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Dogs on beaches

There are restrictions on dogs on some beaches and sea fronts in Swansea.

Dogs, except guide dogs for the blind, are banned from the following areas.

  • Swansea Bay - from the River Tawe to the slip opposite Victoria Park and from the beach access at Sketty Lane to the northern edge of the slip at the West Cross Inn
  • Bracelet Bay
  • Limeslade Bay
  • Rotherslade Bay
  • Langland Bay
  • Caswell Bay
  • Port Eynon beach - from the eastern edge of the steps to Port Eynon beach to the eastern edge of Horton beach access.

The byelaws are in operation from 1 May to 30 September inclusive every year.

Any council officer or police officer may require you to remove your dog from the beach.  Any offenders may be liable for a fine of up to £500.

Beaches where you can take your dog all year round are:

  • Swansea Bay - from the slip opposite Victoria Park to the beach access at Sketty Lane
  • Horton - from the lifeguard station east towards Oxwich
  • Mumbles
  • Pwll Du
  • Pobbles
  • Three Cliffs
  • Tor Bay
  • Crawley
  • Oxwich
  • Mewslade
  • Rhossili
  • Llangennith
  • Broughton
  • Whiteford Sands
  • Port Eynon (from the main steps west to the Salt House)

We also have some restrictions about dogs being kept on leads. You need to keep your dog on a lead on many roads in Swansea and on:

  • The entire promenade at Swansea Bay (from the River Tawe to the Knab Rock car park, Mumbles)
  • The promenades at Langland Bay and Rotherslade
  • The promenade at Caswell Bay.

If you fail to keep your dog on a lead you could be fined up to £200.

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