A consultation on plans to ban dogs from some of Cornwall’s most popular beaches has reignited a massive debate about the matter. St Ives Town Council is proposing a permanent year round ban on dogs at St Ives Harbour beach and a seasonal restriction of dogs on the beaches of Porthminster, Porthmeor, Porthgwidden and Carbis Bay.
The debate had already been raging ahead of a twelve week consultation which starts today, after plans were announced earlier this year. The debate has proved lively on ITV's The Westcountry Tonight Facebook page.
The council has already been inundated from people about the issue, which has got visitors and tourists talking.
While restrictions might be imposed on the majority of beaches in St Ives parish during the summer months, dog walkers would still be able to exercise their dogs on Bamaluz and Lambeth Walk beaches, as well as Porthkidney Sands.
The consultation ends on September 28th.