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Dog restrictions on beaches around St Ives

Dog walking

St Ives Town Council have recently updated the restrictions on beaches that welcome dogs around St Ives, Carbis Bay and Lelant. The aim of these new restrictions is to allow dog owners to enjoy the area’s beaches, while restricting dog access to the main bathing beaches during the busier holiday months.

The new restrictions are below:

Between 1st May and 30th September, the following restrictions apply:

Dogs are not permitted at any time on the following beaches: Porthgwidden, Porthminster, Porthmeor.

Dogs are not permitted on Carbis Bay beach except between 5am and 8am only, to allow for early morning dog walking.

Dogs are not permitted on the Harbour Beach between 8am and 7pm, but are allowed on the beach outside of those hours.

Please note that, from 2014, these restrictions will begin from the Sunday before Easter Sunday.

Porthkidney Sands at Lelant:

Dogs to be on a lead on the approach path

This beach has no restrictions on dogs, however dogs are required to be kept on a lead on the footpath leading from St Uny Church to Porthkidney Sands. It should also be noted that there is very limited scope for parking in this vicinity and so this beach is recommended as a destination for walkers accessing the beach along the coastal footpath or from bus and train stops.

Please be aware that dogs are allowed on all beaches throughout the winter months and at Porthkidney Sands, Bamaluz Beach and Lambeth Walk beach, dogs are allowed all year round.

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