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.
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.