Our favourite beach is Watergate Bay, a huge expanse of sand backed by dramatic cliffs just north of Newquay on the north coast. Dog friendly all year. Check the tide times before going and stop for a drink or a meal at the Beach Cafe. Jamie Oliver’s Fifteen restaurant is just above the beach cafe if you fancy a gourmet experience before or after your walk.

On the south coast, we recommend you go down to the Roseland Peninsula. Carne and Pendower beaches near Veryan will offer gentle waves and a good long beach that is dog-friendly all year round.