This sandy beach sits at the heart of the village and offers a massive expanse of golden sand when the tide is in or out. Perfect for tiring dogs out in the winter months, and ideal for sandcastle building come summer. Lifeguards keep watch over the waves from the 5th May through until 30th September, plus October half term too. Dogs are welcome here all year round.
Lusty Glaze is a little more hidden than Fistral or Towan – but it is utterly beautiful. Sheltered by high cliffs, with a fabulous restaurant on the beach and atmospheric, free(!) sundowner live music sessions during the summer, Lusty Glaze is a great place to be. There’s also an activity centre on the beach, so whether you fancy surfing, abseiling or dodgeball, there’s something for everyone at this beach.
Watergate Bay is a vast, two-mile stretch of sand on the outskirts of Newquay. Popular with surfers, sun seekers and dog walkers, there’s plenty of room on this beach for everyone. A small village with the same name has formed around the beach, with three good restaurants (including Jamie Oliver’s!) – and plenty of surf schools, of course! There is a car park near the beach, making for easy access, and it’s lifeguarded from the 5th of May until the 30th of September – as well as being dog-friendly all year round.
What better place to get to grips with a surfboard than Fistral? This world class surfing beach often boasts perfect waves, with golden sands, lifeguards from 30th March – 28th October and amenities very close by. Dogs are welcome on this beach all year round.