Lifeboat Inn, Wharf Road, St Ives, Cornwall, TR26 1LF

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Lifeboat Inn,
St Ives

Dog Friendly Days Out

Cornwall is absolute heaven for dogs! From woodland wanders in your wellies to energetic coast path climbs to chilled, bare foot walks on the beach. We have put together a few ideas of what we know your dog will love to do while on holiday with you.

Dog-friendly beaches in St Ives

St Ives is blessed with stunning stretches of gold-white sands both in the town itself and on its doorstep. All of the beaches in St Ives are completely dog friendly from October 1st to May 14th, however, some have restricted access outside of this period. 

Bans between 10am and 6pm, from July 1st and August 31st, are in place on Porthgwidden Beach and St Ives Harbour Beach. Dogs aren’t welcome between 10am and 6pm, from May 15th and September 30th, on Porthmeor Beach and Porthminster Beach.

Bamaluz Beach, a small sandy cove between the harbour and Porthgwidden, is relatively hidden and welcomes playful pups all year round. For dog-friendly beaches near St Ives without seasonal restrictions, head to the nearby havens of Porthkidney Beach, Mexico Towans, and Gwithian Beach.


Dog-friendly walks in St Ives

We have one of the South West’s most spectacular coastal walks mere moments from our front door. The famous St Ives to Zennor walk is dog friendly and famous for its breath-taking views over rugged clifftops and turquoise waters. The latter are often frequented by seals, dolphins, and elegant seabirds. 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.