Dogs will be allowed on many of Cornwall’s beaches for more time over the summer months, including Polzeath, which is fantastic news for dog owners.
Big changes are being introduced this year by Cornwall Council after a public consultation in a bid to make dog bans more consistent on beaches across the county. Currently, 48 Public Space Protection Orders (PSPOs) are in place which limits when dogs are allowed on beaches typically being banned altogether from Easter Day – October which would usually include Polzeath.
The new ruling will see dog bans in force on PSPO beaches reduced to between 10 am and 6 pm between May 15th and September 30th although there are some variations on some beaches. On the spot, fines of up to £100 will still be issued for anyone breaches these new restrictions.
POLZEATH – 15th May – 30th September 10am – 6pm
A full list of all PSPO beaches and their restrictions can be found here.
These new changes do not apply to beaches where there is not currently a PSPO in place where dogs are allowed all year round. These include the following local favourites:
- Daymer Bay
- Lundy Bay
- Hawkers Cove (Padstow)
Those looking to take advantage of the relaxed rules and book a dog-friendly property we have a selection of pet-friendly accommodation, from 1 bedroom apartments to 5 bedroom holiday homes.