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Dogs on beaches

From 1 May to 30 September dogs and their owners are only allowed to use specific 'dog friendly' beaches.

This means that during this period each year dogs are banned from the following beaches (marked in red on the map below):

  • Swansea Bay
    • from the River Tawe to the slip opposite Victoria Park 
    • 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

These restrictions do not apply to guide dogs for the blind.

Dogs are allowed on the following beaches at all times of the year (marked in green on the map below):

  • 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

Dogs on leads

We also have some restrictions about dogs being kept on leads. You need to keep your dog on a lead 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 issued with a fixed penalty notice.

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