Owners urged to respect dog beach ban


Dog being walked on a lead, at the beach Dog owners are being reminded that certain beaches are out of bounds for their pets for the summer season.

Arun District Council has been receiving complaints relating to dogs on beaches in areas from which they are banned from May 1 to September 30 each year.

These beaches comprise Bognor Regis beach from Park Road to Gloucester Road, Felpham from Canning Road to Felpham Sailing Club and Littlehampton from East Pier to Norfolk Road.

The Council is asking dog owners to respect these restrictions so that everyone may enjoy our seaside areas.

Councillor Stephen Haymes, Arun District Council’s Cabinet Member for Technical Services, said: “We have 14 miles of beautiful coastline in Arun and we are happy to see dogs running around on the vast majority of our beaches throughout the year, as long as their owners keep them under control and clear up after them.

“However, there are restrictions on three beaches during the summer season because they are very popular with bathers and those enjoying picnics so we’d respectfully ask dog owners not to take their dogs on these beaches until the end of the season.”

Officers will be patrolling the prohibited areas in Littlehampton, Felpham and Bognor Regis and Fixed Penalty Notices will be issued to those choosing to ignore the restrictions.

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