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Kennack Sands East dog-friendly beach, Cornwall


Dogs are welcome on the East part of the beach, although dog owners definitely get that 'second class citizen' feeling here. To keep dogs off the West beach,  a special path is signed from the WC block. It's a 10 minute walk, giving you time to admire the cafes, life guard patrol and all the amenities of the West before reaching the dog beach in the East where the only significant feature is a crumbling sea wall.


GPS coords for car park: 50.0055, -5.1640  Cafe overlooking the West beach sells basic snacks, coffee and ice-creams, and dogs are welcome at their patio tables.  Private car park with all-day fee, no disabled concessions. No reductions for short stay parking either.  The path to the East beach is not suitable for wheelchairs or buggies, and isn't worth the effort if you have a lot to carry. A sign in the shop attached to the car park suggests that there are weaver fish at low water. Ouch!


Scamper-space on the beach in abundance at low tide. 

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Green 30 Points
05 August 2021

Great beach

As the description says, the facilities are on the neighbouring no-dog beach. But you can grab a coffee and a bite to eat on the way past and use the toilets. We noticed that beach got very busy on the lovely sunny day. The East beach for dogs was less crowded.

The beach and sea at low tide were great and was proving very popular with happy dogs splashing in the gentle waves.

We parked in a small free parking area further up the hill which could fit about 20 cats as we weren't staying very long and didn't fancy getting jammed in with the typical Cornish single track road. There was a no-camping sign on the gate but otherwise no indication if the gate gets locked in the evening.

We noticed there was plenty of parking at the bottom for £5 - great if staying a while.

Highly recommended provided you're not carrying too much.

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