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Beaches for Dogs in South and West Wales

The question I'm often asked is  Which beaches in South Wales can I walk my Dog ? so I have put some information below which may be of help to Dog owners who are contemplating taking their Pooch on holiday.

                                      Please note that the information I have given is subject to change.

 

Dogs on South Wales beaches

 

From 1 May - 30 September dogs are banned from the following beaches:

This info is subject to change

Aberavon

Southerndown

Llantwit Major

Cold Knap

Barry Island

Penarth 

 Rest Bay, Town Beach, Coney Beach and Trecco Bay.Porthcawl

 

 

Dogs permitted on 

Ogmore bySea, Fontagary Bay,  Lavernock Point, near Penarth,

Jacksons Bay, Nash Point

 Newton Beach, Sker Beach and Pink Bay Porthcawl

 

 

This information is subject to change,

 

 All of Pembrokeshire's beaches, over 50, welcome dogs. You can choose from wide expanses of golden sand such as Marloes or secluded bays such as Broad Haven south or Barafundle. During the height of summer, 1st May to the end of September, some of the more popular bathing beaches have dog restrictions.

(Poppit,

Whitesands,

Newgale,

Broad Haven,

 Dale,

 Lydstep,

 Tenby Castle, Tenby Harbour, Tenby South and Tenby North, Saundersfoot and Amroth). Whitesands and Tenby North and Harbour have a total ban on dogs in the summer.  

All the other restricted beaches have areas where you can take a dog.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For more information, please contact Pembrokeshire County Council’s Dog Enforcement Section on 01437 775483 or Beaches & Water Safety Section on 01646 602105.

 

 

 

                                                      

 

Every beach managed by the Ceredigion County Council provides areas where you can enjoy the company of your pet dog. You must, however, exercise control over your pet and ensure it does not stray from the designated areas.

There are only two public beaches on Ceredigion's coastline where pet dogs are completely banned during certain times of year, those involve two beaches managed by the National Trust at Penbryn and Mwnt.

 

No prohibitions apply to guide dogs for the blind.

 

Prohibitions, alongside areas where dogs are allowed, apply to the beaches listed below between the 1st May and 30th September inclusive.

  •  ABERAERON:  Dogs are prohibited on the South Beach between the first groyne to south of Beach Parade and the Harbour Walls between the 1st May and 30th September inclusive.    

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  • ABERPORTH:  Dogs are prohibited from Dolwen Beach between the 1st May and 30th September inclusive.

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  • ABERYSTWYTH - South Beach:  

  •  Dogs are prohibited from Aberystwyth's South Beach between Castle Headland (northern limit) and the first groyne at the end of South Marine Terrace (southern limit) between the 1st May and 30th September inclusive.

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  •  ABERYSTWYTH - North Beach:  

  •  Dogs are prohibited from Aberystwyth's North Beach between the north side of the Landing Stage and the extreme northern end of the Beach at Craig Glais between the 1st May and 30th September inclusive.

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  •  BORTH:

  •  Dogs are prohibited from the beach area from the slipway immediately north of the Lifeboat Station to a point opposite the Youth Hostel on the High Street between the 1st May and 30th September inclusive. Note that from the 1st April 2008 the restricted area was extended to include the beach area south of the slipway to the cliffs at the southern end of the beach to a point opposite premises known as Redroofs. The restriction changed on 1st April 2008 and came into force on 1st May 2008.

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  • CLARACH:

  •  Dogs are prohibited from the beach area which runs parallel with the breakwater between the 1st May and 30th September inclusive.

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  •    LLANGRANNOG: 

  •  Dogs are prohibited from the beach area between Nant Hawen and Pen Rhip between the 1st May and 30th September inclusive.

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  •    NEW QUAY:

  •  Dogs are prohibited from the Harbour Beach between the Pier and Penpolion between the 1st May and 30th September inclusive.

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  •  TRESAITH: 

  •  Dogs are prohibited from the southern beach area between the beach access point and Carreg-y-Ddafad between the 1st May and 30th September inclusive.

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  •  The two beaches from which dogs are essentially prohibited between the 1st May and 30th September inclusive are those in the management of the National Trust at:

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  • MWNT:

  •  All of the beach between the 1st May and 30th September inclusive.  

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  • PENBRYN:

  •  All of the beach between the 1st May and 30th September inclusive.  

 

   

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TThere are notice boards on all of the dog restricted beaches above, with full details of the byelaws and maps of the restricted areas.  During the summer months there are signs out on the beach, which identify the start and end of a dog restriction area

 

 

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The Gower Peninsula is a very popular destination for dog-owners, with many of its beaches allowing year-round access for dogs. These include Rhossili, voted the UK's No. 1 dog-friendly beach by The Times.

 

The full list of Swansea Bay and Gower beaches which allow year-round access for dogs is as follows:

 

1. Swansea Bay from the slip (opposite Victoria Park/Patti Pavilion) to the beach access at Sketty Lane Car Park (opposite the Wales National Pool/Singleton Boating Lake)

2. Mumbles (as far as the lighthouse)

3. Pwll Du

4. Pobbles

5. Three Cliffs Bay

6. Oxwich Bay (including Crawley and Tor Bay)

7. Horton (from the Lifeguard Station east towards Oxwich)

8. Port Eynon (from the main steps west to the Salt House)

9. Mewslade Bay

10. Rhossili Bay

11. Llangennith

12. Broughton Bay, North Gower

13. Whiteford Sands, North Gower

 

Seasonal dog ban

 

There is an annual, five-month access restriction for dogs on some beaches, which means that a small number are off-limits to dogs from May 1st to September 30th each year. During this period, visitors with dogs are asked to keep to the beaches listed above, which allow year-round access.

 

Between May 1st and September 30th each year, dogs are not allowed on the following beaches:

 

1. Swansea Bay from the River Tawe to the slip (opposite Victoria Park/Patti Pavilion)

2. Swansea Bay from the beach access at Sketty Lane Car Park (opposite the Wales National Pool/Singleton Boating Lake) to the Northern edge of the slip (opposite the West Cross Inn)

3. Bracelet Bay, near Mumbles

4. Limeslade Bay, near Mumbles

5. Rotherslade Bay, Langland

6. Langland Bay

7. Caswell Bay

8. Port Eynon beach from the eastern edge of the steps to Port Eynon beach to the eastern edge of Horton beach access.

 

Please keep your dog on a lead at:

 

1. The entire promenade around Swansea Bay (from the River Tawe to the Knab Rock Car Park in Mumbles)

2. The promenade at Langland Bay and Rotherslade

3. The promenade at Caswell Bay (including the cliff path)

 

Collars and tags

 

Dogs in public places must wear a collar with the name and address of the owner attached. If you are holidaying in Swansea, you may find it useful to have a temporary collar for your dog, with your holiday address on it.

 

Gower Beaches

Pembrokeshire Beaches

Ceridigion Beaches

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