The North East is known for its beautiful beaches, but during the summer months, some of these beaches have dog bans in place. From May 1 to September 30, dogs are not allowed on certain beaches in the North East.
The purpose of the ban is to protect the environment and wildlife, as well as to ensure the safety of beachgoers. Dogs can disturb nesting birds and other wildlife, and can also be a nuisance to other beachgoers. The ban also helps to keep the beaches clean and free of dog waste.
The beaches affected by the ban include: Scarborough, Whitby, Filey, Bridlington, Hornsea, Withernsea, and Spurn Point. Dogs are still allowed on the beaches outside of these dates, but must be kept on a lead at all times.
The ban is enforced by local authorities, and anyone found to be breaking the rules can face a fine of up to £1,000.
For those who are looking to take their dog to the beach, there are still plenty of options available. There are many beaches in the North East that are not affected by the ban, and these can be a great place to take your dog for a walk.
The North East is home to some of the most beautiful beaches in the UK, and the dog ban helps to ensure that these beaches remain clean and safe for everyone to enjoy. So if you’re planning a trip to the beach this summer, make sure to check the local regulations before you go.