Dogs are now banned from a number of popular beaches in Cornwall ahead of the busy summer season.
Restrictions were re-introduced on more than a dozen beaches in the county from Friday (1 July) and will run until 31 August.
Cornwall Council has a number of Public Space Protection Orders (PSPOs) in place which put restrictions on when dogs can go on beaches.
The restrictions are in force from 10am to 6pm every day.
The penalty for breaching a PSPO can be a maximum of £1,000 although, in most cases, the council will use its discretion to issue a fixed penalty notice of £100 to anyone who commits an offence.
Here is the list of beaches where restrictions run from July 1 to August 31 from 10am to 6pm:
Castle Beach, Falmouth
Chapel Porth Beach, St Agnes
Church Cove, Gunwalloe
Harveys Towans to Godrevy Point, Hayle
Kennack Sands Beach
Maenporth Beach, Falmouth
Mousehole Beach to Skilly Beach
Wherry Town to Battery Rocks
Long Rock level crossing to Marazion
Poldhu Beach, Mullion
Polurrian Cove Beach, Mullion
Porthgwarra Beach, St Levan
Porthgwidden Beach, St Ives
Porthpean Beach, St Austell
Portmellon Cove, Mevagissey
Portreath Beach, including the harbour
Readmoney Cove, Fowey
St George’s Well, Padstow
St Ives Harbour Beach
Summer’s Beach, St Mawes
Swanpool Beach, Falmouth
Tattam’s Beach, Portscatho
Tunnel Beach, Falmouth
For Cornwall beaches which have Blue Flag status the restrictions came into force in May and run until the end of September. These restrictions again operate from 10am to 6pm each day.
The following beaches all have the longer period of restrictions for dogs:
Carbis Bay Beach, Carbis Bay
Crooklets Beach, Bude
Gyllyngvase Beach, Falmouth
Porthmeor Beach, St Ives
Porthminster Beach, St Ives
Trevone Beach, Padstow
Widemouth Beach, Bude
And, lastly, there are some beaches which have all year round bans for dogs which are also 24 hours. Those are:
These restrictions only apply to those beaches which are covered by Cornwall Council’s PSPOs. Private beaches may also have their own restrictions in place which are not covered by these orders.
Credit: Richard Whitehouse, Local Democracy Reporter