Dog ban on Scarborough, Whitby and Filey beaches set to return – everything you need to know and full list including tourist hotspots
Scarborough Council has reaffirmed that the annual dog beach ban will come into effect from the beginning of May.
The restrictions are brought in to help families and visitors enjoy the seaside without being affected by nuisance dogs or fouling.
There are parts of all the restricted beaches where dogs are permitted throughout the year, away from the main bathing areas. Dog owners are encouraged to check tide times before setting out to ensure safe access.
The restrictions last until September 30 after starting on May 1, during the Bank Holiday weekend.
The zones where dogs are not permitted will be clearly signposted at all access points to the beaches.
In Bridlington, dogs will be banned on the North Beach from the north pier to a line extending east from Limekiln Lane and on the South Beach from the south pier to a line extending east from Kingston Road.
The promenade area in Bridlington, Hornsea and Withernsea adjacent to the dog ban zones require owners to keep their pets on a lead in those areas.
Dog walking is permitted all year round on beaches at Staithes, Runswick Bay, Whitby Tate Hill, Robin Hood's Bay and Cayton Bay but there may be signed restrictions, such as dogs on leads.
Dog owners are also reminded that they must, by law, clear up their dog's mess and take away and dispose of sealed bags. The law applies to all beaches and public places.
Pet owners who breach the dog bans will be fined with a £75 fixed penalty notice, but if prosecuted through the courts, the offence can carry a maximum fine of £1,000.