Seasonal beach restrictions for dogs

Tuesday, 27 April 2021

We would like to remind dog owners of the seasonal restrictions for dogs on the borough’s main beaches, which come into effect on Saturday 1 May and apply up to and including Thursday 30 September.

Dog bans apply to the main sections of beach at Scarborough South Bay and North Bay, Whitby West Cliff, Filey and Sandsend. The areas where dogs are not permitted will be clearly signposted at all beach access points.

There is also a restriction on Tate Hill beach in Whitby that requires dogs to be kept on leads. 

Full details of the restrictions can be found here.

Breaches of dog bans can be dealt with by a fixed penalty notice of £75, but if prosecuted through the courts, the offences carry a maximum £1000 fine.

We would also like to remind dog owners that they must, by law, clear up their dog’s faeces and take away and dispose of the sealed bags. The law applies to all beaches and public places.