While Charlestown Beach has a dog ban, you’ll find plenty of beautiful dog-friendly beaches around Charlestown to enjoy during your stay, no matter what time of year you choose to visit.
The Roseland Peninsula is dotted with such beaches. One of the finest is Hemmick Beach, fond to the west of Dodman Point. A National Trust car park lies a 10-minute walk away and, despite this being an attractive stroll for any canine companion, it puts most tourists off – so you will likely have the destination to yourself.
Gorran Haven Beach, about a 25-minute drive from Charlestown, welcomes well-behaved dogs on leads. This gorgeous fishing village is dotted with chocolate-box cottages and is a popular place for kayaking, swimming, and surfing.
Charlestown has a number of spectacular dog-friendly walks on its doorstep. Highlights include following the coastal path from Charlestown to Mevagissey, or from Charlestown to Porthpean. Pentewan Valley Trail and Luxulyan Valley are both rural gems that feature remnants of Cornwall’s former railways and mining past.