With more than two miles of wave-licked, dog-friendly sands between Droskyn Point and Penhale Sands, it’s little surprise that Perranporth is one of Cornwall’s most popular beaches with dog owners. Add to that easy access and a dog-friendly pub that serves food all day – The Watering Hole – bang on the sand, and you can understand why it might be difficult to bag a space in the car park during the middle of summer.
However, there’s plenty of space to park on the cliffs above Droskyn Point, and it’s worth making it through the crowds outside the ice cream parlours and surf hire outlets, to stretch your legs at the quieter end of the beach that stretches towards Penhale Point. Be sure also to check out Chapel Rock, a beautiful tidal pool that is exposed at low tide, and provides an ideal spot for dogs to cool off. There are lifeguards patrolling from Easter until October half-term and dogs must be kept on a lead between 10am and 5pm in July and August.
Beach Type: Sand
Dog Information: Dogs are allowed all year round, but on a lead during the day in July and August.