St Ives Beaches

Dogs on the beach


There is a seasonal dog ban between 25th March 2018 and 1st October when dogs are not allowed on certain beaches in and around St Ives. However, dogs are allowed on the harbour beach 25th March to 1st October between 7 pm and 8 am and Bamaluz and Lambeth beaches remain dog-friendly year round. 

Map of dog-friendly beaches in Cornwall

Dog-friendly properties


The harbour

The picturesque harbour of St Ives is the main draw for visitors to the town. It consists of a south-facing swathe of golden sand bound by three granite quays- New Pier, Smeaton's Pier and West Pier and a busy promenade known as The Wharf and Lambeth Walk on the Porthminster side. The harbour provides shelter for fishing and pleasure boats and there is an impressive Lifeboat house on the West Pier.

Lambeth beach

Lambeth beach

Lambeth Walk beach is right in front of our office at Westcotts Quay, you can also watch our live HD webcam. At low tide, the beach joins up with the harbour beach and at really low tides you can walk around to the neighbouring Porthminster beach. 

This beach is dog-friendly all year round.

Porthminster beachPorthminster beach

Located by the St Ives railway station and a very short walk from the centre of St Ives, the award-winning Blue Flag beach is a family favourite for safe swimming, stand up paddleboarding and kayaking. 

Bamaluz beach

Bamaluz beach

Bamaluz beach is situated between the harbour and Porthgwidden beach. The beach itself is fairly sheltered from all but an onshore breeze but the high walls can also block out some of the sun. At high tide, the beach is also greatly reduced in size and can almost disappear on a spring tide. 

This beach is dog-friendly all year round.

Carbis BayCarbis Bay

Carbis Bay beach is privately owned by the hotel and is situated just a mile out of the town centre. Approximately a mile long, the beach is surrounded by sub-tropical plants and lapped by turquoise waters. This beach is ideal for families. 

Porthmeor beach

Porthmeor beach

Porthmeor beach is situated by the Tate St Ives gallery and is well known for the surf.  

Porthgwidden beachPorthgwidden beach

Porthgwidden beach is a favourite amongst families, with its sheltered golden sands. 

Porth Kidney beach

Porth Kidney beach

Porth Kidney sands is a north facing beach at the mouth of the Hayle Estuary. This beach is just two miles from the town centre and is dog-friendly all year round.  At low tide, the beach can stretch almost a mile out to sea. 


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