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Dogs on beaches

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

Swansea is blessed with plenty of beaches and we want everyone to enjoy them all year round. That's why, every year, from 1 May to 30 September a byelaw comes into force which restricts dogs and their owners to specific 'dog friendly' beaches.

The table below shows which beaches dogs are allowed on all year round and which beaches dogs are not allowed on between May and September. Dog owners who fail to keep to dog friendly beaches risk being issued with a fixed penalty notice or a fine.

Whatever time of year it is - if you visit the beach with your dog, please clean up after them.

Beaches where dogs are allowed all year round - shown in green on the map belowBeaches where dogs are not permitted 1 May - 30 September (inclusive) - shown in red 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
  • 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.

View Dogs on beaches in a larger map

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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