Why impose beach restrictions?

  • Beaches are wonderful places to exercise dogs, but during popular times unruly or free running dogs can be a nuisance to other beach users.
  • There are many temptations for a dog on a busy beach.
  • You must ensure that your dog is under close control at all times.

Where are restrictions in place?

For the safety & enjoyment of all beach users, some beaches and beach areas are closed to dogs during the summer (1 May until 30 Sept) between the hours of 10.00 a.m. and 7.00 p.m.

This includes all beaches including the seashore, foreshore and any slope or staircase leading on to the beaches at the locations noted below. More detailed maps are below:

Restrictions apply to the following:

The following privately owned beaches also adopt a seasonal NO DOGS policy:

  • Blackpool Sands (from 2 weeks before Easter until after the October half term)
  • Mothecombe

Most other beaches welcome well-controlled dogs.

Remember; if your dog fouls a beach the mess must be picked up at all times and properly disposed of.