which have restrictions which run from May 15th to September 30th.

These are beaches with Blue Flag and Seaside Awards so are required to have longer restrictions.

These also operate from 10am to 6pm.

The beaches are:

Carbis Bay Beach
Crackington Haven
Crooklets Beach, Bude
Gyllyngvase Beach, Falmouth
Polzeath Beach
Porth Beach, Porth
Porthmeor Beach, St Ives
Porthminster Beach, St Ives
Porthtowan Beach
Sennen Beach
Trevone Beach, Padstow
Widemouth Beach, Bude

There are also three beaches which have all year bans which operate 24 hours a day.

These are:

Carnsew Pool
Copperhouse Pool
Hayle Estuary