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Dog ban on beaches
23 April 2012
Scarborough Borough Council would like to remind all dog owners
that the seasonal dog ban restrictions on some of the main tourist
beaches in the borough begin on Tuesday 1 May 2012.
Dogs will not be allowed on the following beaches from Tuesday 1
May and until Sunday 30 September:
- Filey, from Royal Parade to the beach slipway which separates
the Coble Landing from the Promenade.
- Scarborough’s North Bay, from the northernmost beach slipway at
the Sands development to the beach steps immediately to the south
of the beach slipway at Scalby Mills.
- Scarborough’s South Bay, from the West Pier to the southernmost
flight of steps leading to the beach at the roundabout adjacent to
the underground car park.
- In Whitby, the West Beach from the West Pier to the east side
of the beach steps adjacent to the western end of the beach
- In Sandsend, from the steps below the public conveniences at
Sandhills to the slipway at the southern end of Bank Bottom car
Signs and, where appropriate, pavement stencils at the entrances
to the above locations will identify where dogs are not allowed to
access the beaches. All other beaches within the borough are
available for the exercising of dogs during this period, although
of course, dog fouling ‘clean up’ requirements still apply to these
Any person guilty of an offence is liable on conviction to a
fine not exceeding £1,000.
Steve Pogson, Scarborough Borough Council’s Health and Community
Safety Manager said:
“Although we welcome dog owners to the area these restrictions
are in place to ensure the health and safety of all beach users in
the summer months when there are more people, especially children
playing on the beach.
“Our dog warden team will be patrolling the beaches throughout
this period, including visits on early mornings, evenings, weekends
and public holidays, to advise dog owners and enforce the ban.”