Near St Mawes and Porthscatho on the Roseland Peninsula, at the southernmost tip of St Gerrans Bay, lies something of a hidden gem for you and your four-legged friend. Towan Beach is one of the quieter ones, with the good news that dogs are allowed to have fun there all year round.
You can walk to this fabulous beach, which is popular with locals and visitors, from Place Harbour (via St Anthony’s Head – good view of the lighthouse) along the Coast Path. Or you can access it from the hamlet of Porth which has a National Trust car park, with handy café and toilets. The walk to the beach is around 150m.
It is a convenient beach to swim and chill out on, with crystal clear water. For nervous swimmers, be aware, however, that the beach drops off quickly in depth.
It is a long stretch of beach (sand, shingle and rock pools at low tide, more shingle at high tide) which is also family-friendly, so unlikely to be too crowded as there is plenty of space. This means a game of fetch with your canine companion is very likely to be on the cards.
Your dog will love the space to freely romp around outside by the sea. The views out to sea are majestic, too.