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Dogs on Beaches

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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 1st May to 30th 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
  • Pwlldu
  • 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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