Dogs on beaches

We have a wonderful district coastline with lots of areas for walking, including with a dog.

Some areas of our coastline, particularly sandy beaches, are dog-free between 1 May and 30 September.

On the map below, beaches can be viewed by clicking on the umbrella icon. The red line denotes where the seasonal restriction is in place. Local signage also indicates where dogs cannot be walked in the summer months. 


Report it to us

If you see a dog on a beach where it shouldn't be you can report it to us.

You will need to log into your MyAccount (or create an account if you don't already have one) to complete the form. MyAccount is an easier and quicker way to interact with us and is available 24/7.

Report a dog on a beach

If you wish to report it anonymously select the 'Report anonymously' option on the MyAccount log in page.

Dog Welfare

In hot weather:

  • Provide shade and water for your pet
  • Don't walk your dog in extreme weather - check how hot the ground is before venturing out.  A good way to test if it's too hot is to see if you can stand on the area barefoot without being uncomfortable
  • Don’t leave your dog in a car, conservatory or outbuilding in extreme weather, even with a window down or water provided, they can suffer heat stroke and die within 15 minutes

Always remember to:

  • Check your dog’s microchip details so you can be reunited in case you lose each other
  • Have a name tag on your dog’s collar with your contact number – it is a legal requirement and it can also save you money and kennel costs if someone calls you instead of us
  • Keep your dog on a lead in busy places if his/her recall is not good.