Overview

Dogs are part of the family and should be able to accompany you on holiday if you wish. There are lots of dog-friendly accommodation options in St Ives; hotels, B&Bs, rental cottages and apartments or campsites. Once here, there are many dog-walking areas to explore inland and along the coast. All the main beaches in town are dog-friendly between October 1st right up to the last Sunday before Easter. Although during Summer, there is a 24-hour dog ban on Porthmeor, Porthgwidden and Porthminster beaches.

Dogs are allowed on Carbis Bay between 5am and 8am, while in town, the Harbour Beach allows early morning dog walking until 8am then evening dog walks after 7pm. Bamaluz is a small tidal beach located between the Harbour and Porthgwidden, which allows dog access all year round, as well as Lambeth Walk just behind the lifeboat station. For the ultimate walk for owner and dog, head out of town along the coastal path and have the view virtually to yourself. There are many quiet inland woods and rivers that you can enjoy with your four-legged friend.

Dog-friendly Beaches

Dog-friendly St Ives
Harbour Beach

Lambeth Walk

The oddly named Lambeth Walk beach is easily overlooked, despite being almost in the town centre of St Ives.
View of Bamaluz beach St Ives from above

Bamaluz Beach

This small rocky and sandy cove is one of the few beaches in St Ives that allows dogs all year around.