Is Lusty Glaze beach dog friendly?

IT’S not hard to see why Lusty Glaze has been crowned Britain’s Best Beach.

This privately-owned hidden gem is situated on the outskirts of Newquay in Cornwall – but can you bring your dog along with you for the ride?

Is Lusty Glaze beach dog friendly?

Lusty Glaze is pet-friendly – but there are restrictions in place during the summer months.

Dogs are banned from the beach from 1 June until 1 September from 9am-6pm.

Outside of those dates, you and your four-legged friend can escape the crowds and explore everything that the best coastline that Cornwall has to offer.

If you fancy a bite to eat while you’re there, pop into the dog-friendly Lusty Glaze Beach restaurant.

Lusty Beach transforms into an incredible wedding venue (Credit: Reading Tom/ Flickr)

There’s a picturesque beachside marquee that is available to hire and even a pizza lounge to enjoy.

Dogs are allowed in the bar and restaurant all year round.

Lusty Glaze is also an incredible wedding venue – for obvious reasons.

It is the only place you can legally marry on the beach in Cornwall.

Newquay station is situated 0.7 miles away so it is easily accessible for those travelling from further away.

If you fancy spending the night in the area, check out the Best Western Porth Veor Manor.

There are several other beaches nearby including Porth beach, Tolcarne beach and Great Western beach.

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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