Porthleven Beach operates a seasonal dog ban, but there are plenty of alternatives close by where pooches can run free all year. The Lizard Peninsula is one of Cornwall’s most spectacular stretches of coastline. The more sheltered eastern side is home to Kennack Sands, a popular location among families and tourists. There are two beaches here that join at low tide, with the eastern stretch being dog friendly throughout the year.
Prussia Cove lies to the west, just along from the sweeping crescent of Praa Sands. This small and secluded spot is famous for its smuggling heritage and impresses all who visit with a stunning collection of sandy patches that disappear at high tide. The waters often shine turquoise and are perfect for bathing and snorkelling.
Walk along the coast from Porthleven to The Loe, Cornwall’s largest natural freshwater lake. The circular six-mile walk around the lake passes through gorgeous woodland, marshes, and open fields. It’s a secluded paradise filled with beautiful views and a wealth of wildlife. The lake is separated from the ocean by Loe Bar. While this beach appears idyllic, be sure to stay out of the sea – the currents here are treacherous.