North Cornwall Dog Friendly Beaches - Sandymouth, Northcott, Crooklets, Summerleaze, Crackington, Trebarwith, Porthcothan etc.

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Sandymouth
 
 

Reasonably large west-facing pebble beach with sand at low tide.

Around 20 miles from Camelford and 30 miles from Wadebridge.
Take the A39 from Wadebridge or Camelford.  Before Kilkhampton turn left and carry on through Stibb.  Take the next left shortly after.

Access from National Trust car park via a slightly inclined path of 200 yards.

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Northcott
 
 

Wide pebbled beach with both rockpools and plenty of sand at low tide.
 
About 18 miles from Camelford and 27 miles from Wadebridge.
Take the A39 from Wadebridge or Camelford; after Bude and Stratton turn left at Bush across a cross roads to Poughill. At Poughill, turn right and after about 1/2 mile,  right again, up to the car park.

Access from the National Trust car park; short descent on road to beach.

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Crooklets
 
 

Very large area of golden sand - even at high tide.  Popular with both families and surfers.
Disabled access and toilets.

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Summerleaze - Bude
 
 

West-facing wide sandy bay.  Free tidal swimming pool. Connects with Crooklets Beach at low tide.
 
Around 18 miles from Camelford and 27 miles from Wadebridge.
Take the A39 from Wadebridge or Camelford.
Shortly before Bude turn left onto the A3073 and continue to the town centre.

Easy access from adjacent car park.
Disabled access (sand chair available) & toilets
Dogs must be on a lead from 21 May - 30 September, 10am-6pm

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Widemouth Bay - North Beach
 
 

Popular with families and surfers.
West facing, large sandy beach with two mile stretch of flat sand.  Good surfing and parking/facilities close to the beach.
 
Around 15 miles from Camelford and 25 miles from Wadebridge. Take the A39 from Wadebridge or Camelford. A few miles before Bude turn left towards Widemouth Bay.

Easy access from adjacent car park.

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Widemouth Bay - South Beach
 
 

Popular with families and surfers.
West facing, large sandy beach with two mile stretch of flat sand.  Good surfing and parking/facilities close to the beach.
 
Around 15 miles from Camelford and 25 miles from Wadebridge. Take the A39 from Wadebridge or Camelford. A few miles before Bude turn left towards Widemouth Bay.

Easy access from adjacent car park.

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Crackington Haven
 
 

Large west-facing scenic beach with 400-foot cliffs (great views), rock pools and a slipway to the beach.  Not bad for surfing. Mainly pebbled at high tide with reasonable areas of sand at low tide.

Around 20 miles from Wadebridge. Take the A39 from Wadebridge or Camelford. Follow it north and turn left at Wainhouse Corner. Continue on to Crackington Haven.

Easy access from car park.

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Trebarwith Strand
 
 

Long west-facing beach with an area of sand at low tide, popular with families and surfers in the Tintagel area.

Around 10/11 miles from Wadebridge. Take the A39 from Wadebridge north to Camelford. At Camelford take the B3266, then the B3263 to Tintagel. About ¾ mile before Tintagel, turn left and continue down to Trebarwith Strand.
West facing with an area of sand at low tide. A popular beach in the Tintagel area.

At mid-tide, access to the beach is difficult and not suitable for wheelchair users.  At high-tide, it is completely covered (you must plan your visit!)

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Polzeath Beach
 
 

West-facing popular sandy beach suitable for families and surfing, with a small cove to the north, ‘Pentireglaze Haven’. Plenty of room.

Around 7 miles from Wadebridge and 15 miles from Bodmin.
Approach Wadebridge on the A389 (from Bodmin) or the A39. At Wadebridge take the B3314 and continue until a right bend to Port Isaac. Here, turn left and continue on this road.

Easy level access from car park adjacent to beach.

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Daymer Bay
 
 

Pleasant, west-facing bay with long stretches of sand and dunes; views across the Camel Estuary.
There are rock pools to the north and steps to the beach. At low tide the sand stretches all the way south to Rock.
 
Aorund 7 miles from Wadebridge and 14 miles from Bodmin.
Approach Wadebridge on the A389 (from Bodmin) or the A39. At Wadebridge take the B3314 and continue until a left turn to Rock. Proceed and then turn right onto Trewiston Lane. Continue until the left-turn for Daymer Bay.

Access: a short walk from the car park overlooking the beach.

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St George’s Well
 
 

 

 
 
Trevone Bay
 
 


Attractive northwest facing sandy cove with good areas of sand at low tide.  Popular with families. Small incline down to the beach (and steps from one of the car parks). Rocky beach with tidal pool to the west of the main beach. Picturesque, with pleasant coastal walks towards Trevose Head. 

Around 10 miles from Wadebridge. Take the A39 West from Wadebridge or the A39 from the A30 Indian Queens roundabout.  Turn onto the A389 for Padstow about 3 miles west of Wadebridge.  Turn left onto the B3276 shortly before Padstow and continue until the right turning for Trevone Bay.

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Harlyn Bay
 
 


North-facing large, sheltered crescent of sand and one of most popular family beaches in Cornwall.  Harlyn Bay also popular with surfers.  Coastal path to Mother Iveys Bay and Trevose Head.  Surrounded by sand dunes with plenty of room at high tide.

Around 10 miles from Wadebridge.
Take the A39 west from Wadebridge or the A39 from the A30 Indian Queens roundabout. About 3 miles West of Wadebridge, turn onto the A389 for Padstow. Just before Padstow turn left onto the B3276, and keep going until the right-turn for Harlyn Bay.

Easy level access to the beach via adjacent car park.

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Constantine Bay
 
 

Wide beach with ample rock pools and sand, backed by dunes offering some protection from the westerly winds. There is a sloping path to the beach. Surfing.

Around 11 miles from Newquay.
At Newquay follow the directions for Padstow onto the B3276. Follow the B3276 past Watergate Bay, through Mawgan Porth and Porthcothan. Immediately after Porthothan turn left onto a minor lane, then take the second left, and left again for Treyarnon Bay. Park at Treyarnon Bay and walk the coast path to Constantine Bay.

Alternatively: drive from Wadebridge to Padstow on the A39 & A389 and pick up the B3276 at Padstow. Shortly after St Merryn, turn right for Constantine Bay or take the next right for Treyarnon Bay.

Constantine Bay parking is limited; it is wiser to park at Treyarnon Bay and take the ten-minute walk along the coast path to Constantine Bay. Easily accessible.

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Treyarnon Bay
 
 

An excellent sheltered family beach with lots of yellow sand and rock pools.

Around 11 miles from Newquay.
At Newquay follow the directions for Padstow onto the B3276. Follow the B3276 past Watergate Bay through Mawgan Porth and Porthcothan. Immediately after Porthcothan turn left onto a minor lane, then turn right and then left. Continue on this road to the car park.

Easy level access from car park. Accessible toilets.

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Porthcothan Bay
 
 

Nice family beach with sand dunes and plenty of sand at low tide.

Around 10 miles from Newquay.
Approach Newquay from the A30 and turn onto the A39 at the Indian Queens roundabout. Proceed on the A39 and continue on the A39 across the first roundabout. At the second roundabout turn left onto the A3059 for Newquay. At Newquay follow the directions for Padstow onto the B3276. Follow the B3276 past Watergate Bay through Mawgan Porth. After about 2/3 miles the B3276 drops down to Porthcothan.

Level access.

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Reviews and Comments on North Cornwall's Beaches

 
 

 

Porthcothan Bay

 
Review by Dee


Another excellent beach my dog is particularly fond of the cliffs here as she can really climb. Also good for the swimming and paddling.



 

Treyarnon Bay

 
Review by Anonymous


this beach is brilliant for everyone whether you like surfing relaxin, sheltering from the sun under a cliff, sand castle building,paddling and most importantly all dogs are allowed on the beach. the beach is big and has the most beautiful sights! great day out for everyone and if you want have a look at other beaches constantine is right round the corner! enjoy!!!!! x



 

Constantine Bay

 
Review by Dee


I walk from Trevose Head to constantine Bay its a fantastic walk. The beach is easily accessible from the path and another that my dog loves.



 

Daymer Bay

 
Review by Dee


I love this beach and so does my dog. Tide out you can walk for miles. We visit everyday when we are on holiday no matter the weather. If its sunshine its a bonus if its wet you meet the die hard dog walkers a better class of person.



 

Widemouth Bay (South)

 
Review by Dee


Another great beach if your a dog walker. My dog likes to climb and she can do that here Black Rock beach is one of the best.



 

Widemouth Bay (South)

 
Review by Anonymous


the best beach this side of cornwall our dogs love being here they talk or the way from alantic highway great parking clean and friendly beach always kept clean.we spend a lot of time on this side of cornwall because the other side dont like are dogs on the beaches we say no dogs no us or our money we highly recommed you and your dogs go here



 

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