Is Perranporth Beach dog friendly?

PERRANPORTH BEACH is among the best coastal hotspots in Cornwall with thousands of tourists heading there every year.

Its huge sandy expanse provides plenty of rooms for visitors, while its incredible views makes it an enjoyable day out for all – but can dogs go along too?

Is Perranporth Beach dog friendly?

Dogs are allowed onto Perranporth Beach all year round – but there are restrictions during the summer months.

In July and August, dogs must be kept on a lead between 9am and 5pm on the main beach.

Your four-legged pooch will still be allowed to run wild on their early morning or evening walk, while they are free to be off of a leash in the sand dunes and on the beach after the flat rocks.

To be safe, do check the information boards at Perranporth Beach to be certain of the restricted area.

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Perranporth Beach allows dogs onto its sandy shores 365 days a year

Can I be fined for taking my dog on Perranporth Beach without a lead?

It remains unclear whether dog owners will be fined for not abiding by the rules at Perranporth Beach.

Cornwall County Council have outlined that you face Fixed Penalty Notice of £100 if you take a dog onto a beach that has a ban in place – therefore being in breach of the Public Space Protection Order.

That fee could rise to £1,000 if you fail to pay or further legal action is taken against you.

However, they do not state whether the same ruling applies to Perranporth Beach where you must keep your dog on a lead between July and August.

It is advised to abide by the rules and to check any advice boards at the beach for more information.

Why are dogs banned from going onto beaches?

The main reason for not allowing dogs on to beaches at certain times is for health and safety purposes.

Although most owners will clean up after their pets when they are out, some fail to pick up their dog’s poo. 

Due to a dog’s diet being largely meat-based, leaving their faeces on the beach runs the risk of humans contracting toxocariasis – or zoonosis. 

And during the busy months, this becomes even more dangerous – especially for children – with potential problems including blindness and breathing difficulties.

Things to consider when taking your dog to the beach

Dogs love a nice trip to the seaside, just like their human companions. 

But there are a number of rules and tips to consider when heading to the beach.

These include: 

  • Check with beach management to see if dogs are allowed
  • Take poo bags to clear up their mess
  • Bring a lead – dogs have to be on a leash on some beaches at all times
  • Avoid the big crowds
  • Consider some people may not like dogs
  • Take plenty of fresh water and a bowl for your dog
  • Take a first aid kit in case your dog becomes injured
  • Check for local vets in case of emergency
  • Make sure your dog is wearing their collar and ID tag
  • If they are wear a GPS tracker, make sure it is fully charged
  • Take spare towels to dry them
  • Keep an eye on your dog at all times

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