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A Number Of UK Beaches Are Banning Dogs This Summer

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A Number Of UK Beaches Are Banning Dogs This Summer

As pet owners look forward to the warmer weather in the coming months, dogs have been banned from sandy beaches across Cornwall and Devon again this year.

Councils have re-introduced restrictions starting as early as next month in some areas to ban people from visiting the beach with their dogs, Devon Live reports.

Dogs are banned from a number of beaches across the UK this summer. (Credit: Unsplash)
Dogs are banned from a number of beaches across the UK this summer. (Credit: Unsplash)

The restrictions are due to Public Space Protection Orders (PSPOs). They are imposed by local authorities to stop dogs from running freely on beaches during popular times as this may cause a nuisance to other human beach users.

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A person who is registered blind under section 29 of the national Assistance Act 1948 is exempt from PSPOs, as well as a person who is deaf or has a disability which means they rely on an assistance dog.

East Devon

The restrictions have been set by East Devon District Council (EDDC). Dog owners are only allowed to bring their pet pooches to the beach between 1st October and 30th April. All restrictions will begin starting from 1st May.

·     Exmouth beach

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·     Sidmouth Town Beach

·     Sidmouth Jacobs Ladder beach

·     Seaton Beach

·     Beer Beach

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·     Budleigh Salterton Beach

You can find out more details here.

Torbay

Between the period of 1st May to 30th September, dogs are not allowed on the beaches listed below. Dogs must also be kept on lead when walking across the promenades next to the beaches.

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·     Breakwater Beach

·     Broadsands Beach

·     Corbyn Head

·     Goodrington Sands - South Sands: restrictions are between the cliffs and the signs at Middlestone to the north.

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·     Hollicombe Beach

·     Meadfoot Beach: The south western part of the beach between notices displayed on the foreshore are restricted areas.

·     Oddicombe Beach

·     Paignton Sands

·     Preston Sands

·     Shoalstone Pool

·     Torre Abbey Sands

You can find more details here.

North and East Devon have restrictions this summer. (Credit: Unsplash)
North and East Devon have restrictions this summer. (Credit: Unsplash)

North Devon

Dogs are permitted on all North Devon Council-owned beaches. The provisions the local council has imposed are the same Public Space Protection Orders (PSPOs) imposed elsewhere in the district, including picking up after your dog and using a lead when requested.

The following beaches are dog-friendly:

·     Capstone

·     Hele bay

·     Ilfracombe harbour

·     Larkstone

·     Lee Bay

·     Sandy Cove (Bath Beach), Lee

·     Raparee

·     Wildersmouth

You can find out more details here.

Some restrictions come into force as early as 1st May. (Credit: Unsplash)
Some restrictions come into force as early as 1st May. (Credit: Unsplash)

Cornwall

Cornwall Council has restricted dogs as part of their PSPOs If a dog owner breaches the restrictions, they could face a fine between £100 to £1,000.

Between 1st July to 31st August, dogs are restricted from visiting the beaches below between 10am and 6pm.

·     Cadgwith Cove

·     Castle Beach

·     Cawsand Beach

·     Chapel Porth Beach

·     Church Cove

·     Harveys Towans (Godrevy Point, Hayle)

·     Housel Bay

·     Kennack Sands Beach

·     Kynance Cove

·     Maenporth Beach

·     Mousehole Beach to Skilly Beach

·     Wherry Town to Battery Rocks

·     Longrock level crossing to Marazion

·     Perranuthnoe

·     Poldhu Beach

·     Polurrian Cove Beach

·     Porthcurno

·     Porthgwarra Beach

·     Porthgwidden Beach

·     Porthleven West

·     Porthpean Beach

·     Portmellon Cove

·     Portreath beach including Harbour

·     Praa Sands Beach

·     Readymoney Cove

·     St George's Well

·     St Ives Harbour Beach

·     Summer's Beach

·     Swanpool Beach

·     Tattam's Beach

·     Tunnel Beach

You can find out more details here.

South Hams

The following beaches all have PSPO restrictions in place 

·     Salcombe South Sands

·     Mouthwell Sands

·     Bigbury

Find out more details here.

Featured Image Credit: Shutterstock

Topics: Dog, Animals

Gregory Robinson
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